Praise dance, a form of liturgical or spiritual dance, is a form of dance in which the focus is on worship. Praise dancers use their bodies to help express the word and spirit of God.
The Youth Praise Team (YPT) at Olivet came to life with the scripture from Psalms 149:3-4 "Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and Harp. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation." The YPT seeks to minister to others through the art of dance. Each member seeks to contribute music and different dance techniques to share God’s message and bring souls to Christ.
The YPT ministers through dance on 2nd and 4th Sundays, as well as for special events. The YPT is open to any young person who wants to praise God with the spirit of David. You do not need any special training—just an open mind and a heart willing to learn and grow!
We are praying to begin a Mime and Flag Team--if you are interested in participating in either of these efforts, or for more information about YPT and to get involved, contact Sister Kim Erby, Praise Team Director.