Reaching Hearts with the Power of the Arts

The Arts Conservatory at Camp NEOSA (Salvation Army) is a fundamental time in super-charging leaders and students alike.  The group annually hosts a Star Search Competition allowing all the students in regional arts ministries to be adjudicated.  The Arts Conservatory is a week for students and group leaders to come to the beautiful camp center…

Expressions out of a Bleak Place

“Out of this forgotten, bleak place, an incredible tradition was born,” Marvette Perez said. I’ve always felt a draw to Hip-Hop dance.  It was obvious to me as a youth that there were roots in this form of expression.  I can remember connecting the dots of tap dancing when I learned that the historical roots…

An Angle

Angles ANGLE: An angle is formed by two rays that share the same vertex. A curve is used to show an angle. A Right Angle: is an angle that forms a square corner. The performers’ left leg (the downstage leg) is making a right angle.  Assignment: Please circle the right angles made by dancers in…

Decision Making Dances

There are several dancing techniques that use breathing to help the dancer move.  An exercise I enjoy doing with a mover is the Decision Maker Dance.  Here are the rules. When you breath into your lungs make a dance movement that goes up. When you breath out of your lungs make a dance movement that…