Children are great imitators ... so give them something great to imitate.

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PRograms & Events

Performing Arts

How can Urban Impact affect the lives of children who donít play sports? To us, the answer seemed obvious: through performing arts! Directed by Urban Impact co-founder Tammy Glover, the Performing Arts Program gives children, middle school and high school youth the opportunity to share their talents by singing, dancing, and acting in venues across the country.

 

I am a part of the Urban Impact Singers, which is a traveling choir that travels around the country to share our faith through singing. I have been involved with Urban Impact since the fourth grade through basketball, summer day camp, soccer, and of course the choir. The choir has been a huge help in my life, it kept me out of trouble and taught me to grow in my faith and walk right with Christ. I feel as if it werenít for the choir Iíd be lost in life.

 

Use the links below to explore Performing Arts Program details.

 

Director of Performing Arts:  Tammy Glover

Performing Arts Staff:

Eric Anderson

Joel Richardson

Matthew Mason

Lorenze Jefferson

Ruth Cortese

 

Urban Impact

801 Union Avenue, 4th floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone:  412-321-3811

Fax: 412-321-2369

Email: performingarts@uifpgh.org

 

 

Urban Impact Choir

Urban Impact Children's Choir

Performing Arts Academy

           -Ballet

           -Drama

           -Voice

           -Visual Arts

           -Mime

           -Instrumentals

 

Urban Impact Singers

Urban Impact Shakes

Volunteer Opportunities

 

How to Register

If you would like to register for a performing arts program, please download the registration form.* Once the form is completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian, e-mail it to Performing Arts or return it to the Urban Impact Performing Arts Department.

 

*You will need Adobe Acrobat to view. If you don't have it, you can download it for free here.

 

 

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Urban Impact Choir

(Grades 6-12 Fall & Spring)

 

 

The big picture: The Urban Impact Choir is the flagship of the Performing Arts Department. This program reaches out to students in grades 6-12 who are vocally talented with a passion for learning to use their talents for the Lord. Students gather weekly for dinner, a Bible study, and to practice the choir’s repertoire. Dance and step groups that perform with the choir meet weekly before choir rehearsals.

 

Since its beginnings in 2005 with 12 members, the choir now accepts over 100 dedicated middle and high school students annually.

 

General choir registration begins in August.  Although the roster fills quickly in the fall, some spaces become available in January for the winter/spring semester.

 

Time commitment: Tuesday Evenings, 6-9pm.

 

Venue: Meet at Union Place on the North Side and travel by bus to Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, Pa. At the end of the evening, the bus returns to Union Place.

 

Have questions? Call Tammy Glover or Matt Mason at 412.321.3811.

 

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Urban Impact Children's Choir

(Grades 1-5 Fall & Spring)

Urban Impact Children's Choir

The big picture: Our goal is to disciple, train, and equip the choir members to grow in their relationship with Jesus and in the musical gifts He has given them.

 

Time commitment: Thursday nights

 

Venue: 3rd Floor of 4AC, Room 10

 

Have questions? Call Sheri Turnbull at 412.321.3811.

 

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Urban Impact Singers

(Summer Program)

The big picture: The Urban Impact Singers is an invitation-only group that travels across the country throughout the summer and school year.  They spread the word about Urban Impact ministries and proclaim the personal difference Christ has made in their lives.

 

Time commitment: Fall/Spring, students meet 4:30-6pm. Summer schedule is TBD.

 

Venue: ATA Annex, 810 Arch Street.

 

Have questions? Call Matt Mason at 412.321.3811.

 

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Urban Impact Shakes

(Summer Program)

The big picture: Using the work of William Shakespeare, middle and high school students develop acting skills, increase vocabulary and expand their understanding of classic Literature, all set against a Biblical understanding of Christ and the Gospel.  Students perform regionally, continue study in the fall and compete in the Spring Pittsburgh Shakespeare Competition. 

 

Urban Impact Shakes applies the "Understanding by Design" model of instruction, and was a topic of discussion at the Association of Christian Schools International conference in 2012. Read more about the conference >>

 

Time commitment: In June & July the Shakes meet 4 days/week in preparation for national performances in August. December-February is spent preparing for the Shakespeare Competition.

 

Venue: Summer rehearsals are at Allegheny Center Alliance Church, second floor of the Whiteside building.

 

Have questions? Call Eric Anderson at 412.321.3811.

 

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Performing Arts Academy

(Grades 1-12 Fall & Spring)

Thursday Nights 4:30-8PM

Performing Arts Locations & Instructors

 

The Performing Arts Academy consists of a variety of classes that meet weekly.  Students learn how to improve their skills and explore how their gifts and talents can be used to glorify God.

