Thelma Wells is an awesome author, teacher, and mentor. For many years she has mentored women all over the world with her Godly wisdom for living an abundant life in Christ. I stumbled upon a teaching that she posted on her website about hope, and a lovely dance ministered by her daughter's, Vicky and Lisa
Go to the link below to view the worship dance and the life changing teaching "Keep Your Hopes Up With Dance."
Choreography for worship must be impactful, interactive and memorable for the viewer.
a.) Impactful- make a statement of pure worship.
b.) Interactive- people should respond to dance with worship, the worship dancers should engage the people.
c.) Memorable-the dance should leave a lasting mental impression of worship.
For choreography to be impactful, it should spark a desire within the onlooker to get involved as a response to the dance. The response can be kinetic, verbal or visual. The dance minister should interact with the audience to bring them into the worship experience. Worship dance is not a spectator’s sport; nor is it entertainment. Worship dance choreography should provide an environment that facilitates the onlooker to feel free to worship and praise in the dance. Dance is a moving picture. Consistent with the adages that in effect state that a “picture paints a thousand words,” the sight of something leaves impressions etched upon the brain seemingly forever. The same holds true upon seeing worship and praise expressed in dance. When choreographing a dance take into consideration the message that you want the onlooker to remember.
This is an excerpt from my ebook Phenomenal Choreography For Worship