The Summer Praise Dance group was created during the summer of 2013 to create community within our studio, to reach out to our surrounding community in a new way, and to teach our students how dancing can be used as a form of worship.
This group is open to rising 2nd-12th graders each summer. We meet for five days in June to learn and rehearse a mini-ballet or worship set and spend the remainder of our summer touring and sharing in worship each Sunday morning with congregations in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We are led by Miss Alaina, Miss Grace and the Student Leadership Team. This group serves as a planning committee for the ballet and helps to choreograph and teach. We love dancing together and worshipping the Lord!
For Dancers: Summer Praise 2023!
Our 2023 Summer Praise Intensive will be held June 12-16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dancers must be present all five days to participate. (Yes, that is a strict requirement.)
–We may only have limited spots available. Registration will close on June 8th
-This group is open to rising 2nd-12th graders.
-There is a fee of $25 to borrow costumes for the summer. Each dancer will also need their own black leotard, pink tights, and ballet shoes.
-We understand that you may have vacation, other commitments, etc., so go ahead and plan your summer- this ballet will be choreographed to easily adapt to many venues, number of dancers, and absences.
We are taking bookings for our Summer Tour! If you would like us to come share in worship with you this summer, please email email@example.com to request a Sunday!
We will have worship materials available to you the week of June 12-16!
Tour Schedule 2023:
June 18th Bridgewater Presbyterian Church
110 E College St, Bridgewater
June 25th. Linville Creek Church of the Brethren
409 Brethren Rd, Broadway, VA 22815
July 2nd. Mount Zion Church of the Brethren
10589 Mt Zion Rd, Linville, VA 22834
July 9th. Path Church
1911 West Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
July 16th Dayton United Methodist Church
10:00 a.m. service
215 Ashby St, Dayton, VA 22821
**Wednesday** July 19 Bridgewater Retirement Community
10:00 a.m. performance
**Wednesday** July 19 Staunton Church of the Brethren
12:00 noon lunch meeting presentation
1615 N Coalter St #1615, Staunton
July 23rd Dayton Church of the Brethren
202 Main Street, Dayton
**Monday** July 24th. Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community
9:30 a.m. performance
**Monday** July 24th Sunnyside Retirement Community
10:30 a.m. performance
July 30th Port Republic Riverside Church
8525 Water St, Port Republic
August 6th. Keezletown United Methodist Church
1456 Indian Trail Rd, Keezletown
August 13th Salem Lutheran Church
417 Salem Church Rd, Mt Sidney
August 20th Mountain View Fellowship Church of the Brethren
8601 McGaheysville Rd, McGaheysville
August 27th. Springhill Presbyterian Church
4141 Spring Hill Rd, Staunton
August 30th Early Church
6:15 p.m. Hershberger Barn
5749 Wengers Mill Road, Linville, VA 22834
Our 2022 Summer Tour:
“Speak the Name“
Our Past Summer Journeys:
2017 The Wall: a Parable
2019 The Cross: Easter Story
2020 From Fear Into Faith
2021 “You Are Special” by Max Lucado
2022 Speak the Name
2023 It’s Always Been You