Conference Information

ZOOM LINK FOR CONFERENCE

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2021,  EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Last DFH chat of the school year AND Pre-graduation conference meeting. We went over remaining questions about Dance Ministry. Then we briefly talked about the conference, time frames, activations, etc. Then l showed what flags, billows, veils, etc. are available for sale (at discounted prices) and where to find the sale links (listed below, scroll down this page).  It was so incredibly wonderful to see so many of you on our final chat of the year. Thank you so much for your valuable input and sharing. I can't wait to see you at the graduation retreat!! Many Blessings... 

REPLAY LINK 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2021,  EASTERN STANDARD TIME

4:45 PM - 5:00 - ZOOM Meet and Greet (use same conference link, posted above). Sign into meeting.
5:00 - 7:00 (or earlier, depending on when we finish) - We will say hello to each other, find out where we are from, if you are students, alumni, what class, level (or not), etc. We'll talk a little about what to expect, how to prepare, etc. I hope all can attend.  

**HERE IS THE SUPPLY LIST FOR MINISTRY ACTIVATIONS

FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 5TH, 2021, EASTERN STANDARD TIME

7:45AM EST    Sign In to Zoom/Welcome

8:00 -12:00

Artistic Worship
Message 1 (Pastor Wil) - Activation Friday #1: Leesa Robinson
Message 2 (Pastor Wil) - Activation Friday #2: Marcy Garms
Break
Expressive Worship & Sign w/Flag Vocabulary - 1. Frances Bowen 2. Kelly Yurko 3. Amy Holderman 4. Gretchen Schwartzman
If time... Brief Modern Warm Up; Learn Joyful Praise Dance; and/or part of a worship dance w/flags/veils - Pastor Lynn

12:00-1:30       Lunch Break  

1:30 - 5:00

Message 3 (Pastor Wil)/Activation Friday #3: Pamela Dimry - #3A: Jennifer Rinear (P. Lynn)
Message 4 (Pastor Wil)/Activation Friday #4: Nicole Jagmohan - #4A: Suzi Herman  
Break
Prophetic Dance/ Artistic Ministry Pastor Lynn
If time... one of the extra topics below.

5:00-6:30        Dinner Break    

6:30PM EST   Sign In to Concert Zoom
                        SPECIAL CONCERT & GRADUATION ZOOM LINK 

6:45-8:45(ish)

    Participants' Dance Concert 
    All are invited, open to family and friends  

CONCERT

Final update and order of concert:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021, EASTERN STANDARD TIME

7:45AM EST    Sign In to Zoom/Welcome 

                         ZOOM LINK FOR CONFERENCE 
                        
8:00-12:00

Artistic Worship
Message 5 (Pastor Wil) - Activation Saturday #1: Missy Weikel - #1A: K.C. McComas
Message 6 (Pastor Wil) - Activation #2: Jessica Quinones 
Break
Modern Dance Warm Up and Stretch; Learn/do Joyful Praise Dance; and/or part of a worship dance w/flags/veils - Pastor Lynn

12:00-1:30       Lunch Break  

1:30-5:00

Bible Live! - Moving Scripture Study- Pastor Lynn      
Message 7 (Pastor Wil) - Activation Saturday #3: Carolyn Perryman - #3A: Barbara Deligio  
Break
Message 8 (Pastor Wil) - Activation Saturday #4: Nicole Freeman - #4A: Randi Cole  
Extra time allowing for longer messages/activations, etc.; Or an additional worship dance topic (below)

5:00-6:30         Dinner Break 

6:30PM EST   Sign In to Graduation Zoom
                        SPECIAL CONCERT & GRADUATION ZOOM LINK 

6:45-Until...     DFH School Graduation 
                        All are invited, open to family and friends 
                       
 ORDER OF SERVICE                       

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2021, EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Have your own worship time at home, before signing on to the service.

10:00 - 11:30ish - Sign into our Online Home Fellowship
                             SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICE ZOOM LINK
                             Message 9 (Pastor Wil) - Activation Sunday #1: Angelica Toma - #1A: Corine Griffin
                             Holy Communion; Time of sharing about the conference; Prayer Requests

The main time frames (in bold) will remain the stable. But the specific class times within may change, based on logistical interactions and Holy Spirit’s leading. Try to be there with your screen on as much as possible. We want to see your beautiful face:) The conference will not be recorded. Most of the subjects we will be covering are contained (in depth) in the videos and books that are available for sale. The conference is meant to be participatory. However, the concert, graduation and Sunday service will be recorded on Zoom, saved in Youtube, and those links will be sent to you shortly after (a day or two later). 

