YOUNG GIRLS DANCE

Rooted

About Us

Rooted (Girls Ages 3-8)

 

Mission Statement

Teach girls between the ages of 3 and 9 about the Lord through praise, prayer, and Bible stories with the goal of destroying the plans of the enemy and helping them to live victoriously for God.

 

Foundational Scripture

"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ."                                                          Ephesians 3:17-18

 

What is Praise Dance?

Our bodies are a vessel for expression: Movement can be used to express joy and gratitude. It can also be used to express pain, fear, and shame.  According to the New York Times, “Praise dance (also known as liturgical dance or worship dance) is a form of worship that seeks to articulate the word and spirit of God through the body. Praise dance is a popular part of church services across the country.”

 

History of Praise Dance

We find that praise dance was an acceptable form of worship in the Old Testament. In Exodus 15:20 we read, "Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing."  Dance was always a part of Hebrew culture as the closest relative to a victor would celebrate with dancing. Dancing was also part of Jewish feasts. In fact, the Hebrew word for feast (chagag) is synonymous with dancing. Most biblical references mention dance when there is a celebration. King David (1040-970 BC), 2nd King of the Kingdom of Israel, was known to dance with joy and love for God.

 

Significance of Color in Flags or Clothing

▪ Gold – God’s Glory, Luke 2:14

▪ Red – Jesus’ Blood, Ephesians 6:12

▪ Emerald – Prosperous Life, Psalm 72:14

▪ Fuchsia – Heart of Flesh, Ezekiel 11:19

▪ Turquoise – Open Heavens, John 1:51

▪ Silver – Purification, Refinement & Truth, Psalm 12:6

▪ Purple – Servant King, John 13:5

▪ Royal Blue – Priesthood & Holiness, 1 Peter 2:9

 

Types of Praise Dance

Interpretive

▪ Using the body to express the Word

▪ Often includes sign language

 

Redemptive

▪ Take dance or music that were originally meant for entertainment and redeeming them for the Lord.

▪ This type of music and dance is an important element in evangelizing youth.

 

CONTACT

Natasha Drake, creativearts@faith-fellowship.us