After School Performing & Fine Arts Classes

Music, Drama, Voice, Dance and Fine Arts
  • After School Performing and Fine Arts Classes

    Enjoy an immersive performing and fine arts experience for K-5 Grade.
  • Performing and Fine Arts Curriculum

    Our After School Performing and Fine Arts Classes are designed for students to explore the topics of music, fine arts, drama, dance and voice.  The structured classes are presented each afternoon with predefined lesson plans delivered by our specialty creative arts instructors. Students enrolled in our after school classes work up to a special Winter and Spring Showcase performance that showcases their achievements throughout each season.

    Our students and their families come from diverse backgrounds, many with different customs, values, traditions and origins! In addition to our themed arts classes, we teach our students the value of community, respecting one another and honoring the differences of the people around us. The progress and performance growth that our family’s observe in their children when they attend Illumination Learning shows that our specialized after school programming can make a profound difference.

    • Convenient After School Hours
    • Teaching respect, collaboration and teamwork 
    • Teaching self-expression, inclusiveness and acceptance of others
    • Highlighting the importance of memorization, focus, and how to receive constructive performance input
    • Providing diverse exposure to various modalities in the arts
    • Transportation provided for our Select and Premium package students (when Seattle Public Schools return to in-person learning)
  • 2021-22 Pricing Packages

    Choose from our three pricing packages options (*Availability permitting)
  • Single Class

     Choose any of our advanced cultural, performing and fine arts classes

    (Currently not available due to COVID-19)

    $90 a month per class*

    Package Features 

    • Unique Advanced Class Offerings (View Full Schedule -TBA)
    • Classes available for Introductory to Advanced levels
    • Discounts off Summer Camp and School Year Camp Programming
    • $100 Annual Registration Fee (per year)
    • $35 First Time Processing fee (one time only)

    *As availability permits: ILS Premium Package students have priority enrollment. Please contact ILS Business Office to inquire about openings. 

  • Select Package

    Three Afternoons with classes per week (2:30pm-6:00pm)

    (Currently not available due to COVID-19)

    $475 per month*

    Package Features

    • Flexibility to choose your student’s 3 day of attendance
    • Transportation from school provided (SPS Early Release Wednesdays included)
    • Discounts off Summer Camp and School Year Camp Programming
    • 10% off Private Music Lessons for first three months
    • $100 Annual Registration Fee (per year)
    • $35 First Time Processing fee (one time only)

    *As availability permits: ILS Premium Package students have priority enrollment. Please contact ILS Business Office to inquire about openings. 

  • Premium Package

    Four-Five Afternoons with classes per week (2:30pm-6:00pm)

    $550 per month

    Package Features (Most Popular)

    • Includes all performing and fine arts classes (Dance, Music, Drama & Art)
    • Transportation from school provided with SPS Early Release Wednesdays included (when Seattle Public Schools return to in-person learning)
    • Student Priority placement for roles in Winter and Spring Showcase Performance
    • Up to 20% off Summer Camp and 25% off School Year Camp Programming
    • 15% off Private Music Lessons for first three months
    • Automatic Priority Enrollment for future seasons
    • $100 Annual Registration Fee (per year)
    • $35 First Time Processing fee (one time only)
  • Schools & Transportation

    Options per Studio (once Seattle Public Schools return to in-person learning)
  • Greenwood Studio

    • Cascadia Elementary via Seattle School Bus
    • Greenwood Elementary via ILS Walking Group
    • Whittier Elementary via Seattle School Bus
    • Parent Drop-Off
  • Ballard Studio (5501 8th Ave)

    • West Woodland Elementary via Seattle School Bus (Due to 2020-21 School Year temporary location change to John Marshall Elementary)
    • Parent Drop-Off

    Our West Woodland Elementary ILS Walking Group will return in Fall 2021, once students return to the original school building on 5601 4th Avenue NW.

  • Core Performing & Fine Arts Classes Offered

    Our Fine Arts class introduces young students to the principles of various mediums and artistic styles presented in visual arts. Students learn about famous and lesser known artists, their unique style, medium and overall contribution to the world of art. Students practice imitating famous works of art while adding their own unique creative spin on new works of art. At the end of each year, student’s present their art in gallery style, during the Phinney-Greenwood ArtWalk.

    Music is one of the most accessible and enriching art forms for children to experience. Studies have shown that music education leads to better core learning skills, an increased IQ, higher self-esteem, as well as greater overall discipline and concentration for academic achievement. Our music classes are presented in a fun and highly engaging way and lay the groundwork for students to pursue instrument focused private or group lessons.

    Voice the choral arts are an important element of any performing arts curriculum. Voice class gives students an ear for music, creates sense of unity and community, and helps to build creative and critical thinking skills. Children learn various elements of choir, learn fun and upbeat songs they can perform together, helps with emotional wellness. From rock to pop, rap and children’s chorus, this is a fun way for children to come together to join forces to accomplish incredible vocal sounds together.

