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Education Programs at Artful IMPACT! are all about experiencing the powerful effect of the arts. These programs are designed for individuals to have fun, gain knowledge about the performing arts, and receive the surprising effect of increased self-esteem purely through participation. Some programs are designed to raise funds for local causes and charities, so participants also experience the valuable gift of “paying it forward!” To register click here.

 

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CABARETS FOR A CAUSE

A 6-8 week performance opportunity where participants can experience the uplifting power of arts. Bond with friends new and old over one weekly 3-hour rehearsal and a weekend performance. You will discover new things about yourself, grow self-esteem and your personal artistic voice both individually and in an ensemble, while helping raise funds for local and global charitable causes. Whether you walked the boards in college or never set foot on a stage before, no extraordinary skills are needed here. Let us put you in your best light!

Now accepting applications for potential charitable donation recipients!
Cabarets for a Cause fund local and global charitable causes. Organizations seeking to become recipients of a Cabaret for a Cause should apply for consideration. Artful IMPACT seeks to fund organizations that empower individuals and groups to grow stronger.  Recipients must be recognized not-for profit corporations or 501c3 organizations. We ask that recipients help by promoting the event, selling tickets, providing volunteers and providing anecdotal evidence of how funds are used.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2014 Cabaret.
Applications must be received by May 15, 2014 at 5 pm CDT.
(click here for application)

 

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ARTFUL WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (AWE)

Building stronger relationships with God through the performing arts

…let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe…
~Hebrews 12:28~

Artful Worship Experience (AWE) is a community of young dancers using their gifts of dance and song to glorify God.  AWE is a non-denominational group that welcomes artists who are led to learn more about their personal journey through life with Jesus. AWE dancers are varied in age, level of experience, and technical levels of dance. All dancers aged 5-18, beginning to advanced, are invited to join AWE if they and their parents are committed to the purpose, vision, and weekly requirements of the Artful Worship Experience.

Young dancers aged 5-8 have a weekly session 1.5 hours in length. Older dancers aged 8-18 have a weekly session 2.5 hours in length. During their sessions, dancers will be involved in spiritual growth through small group discussion, Bible study, and/or kinesthetic Scripture memorization, rehearse new pieces of choreography in a variety of styles including tap, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, and musical theatre while strengthening their dance technique. These pieces will be performed throughout the community; dancers will be ministers of the Gospel through the art of dance.

Artful Worship Experience places worship and spiritual growth at the focal center of the artistic experience. We are all equals in God’s eyes, and we are all made in His image. Dancers will strive towards excellence as individuals; this excellence will look different on each dancer depending on his/her specific spiritual gifts. Each and every dancer is celebrated for the unique gift he/she brings to AWE, whether that be in spiritual leadership, technical proficiency, gifts to encourage, challenge, or inspire others, or displaying artistic talents and desires to become a professional in the performing arts.

AUDITIONS

Tuition: $75 (ages 5-8), $115 (ages 8-18).
Tuition will apply as deposit to upcoming 2014/2015 season.

Summer Audition Intensive
To become a member of the 2014/2015 Artful Worship Experience, dancers must attend the 3-day Summer Audition Intensive. During the Audition Intensive, dancers will have a chance to see what it’s like to be a part of AWE, learning choreography, dance technique and growing closer to God by worshiping through dance.

June 9, 10, 11
Ages 5-8: 10:00 – 11:30am  Bring your own snack, Bible, tap, ballet, and jazz shoes
Ages 8-18: 11:30am – 2:00pm  Bring your own snack, Bible, tap, ballet, and jazz shoes

Parents of 8 year olds: use your discretion based on the personality of your child when deciding which session will be best for them; 8 year olds in the younger group will be great role models and leaders as they improve technically; 8 year olds in the older group will be expected to focus and participate in the full 2.5 hour long rehearsal session alongside the older dancers.

To learn more about Artful Worship Experience, please contact Company Manager Becky Cooper-Rezek at 630.717.6622.

 

ARTFUL WISDOM FOR SENIORS

Watch for programs in development to engage seniors, honor their wisdom, capture their voices and impact their quality of life through the arts.
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To find out more information regarding these programs contact Heather Hutchison at hhutchison@artfulimpact.org or 630.717.6622

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