Praise Dance

Praise dance is a style of dance that expresses love and thankfulness to God. Praise dance is a form of ministry and began primarily in churches during services for self expression. Praise dance is a synonym for liturgical dance which encompasses all expression of worship and praise through dance. Most praise dancing is performed with music and lyrics that describe thankfulness or feelings of joy and praise. Praise dancing can come in many forms. There are dances of celebration, dances of praise and dances of rejoicing. Celebratory dances are very colorful and may include flags and streamers in the choreography. Dances of rejoicing and dances of praise are very similar, in that the dancers are expressing the joy that lives in their hearts for God.These types of praise dance may include lots of leaps and turns.

Praise dance is commonly practiced by those of Christian faith, but is not always done within the four walls of the church. Capella’s owner Katie Jo Lewis is an active memeber of Courts of Praise worship center in Phenix City, AL where they also perform praise dance. Experiencing this type of dance changed her life and put a calling on her heart. She knew that upon opening the studio she had to offer praise dance to her students who felt as strongly about expressing their love for God as she did.
In our praise dance class we will also learn scriptures from the bible that relate to the different songs we will be dancing to. Their are over 40 different scriptures in the bible that talk about praising God through music and dance.
To take this class you must be at least 7 yrs old and ballet experience is preferred but not required. Ultimaltley Capella’s would like to grow this class so we can reach out the the community and churches to help spread the love of our God.
Let’s use our gift of dance from God to praise His holy name.

“As every man hath received a spiritual gift, so minister the same one to another, so that God’s generosity can flow through you and give praise to the Lord!”
– 1st PETER 4:10