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The Whirlwind Conference - Worship Dance Training & Encounter
Salem Vineyard Church
Salem, OR
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West Coast Dancers & Salem Vineyard Church are launching their first dance conference!

This conference is a training event designed to enable congregations, dance teams and individuals to use dance as a form of worship. We also desire to equip dancers to bring this worship art form back to their own places of private and corporate worship in a healthy and balanced way.

Our speakers represent a variety of artistic expressions from up and down the West Coast, and possess a variety of theological perspectives on the use of dance in worship. Topics include:
-the biblical and historical context of worship dance
-how to use dance in intercession and prayer ministry -utilizing choreographed & improvisational movement,
-flag dancing and other types of dance.

During the Saturday afternoon portion of the conference, we will send teams of participants into the city of Salem to do an outreach. This will give dancers a chance to apply what they have been learning about using dance as an art form and also as a ministry tool.

On Sunday morning, we will be joining the congregation at the Salem Vineyard during their worship service, providing a safe place for participants to practice incorporating dance in a congregational setting.

In addition to the Salem Vineyard Church, direction and support is also coming from East Vineyard in Silverton and Eugene Vineyard Church. While a number of Vineyard Association churches are assisting in the logistics of this event, this is a non-denominational event. Everyone who loves dance and is seeking to follow Jesus is welcome. The more, the merrier!

-Tina Conklin, a dancer for 22 years and experienced in the prophetic and dancing overseas
-Michele Holland, the worship pastor at East Valley Vineyard Church and national/international dancer and founder of several dance companies.
-Samuel & April Hatton, a husband-wife team who do dance ministry in San Francisco and founders of Open City Dance
-Shauntel Schrimer, a dance intern at Bethel (Redding, CA) who is trained in healing room dance ministry.
-Amy Gerlach, the founder of West Coast Dancers & dancer of 8 years across the nation.


4:00pm:       Registration Opens
6:00pm:       1st Session Begins
9:30pm:       Session Ends
10:30pm:      Lights Out for Attendees @ SVC


8:00am        Breakfast is served
8:00am        Soaking Room open - until 9am
8:45am        All bedding, belongings packed away
9:00am        2nd Session Begins
10:30am       Workshops
12:30pm       Lunch Break
2:30pm        Outreach Begins
4:30pm        Dinner Break
5:00pm        Soaking Room open - until 6pm
6:00pm        3rd Session Begins (live worship from SVC team)
10:30pm       Session Ends
11:15pm       Lights Out for Attendees @ SVC


8:00am        Breakfast is served
8:00am        Soaking Room open - until 10:20am
8:45am        All bedding, belongings packed away & in cars
9:00am        Extended worship service (called "The Furnace")
10:00am       SVC "Connect" Time
10:30am       Worship Service
12:30pm       Service concludes, Conference is Over

*Scheduled times may change, please refer back for updates*

**Payment will be through West Coast Dancers, though the group is owned by "Amy Gerlach," please do not be confused as to where payments are going.

**Please pay through the PayPal option
Friday Jan 10, 2014 6:00 PM - Sunday Jan 12, 2014 12:00 PM | Free - $30.00



Salem Vineyard Church (View)
4750 Salem-Dalles Hwy. NW
Salem, OR 97304
United States

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Arts > Dance
Other > Spiritual

Minimum Age: 13
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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