to Disciple & Dance”
Annual Ascension Praise Dance Workshop
Thursday, July 8th - Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Christian Life Family
4350 Raley Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95838-2873
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL BE AT THE DOOR - JULY 8-10,
(in pdf format)
***FOR YOUR INFORMATION***
Please wear comfortable workout clothes preferably close fitting
black dance attire where your legs/ankles can be easily seen. Most
classes will be danced barefoot but we highly encourage that you
bring tennis shoes/sneakers for the "Urban Movement" and "Boot Camp"
class. Please be wise when choosing appropriate attire.
Doors will open at 7:00am for registration and "Praise and Worship"
will begin promptly at 8:30am with the first class following at
9:00am. The last class will usually end around 6/6:30pm.
If you are not pre-registered, you may register the "day of" by
CHECK or CASH only. Everyone must complete a waiver so all
individuals under the age of 18 must have their parents sign the
waiver to participate in the workshop.
There will be a concession stand with healthy snacks and water for
purchase during the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is FREE and
be served in a group setting. Please be sure to
eat a balanced breakfast each morning.
All classes will consist of an high-intense workout so
be ready to dance! Note – there will be options
for modified movement to accommodate various dance levels.
Also, Ascension and Extension will be opening each morning
class with a special dance presentation! So be
And don’t forget to bring your bible!!!
What is the purpose of
As Christians, our purpose is
to serve and share the gospel. Therefore, to be proper
representatives of Christ, we MUST “study to show thyself approved”
(II Timothy 2:15). This includes God’s word, and our gifts and
talents as God uses them for ministry. Therefore, it is imperative
that we are conscious stewards over God’s property.
The purpose of the workshop is
to introduce theography – the study of God and dance- with a strong
emphasis on exploring various dance techniques.
Theography is a concept and
style of dance that illustrates the gospel as accurately and
creatively as possible through movement and communication. It is an
eclectic discipline, incorporating genres such as modern, jazz,
African Caribbean, contemporary, liturgical, ballet, mime, and many
other dance techniques. In addition, theography includes forms of
communication such as sign language, gestures, theatrics, and
expressions. Its purpose is to stimulate mind (the intellect),
body (our temple), and spirit, (the essence of who we are).
Ascension’s dance workshop will include daily
theography classes and a gospel aerobics class for all workshop
participants. In addition, the workshop will offer instruction and
demonstration of the following techniques: hip-hop, liturgical,
modern, sign, and step. All classes will enhance dance technique and
precision with emphasis on footwork, balance, body placement,
execution, and presentation.
Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th we will offer a
gospel aerobics class
for adults only (13 and up) led by Group X
instructor and personal trainer of 24 Hour Fitness - our very own
Ascension company member, Wanel Thomas.
|Praise Dance Showcase!
||On Saturday, July 10th, we will have special guest, Elder
Trent Von Lee - former member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, facilitate
the praise dance showcase where he will provide constructive advice
to various praise dance groups/soloists. The praise dance showcase
is limited to 15 praise dance groups/soloists and a 5 minute time
limitation for each group or soloist to present a dance selection -
please bring your song selection on CD. If you are a praise dance
group or soloist that would like to participate in the showcase, you
may register your group in advance by submitting an email to
Melinda@ascension-pdm.com. First come, first serve!
|Praise Dance Showcase
Von Lee - Read
right – we will be providing sacked lunches for all workshop
participants to refuel our temples!
As stated in II Timothy 2:15, "studying to show
thyself approved" through biblical doctrine, health, nutrition,
technique and applying God's teachings in our daily lifestyle, are
evident in the discipline of Theography.
Discounted group registration is available if you are registering
10 or more adults at ONE time. The group
rate is $40/person and can be purchased in groups of 10 below using
paypal. To make other arrangements for
group registration , please submit email to
or to pay and register online, please follow instructions below.
is a two step registration process:
(note- Registration is NOT complete until both steps are completed)
1) Complete online registration form
2) Pay Online
*Already registered? Need to pay online?
If you have any questions, please email