We have four family dances every year. They are dances everyone in the family can enjoy. Here at Nexus we teach ballroom dancing as well as line dances and contradancing. Contradancing is group dancing. There is a caller that teaches you the steps of the dance before you do the dance! No dancing experience or knowledge of dancing is necessary. This type of dancing is great for family dances and it has become a favorite and popular type of dancing in the homeschool community.
A Word About Dancing
DANCE MISSION: Enjoy the life that God has given us and that in an of itself glorifies God. It is a gift! Who doesn't unwrap a gift? It is an insult to the giver to not unwrap a gift!
"....let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth" (Ecc. 11:9)
"...there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God". (Ecc 3:12-13).
Currently much of what we are known for are the annual dances we host. We try to point these young men and women, who must carry on the mission to the world, to do all of this to God's glory. Yes, even in our feasting when we are respectful and enjoying conversation while getting to know others with genuine concern, we are glorifying God. These dances are an opportunity to take God's creation of male and female and encourage respectful behavior. For young men to learn how to lead and treat a lady, for young women to learn how to follow and respect a man. In the minds of many, this is just a platform to "justify" being on the fringes of morality. Well, for some it will be; for some, that may be their intention, but does that mean we should throw out everything for the purpose of some. Where would that leave us?
Doing things in Godly balance is key. These dances help take the "scary" out of boy meets girl. Some of that scary we believe is unhealthy and is just what Satan wants.... to think that it is wrong to be with the opposite sex. While we certainly and strongly believe in boundaries, we believe that any unhealthy approach to God's creation is a wrong one. Just because it is wrong to be a glutton, doesn't mean we believe it is wrong to eat. Food is God's gift! Too much of it is Satan's! We strive to be good judges in the difference. It is our prayer that we succeed in glorifying God in judgment! Furthermore, if we teach that is it "wrong to eat" (figuratively), our children are smart enough see the lack of logic and if we teach that something is a sin, when it is not, we chase them from the Gospel because they identify it as not being right.