CDFB Members Monthly Technique Class
Mess, music by Helen Yousaf, danced by Steven Turner
The video Steven mentioned after his workshop during the In His Pastures Zoom Workshop Event.
The UK Dance Blessing is now ready to share with you. The video will premiere on YouTube at 8pm on Friday 5th June. Click on this link and set a reminder for yourselves - https://youtu.be/Wif5TUr5xdw
Alongside the video we have created an ebook of testimonies from the dancers involved, we pray it will impact you just as much as the video, as people share their journey of praying a blessing over our nation. You can get your own copy of the testimony book here - https://ucgrace.co.uk/Blog/the-uk-dance-blessing-is-released/
To dance to the song The Blessing by The UK Blessing (original Kari Jobe) using this version – https://youtu.be/PUtll3mNj5U
Gathering the videos together we will compile it into video for everyone to share across social media and their networks. We want it to be an opportunity to display the vast ability of dancers, their heart to worship Jesus and share their faith through dance and movement. During covid 19 lockdown, dance places, workshops and performances may have been shut down, but a dancing army have continued to move in their homes and outdoor spaces as they feel led. Dance impacts more than we know and this presents a fantastic opportunity for many to gather and move for our God.
North West Region
Banner Workshop 30th October 2022
South East Region
As the lockdown was easing we went to the local park for a picnic and a worship time. Four Ladies from the CDFB South East Region.
The Oceania Blessing
This version of The Blessing was created by Belinda Andrews, the National Leader of ICDF Aotearoa New Zealand. On this video sequence, viewers will hear the Aaronic Blessing spoken in 3 x very different languages!
- Maori – the language of Aotearoa's First Nations people
- A Fijian language
- Ramindjeri/Ngarringery – a rarely heard language from one of the many hundreds of languages spoken by distinct First Nations peoples of the lands which are now collectively known as Australia
This is one of the few languages that have survived or are being revived. Interestingly, the current Australian $50 Note shown at the end of the video features a picture of an Aboriginal man of the Ramindjeri nation, David Unaipon (1872-1967), who was a brilliant scientist/inventor/philosopher who held very strongly to the Christian Faith. Can you see the church in the background. That's the Anglican church at Raukkan, his home town on Ramindjeri lands.
South East Region
Expressions Dance, from SE Region (Kent Area). We have been regularly involved in the local Disabled Christian Fellowship, where we have shared our dances. These pictures are of last ever dance for them in December 2019. Unfortunately the group has now closed. It was a very special afternoon as we looked back at the past and had Christmas festivities. We danced a Hanukkah Dance called Kindle the flame by Chuck King.
Kindle the flame let it burn brightly
This is the season of light
Kindle the flame - Somebody might
Be lost in the darkness afraid of the night
South East Region
CDFB Day of Prayer & Fasting 2019
Brunel Dance Break 2019
National Conference 2018
Movement In Worship
Springs Dance Company
Susanna Harrington Bharatanatyam
ICDF 30 Year Celebration
More videos are available on the CDFB YouTube channel.
National Conference 2017
Dancing in Spirit and Truth – John 4.24
Mid South Region Reading Flag and Ribbon Workshop 2017
Brunel Manor Dance Break 2017
North West Region: Your Kingdom Come
On Saturday 3 June the North West region held a day entitled ‘Your Kingdom Come’. This was in response to the call from our national co-ordinator, Peter Hothersall, for each region to create a dance to The Lord’s Prayer, using music by Carman. These will be combined to form a multi-regional presentation.
We interpreted the song in three ways. Sue White taught us signing for the refrain, then in two groups we worked together using flags and free dance, led by Jo Richards and Ingrid. We combined all these elements into one continuous movement which was videoed at the end of the day. It was an inspiring time with everyone contributing and learning together.
We shared lunch and prayed together and the morning and afternoon sessions both ended with a time of free dance worship. It was good to greet several new comers to the region as well as seeing regular attenders.
North West Region: The Road to Easter
On Saturday 18 March the North West region held a day entitled ‘The Road to Easter’. In the morning we focused on interpreting scripture in movement with a taught dance to Psalm 24 and then creating a dance together to the first six verses of Isaiah 53. Three groups took two verses each to work on and then we brought them together, with just the spoken voice and the results were very moving.
In the afternoon, Sue Sutherland led us in experiencing the events and emotions of Easter through the eyes of those who were there. We each adopted a character and Sue guided us through stages of identifying with that person and feeling some of what they must have felt. It was an engaging and emotional time, especially with opportunities to share along the way what we had experienced.