A Prayer for Mike

2023-02-13T19:33:41+00:00April 27th, 2016|General/Personal|

Mike Janiczek is the publisher for Advantage Books. As I mentioned last month, my book 'Dance is Prayer-in-Motion: Soul to Sole Choreography for Christian Dance Ministry' is set to be released by Advantage Books sometime next month. It's been God's leading to work with Mike on this project. He is a committed Christian and his

Book Update on ‘Dance is Prayer in Motion: Soul to Sole Choreography for Christian Dance Ministry’

2023-02-13T19:33:46+00:00March 28th, 2016|Book, Choreography, Dance Ministry, General/Personal|

Easter Greetings to you all! March 28, 2016 was a celebration that combined the passion I have had for the Risen Christ as well as for dance ministry. Yesterday, ‘The River’, a song by Jordan Feliz, proclaimed the message of new life in Christ visualized through prayer in motion. In Sonlight dance ministry, I love

A Soul to Sole Lesson About Shoulder Replacement

2023-02-13T19:33:58+00:00January 30th, 2016|General/Personal|

Hi all, I’m almost 4 weeks into recovery from surgery: a complete right shoulder replacement. The day arrived on Monday January 4, 2016. The first week was difficult because I had a reaction to the anaesthetic they used for me during the operation. I stayed one night in the hospital with very little reaction to

All is Well

2023-02-13T19:34:04+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Christmas, General/Personal|

Greetings in the name of the Lord! This Christmas I have had the privilege to work with choreographer Allie Beard on a beautiful Christmas dance at our church: 'All is Well'. The Christmas message of incarnate Jesus coming to us as a babe in a manger is as real and needed today as it was

Dance Petition Update

2023-02-13T19:34:20+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Choreography, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Hi friends! I’m excited to continue to advocate for dance in everyone’s life. It’s creative, physical, beautiful, and visual. Even more importantly, if it’s done as an expression of faith, it presents the Gospel in embodied form. However, like so many things in life, it can be misused and distorted. I remember dancing as a

Building Healthy Rock Piles in Christian Dance Ministry Rehearsal: Submission, Group Discussion and Leadership

2023-02-13T19:34:25+00:00August 28th, 2015|Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Let's continue the discussion about the importance of leading dance ministry with scriptural rock piles: Understand the importance of submission. Always speak the truth in love, especially if there are differences of opinion. We need truth in our discussions. Be responsive, not reactive. If there is a leader over you, and a decision is made

Teaching to Reflect the Rock

2023-02-13T19:34:41+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

2023-02-13T19:34:47+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

2023-02-13T19:34:58+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

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