    Dramatic play and theater teaches students to work in a team environment that is lively and engaging. Students explore a broad range of performance acting, story creation, learning and creating unique parts, improvisation, character development, audition skills, crafting scenes and directing mini-performances. Our drama classes help children find their voice, builds confidence and helps them expand their imaginations as they reach for the stars.

    Our dance class combines individual expression with choreographed movement for a truly collaborative creative environment. Similar to our other performing arts classes, students learn about a wide range of styles, dancers choreographers and their expressive techniques. Dance classes help students learn athleticism, self and group coordination, grace, poise, balance, fitness, flexibility and self confidence.

  • 2020-21 School Year Class Schedules

  • How to Enroll

    • Click here to inquire about studio availability and to schedule a studio tour.
    • Download and complete our Student Registration Paperwork
    • Pay the One-Time $35 New Student Processing Fee and $100 Annual Registration Fee
    • We feel very fortunate that we stumbled upon Illumination Learning Studio when we moved here from the Midwest four years ago. Our now 7-year-old has loved every minute of ILS whether it be preschool, after school classes or summer camp programs. The staff have treated us like family. I highly recommend ILS not only as a means for an after school program but more importantly introducing children to the benefits and fun of performing arts.

      Kari J.
    • We have been thrilled with the afterschool and camp programs at ILS. Her teachers are absolutely WONDERFUL; they are funny, kind, smart, and actually interact with the kids. Our child has come home and taught us things about art + music we didn’t know – and they are 5 years old. We are very grateful to be a part of ILS family.

      Melissa G.
    • My daughter attended ILS for four years and we can’t say enough good things about her experience. ILS ensured that she was safe, supported and had options to spark her personality to emerge through acting, dancing, yoga, thoughtful games. She found many mentors in the teachers and really grew into a kind and creative human. They taught her to work through problems that naturally arise in early childhood education and how to communicate with others in a respectful way. ILS compliments school to ensure students are well rounded. Thank you to ILS, we feel fortunate to have you in our neighborhood!

      Mandy L.
    • Our daughter has been in the ILS afterschool program and piano lessons since first grade. She has built confidence and a true love for the arts- drawing, creating, singing, acting and playing piano.
      ILS has been the best part of our daughters life and we will miss them when she goes to 5th grade!

      Debbie W.
    • Just can’t say enough good things about ILS. My daughter started there in Kindergarten and has stayed through 2nd grade. This isn’t day care, they provide art instruction, homework help, yoga, drama and music, and cultural studies. All the employees are lovely and they work to create a really positive culture with the kids. My daughter feels like it is a second home. Would recommend it without hesitation to anyone in the neighborhood.

      Jamie C.
    • My second grader has been doing remote school for the 2020-2021 term to date. The best part of his day, by far, is going to ILS to engage with other students his age in creative activities. The teachers and students wear masks at all times and have a number of additional health measures in place (e.g., temp checks, sanitizer). He enjoys the art projects and was very excited to memorize a routine for his role in the musical Oklahoma performed with the group.

      We’ve been going to ILS since Kindergarten and it has been one of the few bright spots in 2020 for us.

    • ILS has always played a critical role in preserving our sanity and ensuring our kids are happy- especially this year. I remember when our (now) 5th grader was a kindergartner at ILS, saw some art and he said “Wow! That really looks like a Jackson Pollock!” He then rattled off a few more artists that he was learning to love and appreciate during his art class at ILS. That was just the beginning of our constant amazement at the cool artist knowledge, songs, dance moves, theater techniques or crafts our kids have come home with. The arts plus the fact that our kids have LOVED every single adult that has ever worked at ILS- the team there does an amazing job hiring adults who love kids- ILS is just really a special place! We are so thankful they’re part of our community!

      Julie T.
    • Both of my kids have gone to ILS during elementary school and we’ve been ILS customers for five years. The arts programming has been fantastic–my kids have learned things about music history, for example, that I did not even know myself until adulthood! And sometimes when they share what they learned at ILS, they teach me something! The instructors are energetic and each has an area of expertise in the arts to give kids wholistic exposure (e.g., drama, music, dance, painting) to the arts that they’re unlikely to receive at public school. I’ve kept my son’s spot at ILS throughout the pandemic as a calculated risk to give him some structure and normalcy during this stressful year, and I feel very comfortable with the health procedures in place at ILS. I highly recommend ILS.

      Hillary M.
    • ILS creates wonderful arts enrichment programs for kids. They really set the standard for what youth arts education can look like. And bonus that your child can take private music lessons at the same time!

      Susannah C.
    • ILS has provided wonderful after school enrichment for my children for the past 3 years, in addition to wonderful summer camps. During COVID, they have ensured safety with strict enforcement of health policies. I love that my daughter can still have some “fun” during these difficult times.

      Danae N.
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