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Liturgical Dance

Dance can be used to highlight any of the liturgical seasons. These videos highlight the many uses of liturgical dance.

People tend to associate liturgical dance with girls in angelic white dresses. But like other art forms, dance can be used to highlight any of the liturgical seasons. Liturgical dance is functional; it takes place within the liturgical flow of worship. Done well, liturgical dance can help the congregation glimpse the Creator or visualize scripture.  

Dance can bring healing, express joy, and proclaim good news. Dance also brings unity. It can be homiletic, prophetic, prayerful, meditative, or celebratory.

Julia Start Fletcher, a coordinator of worship arts at Millbrook Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and dance instructor at Turning Pointe School of Dance in Holland, MI, provides video examples of liturgical dance.

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