Praise the Lord for leading us during this time of transition into a new season and bringing us to two new locations for Freedom to Dance classes! God has made it clear He wants Freedom to Dance to hold classes in two locations on Tuesdays or Thursdays depending on location. See below for further details.
- Anyone who wishes to dance for the Lord. No previous dance experience necessary.
- Boys and girls!
- All church backgrounds welcome to join. This is a multi-church ministry.
- FREE ministry.
Freedom to Dance’s 2018-19 season will start on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 pm for the Joy Dancers (4 years old-5th grade) and 7:30 pm for the Glory Dancers (6th grade-adult) at Illumination Church (12156 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337)!! New and returning dancers are welcome!!
We are excited to follow the LORD’s lead into a “new thing” by holding classes in two alternating locations on two different weekdays! Basically we will meet on Thursdays the 1st and 3rd weeks of a month (and the 5th weeks in the months which have them, November and January) at Illumination Church (12156 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337.) And we have been invited to come on Tuesdays the 2nd and 4th weeks of a month by the Tree of Life Congregation, who on Tuesdays has use of the facility of Giving in Grace at Souls Harbor in St. Louis Park (9500 Minnetonka Blvd.) We are waiting on final confirmation from the host church for this location. Don’t worry if that sounds complicated — we have a full calendar https://freedomtodance.org/calendar/.
What is happening for the first classes in each location?:
Each class will start with a brief Q & A time regarding this season in lieu of a separate parent meeting. Then we will be preparing for our first event, a Veterans Day fundraiser breakfast at the Fountains of Hosanna! in Lakeville on Sunday, November 11. More details later.
Please print and fill out a copy of our 2018-19 F2D Registration Form to bring with you. Included here also is a link to our 2018-19 F2D Info Packet. We will have copies of these at class as well.
Thank you for your patience and prayers as we have sought the Lord’s direction and as Miss Jolene’s family moved!!
Thank you for your patience and prayers as we continue to pursue options for the classroom location that God has for Freedom To Dance! We still sense that classes will begin sometime in October. We want to keep in step with God’s timing and not rush ahead of Him.
Please continue to lift up prayer for a new place for Jolene Marek and family to live as well.
We invite everyone interested in taking classes this year to an informational and prayer gathering at Wentworth Library (199 East Wentworth Ave, West St. Paul, MN 55118 ) in their large meeting room on Tuesday, October 9 from 6:30-8 pm. It will have a soft start and will include time to dance plus reconnect or meet for the first time. We look forward to seeing everyone!
In this season of new beginnings, the LORD is transitioning Freedom to Dance to a new location for classes and possibly a new class day. We will remain South of the River and are sensing classes will begin in October. As final details are coming into place we appreciate your prayers for wisdom and discernment in order to choose God’s best!
Also, please cover in prayer Jolene Marek and her family as they seek the new home God has for them. Their current place is being sold and they need to move by the end of September. If you know of a possible place, please personal message her.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
All are welcome to come and join in on the fun tomorrow at the FAI Block Party at 2609 Stevens Ave. in Minneapolis from noon-6pm! Lunch is served from noon – 2 pm and hot dogs and snacks available afterwards. Many artists will be involved including Freedom to Dance, pottery maker, bands, Irish dancers, and more!! If you’re unable to come, we would appreciate your prayer support.
The 2017-2018 Freedom to Dance season DVD is now available for order!! Many thanks to those who video taped the dances Rich Marek could not and shared them with him. And a great big thank you to Rich for compiling and editing the dances from this past season!
A minimum donation of ten dollars is requested to cover the cost of the materials. The two DVDs are high quality and come in a colorful plastic protector. Each dance is listed separately on the menu. These are wonderful tools to help you remember dances, learn ones you’ve missed, be blessed by watching the team in action, or as a gift for someone.
To order: email email@example.com or go to their webpage sonriseproductions.com .
Thanks to everyone who has responded regarding availability to minister at the Fallout Arts Initiative Block Party on Saturday, July 28th! If you have not responded, please take this Freedom to Dance poll (click on the words to go to polling web page) by Wednesday, June 27, and let us know which 2 hour time blocks you are available that day. Either email or message us if you are not available. Thanks so much!
DAY/TIME: Saturday, July 28, Time TBD by F2D poll and Party organizer
LOCATION: 2609 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis, MN
2 HOUR TIME BLOCK BREAKDOWN: We will meet approximately an hour before we are to go on stage. We will be given a 30 minute time slot (20 minutes for dancing and 10 minutes for transitioning) on stage. The 2 hours include an additional 30 minutes for transition, photos, and any clean up that needs to happen after we dance.
TBD: Songs (Praying about “Bleed,” “Forgiveness,” “Light Shine Bright,” and “Gold” are being considered. If you do not know a song you can either do flags, sit out, or just join in on choruses.); What to wear; and Practice day, time, and place (hopefully the week of July 23)