CDFB Online Conference 2020

Standing in Our Midst

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17

CDFB Online Conference 2020

Standing in Our Midst

Programme based on Zephaniah 3:17 (ESV) "The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing."

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September

Online via Zoom

(you do not need your own Zoom account to access the sessions)

CDFB invites Christian dancers everywhere to help celebrate our 30th anniversary by acknowledging that God is Standing in Our Midst as we dance together in our homes and gardens from right across the United Kingdom, sending up fireworks of prayer & praise from where we each live and worship.

Planned Programme

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Friday 25th - Join us for an evening (7.30-9pm) of getting to know you. With LIVE worship led by Jo & Andy Webb, and a time of socialising and a themed quiz, it's all about getting the weekend off with a bang!

Saturday 26th - workshops begin from 10am. Stay on the Main Stream (especially if you're hesitant about handling Zoom logins and the like) or choose one of our other worship, prayer and workshop options.

Our CDFB AGM will take place (via Zoom) at 1:45pm, including the election of a new National Coordinator of the charity. Members have been sent login details. Non-members are welcome to attend, but are not eligible to vote. Please email the booking secretary for access.

Saturday evening (7.30-9pm) sees us celebrating CDFB's 30th Anniversary, with demonstrations, interviews and a toast to the next 30 years!

Sunday 27th - Join us for a time of LIVE worship, either back with Jo & Andy, or via a 'local' church service (dance themed) yet tbc. Then a final workshop, followed by a brief social time for fond farewells, all done by 1.30pm, so you can relax or get ready for the week ahead.

How to Book

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The price for the weekend - of which you can dip in and out of whichever workshops appeal - is charged per device (computer/IPad/smartphone etc.) so dancing couples and families get at least a 2for1 bargain! Under 19s registering for themselves get a reduced price.

Whilst CDFB encourages its members to follow all government guidelines, we realise these change weekly. Assuming it is safe to do so, and obeying social distancing regulations, we anticipate some friends may wish to meet locally to share computer screen resources (especially to include those without Zoom technology of their own). Therefore we request additional small-group members also register - paying a small fee - so they can receive their own personal delegate pack and programme.

Bookings can be made via the booking panel below. Secure payments are taken via CDFB's PayPal account, using your debit or credit card. During the booking process, if you don't have a PayPal account, you will be asked for your name, address, email and contact phone no. These details are stored electronically in accordance with GDPR guidelines and are not released to any third party. Please complete the information carefully.

2020 Online Conference prices:

Online Booking is now closed, please contact the Booking Secretary on to see if places are still available.

Leader Profiles

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Mary Jones, founder of the International Christian Dance Fellowship and former Dean of Dance Studies at Wesley Institute, is director of CaraMayan and the ICDF online Associate Diploma of Dance Ministry. She is available internationally to teach & train in different aspects of dance ministry and CaraMayan.

Sue Sutherland has been with the CDFB since its inception and has run workshops at CDFB and ICDF conferences. After seeing the holistic benefits of CaraMayan for her whole being, she started training as a certified teacher. Since lockdown in March, she has been leading weekly CaraMayan classes by zoom, which have proved very popular. Her debut novel, Leaving Bethany, is out now. This is the story of Martha of Bethany as she follows Jesus to the cross, witnesses the resurrection and plays her part in the growth of the early community of believers.

Mary & Sue will be leading our CaraMayan workshops.

Andy and Jo live in Essex with their two children. They've led worship together for more than twenty years & are members of Oasis Church, Chelmsford. They value freedom in worship and encourage spirit-led contribution.

Andy & Jo will be leading our LIVE worship sessions on Friday evening & Sunday morning.

So Sacred is a new and fresh Christian Dance Company based in the Southwest of England. So Sacred began in 2017 after founding member, Robyn desired to see dance in church again. And so, with a vision to bring dance back to its original purpose of worship and praise So Sacred was born! We are a team of 5 accomplished dancers, varying in many styles but we like to focus on the relevant styles of contemporary & street for our performances and workshops. We are passionate about using dance as a tool for worship as well as communicating and delivering the gospel through visual arts and as a team we choose to set ourselves aside and be different to bring glory to His name.

So Sacred will be leading workshops in Street and Contemporary.

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Steven Turner has trained in dance styles including contemporary, street, mime and moving with props. In recent years Steven founded Cre8ed 4U Lord, to promote collaboration between dance and other creative arts. Regularly choreographing and teaching for Dance 21 (for youth with Down’s syndrome). He has performed at Project Dance Paris, taught in Rotterdam in his role as ICDF Youth Coordinator, and performed across Europe and the UK.

