September 15, 2017 to September 16, 2017
A Dancing For Him Worship Dance Conference
Koren Norwood - St. Luke UAME Church
St. Luke UAME Church
Rev. Dr. Alice B. Tolbert, Pastor
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Alicia Rivera is the founder and artistic director of Jubilee Dance Studio Inc. and Curriculum Planner of The Worship Academy. Alicia has 34 years of dance experience that includes training in Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Afro Caribbean, and West African dance. She also has over 20 years experience as a dance instructor and choreographer. She has worked with both children and adults of all ages and levels in various schools, YMCA and churches.
Alicia majored in dance liberal arts/dance at Borough of Manhattan Community College where she started a dance club. She served as president of the dance club for 2 years. Her duties included, organizing rehearsals and performances for the school, choreographing dance works for various school events.
In the early 1990’s, Alicia worked professionally with dance companies such as, Forces of Nature, Alpha Omega, Rod Rogers, and Joan Miller Dance Players. During her time with these companies she also worked with individual choreographers Lenny Williams, Fred Benjamin, Frank Hatchett Eleo Pomare and Chuck Davis. Some of the works she performed include “Ancestral Earths”, “Blue Soweto”, “Baharini”, “Tabernacle”, and “Essence”. In 2010, Alicia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from College of Mount Saint Vincent. Shortly after completing college, God called her to dance for Him.
In 2011-2014, Alicia ministered in the production “Nativity” with Dance Ministry Institute. Since then she has remained a minister with Dance Ministry Institute and has also ministered in a variety of settings with her company under Jubilee Dance Studio. She has hosted two Dancing for Him conferences and facilitates multiple workshops in various states. Alicia has served as a dance minister and instructor/choreographer for international missions companies, Adventures in Missions, Dance Dimensions, and Praise Academy of Dance. She has also served as Assistant Artistic Director of Ruach Dance Company and member of the Nehemiah Council for Break Free Dance Studio. Alicia is a published Eagle Author of "Dancing In Spirit And Truth" and travels as a speaker for women's groups.
She is licensed teacher and ordained dance minister with Dancing for Him Ministries and a certified teacher and representative with Living Dance International. Alicia currently serves as a dance artist/instructor at her home church Harvest Fields. She has also served as a Sunday school teacher and dance leader for Spirit of Worship Dance Ministry and Raised to Praise Ministry at her church.
She is on the Board of Directors for Year of Jubilee Corp. and Administrator of Leviticus 25 Financial Ministries. She and her husband Carlos Rivera reside in New York with their three children.
Shakara Beckem is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Worship Academy Dance and Arts Center, LLC (TWA) located in both Harrisburg, PA and York, PA. She has been involved in dance as a form of worship for over ten years. She is a Michigan native who relocated, along with her husband Anthony Beckem Jr. and family, to Pennsylvania in July of 2010. She has gained experience from attending local classes in addition to numerous trainings and intensives. The Worship Academy was founded in April of 2013. She continues to train regionally on Technical skills, Teaching Methods and Leadership Development. She was also a Ruach Dance Company member for 1 year. Shakara is a Certified Worship Dance Teacher through Dancing For Him Ministries and continuing Dancing For Him School student under the teaching and training of Pastor Lynn Hayden. She has hosted a Dancing for Him conference and offers workshops regionally. She is the author of all of TWA's curriculum and does all course development. Shakara is the lead instructor and teaches Level 1-4 at the Academy, Choreographs Ministry Pieces and Trains the Dancers in Technical Skill. Shakara also provides Leadership training, consultation, technique workshops and choreography assistance to other area teams. It is her desire to see her students spearhead a movement of pure worship through dance and arts that is uncompromising and un-perverted. In addition, she is currently a minister in training and active dance team member at her local church, All Nations Evangelistic Church (Harrisburg), where she has also attended the School of the Prophets.
Come, let us experience this deep place of worship where life-changes happen. We will see a transformation not only in our dance, but in our selves...Come, let us worship Him together. Then go home not only with fresh ideas, but changed...
Pastor Lynn M. Hayden
- Founder, Dancing For Him Ministries
Would you love to learn many aspects and concepts of worship/expressive dance?
Would you love to learn some fresh movement and choreography ideas?
Would you love to receive ministry through and be activated in prophetic dance?
Then this conference is for you!
Come, receive prophetic dance ministry, get renewed and refreshed. Come and let God transform your life! Subjects include:
Please note: Although we encourage entire teams to come, individuals are more than welcome to come by themselves. So, you do not have to be a member of a team to attend.
All classes will be in the same room.
* Often, we have the concert at 5:30 (depending on # of dances). If so, you will be notified by email.
The participants' concert is always a highlight of a conference. It is where you get to present a dance that you or your group will have already done at your church and share your gift with the other participants.
Space for participation in the concert is limited to the first 12 individuals, groups, or teams who desire to be in it and are fully registered.
Comfortable, casual, modest clothing for active movement. Dance shoes (ballet or jazz) or socks or bare feet would be good for the actual dance classes and choreography. However, it would be advisable to wear or bring comfortable supportive shoes for long days on our feet.
Water bottle with tight fitting lid (no other food or beverage allowed in the hall).
Flags and other worship instruments. There is plenty of room to move and express! If you don't have any flags to bring, don't worry, there will be others to borrow. If you do have extras, please bring them so that those who do not have any may use them. Thanks.
You may want a light jacket or sweatshirt for the restaurants and/or air conditioning.
The DFH product table will be there with all the products at lower-than-bookstore conference prices. There will be a 'special reduced price surprise' on a one of every DFH product package. Also, some of the music that will be used during the workshop may be available for sale. So you'll want to bring MC, Visa, AM Express, Discover cards, cash or checks with you to the hall. You'll want to take advantage of the opportunity to enhance your worship dance resource library.
Absolutely NO video taping allowed during the conference. Most of the teaching and dances will be available at the product table. However, you are welcome to take photographs.
On rare occasions, we'll have Dancing For Him T-Shirts or garments available for sale. If we do, we'd like to know your size preference. Please select a size in the T-Shirt/Garment Size drop down list on the particular check out page.
St. Luke UAME Church
821 South 8th Street
Camden, NJ 08103
Location Phone Number:
Includes admission to all the classes...
See below for several ways to register.
The conferences are primarily geared for adults. There will be no children's classes nor child care. Children under 12 are free. However EACH child under 12 must be accompanied by a fully registered, participating, responsible adult (18 or older). The child's parent/guardian must read and sign their waiver form or agree to it by electronic signature. Due to the largely ministerial nature of the conference and two very long days on our feet, we ask that you consider the attention span of your child before registering them. There will be no sideline mothers for any youth. Thank you.
The amount of registrations, offerings, support, etc., is absolutely non-refundable. Nor may it be applied to another conference, or transferred to another person. If for some unforeseen reason, regardless of the situation, you will be unable to attend, your tax-deductible registration will be considered a love gift/donation to further the work of God through Dancing For Him Ministries. Thank you. NO one-day rates available. We encourage you to attend the entire conference or as much of the conference as you are able.
Thank you for your participation. May the blessings of the Lord overtake you...
We'll see you soon!!