The Institute 4 Creativity (I4C) was founded in September 2012 to help people of all ages and backgrounds understand, develop, and utilize their creativity by providing a dynamic synergy of education, arts, humanities, science, technology, and ecology. Our goal is to encourage creative expression and provide a safe and stimulating environment where everyone can come together to learn, teach, think, and grow.

I4C is an Illinois non-profit organization with a multi-purpose creativity center, located at 111 South Walnut in downtown Champaign, which features classroom, event, exhibition, and studio spaces. We also provide off-site workshops, presentations, events, and creative development opportunities, in addition to marketing assistance and networking opportunities to help promote individuals and groups engaged in creative pursuits.

For more information about I4C, contact:
Bill Longfellow, Director

Shyama offers belly dance lessons of several varieties for beginning and intermediate learners. Lessons are made to fit each student, and are paced as the student needs.

Group classes are currently held Monday evenings at Hybrid Performance Arts in Lincoln Square Mall. Foundations is held at 5:30pm, and Intermediate at 6:30pm. Each class is $20. Private lessons are also available by request!

Available Lessons:

Beginner's Fusion
Intermediate/Advanced Fusion
Basic Choreography (learn a simple dance of Shyama's, or build one to your own music with Shyama)
Advanced Choreography (learn a complex dance of Shyama's, or build one to your own music with Shyama)
Metal Choreography (learn one of Shyama's personal metal choreographies)
Sword Dance
Veil Dance
Voi Spinning (space allowing. May have to be held outdoors)

Booking for performances is also available! Please contact me to host belly dance at your next event!

The UCIMC is an arts, music, and event space located in Downtown Urbana. Additionally, we also house a number of artists studios.

The Urbana Civic Center is the ideal location for your next reception, fundraiser, private party or business meeting.

The Civic Center is conveniently located in downtown Urbana at 108 East Water Street.

An architecturally unique building with over 4,000 square feet of available floor space and ample parking, the Urbana Civic Center can accommodate any size group from a business meeting for 20 to a reception for 350. The Civic Center can provide table and chair set-up, podium and stage, piano and audio/visual equipment. A complete kitchen is available for your use.

You will be pleasantly surprised the rental rates and the level of service!

In the heart of downtown Urbana, Lincoln Square offers places to eat, shop, work, relax, and do business with plenty of parking. In addition, Lincoln Square is the perfect venue for all events, large or small. With its large, open spaces, numerous catering options, and hotel accommodations right next door, Lincoln Square offers everything you need for a great event.

Historic, fully-renovated 1921 movie palace and live performance space in downtown Champaign offering a broad range of dance, concerts, speaking events, private parties, films, meetings and more. Home of the annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival. Available for rental by contacting the theatre office at the information below. 1463 seat capacity. Owned and operated by the Champaign Park District.

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