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Dancing in Church? How to Incorporate Movement into Worship

Friday, 10:00am | Workshop

Praise Dance, also known as Liturgical Dance, is a type of dance movement incorporated into worship services. Liturgical dance has as its purpose the deepening and focusing of the worship experience; it is not merely ornamental or decorative. In this workshop, we will learn how to praise God in dance—together. We will discuss the role of dance in the Christian tradition and the place and uses of liturgical dance in worship and ministry. This is intended to not only be educational and worshipful, but also fun. You will learn simple movements of dance, but more importantly you will experience ways to use the art of dance to worship God. It is appropriate for participants of all ages, whether your church has an established dance ministry or no experience at all.

Jennie Belle

Jennie Belle was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She moved to Texas for her undergraduate education at Rice University, during which time she studied in Mexico, Peru and Argentina and participated in service projects in Central America. After graduation she moved to Spain for a year to teach English. Jennie then came to North Carolina for a dual degree M.Div./M.S.W. graduate program at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill where her work focused on advocating for farmworkers and organizing churches for social justice. Jennie currently works at the North Carolina Council of Churches where she is the Program Director for Farmworker & Immigrant Rights.

Session ID [86]
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