Registration for program placement in Trimester 2 of our immersive arts-based education program -- Iowa Conservatory (ICon) is now open! We have limited spots for new students in each of our cohort groups that learn together in a safer, smaller class-size environment. If you are currently enrolled in Trimester 1 of ICon, you need not re-enroll. ICon is for all levels of students interested in arts education. Registration is open until 5 pm on Saturday, November 14. Please fill out this form to designate your interest in ICon. This form does not guarantee a spot in the program.
What current families are saying...
"Our daughter loved the routine of having a block of time dedicated to dance each day. She has gained new skills and increased her confidence." — ICon Classical II parent
"She needs a creative outlet and the community of friends who share her interests." — ICon Theatre & Visual Arts I parent
"Icon has been wonderful. I have noticed increased focus in all areas of dance as well as a maturity with 'outside' work such as homework assignments and practice.She appreciates the Special Topics portion and enjoyed being able to give her suggestions for topics to be covered.This helped her feel heard and valued! The small group size allows her to connect with the other students. Everyone has been incredibly supportive! It has been a great experience so far, thanks for providing such a kind and respectful dance community!" — ICon Variety I parent
ICon offers a tailored fit for anyone choosing the online school option through ICCSD this year, or an alternative academic program. ICon is for families who place a high value on creative, collaborative, critical thinking and communication skills for students to become passionate and innovative leaders.
More information about our faculty and curriculum is available here.
Summary details about our ICon program...
ICon Focus Options
ICon is offered by trimesters to align with the ICCSD education options. Trimester 2 will run from November 30-March 5. Trimester 3 begins March 8.
ICon Program Offerings (2- and 4-day programs are available for grades 4-12)
Classical Dance I: 2-Day Program Mon/Wed 12:30-4:00 pm
Classical Dance II: 4-Day Program Mon/Wed 1:00-4:30 pm, Tues/Thurs 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Variety Dance I: 2-Day Program Mon/Wed 12:30-4:00 pm
Variety Dance II: 2-Day Program Tues/Thurs 12:30-4:00 pm
Theatre & Visual Arts I: 2-Day Program Mon/Wed 1:00-4:30 pm
Theatre & Visual Arts II: 2-Day Program Mon/Wed 1:00-4:30 pm
Note: It is possible to participate in two different focus groups.
For 14 weekly hours of instruction:
Cost per hour: $12.50
Weekly cost: $175
Trimester cost: $2,100
Fees billed monthly: $700
For 7 weekly hours of instruction:
Cost per hour:$13
Trimester cost: $1,092
Fees billed monthly: $364
Students desiring two focus areas may enroll in two 2-day sections for the same fee as 4-day.
New this year, our resident art instructor, Kyle Powell, is teaching weekly in-person AND virtual visual art classes for ages 5-adult! Our in-person classes are safely distanced and students and instructor are masked at all times. Come explore with us!
Drawing Fundamentals: Mondays 6:30-8 pm
(In-Person, Ages 10+) Drawing is a gateway to expression and a way to teach ourselves to see. In this class we will learn different drawing techniques and focus on observational drawing from still life, to landscape, to figure drawing.
Art Exploration: Wednesdays 5-6 pm
(In-Person, Ages 8+) Think clay, wood, paper, found objects, wire, ice and more … For those of you interested in building and sculpting, this class will introduce creative ways to take your artwork to another dimension with 3-D art.
Drawing: Thursdays 5-6 pm
(Virtual, Ages 5-10) In this class, we will start each drawing with simplified larger shapes. We will then work step by step to refine and add details and color. We will also emphasize patterns, composition, and your unique style and expression. Each class will have its own subject and drawing, so you can join any session.
Adult Meditative Drawing: Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm
(Virtual, Teens & Adults) These meditative sessions focus on drawings that emphasize a thoughtful and playful process using shape, line and color and more.
Register for classes here!