Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a wholesome Christ-centered environment for the study of dance that will glorify God while developing Christian character through excellence in instruction.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide excellent instruction, while encouraging artistic expression and a healthy lifestyle in a positive Christian environment.


Goals of Instructional Component

  • To offer classes in a “Christ-focused” atmosphere, that provide the opportunity to enhance each student’s self-esteem, confidence and character

  • To provide requisite training for dance ministry members and future teachers

  • To provide excellence in dance

  • To provide a place to fellowship, train and worship through dance and movement,

  • To support Christian values by using appropriate music, dance styles, and attire

  • To reach for Christ those who may not be reached in any other way

  • To insure effective communication between faculty, staff, students, parents, and Church.

Focus of Instructional Component

  • Instructors experienced in teaching dance and fitness

  • Music with uplifting lyrics

  • Limited class enrollment

  • Classes offered for all ages (toddlers through seniors) and ability levels.


Focus of Ministry Component

  • To teach members the importance of using the gift of dance for God’s glory

  • To expose members to various forms of dance ministry

  • To choreograph and teach ministry pieces as assigned by Worship Arts Pastor

  • To provide members with an opportunity to minister to others through dance.


Management Summary

Under the authority of Pastors Joe Brownlee, Linda Milbourne will be responsible for managing and directing all activities, including the following:

  • Teaching students.

  • Hiring, training and supervising instructors, teaching assistants, and volunteer support staff (e.g., administrative assistants).

  • Developing course syllabi

  • Scheduling and planning lessons and special events, including an annual Christmas program and spring celebration.

  • Designing and developing advertising and marketing.

  • Facilitating regular staff meetings.

  • Attending regular meetings with Pastor Joe and/or pastor-designated staff.

  • Maintaining costs for operating the studio.

  • Serving as liaison for dance component of Worship Arts Ministry*


Class Offerings

Class offerings will include ballet, jazz/hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, worship dance, flags and streamers, and creative movement.


Contributions

Purpose: to finance operating expenses, underwrite expenses for an annual recital or concert event, and go toward studio maintenance and repairs. Such items would include paint, ballet barres, sound and video equipment, mirrors, storage cabinets, a stereo stand, exercise mats, balls, stretch bands and other fitness items for use in actual classes.  Of note, the chairs in the waiting area are badly in need of replacement and walls in the waiting area are damaged. The installation of a chair rail would protect the walls in that area.Any excess funds will be reserved for scholarships. This is not a profit-making endeavor.​