Bethlehem Dance Education & Ministry Arts
"Using education, movement and music in the development of the body and spirit to the glory of God while encouraging excellence and discipline."
Glorifying God & Sharing the Gospel!
We purpose to use stories and movement to teach truths about who God is and what He desires from us. Our goal is to lift up Jesus Christ so that people will be drawn to Him. Bethlehem dancers have performed for schools, festivals, churches, community, Christians in Theatre Arts, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Campus Crusade events throughout Ohio. We seek your prayers as God continues to move us into different areas of ministry.
Teaching Dance, Movement & Music!
Annually, we have a year end program, focusing on biblical themes. During the year, we learn about characters, music, French language, choreography, mime, theory and notation in order to throughly equip students for participation in the final production. Additional studies, such as Scottish, Modern and Lyrical, are woven into the end of year program. Throughout the year, we offer the enrichments of attending ballet, ethnic dance, workshops, Scottish Games, Interlochen Arts (for seniors) and opportunities to minister within the community.
Making Disciples of All Nations!
Our seniors have taken the Gospel in dance outreach to Scotland, South Dakota, Tennessee, New York City and Michigan.
Bethlehem Dance Director: Victoria Bell
Victoria Bell is the director of Bethlehem Dance Education & Ministry Arts. She also teaches Ballet and Scottish Highland. Victoria studies under Nena Swanson of "The Dance Centre" and later assumed the role of Director. She has taught dance for the Marion Recreation Department, Mid Ohio Gymnastics, YMCA, Swanson Academy before founding Bethlehem Dance in 1991. Victoria's students have ministered for schools, churches and the community. She has directed and choreographed the classical ballets and the Bible stories: Exodus, Dream Maker, Only Begotten Son, Still Small Voice, Cleansing the Temple, Creation, Living Water and Noah's Ark. She has also taken senior students to enrichment programs, including Ballet et Columbus, Exclaim Dance Company and dance intensives with Ballet Magnificat in Jackson, Mississippi. She resides in Prospect and desires to honor God by equipping His people to minister with their gifts.
Bethlehem Dance Gallery
"Let them praise his name in the dance." - Psalm 149:3