Praise Offerings Dance Camp Day 4 highlights/reflections: Today we focused on our theme verse, Romans 12:1, and unpacked what it might look/feel like to be a living sacrifice. In journals, students wrote/drew what they thought it meant, we danced it, and then they for a chance to really apply it by pushing through the hard physical work that it takes to learn and polish a dance. For me, it’s an art/learning process to know when to push them to keep working and when to give them breaks. Allowing one student at a time the chance to sit out and watch the dance, offering critique, is one thing I have found helpful.
Of all the praise dance classes I’ve taught children over the year, this year’s praise dance camp brought me a particular joy. This group engaged with the spiritual content with more depth of understanding than I have experienced before. Their answers reflected that they have been taught to love and worship the Lord at home and that they truly listened and received the lessons God gave me for them.
In this post, I share several that blessed me and a 3-minute highlight video that brings these comments to life. Continue reading “Praise Dance Camp highlights video”
Do you have a child who loves to dance?
Are you looking for meaningful summer activities for your child?
Would you like to see your child connect their love for dance with a love for the Lord?
Then this camp is for you.
Psalm 141 instructs us to “Make His Praise Glorious.” In this week-long summer dance camp, you child will learn to do just that. We will focus on using flags, streamers, and billow cloths to offer our praise to Jesus.
Here’s what your child has to look forward to:
Monday: Words are Not Enough. Children will build a worship vocabulary using expressive sign and worship flags.
Tuesday: Not Empty but Full – Divine Choreography Begins in our Hearts. Children will learn the difference between empty and full worship dance and how to use simple choreography techniques to create beautiful movements.
Wednesday: Colors Speak – Pay attention to Meaning. Children will learn to use props with a purpose, as tools, not toys.
Thursday: Beautiful Warriors – Our Weapon is Praise. Children will learn the biblical significance of waving banners and will learn to use billow cloths to create glorious expressions of praise.
Friday: Ministering through Dance – Putting it All Together. Children will put the techniques and lessons we’ve learned together and will share a worshipful dance to minister to their parents.
Each child registered before June 20 will receive a set of beautiful worship flags to keep.
Who: Children ages 7 and up
Where: Magnolia Dance Space 4 Esther Street
When: June 27 – July 1, 10 AM-12 PM
Cost: $75 until June 13, $80 regular rate, $85 at the door
We just finished a fabulous week of Praise Dance Camp in Pasadena. I’m so grateful for the week, for your prayers, and for how the Lord worked.
Read on as I share four things I learned about planning a summer praise dance camp for children and to watch a 4-minute video recap of the week. Continue reading “What I learned about planning a Praise Dance Camp”
Join us for a week of Praise Dance in Pasadena – June 29 – July 3
Who: Children ages 7 and up
What: A week of Praise Dance for children
Where: Magnolia Studio, 4 Esther Street, Pasadena, CA
When: M-F, June 29-July 4, 10 AM – 12 PM
Why: To develop a heart of worship and to use movement and dance to praise Jesus
Your children will love this praise dance class. They will:
• build a vocabulary of movement for worship
• learn the biblical basis for using dance and movement to worship
• learn to interpret the words and heart of worship songs in dance
• lead other students in worship movement
•learn 3-5 of simple dances to use in their private worship
• experiment with props such as streamers, scarves and flags in worship.
• get exercise, strengthen their muscles, practice following directions, build Christ-centered friendships and have FUN!
• Receive a beautiful worship dance tunic to wear to class and to keep
“I was touched by your devotion and by modeling to the kids how to pray and include God in their dancing. It is hard to find how to use the gift of dancing in a way that pleases God and that makes it an act of worship as opposed to a performance. You are Giving the kids tools to do that. I also loved the modesty in your choice of outfits. Your focus is on God in everything and that is inspiring!” – Parent of student in Praise Dance Class.