Special Needs IMPACT!


Through creative arts, children and young people with disabilities are encouraged to maximize their potential in a supportive setting that celebrates music, movement, theatre and fine arts. The use of music, dance and imagery through art allows the participant an alternative path for self-exploration and communication. Participants will experience increased ability to move with more ease and freedom; development of a deeper trust and respect for their body; increased self awareness, self confidence and self discipline, as well as team building; development of listening and concentration skills along with social skills; and promotion of a sense of pride and achievement. To register click here.



Superhero Camp sponsorships generously provided by
Lemont Sertoma Club and Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise

This camp was a tremendous hit July, 2014 — watch for more details on next year’s camp!  To be among the first to know, please join our mailing list here.
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This camp provides youth, teens, and young adults with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and autism the opportunity to experience hands on “magic” of being a Super Hero. Campers will rotate through workshops designed to feature a specific “super power” or “trait” of a Super Hero. These workshops will be taught by local industry professionals in their field and assisted by high school and college theatre students and adults. Directors and volunteer counselors are all trained with fun in mind but safety as the focus. No matter what scene the camper is working on, they will always be the HERO!


SPECTRUM 2014-2015 – EXPLODE! into Creativity!

Let your imaginations soar to new heights while exploring and discovering creative ways to dance, sing and act.

Fall 2014 Classes & Workshops

A tribute to the Rock N’ Roll vibe of the 60’s!  Put on your dancing shoes, croon at the microphone and groove to the music of The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Elvis, The Supremes, and more…
We will learn & rehearse the styles and songs of iconic singers from the 60’s and work with professional musicians to create our own CABARET SHOW!!

Ages 9-99
Rehearsals: Saturdays, Sept 6 – Nov 8
9:30-11:30am at The School of Performing Arts’ Porter Room
Performance: November 8 at 7:00pm, Venue TBA
Instructor: Miss Heather, Miss Jenn
Tuition: $150
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and snack to rehearsals.

Have fun learning THE TWIST, MASHED POTATO, HULLY GULLY…the list goes on!!  We continue our 60’s groove with a class dedicated to iconic dances from the 60’s.  Balance, rhythm, team work, and body awareness are al part of any dance class, so join us for all the WATUSI fun!!

Ages 9-99
Saturdays, Sept 13 – Nov 1
11:30am – 12:30pm at The School of Performing Arts’ Porter Room
**Dance class will perform in the MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR CABARET on November 8th.  There will be a Dress Rehearsal on November 8th.**
Instructor: TBA
Tuition: $60

That’s all… just ACT!  If it’s your first time in the world of acting – come and learn the basics of stage direction, body and voice awareness, and clarity… if you are a seasoned veteran – come and hone your craft and fine tune your skills!  Scenes and Monologues, Acting Games, and Improv will be explored.  Team work and fun!!

Ages 9-99
Saturdays, Sept 20 – Nov 1
11:30am — 12:30pm at The School of Performing Arts
Instructor: Miss Jenn
Tuition: $60

Our 6th Annual Spring Musical Workshop Production:
“Beauty & The Beast” Spring 2014

Sing Out!  Musical Theatre Sing-a-long Summer 2014


A team of teaching artists will come into your school and put on a shortened, modified version of a musical with your students. The show is tailored to fit the needs of your student’s age group and abilities and will include music, movement and dance as well as utilizing students as part of the tech team. This is a great workshop for expanding Speech and Occupational Therapy exercises as well as working on social skills. It provides a fun and rewarding opportunity for teamwork and builds self esteem and confidence! Shows standards such as ‘Wizard Of Oz”, “Oklahoma,” “Cats,” “Alice In Wonderland”,” High School Musical” and a Disney Showcase are examples of the types of musicals that have been successful. We can also take a classic story and write an original script with music. The possibilities are endless and very rewarding. Our skilled and experienced teaching artists find ways to make every participant shine. Grades K-12
8 weeks
2 Instructors

To find out more information regarding these programs contact Heather Hutchison at hhutchison@artfulimpact.org or 630.717.6622

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