The North West Region runs regular workshops throughout the year, as well as supporting the annual CDFB National Conference.
We aim to keep all members updated on events in the region and encourage you in your dance for the Kingdom.
The North West Regional committee members come from all over the region (including the Isle of Man), so our AGM and committee
meetings are all held on Zoom. If you are interested in being involved with the region in this way, then please contact us,
as there are always ways to support and enable the work we do.
We would love to hear more from the members in the region: if you have any testimonies of how you are using dance and movement
in your area, any specific requests for prayer or suggestions of where we can host our next workshop, then we would love to hear from you.
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at a workshop soon,
Janet Booth (Regional Coordinator), Tim Boaden (Regional prayer coordinator),
Elaine Laidler, Kristina Reeves (Isle of Man Area Representative),
Jo Richards (Regional members coordinator).
Images from the ‘His Banner over Me’ workshop led by the committee in Elton, September 2022.
Here are two interpretations of the UK Blessing Dance danced by two different groups from the Midlands-West Region.
The first is danced in front of Radford Semele Baptist Church, Leamington Spa by dancers: Nicky Enticknap, Ann Banning and Sally Bullock.
Since Covid 19 lockdown was still in place at the time, the dancers used ribbons to not only maintain the 2m social distance between each other,
but also as part of their choreographed worship.
The second is danced by Roots (some of whom have been dancing together since 2004) : Jan Jones, Jenny Knapp, Johanna Whitehouse, Lyn Alderson,
Kaye Strauss and Maxine Knowles. In a beautiful outdoor setting, the Holy Spirit gently unified the dancers' movements as the song unfolded.
The soundtrack in both videos is sung by a collaboration of singers led by Tim Hughes, called the UK Blessing Song.
Regional Co-ordinator – Nicky Enticknap
Our region is looking forward to a new season of dancing in 2020 once the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
We have a new Regional Co-ordinator – Nicky Enticknap – who lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and we have Area Representatives
in different parts of our region who are local contacts in their area.
Nicky hopes to encourage dancers in all corners of our region which extends from North and mid Wales to the West, Staffordshire
to the North, Birmingham, Warwickshire (including Coventry) in the Southeast and across to Worcestershire. Please refer to the
interactive map above. There are usually small groups that meet regularly to dance in some localities, as well as our organised
regional dance days which are held in the Spring and Autumn. The venues for these vary in the region so as to try to be accessible
to as many people as possible.
Nicky has a heart for dancing for our Lord and loves to dance with other Christian dancers around the country. She continues to be
part of Marilyn Baker and Tracy Williamson’s team joining them on their residential weeks where she offers a variety of worship & movement
workshops to the guests. Movement and dance are ways of worshipping which are often described as “freeing” and “expressive” so why not
give it a try alone or with others!
Please contact Nicky in the first instance for more information about our region, and she will be able to link you up with local dancers
in your area, if you are interested. email@example.com
Here in Midlands East, our desire is to come together in fellowship and worship, to glorify God's Name through the love of dance.
We usually offer Regional dance days two or three times a year (Spring/Summer/Autumn), which are often hosted in the Derby/Nottingham/Leicester area
(being easily accessible from the M1 corridor), but we would love to hold them further afield, if you're interested in hosting. Sometimes they're based
on a dance style, like flags or Messianic; others are based around a theme, with recent ones including: Welcoming Advent, We Are Warriors and Pray
Requests and ideas for future workshop days and/or half days are always welcome. Please contact Donna Stables (Deputy Coordinator) at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you live in our area, and/or
would like more information about what we offer and how you can join in.
We aim to hold two workshops each year using various dance styles in praise, worship and prayer.
We plan to use different venues around this lovely, but large, region to be accessible to as many
members and friends as possible.
We are looking for ways to connect and support geographically isolated dancers and also for
opportunities to offer dance in church services and community events.
So, if you would like to have a workshop near you, to contact other dancers in your area or need
support to dance for God at a local event, please get in touch: Janet