PRODUCT SALE PRICES AND LINKS

Here is where you may find the Continuing Education Courses in Modern Dance and Ballet Technique 
Scroll down that page once you are there. I hope you enjoy it!

Conference Specials good through November 7th (midnight EST)  The links in the schedule lead to specific DVDs/Books that relate to what we will be doing. Here is the complete listing of what is available for sale at drastically reduced prices:

DFH VIDEOS  - 60% off (Discs Only) from now through midnight 11/7 - Use Discount Code:  DVDSALE upon checkout.

DFH BOOKS - 20% off (Regular and E-Books) from now through midnight 11/7 - Use Discount Code:  BOOKSALE upon checkout. 

PASTOR WIL'S BOOKS - 60% off (Regular and E-Books) from now through midnight 11/7- Use Discount Code:  WSASALE upon checkout. 

OTHER PRODUCTS

I’ll be showing some of these items during the pre-conference meeting and during the conference. I’ll also show you some of the items (mostly books and DVDs) after that particular subject will have been taught. 

I hope you will take advantage of the especially low prices. Some DVD titles are nearly sold out. First come first served. Once they are gone, they will be no more:)  Please keep this page's link for reference.

Also, it would be nice to have some of the books and DVDs to study, and T-shirts to wear before the conference. You may order as late as Tuesday, October 26th (before the conference), to receive T-shirts, books and DVDs before the conference (within US boarders). 

Special ordered flags, veils and silk billows will take about 2-4 weeks. No foreign shipping on special order silk items.

I do have on hand and can put in the mail:  See toward the middle of the pre-conference meeting.

DFH T-SHIRTS -  EXCITING NEWS! I just received my order for a whole new lot of beautiful Dancing For Him T-shirts (in beautiful new colors), including sizes 3X, 4X and 5X! 

CLICK HERE OR on the pic above, to see video clips of what is on hand now!  Note: Some colors and sizes have sold, but most of what you see are still there. 

HAND DYED SILK FLAGS (Set of 2)  

Regular Size (34X44) - Normally $90   Now - $85

Large Size (45X60)  -  Normally $110  Now - $100

Large With Heart -  Normally $125      Now - $110

During the Mini Flag Workshop, I showed all the new flags that are now available! You may see them in this video:  

Note: Some have sold out since then.

HAND DYED SILK VEILS - Normally $61  Now - $55 https://www.dancingforhim.com/shop/hand-dyed-silk-veil-prayer-shawl.html

Click in the link above to see a video for what is currently available (some have sold since then)

BILLOW BANNERS - Tissue Lame (5 Yards) - Normally $43   Now - $40  https://www.dancingforhim.com/shop/billow-banners.html

See pre-conference video for what is available - currently dark royal blue

HAND DYED SILK BILLOWS (5 Yards) - Normally $65   Now - $60 https://www.dancingforhim.com/shop/billow-banners.html

You may order any flag set or veils in colors shown or create your own color combo (2 colors work best or 3 is OK). Order in links above.  

CLASS ACTIVATIONS

EXPRESSIVE WORSHIP AND SIGN

For the Expressive Sign/Flag Vocabulary part of the conference, four graduates from the DFH school are going to be teaching some movements to words found in common worship songs. After you learn them, we’ll be doing an ‘activation’ (learn by doing an activity) to sort of put it together creatively. 
Here is a list of pairs of words (reading from left to right). You’ll be moving with the people that have the word across from your word. 
Example:  Desire will move with Sing; Worthy will move with Praise and so on… I’ll explain the activation after the movements will have been shown.
We will break up into Zoom Breakout rooms. Each room or group will be assigned a pair of words like this:
GROUP/ROOM 1 - HOLY/SPIRIT - Frances

GROUP/ROOM  1 - FATHER/HEAVEN - Frances

GROUP/ROOM  2 - JESUS/LORD - Kelly

GROUP/ROOM  2 - KING/GLORY  - Kelly

GROUP/ROOM  3 - HONOR/MAJESTY - Amy

GROUP/ROOM 3 - DESIRE/SING - Amy

GROUP/ROOM  4 - WORTHY/PRAISE - Gretchen

GROUP/ROOM  4 - PEACE/BLESS - Gretchen

GROUP/ROOM  5 - HALLELUJAH/FIRE - P. Lynn (if time)

GROUP/ROOM  5 - LAMB/BLOOD- P. Lynn (if time)

You'll have about 15 minutes to work together with these particular words. I will give specific instructions during the conference. It will be a fun way to creatively learn some expressive movements! If we have more time, we'll do more words.