 

Students can take lessons in voice, visual arts, drama, dance, instrumentals, and jazz band.  Classes take place on Thursday evenings. Times vary depending on the class. There is a fee per semester required with registration.

 

If you would like to register for Performing Arts Academy, you must download and review the Class Selection Form. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view. If you don't have it, you can get it for free here.  This form MUST be signed by a parent or legal guardian and returned to Urban Impact upon its completion.

 

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Performing Arts Academy: Ballet

 

The big picture: Ballet classes are offered for all ages on Thursday nights. Modern and Step dance classes are also available to members of the Urban Impact Choir.

 

Time commitment: Thursday evenings.

Elementary: 4:30pm-6pm

Middle and High School: 6:30PM-8PM

 

Venue: 4 Allegheny Center, North Side of Pittsburgh.

 

Have questions? Call Eric Anderson at 412.321.3811.

 

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Performing Arts Academy: Drama

 

The big picture: Drama classes are offered for all ages. Middle and high school students are also given the opportunity to perform creative dramatic expressions along with the choir.

 

Time commitment: Thursday afternoon & evenings.

Elementary: 4:30PM-6PM

Middle and High School: 6:30PM-8PM

Improv (MS/HS):6:30PM-8PM

Musical Theatre (MS/HS): 4:30PM-6PM

 

Venue:

Elementary: 4 Allegheny Center.

Middle and High School: Allegheny Center Alliance Church.

 

Have questions? Call Eric Anderson at 412.321.3811.

 

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Performing Arts Academy: Voice

Program start date: Fall - September / Winter - January

The big picture:The voice program of the Urban Impact Performing Arts Academy gives middle- and high school students a chance to use and perfect their vocal talents.

 

Time commitment: Thursday evenings.

Middle and High School: 6:30PM-8PM.

 

Venue: Union Place, North Side of Pittsburgh

 

Have questions? Call Eric Anderson at 412.321.3811.

 

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Performing Arts Academy: Visual Arts

 

Program start date: Fall - September / Winter - January

 

The big picture: Visual arts is a great creative outlet for our student to express themselves in a safe environment.  Our visual arts classes teach the basic elements of design while working in several different media.

 

Time commitment:  Thursday evenings.

Elementary: 4:30PM-6PM

Middle and High School: 4:30PM-6PM and 6:30PM-8PM

 

Venue:

Elementary: 4 Allegheny Center

Middle and High School: Allegheny Center Alliance Church

 

Have questions? Call Eric Anderson at 412.321.3811.

 

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Performing Arts Academy: Mime

 

Program start date: Fall - September / Winter - January

 

The big picture: The elementary mime class provides students an opportunity to worship God without using any words. They learn fundamental mime techniques, including the proper use of stage makeup and gloves for performances.

 

Time commitment:  Thursday evenings.

Elementary: 4:30PM-6PM

 

Venue: 4 Allegheny Center

 

Have questions? Call Eric Anderson at 412.321.3811.

 

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Performing Arts Academy: Instrumentals

 

Program start date: Fall - September / Winter - January

 

The big picture: The Performing Arts Academy will debut three instrumental classes for middle- and high schoolers for the fall 2012 semester. Flute and guitar lessons will be offered for beginners, and a jazz band will be offered to students with some experience playing an instrument.

 

Time commitment:  Thursday evenings.

MS/HS Guitar: 4:30PM-6PM

MS/HS Jazz Band: 4:30PM-6PM

MS/HS Flute: 6:30PM-8:30PM

 

Venue: Allegheny Center Alliance Church & ATA Annex

 

Have questions? Call Eric Anderson at 412.321.3811.


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Program-specific Events

ManUp Pittsburgh

Saturday, June 6th join Urban Imapct, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, and hundreds of other men to learn how to maximize your impact in your home, neighborhood, and city. Register before 11pm on June 1st at www.manuppittsburgh.org. Conference begins at 7:30am at Orchard Hill Church, 2551 Brandt School Rd, Wexford PA.

 

 

 

 

Public events

Football Clinic

Kids ages K-8 are invited to join Urban Impact and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the annual Football Clinic Tuesday, June 2nd. The clinic will be held at the Oliver Citywide Academy Football Field at 2323 Brighton Rd. Registration opens at 5:30pm. Volunteers also needed!

Contact cindy.dell@uifpgh.org for more info.

Pastor ed's speaking engagements

See the schedule for upcoming speaking engagements or make a request to have Pastor Ed speak at your event or service.

 

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