Teaching to Reflect the Rock

2020-06-10T21:37:43+00:00May 27th, 2015|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Do you know that one of your goals during rehearsal is to grow dancers into living stones? First Peter 2:5 says, “You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” Soul to Sole Choreography is structured to grow

Locomotor and Non-locomotor Movement

2021-11-16T00:00:10+00:00April 27th, 2015|Choreography, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Many choreographers and dancers in the church become overwhelmed as they approach both choreography and/or dance technique for church dance ministry. Most are not professionals and most have a limited dance background. Some have no dance background. With numerous dance styles to draw from (ballet, hip-hop, modern, jazz, tap, etc.) and a plethora of

Arts Theology for Dance

2020-06-10T21:39:26+00:00March 27th, 2015|Benefits of Dance, Dance Ministry, General/Personal|

Jeremy Begbie said, “Our concern then is what we might call ‘theology through the arts.’ This means giving the arts space to do their own work as they engage with the primary testimony of Scripture and with the wealth of Christian traditions. It means that unfamiliar theological themes are uncovered, familiar topics exposed and negotiated

Choreography: Literal and Non-literal Movement

2020-06-10T21:39:52+00:00January 28th, 2015|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

We already know that dance is a universal, non-verbal language. Within this language, I believe that there are two categories of movement that communicate biblical truth. The first category of movement is literal movement. Literal movement copies what a word says. For instance, if someone said, “She is knocking at my door,” and this was

Choreography Confusion: More Rabbit Trails

2020-06-10T21:40:23+00:00October 28th, 2014|Choreography, Dance Ministry|

Two months ago, I started to explain what a rabbit trail was. A serendipity stopped more discussion. Well, I'm back:) Let me reiterate. In choreography for Christian dance ministry, a rabbit trail takes you off the intended biblical target of the dance that you are preparing. Because it is a warning, see it as a

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