Related resources that you may appreciate (found in alphabetical order on the page):

Expressive Worship and Sign
Expressive Worship and Sign II
More Expressive Sign
Expressive Worship and Dance
Worship Expressions and the Solo Dancer

PROPHETIC DANCE/ARTISTIC MINISTRY

This will be one of the ministry activations where Zoom will break you up into 4 groups. Each group will be assigned the respective stanzas below, to interpret. Once in your group, you will only have time to have one person read your segment, so you will have a general idea of what it is about.  Please read through the whole thing before the conference again to get a general sense of the words. You won't know what group you'll be in, until that moment, but it would be good to be familiar a little ahead of time. 

When everyone returns from being in the groups (only about 3 minutes in - just enough time to read it), then we'll play the music and when it is your group's turn, you all will depict the words to the best of your ability. You are welcome to use props if you have them. It doesn't have to be perfect, because it is kind of spontaneous. You will be just ministering the general idea of the words as you hear them. Then you'll pause and I will do the chorus each time (where it says, P. Lynn). 

This is going to be powerful ministry to those in the other three groups who will be watching, as I'm sure we can all relate to something the characters have felt. 

GROUP 1

Hagar was a single mother

She was abandoned by the family she belonged to

And there in the wilderness with her son alone

With very little provision

She was wondering

She was questioning

Does anyone care?

She's crying in the desert

She's lost in her despair

She thinks nobody loves her

Hagar thinks nobody's there

But God says

P. LYNN

I will be a ring of fire around her

And I will be the glory in her midst

And the power of my presence

Will bring her to her knees

And I will lift her up again

For I'm the God who sees

I'm the God who sees

Then He speaks in gentle whispers

And He softly calls her name

She feels His arms enfold her

As He holds her

And she'll never be the same

'Cause I'm the God who never changes

And My promises are true

And when this world deserts you

This is what I'll do

GROUP 2

And there is another woman named Ruth

She was from the land of Moab

And she was met with grief and heartache

She was a widow and she lived with her mother-in-law, who was also a widow

And now it was time to move on

But Ruth had never been to Bethlehem

She had never tasted of the House of Bread

But now she had heard an inner invitation to come and taste and see

And so she vowed herself to her mother-in-law

And she said where you go I will go

Where you lie I will lie

Where you die I will die

And she begins a journey to the Promised Land

She's traveling through the desert

And she's leaving her despair

She's hoping for a future

Praying God will lead her there

And He says

P. LYNN

I will put a ring around you finger

And I will bless a child within your womb

And the Savior will be born through you

To free the world from sin

And He'll make all things new for you

And love you back to life again, again

GROUP 3

And then from Ruth who gave birth to a son

Obed who gave birth to a son

Jesse who gave birth to a son

Named David

Now the same, once shepherd boy

Mighty warrior, anointed king is alone

Terrified in the darkness

He's hiding in the desert

He's battling despair

David thinks his life is over, it's over

And God, He doesn't care, But God says

P. LYNN

I will be the Rock of your salvation

I'll hold you up by the strength of My right hand

And the power of My Spirit

Will free you from all fear

In the hour of your deepest need

You'll find that I am near

I am here

And I will be a ring of fire around you

And I will be the glory in your midst

And the power of My presence

Will bring you to your knees

Then I will lift you up again

For I'm the God who sees

GROUP 4

And then from the line of David

Finally, Jesus the Messiah

The Anointed One, Yeshua, the Christ

Born in the same House of Bread to be the Bread of Life

In the town of Bethlehem

And He would grow

And He would be called the Son of God

He would be called Emmanuel, God With Us

And He would heal, and He would reveal

And then He had an encounter with a woman

Named Mary of Magdalen who was plagued by demons

Tormented by evil spirits, and Jesus set her free

And Mary followed Him, she listened at His feet

She served Him, and she loved Him

Oh how she loved Him

But then she watched as they nailed Him to the cross

And as they placed His body in the tomb

In that moment her hope died, it died

She's crying in the garden

She's broken in despair

She's searching for her Savior

But His body isn't there

Then He says, Mary

P. LYNN

Glory, glory, glory, Hallelujah

I will be the glory in Your midst

And every knee will bow to Me

And every tongue confess

Yes all the world will worship Me

In all My Holiness

I will be a ring of fire around you

And I will be the glory in your midst

And the power of My presence

Will bring you to your knees

And I will lift you up again

For I'm the God who sees, who sees

I'm the God who sees

Oh I'm the God who sees, I see you

I'm the God who sees you in your wilderness

Sees you in your brokenness

When you're feeling lonely, I'm the God who sees

In the desert places, in your empty spaces

I'm the God who sees

I'm nearer than you dare believe

Here in the very air you breathe

I'm the God who sees you

ACTIVE WORD STUDY (Bible Live! - Movement Scripture Study)

We will be breaking up into 3-4 groups (Zoom will randomly pick) and you'll go into the respective breakout rooms. This is a fun way to learn where dance is in the Bible and why we dance before the Lord! We will do at least the first 3 words, but should time allow, possibly more. 

