CONFERENCE TASTER CLASSES
We have a selection of classes which are also open to our conference retreaters. They are our taster classes which provides all delegates the opportunity to try something new or different.
We request that all delegates choose their preferred class at the point of registration to ensure all classes are in the most suitable rooms.
Tambourine – Facilitator: Burton Timbrell Group
The class is designed to give those attending an insight into how a tambourine can be used and played to enhance praise and worship. Whilst a lot of people may be familiar with a tambourine simply being shaken, the group we were originally a part of were taught to play rhythms using our hands to hit the tambourine in various ways, creating shapes ( for example a diamond and triangle)and different beats and sounds ( using our thumbs on the skin instead of our hands). We added to what we were taught our own rhythms to create different combinations designed to add interest to our playing. We aim for this class to be fun and enjoyable and hopefully teach those attending a few basic rhythms which they can play to a short praise song. Please come prepared to have a go!
Indian Classical Dance – Facilitator: Shrimathi Susanna Harrington
"I praise you because I am fearfully & wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139
Shrimathi Susanna is one of the few westerners to have studied Bharatanatyam, a beautiful classical dance style from Southern India. She is unique in that she uses Bharatanatyam to express Christian rather than the traditional Hindu themes associated with art form. This exciting and fun workshop aims to reveal the beauty of Asian gestures through exquisite and precise hand movements and the key postures of Bharatanatyam. Taking inspiration from Psalm 24 v 7-10 "Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up you ancient doors, that the king of glory may come in." the workshop will inspire creativity through expressive gestures and foot rhythms. This workshop is suitable for anyone, no previous experience is required.
Creative Art of Mime – Facilitator: Rhema Mime
Mime is the art of storytelling through facial expressions, body movements and gestures. The creative art of Mime brings a story to life.
This workshop is a mixture of teaching, activities and choreography. The teaching session will be on the history of mime, mime in the bible, why the face paint and the importance of facial expressions. The theoretical background of mime will give participants a clearer understanding of the ministry of mime. Choreography will incorporate the different facial expressions and exaggerated gestures and movements, which will help deliver the gospel message in a manner that even the unchurched person can relate to and understand.
Introduction to Dance Therapy – Facilitator: Nakai Dziya
Do you know what ‘Dance Movement Psychotherapy is? Have you ever wondered if this is an area you could benefit from on a personal basis or do you feel the skills you have could be utilised in this area? Do you think this subject area is just for individuals or is it more group therapy (which is not for everyone)? This is an opportunity to have a greater understanding of this most mis-understood therapy with the Christian aspect integrated. This is just a taster, come with a open mind and find out more. Nakai will work with individuals at their point of need and assist in directing you where you can obtain more information. All are welcome
Praise and Paint – Facilitators: He-Art Tracey Letts and Rachel Williams
Ever wanted to try painting in a relaxed environment to worship music with guided instruction?
This workshop is designed for beginner level to improver painters to have a go at mixing acrylic colours, working those brush strokes and creating a beautiful painting. In celebration of the 10th Year anniversary of the NLDN at "The Dance of the Restored" Tracey Letts and Rachel May Williams are here to facilitate Your God given creativity to paint and praise, unlock that hidden creativity and express the artisan God has created you to be.