Sacred dance is the expression of one’s faith through dance. It is encouraged but not required for Performing Arts students. We teach Christian Sacred Dance to express our faith and encourage young women in their own.
Although any style of dance can truly be “set apart” as worshipful, we primarily use modern dance technique in our Performing Arts Sacred classes. Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that focuses on parallel positions (where Ballet focuses on turn-out), expressive use of the torso (contractions and extension), surrender to gravity (deep plié and movement in and out of the floor), and use of partnering (sharing weight with another dancer). Modern dance is a wonderful template for expressing the deep emotions of the soul.
Depending upon the teacher, students dance to classical music or current Christian music. Dances are choreographed with a sacred theme determined by the teacher. Sacred dance classes also include devotional and prayer time that helps deepen our Performing Arts dance community. It is our hope that our Sacred dance students become better dancers while discovering an exciting new way to worship.
Click this link to view the Sacred piece “Oceans”; it was performed during Sunday Worship at Grace Church, fall 2014.
What do we wear?
Black leotard or solid colored, form-fitting tank top that is long enough to cover the midriff.
Black capri pants or dance shorts with tights.
Tan slip-on jazz shoes or barefoot.
No baggy t-shirts, sweatshirts or baggy pants.
No busy prints or writing on tops or pants.
Hair pulled back neatly away from the face.
All dress code items are available for purchase at Prairie School of Dance.