Dance Ministry

Marriage Dance Ministry uses dance, prayer and friendship to enrich Christian marriages by modeling the relationship of Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:31–32). We offer 10 weeks of dance sessions that include a private lesson, group lesson, devotional and open dance time. No cost for lessons, but commitment to attend is required. This ministry benefits marriages by:

  • Exemplifying husbands as spiritual leaders as they lead on the dance floor.
  • Providing a common interest and goal for married couples to pursue together.
  • Helping couples build romance and intimacy in their marriage.
  • Connecting a group of married couples with common focus and shared beliefs.
  • Sharing a superb forum for physical and mental exercise.

2017 Schedule

Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Couples participate in both the private and group lessons. 

January–April

Private Lessons: Thursdays, 6:45–9pm, Extended Campus
40-minute private lesson

Group Lessons: Fridays, 7–9pm, HopeBridge Center
60-minute group lesson, 30-minute marriage devotional and 30-minute open dance.
 

Month

Friday

Dance

Lesson

January

20

Foxtrot

1

 

27

Swing

2

February

3

Rumba

3

 

10

 

None, Duluth trip

 

17

Waltz

4

 

24

Cha Cha

5

March

3

Foxtrot

6

 

10

Swing

7

 

17

Rumba

8

 

24

Waltz

9

 

31

TBD

10, Spring Dance

 Additional dance events are offered to provide opportunities for dancing to live bands. Events include New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day Dance in Duluth and an end-of-the year spring dance.

Spring Dance

Friday, March 31, 7–10:15pm, $25/couple, Oakwoods Room,
Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center
This dance with a live band is open to all married couples. RSVP by March 31.

Instructors

Marriage Dance Ministry is led by Bruce and Mary Gunderson. They first met on the dance floor and now help other couples grow closer through dance. Additional instructors include couples who want to help others experience renewal through dance.

Contact

Marriage Dance Ministry or 763-550-1269