Dance is worthy of continued study.
Dance is a non verbal language. We want to be affective in ministering God's glory and leading others in worship. Thus, we must constantly increase our knowledge base of dance vocabulary through continued training and study of the art of dance.
When was the last time you took a dance class?
Become a lifelong student of the art of dance. In Christian Dance, we might come into the Dance Ministry with no formal dance training wondering if training is necessary for Ministry. Know that God can use us right where we are. If we want to dance in excellence, try to avoid injuries. Longevity training is a must as it helps teach technique, which will aide in the prevention of injuries. I encourage all Worship Dancers to get more training and study dance. If you haven’t had ballet, modern dance, jazz, or some form of structured class, enroll in a class. Go to live professional dance concerts to experience movement on a stage with theatrical lighting, costumes, music, and skilled choreography. The experience of a live dance concert is a priceless asset to your ministry. Looking at dance will make you a better student of dance. It is never too late to study the art of dance. It can only help you to be more powerful with excellence for our Lord.
We are dancing unto the Lord and while the focus is not on us, we should still look like dancers. We don’t have a problem with singers sounding like a singer. We don’t have a problem with the preacher being a charismatic orator. The Dance Minister, the Worship Leader who leads the people into worship with movement, should look like a dancer. That means we have to eat well and keep our bodies in tip top shape. We have to have endurance, strength, and grace for powerful worship through dance. “How beautiful are the feet of them that bring good news”, says Isaiah 52:7. Remember dance is a visual ministry. How we look does impact the overall Ministry presentation and the message we want to convey. So look like a dancer, a Worship Praise Dancer.