Fri 23 Apr 2010
I danced for 10 years growing up. Now I wasn’t very good but I still enjoyed it. When I came to college, I thought that my dancing days would have to be left behind me and I would have to move on. Until, I found that Messiah had it’s own dance program. Acclamation is a student run organization that provides students with an opportunity to dance. Whether you have danced your whole life or you just want to get your feet wet, Acclamation has a class for you. They offer ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and African. All of the classes except African have three levels, from level one (beginner) to level three (experienced). The best part is that is only costs about $5 a semester to be in it (no matter how many classes you take). If you don’t know much about lesson prices, that is a really good deal! The classes are taught by student who have a lot of experience in the class dance type. Each class meets once a week and then at the end of the year, as well as at Christmas time, there is a recital where all of the classes perform. This is a weekend of dress rehearsals, make-up, costumes, and shoes. This year I am taking Tap 1. I did ballet my first year and loved it but I wanted to try something new. The recital is this weekend and the excitement is building. It will be a good performance. However, on top of all of it, the recital will also be a way for all of us to worship. Acclamation is not only an avenue for us to use our skills, it is a way for us to worship God with our bodies. That is the true reason that we have the time to dance…we are dancing for Him.