Who We Are
Pazaz Christian Dance Academy was established in 2003 and currently has an enrollment of over 150 students. The Academy fosters technical and spiritual dance training and strives to uphold excellence in the arts.
Classes are offered in ballet, tap, hip hop and tumbling for ages three through adult. Jazz is offered to students ages five and older. Modern and Swing Dance is offered in special workshops for ages ten and older throughout the year.
Each class begins with prayer and is conducted by a trained and loving staff member who is dedicated to training up exceptional dancers and strong spiritual leaders in the dance world.
All students participate in at least two dances in our annual June performance. We view our performances as a platform to present a visual and artistic witness to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pazaz Christian Dance Academy's Mission is to serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ, through dance. We will strive for a level of excellence that will bring glory to our Lord. Emphasis will be placed on the pure heart of the worshiper as we minister the gospel and share our love for Jesus.
Pazaz is in the process of training up strong Christian leaders in the dance world.
Our goal is to continue the refinement of technique and to execute all dances with modesty and sophistication. To be in the world testifying through dance, but not of the world which uses God's gif t to tear down His people.
We will let the beauty be that of our inner self (I Peter 3:4) and serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13) as we learn together what is good, (Job 34:4)that the Lord gives us wisdom (Proverbs 2:6) in using every good and perfect gift that is from above (James 1:17).
Student Statement of Purpose
We are believers in Jesus Christ.
He lives in us, and we are His holy temple.
(I Cor. 3:16)
Therefore, we will not use our bodies for ungodliness,
but as instruments of righteousness used to glorify God.
We will offer them up to God as living sacrifices, pure and acceptable to Him.
We are worshipers of the one, true, living God;
We will serve no other gods.
We dance because of God, unto God, and through God
as an act of obedience and worship according to His Holy Word.
We dance so that, through us,
God may manifest His glory and power to set people free.
Written by and used with permission from the founder of The River Dance Company