Bethel Worship Dance Intensive

We are excited to announce that beginning April 2020, we will be offering a twelve-week Worship Dance Intensive for ages 18 and up. The program seeks to teach you the fundamental dynamics of dancing from the Spirit, coupled with skill in movement. The testimonies of what God is doing in the realm of the arts constantly keeps us in awe. It is our prayer that you too will be transformed from the inside out.

Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King. Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation (Psalm 149:3)


Is this for me?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be financially capable of paying the TOTAL amount due by March 31st, 2020. This includes the $25 nonrefundable registration fee (due at time of application), plus the $1,600.00 tuition fee if you are accepted to the program.

  • Be fully committed to the Worship Dance Intensive for its entirety: April 6th-June 29th, 2020.

  • No previous dance experience is required to apply. However, those with previous dance training must submit a video recording of you dancing, along with the application. Recordings must be between 2-3 minutes in length and no more than six months old. We want to make sure we place you in the appropriate classes according to your technique level. Students are placed in either beginner, intermediate or advanced classes depending on the level of technique in the following genres: ballet, modern, contemporary and hip hop.

  • Attend church on a regular basis.

  • Submit character references from two people that you have known for at least one year. It is highly recommended that one of your character references be a leader in your church.

Note: At this time we do not offer translation services for those who do not speak English. In addition, we are not equipped to help the international student who might need a visa to come to the USA. Please check with your consulate or embassy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Expectations

The following are the expected commitments for all Worship Dance Intensive students:

  1. Attendance of all scheduled classes is mandatory. Some classes will be held during the day, with the bulk of classes being held at night. Classes will run Sunday through Wednesday, and Fridays. If there are any additional hours to be added they will be factored into the schedule when it is finalized.

  2. We ask that students have reliable transportation to and from classes. Transportation will not be provided. Students also must provide for their own housing and food while attending the intensive..

  3. Each student will be required to choreograph a dance for their final Performance Project. These are additional hours that students will incorporate on their own time. This piece should be approximately 3 minutes in length and will be performed on graduation day, the last day of the intensive, June 29th, 2020. This is required of all students.

  4. Students are allowed a maximum of 4 absences during the twelve (12) week program, due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.


Class List

For a list of the classes offered during the intensive, contact us at dance@bethel.com.


How to Apply

Applications will open December 2019

Applications will be accepted between December 2019 until March 20th, 2020.

All students are placed in classes according to skill level and at the discretion of the teachers.

  • Please note that there is a $25 nonrefundable application fee that must be submitted before filling out the application. Once paid you will be able to apply to the Worship Dance Intensive program.
  • We will email the references listed on your application. Make sure your references have submitted their forms on your behalf in a timely manner. In addition, it would be best if one of those references is a leader in your church.
  • If you believe you should not be placed in a beginner level class for any or all of the technique classes you will be asked to submit an audition video. Please choreograph a 2-3 minute piece. You will be asked to upload the video during the application process.
  • Once the application is complete, references are submitted, you will be asked to schedule an online Skype interview. If you do not have the Skype application, please download it and create and a profile and account. You will be contacted by Bethel Dance via Skype. Please note that we are on Pacific Standard Time.
  • Once we have made our decision of acceptance to the intensive, you will then be notified by email and required to pay the full tuition for the entire 12-week intensive by the deadline of March 31st, 2020. If you are not accepted to our program at this time, we ask that you apply again the following year.

On Earth as it is in Heaven