In a corporate praise and worship setting, dancers must understand the difference between ministering a piece and being part of the worship unit. Dancers should not be the focus of activity in a praise and worship atmosphere. When we are on one accord with the singers and the musicians, there should be a corporate unity that demonstrates liberty in the Spirit!
The viewing congregation should not merely watch the dancers, but feel welcome enough to participate at their seats, or in the aisles, if possible. Praise and worship is not a time for us to demonstrate all of our technical skills; rather it is a time to encourage others to praise Him for themselves. We can do this by incorporating movements that the masses can do together with us, regardless of skill level.
There are some basic techniques and tips that we can use to improve our congregational dance presentations. Whether we incorporate dance, flags, streamers, billows, or banners, it can be done in a way that allows everyone to benefit from the praise and worship experience. If you want to be more effective as a praise and worship dancer, you can learn how at DANCE MINISTRY DETOX July 16th-18th in Las Vegas, Nevada!
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"Praise & Worship Dance"
Instructor: Sherry Traylor
Heavens Gates Academy- www.heavensgatesacademy.com
Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier- www.zcf.org
International Dance Commission California State Coordinator- www.idcommission.org
All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; they shall sing praises to Your name. Selah
The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after;Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.
Psalm 150: 1-6
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD!