Restored to Glory is a Christian dance company committed to restoring dance to glorify God. We believe that dance was created by God to be used as a tool to worship Him. It's original purpose was to bring glory and honor to the Creator, but it was corrupted and used perversely in the world. By teaching our students a solid Biblical foundation for the purpose of dance (Psalm 149:3 "Let them praise His name with dancing") and giving them sound training in dance technique, we believe that we are restoring dance to it's original purpose to glorify God in His church.
At RTG we minister in three different ways. First we minister to the Lord our love and devotion through praise and worship. Second, we minister to our students by training them in biblical truths and inspirational dance. Third, we minister to our audience by giving them a visual image of the Word of God. Psalm 22 tells us that God is enthroned on the praises of His people. God awaits the prayerful and praise-filled worship of His people as an entry point for His kingdom to come; that His will be done in all our circumstances, both dancer and audience. His is the power, ours is the privilege to welcome Him into our world and circumstances.
Our dance is an offering to the Lord, it is our gift to Him! This is a gift not any one of us can give alone, it is a gift given in unity from the body of Christ joining together to worship the one and only Triune God!
Our programs feature dance, drama, narration, scripture, modest artistic costumes, and creative use of fabrics, tambourines, lighting, flags, and other props. Our programs are also cohesive in that there is an overlying message woven throughout the presentation. They are not just a string of dances one after the other, but often follow a story line or a message to be impressed upon the hearts of our dancers and audience. In previous years, we have ministered the story of God's love, His deliverance, His adoption of us into His family, His love for all people and cultures, and His unending faithfulness to us in our time of weakness.
We incorporate several genres of dance into our programs. While ballet theory is our foundation, we also incorporate jazz, modern, and sometimes culturally specific genres such as Irish, Messianic and African praise! This gives our students a well rounded training in the dance arts and an appreciation for all styles.
More than half of our dancers come back year after year and have grown up here at RTG. We see ourselves as a family with those who stay and close friends with those who are passing through. It is a wonderful environment for students to make lifelong friends with other dancers who share like interests. The teachers truly have a heart for leading children and wish to see them have a great experience dancing and learning together!
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