Dancing & dance ministries are a vital part of the church & community. Members who participate in a dance ministry use their gift as a vehicle to reach people: to encourage, inspire, & uplift those seeking a life-changing walk with God.
This is exactly what 'In His Eyes Community Liturgical Dance Ministry' aims to do. Under the capable & enthusiastic teaching of Ms. Darby Pack, herself a professionally trained dancer, IHECLDM combines 30 different churches in a central location to receive training in Ballet, Modern, & African dance
so they can go back to their dance ministries "and improve the overall excellence of dance ministry in the church". (Note: Due to the number of pictures, all photos could not be uploaded. Please visit www.facebook.com/eviemhm & click on the photo tab to view all the pictures taken at rehearsal.)
Ms. Pack has been dancing since she was three years old and throughout her matriculating years, she has attended Carver Center for Arts and Technology; Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts; and has been mentored by Ms. Stephanie Powell, current director of Baltimore Dance Tech.
Currently, Ms. Pack is an adviser to the Coppin State University Dance Ensemble, where she is choreographing an African dance piece to be performed at the American College Dance Festival in March, 2010. Her work has also been presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, DC, not to mention various other stages up & down the East coast.
IHECDLM rehearses on Mondays at Wayland Baptist Church & on Thursdays at Israel Baptist Church. The classes are open to anyone who has a heart for God & a heart for dancing. Classes will run through June 2010. See below for more information on upcoming events.
Thanks to the gracious & friendly members of Wayland Baptist Church for giving it your all. Your heart & efforts truly shine through, & that makes all the difference, especially, 'In His Eyes'.
Zion Baptist Church Caroline & Lanvale Streets Black History Play, Friday, 26 Feb, 6:30p
St. John C.C. Church 1208 E. Lanvale Street, March 26, 2010, 7p
Israel Baptist Church, 1220 N. Chester Street, April 2, 2010, Good Friday Day-time Worship Service, Time TBD