Our mission is to teach dance with integrity, excellence, and the love of Christ! Students receive high-quality training and are led to use the gift of dance to honor God and further His Kingdom.
In order to accomplish this mission as a school, Acts Dance has three Directors who function together as a team! We all wear many hats and our areas tend to overlap a bit, but we enjoy this crazy journey and have a lot of fun together. Karen focuses on outreach and enriching our staff, Amanda focuses on our business needs, and Heather focuses on student development.
We are often mistaken for sisters... but we're just sisters in Christ! Don't worry about asking the wrong person a question...each of us can help you and point you in the right direction!
Our kid-focused and family-friendly approach sets the tone for our commitment to Acts Dance families: to provide high-quality dance instruction in age-appropriate ways, to equip your student to express their love of God through the gift of dance, and to honor God with our music selections, attire, and attitudes!
A BRIEF HISTORY
In 2018, Acts 17:28 Dance was established as an independent non-profit organization and made its home at St. Luke Church for 3 years. We then embarked on an exciting journey in 2021 to join the team at OAW Indoor Sports Complex as they built their facility from the ground up. We eagerly moved into the new building in January 2022, but just six months later storm damage in July 2022 left us all seeking temporary housing. We found ourselves coming full circle to safely land back at Elmbrook Church, our original home, where we are expanding our studio spaces for Fall of 2023. The school had its beginnings as Steps of Grace, a ministry of Elmbrook Church founded by Alyce Andrews, which trained dancers in high-level classical ballet and produced many full-scale theatrical productions for over 15 years.
Acts 17:28 Dance embraces the calling to disciple students in their faith in Jesus Christ through a high level of training in multiple dance forms. Your student will experience an uplifting environment with encouraging staff who focus on our core values:
· Love one another (John 13:34)
· Forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32)
· Be kind and compassionate to one another
· Serve one another (Galatians 5:13)
· Encourage one another (Hebrews 3:13)
· Respect one another (1 Peter 2:17)
· Pray for one another (James 5:16)
Acts 17:28 Dance wouldn't be possible without teamwork. We have partnered with Meraki Tent, a not-for-profit organization, to help bring a discipleship aspect to what the students focus on at Acts 17:28 Dance.
We'd like to thank St. Luke Catholic Church for the generous use of their facilities and their unwavering support of a dream during our first years as a new school. We thank OAW Indoor Sports Complex for furthering the dream, and Elmbrook Church for opening their doors to us!