Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio opened it's door in October of 2014. At the time we were operating as "Ike and Tine's Dance and Fitness Center" in conjunction with what is now Shiloh Fitness, part of the Global Spheres Center. We had our first Spring Recital that year with a modest 33 dance students. It was the beginning of the beginning. There were no music or art classes and only one adult acting class at that point. The entire studio team consisted of Ms. Valerie, Ms. Celestine, and Mr. Jonathan.
Our second year in 2015/2016 saw a small growth in our faculty as well as our student base when we added Ms. Sarah to our dance department, and offered our first "Experiencing the Arts" (ETA) class which allowed us to open the door for our future music and art departments. We ended the year with 55 students participating in our spring recital.
The 2016/2017 season was our third year. While we were still at the beginning of building Illuminate!, we made great strides in establishing our foundation. We had a studio team of 11, close to 200 students and offered music, theatre, dance, and art. As we have continued to grow, we are excited to see and step into all that God has for the future of Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio.
The 2017/2018 season is coming upon us soon! We already have over 250 students registered and are looking to continue reaching the surrouding communities. Stay tuned for more updates as we get started in September!