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The Sweetest Moments – Father Daughter Dance

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A Beautiful Tradition

Today marks exactly seven days until the father daughter dance, and I can’t tell you how excited I am…

I’m sure you have heard that Champion Dance School is hosting this event; that itself is reason enough to be excited for! As the director of CDS I absolutely can’t wait to see our students, the girls of Champion Church, and even those coming from the city  dancing all night long and enjoying a beautiful evening with their daddies in an event that Champion Dance School has put on itself. This feels to me like a mini Glorified!

But the real reason I am most excited? I can’t wait to dance with my own daddy.

Father Daughter dances have been a tradition with my dad and I since my Daisy Girl Scout days and those are honestly some of my favorite memories. I can clearly remember when my dad would take me and my sister Eden to the Christmas dance ever year. We wold get dressed up in our cute dresses and he would take us to a fancy dinner before the dance. I’ll never forget the time we were seated eating our dinner at the restaurant and a lovely older couple came up to us and told my dad how lucky he was to be on a date with two beautiful girls, and then how he told them that he was headed to the ball with his princesses. From that moment forward I have always loved going to any father daughter dance, and its no different that Champion’s last father daughter dance! You bet I was there!


This will be the second father daughter dance Champion Church will have held and I hope with all my heart that it will be as amazing as the last one, because at that dance I made some of the most beautiful memories with my father.


At the last dance there was an activity for both fathers and daughters to do before dinner. The fathers wrote a message in a box to their daughters and the daughters made a cupcake for their daddies and themselves to enjoy as a dessert before dinner. My sister and I enjoyed decking our cupcakes out in sprinkles and icing and sharing our cupcake designs with all the other daughters. Oh how much fun we had! And at the other station the daddies wrote heartfelt letters to their princesses. When my dad gave our letter boxes to my sister and I, he specifically told us to not open it until our wedding days.

It has been 20 days since my wedding day now; 20 days since reading through my tears the beautiful letter my daddy wrote me years ago. I can’t describe in words how beautiful that moment was with my father. And now as a married woman I still feel like I am 5 years old waiting for my dad to take me to the dance again! I know that this year’s dance will be that much more special to my dad and I. Just the other days he joked with my husband that now he has to ask him for permission to take me to the dance! Haha!

Trust me, I already have my dress picked out and I’m counting down the days! I hope that you will attend and I pray that you will be able to create a precious memory with your dad or your daughter (Just like a did!) on our special candy themed night of sweet moments. See you there!


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This Is So Much More Than Dance

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What matters? I was asked this question by a ministry leader only a few days ago. My automatic response was Champion Dance School. He proceeded to ask, why does it matter? His questions resurfaced a longing to understand that has burned within me for some time now. After months of searching, I have found the answer.

Six months ago I was working a eight to five desk job and silently asking God “is there more than this?”. Taking a leap of faith, I left my job to follow my heart and boldy chase after the plans and purpose God had for me, even if i wasn’t sure quite what it was. As God’s timing would have it, I ran face first into the opportunity to take over leadership of the dance school and be the new director along with my best friend Kassandra. Talk about a God appointment right? From the moment we have stepped into this role I haven’t been able to shut off one thought that continues to play on repeat in my mind, “Am I truly the right person for this position?”.

The bible talks about the passion David lived with all throughout his life. When the ark of the covenant was being brought to Jerusalem, the bible says “David, wearing a line ephod, danced before the Lord with all his might.” He rejoiced knowing a symbol of God’s presence was being brought to Israel. His wife belittled him, saying it was not right for him to wear linen and dance in the streets, for he was to be a great King, but to him none of these things mattered. David fixed his eyes on God and never looked away, he rejoiced in God and praised him. He is called “the man after God’s own heart”, because he lived for God’s will above his own. David is the greatest King spoken of in the bible, God set him apart, and it wasn’t because he was strong, smart, or brave, it was simply because God saw the true intentions of his heart. David knew what mattered.

Today again I ask myself, “Am I truly the right person for this position?”. The answer is yes, because I have learned what matters. We are not trying to build a dance school full of perfect ballerinas, with perfect turnout, and perfect plies. We are building a school that glorifies God and radiates love. When are dancers walk out of class, our goal is for each and every one of them to feel the love of Jesus shining through each and every one of us. We want parents to feel open and comfortable coming to us with questions, concerns, advice, counsel or prayer. Most of all, we want to create an enviornment where dancers feel they are loved, valued, and anointed by God, with a plan and a purpose to take into the world. And we see it, each time we hear “Miss Kassandra, can I pray?” or “Miss Audri, I love you!”. They are what matters, our  purpose is what matters, our hearts are what matters. This is so much more than dance. 


Champion Dance School- An Unexpected Blessing

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“Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”

In these past twelve months, there has been so much change that has occurred- in the church, the dance school and my own life. Thankfully I can say it all was for the better. Although I might not have been so confident in what God was doing at times, the outcome was an answered prayer and a true blessing! Read More