Dance

Dance is an ancient art form that expresses emotions, communicates stories, identifies cultures, and is a form of worship. In Zimbabwe there is a saying, “If you can talk, you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” I believe dance lives in the deep roots of our hearts, our heritage and our desire to bring a new dimension to the spiritual part of our beings. By far, my favorite dance form is done for and with the Lord, Jesus Christ, and in community with others. I have been blessed to enjoy over twenty years of sacred/liturgical dance as a teacher, participant and spectator to express love, prayer and worship in movement.

When we are free, the dance is for, about, and with Him.

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Be Thou my Vision, Oh Lord of My Heart. Regis Blessing of the New Year Celebration 2005
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Faith Lutheran Church Steps of Faith Dance Team 2007
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Fall on your knees. Faith Lutheran Church, Christmas 2010
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“Oh Holy Night” Faith Lutheran Church Christmas 2010

Some dances lend themselves to a soloist. But my favorite dancing is done with my dancing mates.

The Sound of Silence. The price of silencing even one voice is a sword through the soul of the collective.
Picture by John J. Kyler Photography
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Next to Sacred Dance, Irish Step Dance is me heart. Spent years on those toes. Love this art form. Photo by Sandee Flanagan
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Once Upon a December Destination Dance troupe 2013     Photo by Sandee Flanagan
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Ladies clogging team Destination Dance bringing it home with a big Yee Haw. “Amos Moses.” Photo by Sandee Flanagan
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Dancing at Disneyland to “Let’s Get Loud,” by Jennifer Lopez. High steppin’ tap dance.
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Team photo. Disneyland California summer 2001
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Ladies Clogging Team U. S. National Platinum Medal Winners. Sheer Talent Competition 2013 Las Vegas
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Christmastime on the 16th Street Mall, Denver Colorado 2014
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Lady cloggers kicking up our heels in Golden, Co 2014
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A wee Christmas jig for the Candlelight Walk in Downtown Golden December 2009 Regis Ceili Dancers kicking it
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Santa is the best boss ever. The late Warren Howard. Loved him. Miss him.

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