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Women of the Third Millennium
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to dance with Jesus Christ
in the Music of the Holy Spirit
Then God said: Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness...God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile & multiply, fill the earth & subdue it.”
The Human body and it alone has the ability to make the invisible visible, the spiritual and the divine.
Pope John Paul II, The Theology of the Body 19.4
"I should like balls infinitely better" said Carolyn Bingley" if they were carried on in a different manner…It
would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing were the order of the day."
..."much more rational, I dare say" replied her brother, "but it would not be near so much like a ball."
"And this parallel between the Church and the Ball is not so fanciful as some would think. The Church ought to be more like a Ball than it is like a factory or a political party. Or to speak more strictly, they [politics and factories] are at the circumference and the Church at the Centre and the Ball comes in between. The factory and the political party are artificial creations…in them we are not dealing with human beings in their concrete entirety…such artifices are necessary: but because they are artifices we are free to shuffle, scrap and experiment as we please. But the Ball exists to stylize something which is natural and which concerns human beings in their entirety; namely, courtship. We cannot tamper or shuffle so much. With the Church we are farther in: for there we are dealing with male and female not merely as facts of nature but as the live and awful shadows of realities utterly beyond our control and largely beyond our direct knowledge."
C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock
What People are saying about Theology of Dance
"I admit I was Skeptical at first, and I dance, but you had me convinced after 5 minutes. I was blown away."
Colleen, Catholicfest 2013
"A fabulous night! ... I learned more at his class than I did at any other of the reputable dance classes I've
been to over the past few years. He is a skilled professional!"
Ben H., Dinner & Dance Lesson
"Everything Theology on Tap should be!"
Doug, TOT Archdiocese of Chicago 2013