SESSION 2 CLASSES START JANUARY 9, 2019
Registration opens November 16th
Elementary dancers - "The Body of Christ, God's Source for Good"
Middle and high school dancers - "Living Fearlessly for Christ"
Children of the Light Dancers is dedicated to using the art forms of dance and storytelling to help young people discover their identity and purpose in the Kingdom of God. All of our classes are designed to encourage the dancers to worship God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love other with the same love God has given to them. Each class level gives the dancers the opportunity to grow in dance technique and choreography skills. In the Middle and High School classes, dancers are given opportunities to develop leadership and teaching skills.
WEDNESDAYS - Redeeming Grace Church, 5200 Ox Rd., Fairfax
FRIDAYS - Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Tpk., Fairfax
All classes are co-ed and previous dance experience is not necessary.
Little Lambs (3-4 year olds) Fridays 4:30-5:30pm
This class is a joyful introduction to dance technique, choreography, and creative movement. We use biblical stories and songs to help these
dancers know God and give Him honor and praise. These are the first steps to developing a heart of worship.
Hosanna (K-2nd grade) and Praise (3rd and 4th grades) Wednesdays or Fridays 4:30-5:30pm
These classes include choreography, devotional time, and interpretive movement. We begin training hearts for ministry to the elderly living in
Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes. Dancers are given outreach opportunities to minister the love and hope of Jesus through the
message of the dances they perform and the through the interaction and prayers they offer their audience after their performances.
Hosanna and Praise Technique (1st - 4th grade) Wednesdays or Fridays 5:30-6pm
This ½ hour class focuses on the joy of moving in and through space and introduces dancers to the discipline of dance technique. Students will
work on developing the basic skills required in all forms of dance - balance, coordination, precision, strength, and flexibility.
Beginning with the foundation of ballet and incorporating other styles of dance - modern, folk, jazz, and hip hop, dancers
will physically and mentally develop a vocabulary of dance movements that will make them strong, prevent injuries, and develop artistry.
Live Out Loud (5th and 6th grades) Wednesdays 4:30-6pm or Fridays 5-6:30pm
Instruction in dance technique taken from ballet and modern dance continues as well as training in interpretive movement and dramatic
expression. Dancers learn more challenging choreography, participate in deeper devotional studies, and are encouraged
to dance from a deeper sense communion with the Holy Spirit. Along with visits to assisted living communities,
outreach opportunities include or venues such as the National Christmas Tree and Zoolights.
.City/Core (7th - 12th grade) Wednesdays 6-8pm
City on a Hill (7th and 8th grades) Fridays 6:30-10pm
Core Team (9th - 12th grade) Fridays 6:30-10pm
Growing in faith, community, artistry, and ministry is the central purpose of these teams. Our weekly meetings include continued training in
dance technique with the goal being to develop excellence in the dance forms of modern and ballet technique and to encourage perseverance
and discipline. Each class consists of both traditional technical exercises and training in dance composition, as well as exploration of the elements
of dance expression - breath, suspension and release, extension, coordination, balance, anatomical precision, etc.
Every year the dancers focus their hearts and creative talents on a God given dance project that advocates for the needs of the most vulnerable
in our society. Each week they receive Biblical teaching centered on the outreach project that the Lord has given them
for that school year and experience peer to peer ministry in small group discussions and prayer. These projects raise awareness and funds
for other ministries on the front line of service to children and youth who are abused, impoverished, neglected, or endangered in this world.
The dancers also minister on city sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, market places - anywhere people gather. This is called the Stage Without Walls ministry.
At the conclusion of the year, dancers are given the opportunity to present their dance compositions at their Student Concert. Dancers prepare
their hearts as well as their bodies to be living sacrifices - bringing the way, truth, and life of the Kingdom of God to the public.