Dance in the Church today

Branches of the Orthodox Church have retained the Jewish circle dance in Christian festivals and at weddings since the earliest times, and there has been a revival of dance in both the Messianic congregations of the Jewish Christians and in some charismatic churches and others. Many churches today may not include dance as an act of worship as part of the service, but will put on special events to communicate their faith through dance. There is a rich variety of dance movements that can communicate the Christian message from traditional ballet to street dance. It is for each church to think through for itself following the guidelines of Scripture. Below is a bible verse for us to meditate upon when considering dance:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

(Philippians 4:8)