Conference Information

 

To register, download the ‘Registration’ form complete and return the completed form via e-mail to dawn.nldnuk@gmail.com or by postal service to address on form.

Online payments can be made on the Store Page, cheques are also accepted and are to be made to ‘The National Liturgical Dance Network UK’ and sent together with the completed registration form.

 
 

REGISTRATION

Registration will commence at 4.00pm on Thursday 8th August where you will be provided with details of your room allocation and conference schedule. Those participating in the workshops and seminars will receive their conference pack including the t-shirt. Those who are not participating in the workshops but are retreaters or stall holders will not be provided with a conference pack but are welcome to have a T-shirt if they wish.

Evening meal will be served at 6.00pm in the dining room. If you are unable to arrive before 6.00pm, please let us know as soon as possible.

Conference opening night praise and worship will commence at 7.15pm (Doors open at 7.00pm) in The Gilmour Hall. Registration will therefore close until after the service.

All food and refreshments will be provided by the centre throughout the conference period. There are tea making facilities available in the kitchenette area of all the lodges. Vending machines are available in the reception area, but feel free to bring your own personal favourite drinks and snacks. Also, please bring your own, labelled water bottles to be used during workshops.

All beddings including duvet, pillows and sheets for single beds are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you wish. This is not a hotel so you will be required to bring your own towels and toiletries and make your own bed each morning. The rooms can accommodate up to 6 people with bunk beds. However, we will try to allocate between 2 to 4 people in each room.


dress | attire

During workshop sessions please wear loose fitting clothes such as non-revealing long shirts and tracksuit bottoms. Revealing leggings, leotards, tights, tank tops, halters, or hip hugging shorts are not appropriate forms of dress during this conference. Please wear appropriate footwear for comfort and flexibility, according to your daily schedule. Outdoor footwear will be required for ministering on Saturday.

Jewellery should also be kept to a bare minimum wedding/engagement rings, studs and watches. Please remove all necklaces, bracelets and large earrings. These can become tangled up within an arm of a fellow delegate, specifically in a movement class and cause injury to the one wearing the jewellery.

If you have worship garments, feel free to wear them during evening services on Thursday, Friday and Sunday Morning. The colour codes for garments are as follows;

Thursday Evening – Green or personal choice of bold colours with green included. Green represents restoration.

Friday international Evening – Colours to reflect country of birth or where you currently live or have adopted as the nation/nations you are currently praying for.

Saturday Evening Showcase – Conference T-shirt provided and black tracksuit/jogging bottoms or loose leggings. Outdoor footwear

Sunday Morning – White and or gold and or silver.


marketplace

We will have many vendors in the reception area of the conference centre displaying several items which include worship garments, books, flags, paintings and cards. To avoid disappointment, ensure you have extra funds to purchase items.


MEDICAL & liability form

The National Liturgical Dance Network and its members cannot be held liable for any injury or other mishaps during the conference. If you have a medical condition that may affect your ability to take part in the workshops, please seek medical advice beforehand and make your facilitator aware. We therefore request you complete our disclaimer form which is included in your medical form and return to the registration team immediately.

All participants age 17 and younger must have the written parental consent to participate in this conference.


photographs & recordings

The National Liturgical Dance Network have identified their own official photographers who will be working throughout the conference. We would like to use some of the images in printed publications that we produce as well as on our website as we spread the word of this important and exciting ministry.

Before using any of these materials, we are seeking your permission as we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. For those ages 17 and under, we will require your parents’ permission. If you have not done so, please submit your photography consent form urgently.


social media

For safeguarding reasons, please refrain from uploading videos and pictures on Facebook, YouTube and any other social media without the appropriate agreement from NLDNUK management team. We do not permit live streaming of the worship services and or workshops due to the large number of children and young people who will also be participating.


All delegates are advised to make their own way to the conference centre. Those who are driving, if you have any spare seats in your car, and can take a passenger, please let us know.


Last Day

On Sunday 11th August, we are required to vacate our rooms after breakfast so the centre staff can begin to prepare rooms for the next group. Please remove all bedding before vacating the room. We will have a couple of rooms available to freshen-up as and when required.

Our morning worship will commence at 10.30am in Gilmour Room and our lunch will be at 1.00pm.

We will have the opportunity to say our goodbyes and take photos before we vacate the premises by 3.00pm the latest.


Workshop Groups

JOSHUA GENERATION:
CHILDREN | TEENAGERS

This group will have a wide range of abilities. Most would have experienced being part of a dance ministry, whilst for others this would be a new experience for them. Where necessary, leaders may have to split the group according to abilities.


GENESIS:
WOMEN | ADULTS

This group is largely for women who have some dance experience, possibly as part of a ministry group or in personal worship. Dance leaders in particular would benefit from learning new choreography which can be taught to the group they manage. All would benefit from learning different styles of dance which can also be used in public worship. Participants need to be of a good level of fitness.


MIRIAM WORSHIP DANCERS

For women of all ages, who prefer movement/dance at a slower pace. Some may have very limited experience in dance or just starting to dance in public. The workshops will encourage participants to identify their own limitation in movement and utilise their abilities to worship in dance.


WARRIORS FOR CHRIST & YOUNG WARRIORS: BOYS TO MEN

For boys and men of all ages, fitness and abilities. An opportunity to get together to discuss and explore their role within the ministry in dance. They will have the opportunity to challenge myths around boys/men and dance, identify their own skills and be taught choreography which can be used for either personal or public worship.