Summer Praise Dance

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 and spend the remainder of our summer touring and sharing in worship each Sunday morning with congregations in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We recently created a student leadership team, in which dancers 7th grade and up are welcome to apply. This group serves as a planning committee for the ballet and helps to choreograph and teach. We love dancing together and worshipping the Lord!

The Cross

We journeyed our first few seasons by presenting one dance each summer as special music. During Summer 2017, we presented our first mini-ballet, which usually serves as the message for a worship service. 

2017     The Wall: a Parable
2018     Prodigal
2019     The Cross: Easter Story

2020 Information for Dancers:

Our Summer Praise Intensive will be held June 8-12th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dancers must be present all five days to participate. 

We may only have limited spots available. Please submit your registration forms as soon as possible.

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!

Summer Praise Participation Form 2020

Summer Praise Leadership Team

If you are a Summer Praise dancer who would like to help lead this group this summer in the envisioning process, teaching during the camp, and providing leadership during our summer tour, please fill out the form below. Leadership Team members must be available for a few meetings during the spring season in order to plan and envision our summer worship set, and be able to come early and/or stay later during the June 8-12 intensive. Must be a rising 7th grader or above to apply. It is strongly recommended that you be a current InMotion student and have participated in the Summer Praise group before. You must fill out the participation form above before applying for the leadership team. Applications for the Leadership Team are due March 31, 2020.

Summer Praise Leadership Team Application

For Churches:

We are taking bookings for our Summer Tour!

If you would like us to come share in worship with you this summer, please email to request a Sunday!

We will have worship materials in correspondence with our ballet available to you in June!