A weekend dance retreat allows you to experience sacred dance and movement which can be used in liturgy or for one’s personal prayer life. During this time, you can participate in technique classes, choreography, movement exploration, repertory (learning dances and simple movement prayers). There is also an opportunity for you to share your special gifts with others, whether it is dance, poetry, art, music, etc.
Also, a Wholistic Retreat for Women is offered every summer. This is a wonderful time to come together as women of various faith to dance, pray, meditate, drum, laugh, talk and sing as we explore our creative selves.
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Theme: Unexpected Grace
One-day Dance and Prayer Workshop
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm
We all have God’s grace—but when it comes at unexpected moments, that’s when we realize it and cherish it. When things happen at these times and you find the grace to go on, then you know God’s grace is with you all the time. That’s what happened to the woman at the well who just went to get a jug of water. She did not expect to find grace and divine mercy when she met Jesus there. We will be doing some dances based on the woman at the well and on “Amazing Grace.“ You will not want to miss out. All “dancers” are invited, those who have danced primarily in their hearts and those with more experience. Bring your stories of amazing grace in your life and incorporate them into the dancing. “Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.” –Karl Barth
The Alleluia Dance Theater incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1978. Our mission is to inspire and encourage people in their spiritual journeys through movement. Leading the workshop are Stella Matsuda, Director, M.A.in Ed. CLU, B.S. in Dance, UCLA , Professor Emeritus, Moorpark College; and Marti Ryan, BA in Kinesiology (Dance), CSUN, MS in Guidance and Counseling, CLU, Certified Yoga instructor
Fee: $40 without lunch; $50 with lunch. Workshop date: Sat. January 26, 2019
Download and complete the Registration form and send with a non-refundable deposit of $10 OR full payment, before January 17, 2019. Check payable to HSRC (see address above).
Contact: Sr. Deborah Lorentz 818-784-4515, x3306 or
Register Directly: 818-815-4496