What an awesome time of dance/ministry The Link dancers had at the Boys and Girls Club of Troy, MI on Friday, February 4th. The dancers shared four selections with the Club’s kids, faculty and staff. Observing the audience, it was refreshing to see some kids shouting “that’s my jam”. God’s people are everywhere and we had a great time impacting lives by adding a little bit of beauty and culture to their day. Enjoy a couple of special excerpts from the program.
“Oceans” performed at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, November 8th, 2014 for a Kensington Life Celebration event. Come see this full piece on our company May 16th-17th at Clawson High School along with Dry Bones (Vincent Hardy choreographer) and excerpts from Vivid (Betsy McMillan choreographer). “Heavenly Rumblings… Earthly Groanings” promises to be a very special production giving Glory and Honor to God in the dance.
The Link dancers performed at a dinner hosted by Safe Families for Children of Southeast Michigan and Bethany Christian Services on November 6th at the Sterling Inn & Conference Center in Sterling Heights. Over 200 attended and $40,000 was raised.
What is Safe Families for Children™ ?
Parents going through a temporary crisis can find a caring family to host their children. Knowing their children are in a safe, loving home allows parents to take the necessary steps to regain stability and be reunited with their children. Working in partnership with churches, Bethany screens and trains volunteer SFFC host families, and offers ongoing support to carry out this vital family preservation ministry.
Each year, The Link has the wonderful privilege of ministering at the Oakmont Senior Citizens Center in Sterling Heights, MI. Led by Sarita Mehta Pauline, our worship instructor, students from Beg A thru our Company level shared their worship dances and a classical variation.
It was wonderful to see the room filled with many residents, parents, siblings and friends. Hearts overflowed with the love of God as they recited memorized bible verses and dance unto the Lord.
Following the program, students passed out handmade cards, talk and shared big hugs with the residents. Moms prayed with and for each other.
Many testimonies, tears of thankfulness and gratitude were given to Lower School Director Susan Howard and Ms. Sarita. Some have come every year and the dances always touch them more and more. We are so blessed to be used as a vessel by God to bring his message of love to others through the dance.
And that is what it is all about at The Link; sowing the Word of God through dance in the lives of these very gifted students. They are our legacy! It’s not about us, but it’s about WHO, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, impacting lives through the arts, one dance and dancer at a time! Next Sunday, March 16th, the students minister at Cherrywood Nursing Home in Troy, MI. Pray for us!
“The Belhaven University dance department’s national accreditation, experienced faculty, biblical worldview, and beautiful facilities set it apart from other college dance programs. Multiple dance degrees are offered through our school of dance including a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Bachelor of Arts in Dance. All of our degree programs emphasize the integration of Christian faith with the art of dance.Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of dance genres ranging from ballet technique, modern dance technique, improvisation, partnering technique, jazz technique, and tap technique. Dance students will learn a variety of skills such as performance, choreography, research methodology, critical investigation and philosophy of dance, among others. Undergraduate dance majors receive a broad liberal arts and in-depth dance education to prepare them for dance graduate school, dance ministry, and careers in dance performance, dance education, and other dance related fields. Belhaven graduates have gone on to teach, perform and/or choreography with dance companies and repertory theatres across the country, as well as start their own companies and studios. Read more