This conference activation sheet shows a very small excerpt taken from the Dance, Dance, Dance book and it is also shown on the Dance, Dance, Dance video


OTHER CLASS/TOPICS IF TIME...

WEAPONS OF WARFARE/MOVEMENTS OF BREAKTHROUGH SCRIPTURES

Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants, You have [a]ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.   Psalm 8:2 NKJV

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute on them the written judgment— This honor have all His saints. Psalm 149:6-9 NKJV

For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13 NKJV

BILLOW CLOTH BEAUTY

BILLOW VIDEO

10:07  Mushroom

14:31  2 Cloths

20:52  Multiple Cloths

26:20  Cloths plus Dancers

29:13  Starburst

29:28  Exit

33:13  Cross

CREATIVE WORSHIP

Mirror & Echoes

Planned Spontaneity

Group Shapes

NSEW

Body Sculpting

Unison in Movement

Background/Foreground

TEAM TIPS From the Team Terrificus book and the Called to Dance VIDEO

Team: A group of people working together in a coordinated effort; to join in a cooperative activity; people who individually subordinate personal aspirations and work in a coordinated effort with other members of a group, or team, in striving for a common goal.

Love 

An undefeatable benevolence and unconquerable goodwill that always seeks the highest good of the other person, no matter what he does. 

1. Be willing to be spontaneous. Have spiritual acumen (sharpness, or quickness of understanding). During praise and worship, be aware of what is going on around you naturally and spiritually. Leaders—listen to the Spirit of God for changes in the service. Watch for directions from the leadership and worship director. Members—watch for the dance leader’s directives. Be aware and on top of any changes the leader may give you. 

Joy 

Rejoice, be glad, be joyful. To spin around with intense motion. Dancing or leaping for joy. 

2. Don’t get upset when you are chosen to do “just flags” or “just cloths.” It may be a test of your character, or the leader may need more experienced people to make sure that the flag part is done at the right time with good timing. It may be that the flag part is the most important part in the dance. 

Peace 

Completeness, wholeness, health, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, fullness, rest, harmony; the absence of agitation or discord.

3. Dance members, try to avoid helping too much. Let the leader work through the choreography. Sometimes it takes development and time. If you do make suggestions, be mindful of how they are presented. Perhaps seeing the leader after practice would be good. 

Patience

Long suffering, lenience, forbearance, fortitude, patient endurance, the ability to endure persecution and ill-treatment. It describes a person who has the power to exercise revenge but instead exercises restraint.

4. Don’t strive for position or leadership. When it’s obvious that you are striving for it, that is a sure sign to leadership that you are not ready for it. Be humble and submissive and serve genuinely. Be faithful in the little things (set up, clean up, etc.) with a loving attitude and eventually, (through patient endurance) you will be raised up. Check your heart motivation.

Goodness

Kindness in actual manifestation, virtue equipped for action, a bountiful propensity both to will and to do what is good, intrinsic goodness producing a generosity and a God-like state or being. Combines being good and doing good. 

5. Be willing to silently bring out or put away props. Will to do good especially without expecting reward or recognition. Offer to fold the cloths or wrap the flags or hang up the costumes. If you have the opportunity, and access, just do it without asking. Surprise your dance leader with a clean and organized wardrobe/prop closet.

Kindness

Love for mankind, hospitality, readiness to help, human friendship, taking thought of others, lovingkindness toward men, goodness in action, sweetness of disposition, gentleness in dealing with others, benevolence, affability. The word describes the ability to act for the welfare of those taxing your patience. The Holy Spirit removes abrasive qualities from the character of one under His control. 

6. Show lovingkindness to those team/family members who are, at times, not kind. They may have had a really hard day or life. Your simple act of kindness may crack their shell of insolence and, bring forth the deliverance they need. Don’t wear your “heart on your shirtsleeve.” Declare that: I will not receive an offense for any reason at any time!

Faithfulness

Firmness, stability, fidelity, conscientiousness, steadiness, certainty; that which is permanent, enduring, steadfast. To be firm, sure, established, and steady. Certain, stable unchangingly fixed. 

