Belma and Roz, leaders of the ICDF Dance for Children network, consider the question: 'What is a leader?'
From the Networks cyberforum: "Like the choreography of a beautiful dance, the different ministries of God's dance partners in the church are working together to bring God's plan to fruition. God wants to dance with us." (Brian Johnson – ‘Come Dance with Me’) As I think about the quote I see a weaving dance, a … Continue reading Fun, fun, fun
“Ministry through dance”……the first thing that comes to me….is a picture of myself in my worship closet----worshipping, communicating, giving my love expression, communing with the Lord in dance in my private time behind closed doors. No one there, but the Lord and I — This to me is the highest, deepest, richest, ultimate most complete, … Continue reading Ministry through dance… thoughts
Being prayer warriors for the King, these children are keen to learn about prayer and intercession. These kids' prayers were just as powerful as if it was a room full of adult intercessors!
“Any teacher who encourages a young child to dress provocatively for a stage performance is culpable of gross misconduct” “..what is deeply troubling is that (dance) schools are actually soliciting obscenities.” “it is not the kids who should be held accountable. Adults decide costumes & what the pre teen kids perform” “Teachers are supposed to … Continue reading A Petition against the Sexualisation of Children in Dance
I tell them that if they don't listen I will be sending them upstairs to their parents. They know I'm serious and they change their attitude immediately. ~ Belma Vardy Kids are too busy having fun to misbehave in my classes. But in all honesty bad behaviour stems from boredom or activities that are … Continue reading What to do when kids are misbehaving or not listening in dance class?
Start young with play activities. Make sure they make friends straight away and don't fuss over them. Distraction works! ~ Roz Hancock I don't force them, almost ignore them--they are usually at the back of the class. Whatever I teach the other children, they do it because no one watches them, no one is behind … Continue reading How to involve shy or unresponsive kids in dance?