Thursday, December 29, 2011

Photo album of "The Coming King"

An album of pictures from "The Coming King" has been created. Click here to see the pictures that tell the story of the presentation.

The Coming King

"Unchanging" Presentation Poll

For parents of students in The King's Praise Ballet:

Last year I heard from some parents that they would enjoy having two presentations for the spring presentation, like we do for the Christmas presentation. After all, you buy costumes and the girls work hard learning their dances, so we get to use all of that more if we present twice instead of once.

However, I also know that the spring is a busy time, with many recitals and trips, and I don't want to overload your calendar.

Please vote in the poll below.

Right now I'm planning two presentations of "Unchanging" (the spring recital celebrating the attributes of God) but if the majority shows you would prefer one, then I can go with that.

Feel free to clarify your vote or add any comments you have in the comments section of this post.

Thanks for your vote!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Stuck with Sheep

"Were stuck here with a thousand sheep!"

Picture credit: Robyn Clement

Flying shepherd

These shepherds were fun to work with. They came up with more daring stunts than I would have dreamed of, and Ben survived without ever breaking a bone! :)

Picture credit: Robyn Clement

"You're Here"

"You're here!"

Picture credit: Robyn Clement

Heart Sisters

It was fun seeing these girls be "big sisters" to little 4 year olds, when a mere 4 years ago THEY were the little ones!

Picture credit: Robyn Clement

Slidshow of "The Coming King"

Below is the slideshow I made to play at the beginning of "The Coming King" presentations. I had a few great photographers! Enjoy seeing a glimpse of the ballet through pictures.

Friday, December 16, 2011

"To worship Him"

"We have come to worship Him"

Photo credit: Dieter Spears

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"What can I give Him?"

"What can I give Him?"

"I'll give Him my heart!"

Dad & Daughter Duet

"He would tell them of His kingdom..."

"When love was born"

"Close my eyes and see the night when love was born..."

A cradle...

"A mother tonight is rocking a cradle in Bethlehem..."

Sheep and Shepherds

The girls make the cutest sheep!

These guys make some crazy shepherds!

Come Friday at 7 PM or Saturday at 4 PM to see them for yourself!

Cast of "The Coming King"

The cast of "The Coming King" - after teaching them in small group classes all year, it's fun, and a bit overwhelming, to see them all together. God has truly blessed The King's Praise Ballet!

Dress rehearsal went well this afternoon. It's always a little crazy getting everyone together for the first time, but I had a great crew and lots of helpers!

Friday, December 9, 2011

"The Coming King" at Charlton Place

7 of my 10 classes danced at Charlton Place (nursing home) on Thursday, December 8th. It was a joy to see the girls sharing the gift of dance for the glory of God! The residents and workers really seemed to enjoy it as well.

Enjoy the pictures - a sneak peak of what you'll see if you come to "The Coming King" next weekend!

A dance taken from the prophecies of Isaiah, Micah, and Jeremiah

"Perfect child gently wakes..."

"When love was born."

"Carol of the Bells" - swirls of gold and white!

There's always a lot of action in this song!

"And peace on earth good will to men!"

"I don't know what to say when I look in Your eyes..."

"Behold a manger is His throne"

"Born is the King of Israel!"

"A mother tonight is rocking a cradle in Bethlehem..."

"God with us..."

"Emmanuel abides with us!"

"What can I give Him..."

"All of my heart!"

"What can we offer that's fit for a King?"

"But the sadness would be broken as the song of life arose"

In lieu of the finale (which we need all the dancers and a LOT of space for!) we sang "Joy to the World" and invited the audience to sing along.

One presentation down, three to go - first on Monday at another nursing home, then presentations at Hunter Hills Church next Friday & Saturday (16th & 17th).

Please pray that dancers will stay well (there's sickness going around!) and that all the final details will come together for God's glory!