June 29, 2017

When is School of Dance?

School of Dance is scheduled to run every Fall Quarter at YWAM/UofN Kona.  Currently this is the only YWAM location running School of Dance.


Can I do School of Dance before my DTS?

No, DTS is a prerequisite for all Upper Level UofN Courses like School of Dance.


What’s the Degree Plan for a Degree Track that includes School of Dance? 

Contact: degrees@uofnkona.edu to setup the right plan for you!


Do I have to do a Degree Track to be part of School of Dance?

No, but it’s an great option!

Click here for more: Degree Track Information


What if I have never danced before?

If you have never danced before, this school would not be the school to best serve you.  This school is for dancers who want to continue their training especially in the area of performance styles (contemporary, hiphop, jazz, ballet, modern, etc.); as well as, a place to grow deeper in God’s call on their life.  For the dancer who desires to be released as a skilled dancer who shares the love of Jesus on and off stage around the world.  Ask yourself this question: Am I a dancer who wants to be launched into ministry while using dance (whether that is in the “mission field” or “marketplace”)  – OR – I am a dancer who wants to launch my own dance ministry?  If the answer is yes, then click APPLY!

As a University level course, students will be expected to hold to University standards in the area of dance.  This means students should come with experience – as any University expects from dance applicants.  Students should come with:  training in their style; as well as, basic but solid understanding of dance disciplines, etiquette, and dance terminology within their style (ie: pirouette, split-leap, six-step, etc). Onsite auditions or audition videos are standard for University level Dance Programs.  This will be covered during the application process.


During Lecture Phase, what kind of dance will I be doing?

Depending on that week’s Guest Instructor/Choreographer, each week will vary between a focus on Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, etc.  All dancers will participate in all dance styles throughout this course.  This is not an ALL BALLET course, or an ALL HIPHOP course; it is a variety of performance dance styles (contemporary, hiphop, jazz, ballet, modern, etc).  To develop well rounded dance experience.

However, each week regardless of the Guest Instructor’s classes and rehearsals – there will be 1 Ballet Technique Class, 1 Contemporary/Jazz Technique Class, and 1 HipHop Technique Class per week.


What will my School of Dance weekly schedule look like?

UofN Courses are minimum of a 50-55 hour learning week. Here is a rough breakdown of your hours each week:

– Lecture on Spiritual Topics as they relate to Dance: 9 hours
– Workshopping Dance Topics: 9 hours (Composition/Choreography, Dancer Anatomy, Nutrition, Conditioning, etc.)
– Dance Technique, Rehearsals, & Assignments: 20 hours
– YWAM Essentials: 15 hours


Who are the Guest Instructors going to be?

Keep up-to-date as we book each School of Dance’s Guest Instructors, by staying tuned on our facebook.


Where’s School of Dance outreach?

You will receive outreach location information as the Course gets closer, or even during lecture phase.  Much goes into outreach planning and we want to provide you with the best information possible – even if that means having to wait for it, instead of partial/incorrect information too early.


Can I skip Outreach, and what will outreach look like?

Outreach is a mandatory part of the School of Dance, because as you go through the Lecture/Training Phase you will be learning repertoire for the Outreach Phase.  You will be performing the rep on outreach.  The venue may be anything from a brilliant stage to a raw street corner.   Also, most outreaches allow for teaching opportunities as well!  Teaching dance workshops to kids, youth, or even adults.  As with all YWAM/UofN outreaches putting to practice things you’ve learned during Lecture Phase, and practicing hearing the voice of the Lord will be a key part to outreach!

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