Encouragement For Praise Dancers: Three Keys To Encouragement

Do you need encouragement?

As a praise dance ministry leader you are expected to encourage others with the dance, music, drama, song and visual arts. We are not supposed to get discouraged, but we do.

Many people are surprised to find out that the worship dancers and singers who bring so much joy and delight to the Lord and his people are hurting and discouraged.

Psalms 42:11 teaches 3 keys to encouraging ourselves in the Lord as worship leaders. To learn about these keys, listen to the 45 min life changing Tele-seminar called

Encouragement Along The Way To Receive Your Encouragement Today.

After you listen to the Tele-Seminar recording, download my free guide, Strategies For Sustained Encouragement.

Praise Dance of Redemption

In Jesus’s parable of the lost son. As the father saw his Son returning home he called a celebration. At that celebration the father commissioned music and dance. The dance is a biblical response to redemption, love and reconciliation.

Luke 15:20-25 20

20. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

24 .For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

25 . Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

Let us dance the dance of redemption

Enjoy the praise dance life,


Praise Dance For An Audience Of One

This morning I heard a still voice say , come get up and dance for me. The Lord was calling me to dance for Him alone at that moment.I felt Him whisper in my ear, “I love to watch you dance.”

So I got  up and went to my dance studio, turned on the music and danced and laughed with my Jesus. Do you know that our Father in heaven loves to watch us dance. Just like He delights to hear our bold prayers, joyful songs, sweet music and load shouts. He loves to see our hands lifted in adoration, our turns and leaps of joy, and of course our bowing in pure worship.

I discovered this morning the honor and privilege of dancing for an audience of One. Let us dance for our God and Maker, our best Friend the lover of our souls, Jesus the Son of the Living God. Jesus the Lord of the dance.
Psalm 68:24-27

They have seen thy goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. The singers went before , the players on instruments followed after;among them were the damsels playing with timbrels . Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel. There is little Benjamin with their ruler , the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali. 
Enjoy the praise dance life

Music For Worship Dance Choreography

Choosing music for praise and worship dance choreography

Below is an excerpt from my ebook Phenomenal Choreography for Worship.

I encourage openness and use of many music styles for worship and praise dance choreography. From a personal perspective, I have long held a preference of Sandy Patty hymns for dancing. Once at a church, a young person approached me with a request.

Grab the ebook here.

Worship Dance Garments In Beauty And Glory

Michele and Debbie started Waves of Glory flags a few years ago out of obedience to God. Their worship garments exemplifies God’s  beauty and majesty. When you see their garments and the creativity that they use in the choice of colors and fabrics it is very obvious that they put a a lot of prayer in their designs.

Their costumer service is highly recommended. I spoke to Michele on the phone recently and I can tell that she is a mature woman of God that understands the call and ministry of worship dance.

Praise Dancewear Resources

Coverdraft2-1  Photo is  of Helena Thomas of www.zionfire.com

Garments of Glory Resource Guide will show you:
-where to buy glorious custom made praise and worship  dance garments
- information about the biblical meaning of colors
- how to look magnificent for the Lord Jesus on a budget

  Garments Of Glory will show were to find

-Free sewing patterns for praise-dance

-International garments for worship dance

-Excellent Christian praise dance designers

-Proper shoes to wear for worship dance and so much more

-  Pictures of beautiful anointed  praise-dance  garments.

As a Special Bonus

I have included A transcript of the Tele-Class "Garments That Preach"

with designer Minister Pamela Stoval.
Garments that preach is a foundational class on the Biblical mandate for royal worship garments for dance ministry.

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dance garments should be a moving wearable banner." Stephanie of Michigan

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The Dance of the Church # 1

Dr.Debi Sharkey with her husband Dr. Rick Sharkey.
God has called the singers, instrumentalists, prase dancers,actors and media technicians to come together and produce magnificent  praise and worship extravaganzas for His glory.
How do you incorporate all of the  praise and worship arts in the local church?
Dr.Debi Sharkey of ”Live it first Ministries”  has been a worship leader for over 27 years. Debi uses her public speaking ministry to encourage others to live for Christ in every area of their lives. She has seen the faithfulness of the Lord in numerous situations and knows that God never wastes an experience. She uses these life experiences, the Word of God, and humor to communicate love, truth, freedom and hope.
Debi’s 27 years of ministry include home-educator, conference speaker, vocalist, retreat coordinator, worship leader, church planter, local and global missions and team-building consultant.
Dr.Debi Sharkey is my guest in the first episode of The Praise Dance Life Podcast. Episode one is Titled “:The Dance of the Church.”

Dr. Sharkey shares with us from her successful ministry experience.The Biblical mandate for the unified worship arts department in the local Church.
“First of all it is a mandate from the Lord that the Body work in tandem together. Ephesians 4, 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans12. None of us was created to serve independently from the rest of the Body. We need to be of ONE HEART, MIND, AND SOUL.”Sharkey Practical ways to produce a grand program  for Jesus using all of the worship arts. “Meet to Dream and then strategiize together.” Listen to this very powerful Podcast it is 40 min.

The Children’s Praise Dance Ministry


"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies. to silence the foe and the avenger" Psalm 8:1-2

In the "Effective Children's Dance Ministry"  Tele-Class I had the opportunity to discuss  aspects of a dance ministry where children are allowed to lead worship in a dynamic way and not just be cute.

Children are called to praise and  lead others in praise.

In the book of Saint John the Lord used the donation of a Little's boys lunch to perform a miracle and feed many. Children want to serve the Lord, and their community. The dance ministry is a perfect place  for them to do so.

The children's dance ministry must be a family friendly ministry where parents are not just involved but a vital part.

Keep the ministry fun. Dance in the Bible means play, sport. Dance is an expression of joy. Children should know that serving the Lord can be fun.

The children must be excellent in worship and dance technique.

There must be a strong administrative structure for the children's dance ministry using written requirements,  rehearsal and ministry schedules,

behavior expectations and a consistent rewards system.

we also discussed music, choreography and garments.

Click the radio button below to here the full Tele-Class it is one hour.

The Unified Dance Ministry Team



Contact Angelic Steps at jacquie@angelicstepsdance.com

Jacqueline Martin has been the Director of Angelic Steps Dance Ministry, of Celebration Church in Columbia MD. for over 20 years.
Angelic Steps is a mature worship dance ministry that bring joy and healing to the atmosphere as they dance in excellence. I had the pleasure of interviewing Minister Jacqueline  for the worship dance institute  Tele-class "The Unified Dance Ministry Team". She shared with us  prov en strategies for cultivating and maintaining a unified dance ministry team. She also told us how to beware of things that cause disunity.
She shared.
1. Unity of the Spirit/on one accord 
2. Obedient Hearts (from the ministry head on down)
3. Humility

Worship-Dance With Holy Music

Within the book of Psalms you will discover the word Selah (Psalm 32:5).  Selah  means stop or pause and give thought to what is being said or sung. While pausing, words are not spoken nor sung, yet the instruments continue to play. With the playing of musical instruments worship to the Lord continues. Such times are perfect for creating dance.

Enjoy Dina Sleiman and her dance ministry team as Jennifer Gammeill plays holy music with the flute.