First Advisor

Collins, Robert D.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Arts


School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

63 pages


Moving Into the Holy: Exploring Liturgical Dance in a Small Group Setting Liturgical dance is a way to offer prayer, praise and worship to God. Although done primarily in performance and by trained dancers, this project offers guidelines for leading non-dancers and non-performers in exploration of this ancient art form. This applied research project examines a variety of opinions from church leaders, worship artists and dancers to determine elements to include in the guidelines. The elements presented in this model are from the perspective of liturgical dance and small group dynamics. Utilizing scholarly articles, in addition to interview responses and personal experience, the investigator has designed a model combining essential small group components and principles of liturgical dance to aid facilitators in leading adults in this art form.

Date of Award

Spring 2009

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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