Dance DTS

The heart behind the Dance DTS is to create a place where dancers can come and learn more about God, their identity in Christ, and how they can use dance to bring glory to God and further His Kingdom. Dance has so much power in bringing freedom and it is greatly needed in the body of Christ.

The Dance DTS is also a place where dancers can come and explore more of God’s heart for dance and how it can be used in ministry and missions. For dancers, dance is the language of our hearts and so to be able to express and share through this art form allows us to communicate the essence of who we are and who God has created us to be.

We will spend the first three months intentionally pursuing a deeper relationship with God by learning and experiencing the truth of who He is. At the same time we will be exploring God’s heart for dance and discovering how we can use dance on the mission field. The final two months will be spent on outreach overseas. Students will get the opportunity to use dance as a tool to build relationships and share the love of Christ with those that do not know Him. As well as dancing on outreach, students will have the opportunity to come along side what God is already doing in the country and serving in many ways to support the local missionaries.

DTS is an amazing program where God really does transformation in the student’s lives. By adding dance as a focus, the hope is that God will direct this gift and passion into what He originally designed it to be. If you have wanted to use your passion for dance in a bigger way to impact more lives, please come and do a Dance DTS with us at YWAM Montana. What an amazing experience it will be to run after this together. We welcome you!

The Weekly Schedule Includes


-Teaching/Lecture to aid in the understanding and experience of God, His Character and His Ways.
-Small group processing
-One-on-one Mentoring
-Outreach Phase Preparation
-Serving on the Campus through work duties
-Technique classes
-Dance rehearsal
-Dance Focused lectures
-Dance in worship / intercession

*Information about specific focuses for Fall DTS 2018 will be revealed February 2018!

Find out more about the Dance Discipleship Training School

Upcoming Schools

  • Fall 2018

    • Start Date:09/17/18
    • End Date:02/08/19
    • Total Cost:USD 6,750
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Must be at least 18 years old, or have completed high school.

Dance DTS is geared toward dancers who have had previous training and want to learn more about how they can use their gifts in a ministry setting. Technical training is included in the program, however, it is not the emphasis.

When applying please include a video with the following elements

  • A basic ballet barre
  • A piece of choreography in the style of your choosing

Weekly Schedule

Lectures 12 Hours/Week

12 Hours/Week

Students will learn from a variety of speakers on topics foundational to discipleship and missions. The format of DTS focuses on one subject per week, giving students an overview of discipleship as well as opportunities to apply learned principles to their lives. You will have 2 hours of lecture every day and one 2 hour night lecture every week.

Worship & Intercession 6 Hours/Week

6 Hours/Week

At YWAM Montana, along with YWAM International, we value Worship and Intercession. During the course of lecture phase you will have at least 3 hours of intercessory prayer and 3 hours of corporate worship through a single lecture week.

Small groups/ One-on-ones 4 Hours/Week

4 Hours/Week

During lecture phase you will meet with a small group of the same gender, along with a DTS missionary member and discuss the week's topics. You will also be discussing what God has been doing in your life personally and learning more about who God is through open, healthy relationships with others.

Outreach Prep 3 Hours/Week

3 Hours/Week

Although you are in lecture phase, you will still be preparing for your outreach phase. Students and outreach leaders will prepare together as a team for outreach. Preparation includes activities such as learning about the culture and nation, practicing dramas and music, intercession for the nation, and preparing to carry out YWAM's three-fold ministry focus of training, evangelism and mercy ministry in the country or location where they are going. You will be meeting a minimum of 3 hours a week. Additional time may be needed if your team requires further prep for special scenarios.

Dance 5 Hours/Week

5 Hours/Week

There will be technique classes and rehearsal times for learning choreography for about 5 hours per week. There will also be opportunities to dance in other aspects of the DTS such as worship, intercession, and processing.

Thursday Night Meeting 2 Hours/Week

2 Hours/Week

Every Thursday evening we have a community meeting where all of YWAM Montana's missionary members and students gather with members from our town to worship God together, as well as hear a short message. It's a time to refocus as a community and continue to pursue after the common goal of making God known together.

Work Duties 8 Hours/Week

8 Hours/Week

At YWAM Montana we believe in a servant-hearted attitude and lifestyle. So as a part of the DTS curriculum, you will serve in different areas on our campus for 2 hours a day during the week. You will serve in areas like: Meal prep, Meal clean-up, housekeeping, facilities, maintenance, etc.

School Leaders

Kami Hallquist

Kami Hallquist has been working in the DTS department for the past two years. She has a heart for discipleship and longs to see people transformed by the power of the Gospel. Kami has been dancing for 13 years. She completed her School of Dance Studies in 2013 and has gone on tour with the Axios Dance Company. Kami is very excited to lead this dance focused DTS and to see God move in and through this art form.

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