This is neither a dance contest nor an opportunity to perform. THRIVE dance is fun brain training!
Singing, worship and praise all have a powerful impact on our well-being and is often used in Scripture as an expression to glorify God! Dr. Amen points out that singing can have a healing effect on the temporal lobes of our brain (regions responsible for music, memory, learning and processing rhythms) and probably our limbic system as well. In his book Making a Good Brain Great, Amen states that music and dancing enhance the right hemisphere and music specifically integrates the whole brain.* The right hemisphere is the home of our brain’s control center that sits atop the brain’s command hierarchy. This center runs the show and has the last word when we feel distressed, so it is a good idea to train and strengthen this area! Why not have fun while you exercise your body and train your brain?
Mary Kendall, Co-Founder of The School of Worship in Jerusalem enjoys Steps to Joy. She says, "As a leader and teacher of Davidic Dance, I have found this DVD a valuable tool in our school. It is for everyone of any age. I love how Jen teaches - clearly and slowly. This DVD has excellent warm-ups and even alternative steps for dancers with knee problems. A must-have for every dance group. Even advanced groups will benefit by it as a way to teach the newcomers."
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orstretching exercises before you attend THRIVE. For a thorough teaching on the Biblical significance of dancing, we encourage you to listen to the Munchies Vol. 7 teaching where Dr. Jim Wilder discusses Worship and Dance.
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