Dance For Life Couples Ministry

Church groups: FREE admission
Private groups: $150 per couple per series
What's It About?
  • Learn to dance for FREE!
  • Discover what God says about the design of marriage
  • Understand how to lead and follow Biblically
  • Improve your communication without a word
  • Diagnose and solve real issues through dance

Have you ever watched a pair of skilled ballroom dancers give a particularly impressive performance on TV? Did you ever wonder what exactly it was that made them look so good? Would you believe that the answer to that question has to do with the Bible's teaching on marriage?

Though it may surprise you, the Bible has a great deal to say about how two people who are learning to dance together can improve their partnership on the dance floor. Likewise, it has much to say about how married people can learn to live together in harmony with their spouses. And in both instances its message is the same.

Whether on the dance floor or in the home, couples will find the greatest harmony between one another when they interact with each other according to God's intended design for their lives. When men lead their wives the way Christ leads his church, when women follow their husbands the way the church follows Jesus, and when both parties are concerned about something higher than their own selfish ends, their partnership together will flourish.

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
Ephesians 5:22-24

This program is intended to illuminate for married couples the many parallels between what they are learning on the dance floor and what they are likely experiencing in their homes, so that as they learn to dance and begin to experience issues, they can begin to recognize the same issues and the same underlying causes in their marriages. And as they begin to address those issues in their dancing, they can in like manner begin to address them in the home. Likewise, they can learn to apply those things they do well in their marriages to greatly hasten their understanding and enjoyment of dance.

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.
Ephesians 5:25-28a

It's one thing to hear Biblical instruction on marriage from the pulpit, but to have it modeled visually and tactually in the microcosm of ballroom dance involves these additional senses in the learning process and stands to connect principle with reality in a way that preaching alone may struggle to do. It is our hope at IGR that God will use what we do to strengthen the marriages of those who know Him and to help the marriages of those who do not, so that all will have a clearer understanding of the beauty of God's design for marriage.

Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Ephesians 5:18b-21

To facilitate these things in our community, we are offering this series for FREE to local church groups. These groups must have a minimum of 8 couples and must be officially recognized by their church to participate. Each series will last for 6 weeks of 1½-hour-long sessions, but can be abbreviated to 4 weeks depending on the needs and availability of a particular group. Private groups with a minimum of 4 couples may also participate in the program at a cost of $150 per couple for the full program. Non-Christian guests of those groups may attend at no cost. All couples participating in private groups will also receive a dance card good for 6 individual admissions to our weekly parties, where they may continue to learn and practice together.

If you would like to find out more about this program or would like to schedule a series for your group, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions and begin to make arrangements. We appreciate your interest. God bless!