FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM CLASS OFFERINGS

There is something for everyone at Illuminate!

We offer an expansive line-up of classes to meet the needs of the smallest child, to those that are still active learners.

Don’t be afraid to try something new!

DANCE CLASSES

3-4 years

Creative Movement

Creative Movement classes are a wonderful introduction to dance for our young students. Incorporating imaginative games throughout the curriculum, learning stretches and steps becomes fun! Students learn new combinations and steps with each lesson.

3+ years

Tumbling

This class teaches basic fundamentals of tumbling. It is a prerequisite for Dance Acro and is for the purpose of preparing students by developing strength, flexibility, spatial and body awareness. Students will be taught basic handstands, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels among many other tumbling skills.

5-6 years

Pre- Technique Classes

We offer Pre-Technique classes in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Polynesian Movement, Tap/Percussion, and Modern. Students are taught more advanced movements specific to the technique focused on in the class. We focus not only introducing students to a technique, but also on teaching them the etiquette and class structure of that technique.

Screen Shot 2020-08-19 at 12.29.12 PM

7-9 and 10+ years

Technique Classes

Technique courses are very different from the Creative Movement and Pre-Technique classes. A student’s class placement is primarily based on skill level and no longer completely determined by their age. In these courses, students are expected to be focused and prepared each day they are in the studio.

Screen Shot 2020-08-19 at 12.21.40 PM

7-9 and 10+ years

Delivered Through Movement

Our worship classes at Illuminate!, we work on techniques such as mirroring, following, negative space, complementing, leading, dancing the Psalms, etc. We emphasize the practical application of dance to further the expression of worship within the church body.

ART CLASSES

5+ years

Foundations

Our Foundational level art class have been designed specifically with our beginner artists in mind. Instead of focusing on just one medium or art form, students will have a variety of art projects throughout the session giving them the opportunity to explore a variety of art genres and mediums.

7+ Years

Training Program
Design

Students in our Design and Sewing Training Programs will spend time weekly continuing their design element training as well as learning sewing, costume construction, prop and set design, and more! 

7+ years

Training Program
2D/3D

Students in our 2D/3D Training Program will continue their art education in a variety of mediums including drawing, painting and ceramics. These classes are tailored for students who have already mastered their Foundational level courses and are ready for a more collaborative and challenging environment. 

7+ years

Training Program
Multimedia

Students in our Multimedia Training Program will explore art expression from behind the lens, computer, and by using a variety media platforms. Photography, Videography and Editing will be taught throughout the year. 

MUSIC CLASSES

12-36 months

Tots and Me

This 30 minute class is for adults and toddlers that involves music, movement and instruments that will enrich hand and eye coordination, verbal skills and ear training.

3&4 years

Piano & Rhythm

This is a 30 minute class designed for children to have fun with song, movement, and rhythm instruments. They will also develop early piano skills. 

5-9 years

Piano Basics

This is a fun-filled 45 minute class that focuses on music theory and piano skills including proper hand placement, key recognition, sight reading, chords, arpeggios, and basic theory.

*Piano or keyboard is required at home to participate in this class. 

10-15 years

Piano Basics

This is a fun-filled 45 minute class that focuses on music theory and piano skills including proper hand placement, key recognition, sight reading, chords, arpeggios, and basic theory.

*Piano or keyboard is required at home to participate in this class. 

5&6 years

Rhythm and Percussion

Students will learn basic percussion and rhythm fundamentals with focus on vocabulary, basic theory, and hands on use of various percussion instruments.

7-15 years

Drums and Percussion

This 35 minute class combines basic percussion fundamentals with basic drum and kit fundamentals to establish a foundation to build on. Even though these are group classes, the goal is to identify individual abilities and progress each student in the right direction.

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

3&4 years and 5&6 years

Experiencing the Nations

Students will experience the dances, music, and art from around the world. Each month students will focus on a continent and each week explores a different nation.

7-12 years

Global Gardeners 1 & 2

Global Gardners will get your kids connected to the land, learn how to grow their own food, dig deep into nutrient-dense food (vegetables), have access to observing animal life, and move, move, move their full-of-energy little bodies!

THEATRE CLASSES

5&6 years

Page to Stage

In our “Page to Stage” class students will discover an interactive way to explore stories. From reading stories as a class ranging from Cat in the Hat to Noah and the Flood, students will learn about story elements and apply them to class activities including arts and crafts and acting out scenes. 

7-12 years

Theatre Foundations

Our foundations classes are designed to introduce students to the world of theatre and to develop the fundamental skills necessary for acting. Students will play collaborative theatre games, explore the history of theatre through interactive exercises, and learn the principles of stage work.

13-16 years

Teen Acting

Our teen class explores the technique of improvisation and learns how to apply this unscripted technique to scripted scenes and monologues. Students will focus on improvisation skills that promote focus, awareness, and collaboration. Through improvisation students will learn how to engage with their teammates and the imaginary circumstances, operate intuitively, and work as a team to create story and theatre with other actors.

18+ years

Adult Acting

Our beginning adult acting class lays the foundation of truthful acting and expression. Develop your instrument by accessing intuitive and spontaneous expressions of who God created us to be through work that focuses on connecting with other actors and truthful expression. Students will take part in collaborative exercises, focus and awareness activities, scenic analysis, monologue work and more.