Steven will be leading workshops with staffs and flags; and teaching contemporary chair dance and how to dance over the internet.

Anna Arnold is an experienced dancer, teacher and workshop leader. Her professional career started after graduating from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. She regularly leads workshops for the CDFB and has been privileged to teach for the ICDF. In 2017 Anna established “Dancercise”, a new venture run in association with local churches and the Food Bank to offer free dance & exercise classes to the unemployed and people on low incomes. Anna has also returned to the professional field as a dancer and teacher with 3rd Stage Dance Company in Bristol. She has a passion to see people released into the joy and freedom of dance and loves to enable people to use dance as a language of praise, prayer and worship, drawing them into deeper relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Anna will be leading our ballet technique & praise workshops (on 2 levels) on Saturday; and contemporary/guided improvisation on Sunday.

Jacqueline Haywood is a long-time member of CDFB. In her role as Midlands East Coordinator, she loves to organise workshops large & small, especially those which encompass her passion of using flags and billows in intercession, claiming God’s promises, and spending time in the Father’s presence.

Jacqueline will be leading our creative prayer workshop.

Naomi Haywood is a life-long member of CDFB. About to start university, her interest in British Sign Language began when a group of deaf worshippers and their interpreters joined her church. In watching these interpreters turn music and words into beautiful movement, she knew she wanted to learn. A couple of courses later and she loves to use Signed Worship in her praise to the Lord.

Naomi will be leading our signed worship workshop.

CDFB Conference 2021

equipping for the future


Psalm 89:14-18
The Message
Right & Justice
Love & Truth

CDFB Conference 2021

There's No Dance Quite Like God's

Equipping for the future; planning for 30 years ahead as we celebrate 30 wonderful years passed

Programme based on Psalm 89:14-18 (from the Message) Right & Justice; Love & Truth

King's Park Conference Centre

Northampton, NN3 6LL

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September

Bookings reopen Jan 2021 Super early-bird & early-bird discounts Bursary & installed payment options

King's Park Conference Centre in Northampton is an ideal location for anyone travelling by road or rail. Comprising plenty of twin en-suite bedrooms, a large coffee lounge area for socialising, four meeting halls for workshops, a prayer room and resource area, the centre is an excellent venue in which to gather for our 30th Anniversary Conference Weekend.

Taking place on the last weekend of September, with exact times to be confirmed, we'll meet for evening meal on Friday 25th and close with Sunday lunch on 27th.

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With a choice of streams to suit all ages and abilities, you will be able to switch between the more active or reflective workshops; those with a more intercessory or prayer warrior feel; learn new skills & techniques with our specialist sessions, or simply take time out with God or one another.

Katherine, Steven & Anna all bring their unique gifts and talents and, working singularly or in pairs, they will lead us through a variety of dance styles as we discover together that There's no dance quite like God's.

To discover more about each of our main workshop leaders, click on the thumbnails, which will give you a little information about each of them, plus a further link to each of their online profiles.

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Due the the Coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic we have had to move the 2020 National Conference online and postpone the conference at the King's Park Conference Centre to 2021. Please pray for the conference Organising Team during this difficult time – thank you.

Workshops and workshop leaders may change.

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Situated on the edge of Northampton, King’s Park is a residential conference centre equipped with several conference rooms and purpose built en-suite accommodation. Easily accessible by car or public transport, it has free though limited, on-site parking.

King’s Park Conference Centre is pleased to offer first class facilities for use by many varied groups. Their spacious meeting rooms, superb catering and friendly staff seek to ensure our weekend will be both successful and trouble free.

They have three floors of bedrooms including several accessible rooms, and a lift to make access to most floors possible. Comfortable, contemporary twin rooms, each having an en-suite bathroom with towels & soap, and tea & coffee making facilities, the bedrooms are designed to ensure a comfortable night for all. Single occupancy is a possibility, for an additional charge; and there are a few family rooms available.

With varying sizes of conference and seminar rooms, all located on the ground floor, along with the dining hall large social lounge area, everything is easily accessible. All meals are included in the cost, with choices available and pre-advised dietary needs catered for without fuss.

With a choice of workshops to suit all ages and abilities, the CDFB Conference 2021 is aimed at individuals aged 19-99; families with children/teens who can engage with the programme together; and Youth Groups, who get 1 free leader per 10 Young People.