ADULT DANCE MINISTRY INFORMATION
ALL adult dance classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Shabbat each month, unless otherwise announced, after, at 1:15pm to 2:15 pm. Those who arrive after class has begun will be asked to return punctually at the next class.
Beginner's level is 1:15 - 1:45 pm
Intermediate level is 1:45 - 2:15 pm
Adult classes are available to ages 11 and older. Minors need parental consent.
For children age 5-12 see the Children's Dance Ministry page
Safety is important to us, so we ask that heeled shoes be removed for dance participation. For further information about participating in the dance ministry, please contact our Dance Ministry Coordinator via the office.
We at Brit Ahm desire to honor G-d, and remove distractions that take attention away from entering G-d's presence during congregational and special dances, we have a dress code for ALL participants in the dance. We require all participants to be dressed modestly, with at least the shoulders to the knee modestly covered. Clothing worn should continue to be in agreement with the dress code no matter how the individual dancer moves.
1. Approach the dance circle with kavanah (intention to worship). Be ready and purposeful. This is the time for worship.
2. Give Ad-nai your best and all. You don't have to be perfect, but you do have to give your best!
3. Have an attitude willing to unite in the dance. This is a corporate/commUnity expression. Let us exalt Ad-nai TOGETHER! Psalm 34:4
4. Love your neighbor as yourself. Be aware of the space around you, and don't crowd your neighbors or distract them from worship. Enter and exit the dance, or dance area, with the safety of others in mind.
5. Time between songs is time to prepare. Please continue in an attitude of worship.
Note: Every dancer becomes part of the ministry when they enter the dance. Because we at Brit Ahm desire to honor Ad-nai with the dance, we ask that you ensure your attire will modestly accommodate movement before joining the dance. The dance ministry dress code is from shoulder to the top of the knee. Any questions about this should be addressed directly to our Dance Ministry Coordinator via the office.
BRIT AHM DANCE MINISTRY MISSION
Our Mission is to be UNITED in expressing our hearts in worship of the King of Kings, our Loving Father, to be vessels of His Presence.
Our purpose is to glorify Him TOGETHER through God honoring, Biblical dance, igniting others to express their hearts in worship to glorify God.
We believe the Scriptures not only give us permission to worship G-D with dance, we also believe it encourages it (Ex. 15, Psalm 30, 149, 150)! There are about thirteen words translated as or associated with dance in the Scriptures. One of the Hebrew words for dance is machol, which means “a round dance.” Its root is chool, which means “to twist or whirl in a circular manner.” This is where we get our “circle” dance style! There are other words that are used for dance, and some words translated as rejoice mean to rejoice with dance (Psalm 13:5, 32:11, 35:9, 118:24, 149:2, Isa. 25:9, 61:10, Zec. 9:9). We rejoice (dance for joy) in our Salvation, Yeshua!
Biblical dance in the Scriptures is most commonly characterized as a community activity. We believe firmly that corporate worship should be inclusive! We endeavor to keep the dances simple in our regular corporate services to nurture this inclusive attitude. This also fosters unity in worshipping Ad-nai. Unity is not only something to which Ad-nai has called all of us, but also what Yeshua prayed for - that we would be ONE!