Monday, May 30, 2011


On Sunday, May 15th, at about 11:45 am, we set out for a public performance at a school in Lowville . The Rollinsons and Jason accompanied us so we all piled into the twelve passenger van, reminiscent of Peru where we also took a few trips with lots of people in one van. Jason came to be our sound and lighting technician. It was just under two hours away so we prepared for a mini road trip.

We were early arriving so the doors were still locked. We decided to go look for somewhere to use the restroom. We stopped at a gas station and thought it would be funny if we all got out and found that there wasn’t a bathroom to use. That’s just what happened. So we all piled back in the van and headed for the nearest McDonalds. After that we headed back to the school and started setting up.

Sarah had fun playing with one of the pastor’s little sons after setting up the costumes and props. At one point the pastor went looking for his son so we told him to look for Sarah. They had fun drawing on the chalk board together.

Aside from a few sound difficulties, the performance went pretty well. At one point, when the sound wasn’t working well, Ashley asked one of us to quiz the kids on what pointe shoes are made of. Sarah stepped up and did a really good job. We were able to use the backdrop which was exciting. Mr. Rollinson was able to share a little with the audience at which time some raised their hands to accept Christ!

They were so nice and had dinner for us! It was the perfect dinner for after a performance too: sandwiches, fruit, veggies, and brownies. The pastor and his family ate with us and Jason had fun playing with the boys.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Faith Heritage

Last week we were privileged to perform The Crown at Faith Heritage, a local Christian elementary, middle, and high school. We actually were supposed to perform for the elementary school students back in in April, but that got postponed by the weather. It was a slightly early morning for us, but with some coffee (well, for some of us anyway!) we were fine. Set up went pretty smoothly, we did get some help from some of the high school students. The performance itself went pretty smoothly over all, despite having a slightly small space....everything was fine up until our finale, "Hail to the King." Then the music started having issues. You could hear the music fine, but the words were kind of quiet and hard to understand. We weren't quite sure what to do, but decided to 1) pray and 2) sing. Loudly. And so we sang the whole song. I must admit, we did sing a little more quietly while we were dancing though! :-) Later, Ashley remarked that it was probably a good experience for the kids to see some raw was definitely raw! Well, in our weakness, He is strong... His name be praised! I like that school, everyone was very kind and welcoming, I hope we get to go back there again!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Healing Rooms/Transformation Syracuse

On Friday evening, April 19th, we danced for an event sponsored by “Transformation Syracuse.” We were asked to use the song “I Can Hear Your Voice” (which we've often used at dance class but had never performed to before), so Amy choreographed a beautiful piece specifically for that night. Before performing, we were able to join in worship with them and afterward stayed and listened to the speaker. They were very thankful that we came. A week later, while we were gathered at the courthouse steps for the National Day of Prayer, a lady who had seen us dance approached us. She thanked us and told us how much it touched her and many others at the event. I am glad that we were able to be a part of it as we worshiped the Lord through dancing. Let the name of the Lord be praised!