CDFB National Weekend 2017
CDFB National Weekend 2017 brochure
Dancing in Spirit and Truth – John 4.24
Our Speaker for the weekend is Liz Babbs - internationally renowned speaker,
author and performer. As well as speaking, Liz will share excerpts from
her concert presentation 'Ruach' which highlights the person and work
of the Holy Spirit in Scripture. Delegates will have the opportunity to
be involved in this presentation.
Dates: 13th -- 15th October 2017
Venue: Brunel Manor Torquay
Workshops and Leaders
Flags for “Ruach”
Candy is a past National Coordinator of CDFB. She will be teaching delegates who would like to
take part in the Saturday evening presentation of “Ruach” - using simple moves with flags, and having the
opportunity to receive more of the Holy Spirit.
Creative Dance using Contemporary Dance & Physical Contact
Biography: Anna has been a member of the Christian Dance Fellowship of Britain for over 15 years.
She originally trained at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London before going
on to dance professionally with The Vienna Festival Ballet. After a considerable break, and thinking
she would never dance again, she received a prophetic word from God calling her to dance again but
this time for Him. With encouragement from key members of the CDFB, Anna started dancing again and
using her dance both in worship and in christian theatre. She currently leads dance and creative
workshops in the UK for the CDFB and last year led workshops in Romania and at ICDF conferences in
Ghana and the Netherlands. She has recently set up dance and exercise classes in her church ministry
area to provide classes for those who cannot afford to pay for secular classes and is also working with
3rd Stage Dance Company, managing their program of ballet and creative dance for the older dancer.
Workshop Description: Creative choreography using contemporary dance and physical contact.
This workshop is aimed at those with some dance experience who are looking for a bit of a challenge!
Using contemporary dance technique as a starting point, the workshop will provide an opportunity for
participants to explore the themes of the conference through both personal and interpersonal movement.
Exercise, meditation and worship through Scriptures. Mary is the founder of the International Christian
Dance Fellowship, and we are delighted she is with us to teach.
CaraMayan (CM) is a way of using dance movement to scripture for exercise, meditation and worship.
In the workshop we will be learning a meditation suited to a theme of the conference.
CM is suitable to use with non-dancers as well as dancers and there is an on-line certification course
and DVD/CDs available.
Movement and Prayer
Justin is passionate about encouraging others to use movement and dance as a physical expression of worship.
He has been active in worship dance for many years, and will be a familiar face to many within CDFB.
Justin will lead a workshop exploring the use of movement and dance in prayer. If space permits, props such as
staffs might be used in this workshop, and Weather permitting, there is the option of using the Great Outdoors!
Expressions of a Pure Heart
Helianthe is National Coordinator of the Dutch CDF, and will use modern dance technique, special music and
spontaneous movements - both singly and in a group - to express love for God and others.
In this workshop:
- I will start by giving a brief interpretation of the heart from scriptures. The heart is our inner being and that
is why God wants our heart. He does not only wants our heart, but He wants our heart to be pure for Him.
Because when our heart is pure for Him than His heart becomes one with our heart and that is pure expressions.
We will be one with Him, so He can dance through us and touch other hearts.
- Than the delegates (dancers) will learn some moves to express their heartbeat on music.
- They will get the chance to release their heart feelings through spontaneous moves, by dancing on special music,
they use the same movements or their own.
- They will do group choreography on special music in which they will form a big moving heart.
- In couples they will learn how to express the feeling of their deeper love for God to minister to the other.
I will use modern dance Technique and spontaneous moves in this workshop to show that you can express your heart in a
spontaneous and beautiful way through your body.
Peter is the current National Coordinator of CDFB and will be using ballroom based movements to
create shapes with groups of dancers.
My name is Doreen Basar, I have recently taken over as coordinator for CDFB Mid-South and have been a member of
CDFB for nearly 15 years.
If you have not used twirling banners before and are eager to learn something new, then this workshop
would be suitable for you. We will be learning to use movements with twirling banners to create a choreographed
piece to finish.
Messianic Worship Dances
Debby is Deputy Regional Coordinator for Bristol & West Region of CDFB. She will be using traditional steps
from Jewish cultural dances in this workshop. A basic knowledge of these steps would be helpful.
Keep Fit & Chairobics “Garment of Praise”
This session is suitable for all and will include an active but gentle chair -based warm up,
working through the whole body . We will use scarves to represent the flow of God's spirit in our
lives and finish the session with gentle stretching.
Janet Blake is a registered teacher with the Keep Fit Association and has been a member of the CDFB for 10 years.
Pray for the Day
We are also thrilled to be able have Jan with us, who is Joint Coordinator of the International
Christian Dance Fellowship. She will host our early morning prayer times.
cost and bookings
All prices are per person and include workshops, accommodation, and full board (including tea and coffee),
from 4 p.m. Friday until after lunch Sunday, and are based on 2 people sharing a twin en-suite room
||Early Bird - payment in full by 31st August 2017 - CDFB members
||Payment after 31st August 2017 - CDFB members
||Additional payment for weekend membership for non-members
||Supplement for single occupancy of a twin room
||Discount for a limited number of single rooms without en-suite
Please book by contacting Brunel Manor on 01803 329333.
Stage payments can be agreed by arrangement with Brunel Manor.
For those unable to meet the whole cost, help may be available - email email@example.com