It can create a joy-filled connection between God and oneself, a sense of being part of God’s wonderful creation. It can be a prayer offered to God in thankfulness, sadness, or longing for change. These are some of the ways dance affects the participants.
Dance also communicates these feelings to other people as a way of making them think about issues such as rejection, homelessness, forgiveness, sacrifice, and thanksgiving. Words, music, and movement come together in the church service as a way of lifting up ourselves to God in worship.
Liturgical dance is included in the Cathedral’s liturgy about 5 times/year, including on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The liturgical dance group meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 in the evening and is always happy to welcome new members.