Summer of Dance

Summer of Dance (SOD) is an outreach training program that uses dance as a tool to share the gospel. The YWAM Montana Lakeside Summer of Dance trains dancers physically as well as spiritually and then releases them to use their gifts in a foreign nation on outreach. The first few weeks of the program will be spent here in Lakeside, Montana where you will train, attend lectures, and hone your skills through dance technique classes and rehearsals. Summer of Dance will prepare you to go out and share who God is by using both words and dance. Topics during the lecture phase include ‘Foundations of the Christian Faith’, ‘The Character and Nature of God’, ‘Worship and Intercession’, ‘Relationships’, ‘Evangelism’, ‘Creativity’ and more.

The lecture phase is followed by an overseas outreach where you will get to use your gifts on the mission field.  The outreach time will take the students cross-culturally, enabling them to utilize their gifts and skills in sharing the Gospel. Each outreach concludes with a debriefing time designed to help students process through their entire experience.

The Summer of Dance’s goal is to see young people discipled and sent out to evangelize in the nations of the world. Dance can be used to bring together people from every background and nationality. The Summer of Dance seeks to use the art of dance as a door into the lives of people who may have never heard the good news of Jesus. In the SOD you will be equipped to evangelize and disciple the nations while using the talent and passion that God has given you for dancing. By learning how to share biblical principles through dance and improving your technical skills, you will find that you are able to meet people right where they are.  Dance can provide an open door to the hearts of people who might otherwise be closed off to hearing the Good news of Christ.

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The most exciting part of outreach is seeing God open unexpected doors for us to share our faith through movement and words. We often participate in dance performances, teach dance workshops, and serve in practical ways on outreach. Our ministry venues may include streets, dance studios, marketplaces, schools, universities, churches, and homeless shelters.

School Leaders

Kyla Praetzel

Kyla is originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She did her DTS here in Montana in the fall of 2012 and has been working with the dance department since March 2014. Kyla has been dancing since age 5 and now has a heart to see dance and all art forms to be freely expressed both in and outside of the church.

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YWAM Montana | Lakeside
501 Blacktail Rd.
Lakeside MT, 59922
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