Movement

Movement

I remember sitting there, and the girl was hardly moving. Her face, her heart – they said everything that needed to be said. It was clear that she did not have extensive, if any, formal dance training, but it was also clear that she loved to dance. This girl was...
Music

Music

My pastor attended the Dance Concert a couple years ago, and even as someone who loves music, was surprised at the variety of good Christian music that was sampled at the show.  In another instance earlier this school year, I talked with someone new to the faith about...
Responsibility

Responsibility

It is interesting to me is that, year after year, people are surprised at the appropriate, yet in-style costumes our students wear, the variety of good music, and the technical ability and talent that our dancers show at the dance concerts.  A large part of our...
The Season of Consumerism

The Season of Consumerism

True or False?  “The things we consume (food, TV shows, music, etc.) affect us.” We often hear these types of responses – “False – I don’t listen to the lyrics.” “True – I would like to be in better shape.” “False – The violence doesn’t bother...
Scarlett the Scarecrow

Scarlett the Scarecrow

  Here at MKS, we aren’t real big on Halloween in general, but we jump at the chance to put a tutu on a scarecrow! O’Fallon is holding a scarecrow-making contest for businesses, and MKS has created an entry–we named her Scarlett. Now you might think...
Planning (& Practice) Makes Perfect

Planning (& Practice) Makes Perfect

IMPROVING THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING DANCE The longer I teach dance and run a dance studio, the more I have learned that not everyone is aware of what goes into the whole process, so I thought I would give an inside peek at what the staff has been...
Sun, Sand & Prayers

Sun, Sand & Prayers

PREPARING FOR THE 2015-16 SEASON – WITH PRAYER Just as we ended the 2014-15 Dance Season, where we had focused on putting on God’s Armor, God had plans in the works to take what we had learned and get us ready for the 2015-16 theme of “Prayer.”...