7. If you are an advanced dancer, do not skip practices once you feel like YOU know the dance. Your leader needs you especially, to see how it all fits together. If you miss (and there were changes), then the leader has to spend extra time with you. Leaders, it may be good to set guidelines for required practice times.

Gentleness 

A disposition that is even-tempered, tranquil, balanced in spirit, unpretentious, and that has the passions under control. Meekness (power and strength under control). The person who possesses this quality pardons injuries, corrects faults, and rules his own spirit well. 

8. Work on the part of the dance that you do have. Come at least partially prepared at practice even if you don’t have the whole dance. This avoids confusion and the feeling of being “frazzled“ or loose-ended. Be tranquil. Practice and complete a section during a practice time. This makes the team feel good—like they accomplished something (because they did!).

Self-control 

To control of one’s self, or of one’s own emotions, desires, actions, etc. 

9. Never question or doubt what your leader says (especially) in front of the other team members. If your question is not answered by the end of practice, then quietly approach your leader on the side and pose the question or suggestion. Do not be offended if your suggestions are not always accepted.

CHOREOGRAPHY AND PRESENTATION DOS AND DONT'SFrom the Divine Choreography Book and the Dance Composition DVD

  1. Don’t Just walk on stage haphazardly (cutting up and not standing in ready position).  Do Enter in an orderly, reverent manner. Be well rehearsed.
  2. Don’t Make people wait a long time while you get to the platform. Do Be ready to go, so service runs smoothly.
  3. Don’t Show impatience with the sound man (rolling of the eyes, using hand motions to move him along more quickly, Etc.). Do Have patience with the sound person. While waiting for music to begin, hold your position.
  4. Don’t Have a sloppy appearance. Do Have a nice neat appearance with uniformity in dress. Everyone in the dance should have either ballet shoes or bare feet (not some in shoes and some, not). 
  5. Don’t Adjust costume, fix hair, or rub eyes, especially while you are waiting in place for the music to begin, as the congregation’s eyes head straight for your movement (however small and insignificant it may seem). Do Make sure your costume is situated before you go on. If a part of the costume should fall off, make the best of it as if it never happened, and the congregation will soon forget there was a problem. 
  6. Don’t Chew gum!! It’s distracting and hazardous to your health (should you jump and choke on it). Do Smile from your heart.
    1. Don’t Sing when doing a presentation dance. The congregation will look directly at the person who is singing and may miss the message of the dance. Do Know the song and sing it in your heart.
  7. Don’t Goof and let your face show it, or fix your mistakes in the middle of them. Generally, the congregation will never know you made a mistake unless you tell them with your expression of dismay or by obvious corrections. Do Keep moving and smiling as if nothing had happened.
  8. Don’t Do a solo with more then one person. In other words, having two or more people doing all the same movements all at the same time, all the same way, in the same direction. That is boring. Do Vary your movements. 
  9. Don’t Have a sloppy ending. The ending’s value is about almost fifty percent of the dance. The audience wants emotional satisfaction. Do Practice the ending of the dance. It is very important because it is the last thing the congregation remembers! Be sure to work on it extensively as the viewers may forgive and forget mistakes in the beginning and middle if the ending is good. 
  10. Don’t Exit by: just walking off and talking to each other; finding your seat; or maybe waving to someone in the congregation, Etc. It’s a good idea to exit while they are still clapping, as it is rather anticlimactic to exit while the church is ready to move on to other things and they’re just waiting for you to get out of the way. Do Plan your exit. Have uniformity and order. Maintain an attitude of worship until you are out of sight. 

DANCE COMPOSITION  (From the Divine Choreography Book; Divine Choreography DVD; Dance Composition DVD)

Based on Laban’s Analysis of Movement; found in the Dance Composition DVD and the Divine Choreography Tips and Techniques Book.

Divide into 8 groups (OR 4) - Each group  will do 2 counts of 8 of the following:

GROUPS 1 AND 2 - ACTIONS OF THE BODY

1. Gesture, leading into a turn

2. Travel into balance

GROUPS 3 AND 4 - SPACIAL ENVIRONMENT

3. Start with very small movements and increase in size to very large

4. Intersperse large and small movements

GROUPS 5 AND 6 - RELATIONSHIP

5. Move from a single row, to two rows, to three or four rows

6. Move in Succession

GROUPS 7 AND 8 - QUALITIES OF MOVEMENT

7. Release all tension and collapse

8. Make a series of bound and sudden or sharp movements

WORSHIP EXPRESSIONS (From the Worship Expressions and the Solo Dancer DVD)


PURPOSEFUL PAGEANTRY (From the Processionals, Props and Pageantry book)

May the blessings of the Lord overtake you!