AbunDANCE Worship Company is the outreach and ministry of AbunDANCE Ballet & Worship Arts. Our mission is to train up our students in the technique of worship arts in order to clearly present biblical messages through the art forms of dance (ballet, lyrical, jazz, contemporary), theater, writing, voice, and music in various venues around the community, state, and country.
Members from left to right: Heather Bachman (Artistic Director),
RaeAnn King, Autumn Kennedy, and Sierra Bachman
Dance as worship is so powerful because it is a full body experience. It is surrendering everything (heart, mind, soul, body) to God to be used for His purpose and give Him glory.
The Company will learn a repertoire of dances (ballet, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, flags, ribbons, banners, etc) that can be applied personally and uniquely by each person to praise, pray, exalt, and express God's love and truth through movements inspired by Him. We will be adding dramatic presentations and spoken word to the program starting in 2017.
The Company will perform at least several times per year and probably once per month. Events include Praise Him in the Park sponsored by Christian Dance Alliance in the Fall, Let it Shine sponsored by Fueled and Aflame Dance Studio in the Winter, and our AbunDANCE performance in the Spring. We will also perform at local churches, nursing homes, SummerFest in Mount Orab, and other various venues. We may even participate in an optional Project Dance in Detroit with other Christian groups.
The Company will rehearse and perform year round except for May. Attendance requirements are more relaxed during summer to accommodate family vacations and other commitments.
The Company seeks committed members who have a genuine heart for worship. An audition is required, but may be waived for current students. An interview and commitment form is required for all members.
For an example of the type of worship dance and performance venue, please see the Video Gallery where Miss Heather performed a worship dance for AbunDANCE at a collaborative Christian dance concert.
Ages 10 - college
Audition and interview.
$75 annual membership fee per member.
Simple performance apparel.
Nominal fees may apply at various venues and events.
Dancers must take at least one ballet class per week with AbunDANCE.
Dancers are available for all rehearsals (end August - April, off for Thanksgiving and Christmas break, relaxed in summers) and all performances.
In general, the commitment requires biblical faith and behavior as well as an intent to attend all rehearsals (to learn the dances) and performances (to perform the dances) for a corresponding calendar year. As a ministry, AWC must be regarded as the highest priority for each dancer above other activities. Each dancer and both parents must sign the commitment form.
However, we understand that scheduling conflicts will occur periodically. In that case, please discuss the conflict with Miss Heather well in advance. Then, she will decide matters on a case-by-case basis. It is possible that the dancer may miss an upcoming performance (s) if she is not adequately prepared or may not be included in a dance if absences are expected. Private lessons are also available to make-up missed material. Several absences may result in dismissal from AWC. Miss Heather prefers to work with each dancer individually rather than set rules in stone in regard to attendance.
Above schedules subject to change depending on studio commitments.
Come and worship with us at upcoming performances!