Below is an excerpt from my ebook Phenomenal Choreography for Worship
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Worship praise dance ministry leaders, should have a solo ready to minister at a moment’s notice. This solo should be well choreographed, with excellent music, garments, flags, and props. Your solo should be your signature peace. Listen, if you have a solo ready, God will open doors for you , and you’ll be ready, It will be more powerful than if you’re hurrying at the last minute trying to find music, and creating choreography. Someone might call you this week and say I have an event and I just felt in my spirit that we need a dance minister and I thought of you. If you have that solo ready, you will be ready to say ‘yes’ and you will be equipped. The pastor might be teaching a sermon and he says (at a moments notice)‘well I just want one dancer to come forward to emphasis what I’m teaching in the message with a visual demonstration.' If your solo is ready, you can deliver powerful dance ministry.
1. Choose music that goes with your technical dance skill level. I advise beginning dancers to stay with short songs. Narratives, or worship choruses with a single vocalist or small vocal ensemble are best.
2.Pursue dancing with a live psalmist or vocalist. When a soloist dances accompanied by live music it can make a great impact.
3.Be aware of spacing-do not throw yourself back and forth so that your audience feels like they are watching a tennis match. A soloist’s use of spacing and direction is more simplified than a group. Use movement dynamics and choreographic tools.
4.Interact with the audience. Draw the audience in and let them worship with you. Do not make it seem as if they are looking at you from the outside. Your solo is not a time for your personal devotion. It is a time for you to give to the Lord and lead others into worship.
In the links below I share videos of two worship dance solos that I have choreographed. I pray that they are a blessing to you.