Ministry Through The Arts

   Dancing the Word Of God

“Passion” - Ministry Through The Arts was birthed out of A Passion for Christ our Savior and the Word of God

A Passion to grow in the power of dance Ministry

A Passion to impact the hearts of mankind for the Kingdom of God

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer looking to improve your technique

we welcome you to come worship and dance with us!


Join Our Dance Family

Passion is a place where the worshiping artist for Christ is equipped to achieve "Excellence" in their gift!

Whether you’re an experienced dance minister or just starting out, we have something to offer you.

Take a look at our class schedule to find the right fit for you!

Tuesday Night Open Level Praise Dance

Our Tuesday night class is a perfect introduction to liturgical dance training for the beginner student. This class is comprised of Prayer, 30 min ballet barre, total body stretch and Choreography.  Genres of dance include Ballet, Jazz, Modern and African.


Friday Night Open Level Praise Dance

This class is open level but more challenging than Tuesday nights.  The class moves at a faster pace and gives the student an opportunity to work with a variety of instructors with different specialties.  2 yrs. dance experience is suggested for this class but not required.


Covid - 19 Update

 Classes will continue VIRTUALLY via  Zoom Conferencing in the Fall

Blessings Worshipers! 

Thank you for your support during this season.  We had a great time dancing, exercising and fellowship online. All classes will continue to be online via ZOOM.  Please visit this website often as things will change periodically.  Remember to follow  the CDC Guidelines, wash your hands and limit personal contact.  This too shall pass! 

In Faith,

Phyllis Talbot


Class Registration

  • Expansion Fall Session 2020
    Fri, Oct 02
    Via Zoom Conferencing
    Oct 02, 2020, 7:00 PM – Dec 18, 2020, 9:00 PM
    Via Zoom Conferencing
    Join us starting Fri. October 2nd for Expansion dance classes. 9 Friday Sessions, 3 Tuesday Sessions Register Online 24 hrs prior to class you desire. You will receive a link via email to attend class. Minimum of 5 participants or class will be cancelled. All classes are open level.

You’re in Great Hands

Meet our talented team of instructors at "Passion" Ministry Through The Arts. Focused on teaching exceptional technique and creating unforgettable experiences, our team is committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success. Read through our instructors’ bios below, and if you’d like to set up an introductory meeting don’t hesitate to reach out.

Michelle Issac

Fall Session 2020

Modern Dance

Friday Nov. 6, 13th and 20th

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Michelle is a definate asset to the Expansion team of instructors.  She is a  true worship artist and brings years of dance experience to this program.  Expect modern dance technique taught in an encouraging atmosphere!  Michelle's class will stretch you to your next level!

Shannon DeMoss

Fall Session 2020

Liturgical Dance

Tuesday Oct. 27th,

                    Nov. 24th

                    Dec. 15th

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Shannon is a seasoned member of the Expansion Team.  Her style of worship dance reflects her love for the Father.   She weaves the word of God into her class so you truly experience the "word" in motion.  Expect movement with a touch of African technique in her class!


Tanya Lisa Perez of Empowered To Praise

Fall Session 2020

Liturgical Dance

Friday Oct. 2nd, 9th and 23rd

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Tanya Lisa Perez has been ministering through dance since 2001. She has taught at a variety of local workshops and has helped with training local church members in the art of worship dance.  She is a dance teacher and choreographer for a non-profit organization that provides sports, recreational, and educational programs to children with special needs. She is certified as a Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor. 

Tanya's ministry is Empowered to Praise, providing training to empower those who have a heart to worship the Lord through dance. She has completed four Levels of training through Dancing For Him Ministries where she holds her certificate of license and ordination.

Guest Instructor - Shinelle Benjamin

Fall Session 2020

Sacred Streamers

Friday Dec. 4th

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Zoom Conferencing

It is often said that God works in mysterious ways. Over two years ago that saying became an actuality for Shinelle Benjamin when He called her to dance for Him. Shinelle Benjamin is a former 5thgrade teacher and basketball player and now is a Senior Manager of a mega online retail store who had no prior dance experience. One attendance to a Praise Dance conference in 2016 changed her life. She has since become an anointed pageantry minister of dance who dances at her local church. She also ministers at various events with Expansion-Dance 4 Christ a ministry she is also a member of. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Shinelle delivers messages through the use of flags and streamers while ministering. She aspires to continually develop the gifts that God has blessed her with as she reaches the body of Christ to bring Glory and Honor to His name.

Nydia Marrero

Fall Session 2020

Timbrel and Dance!

Friday Dec. 18th

Time: 7-9pm

Location:  Zoom Conferencing

Nydia Marrero is a member of Shachah International Ministries, she is an instructor in the creative art of worship instruments. She conducts workshops in four levels of tambourine. She is a Praise Dancer in the ministry of Gibbor Shabach Outreach Dance Ministry, and recently

Jessica Quinones

Fall Session 2020

Flagging for Worship & Praise

Friday Dec. 11th

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Zoom Conferencing

Jessica Quinones has completed a two year long on-line training course in many facets of worship & praise dance, pageantry through Dancing for Him Ministry, Lakeland FL.  She has acquired a Dance Ministry Leadership Course Certificate of License, observed 

 and approval for ministerial teaching by Pastor Lynn Hayden, Founder of Dancing for him Ministries.  

In 2016 Jessica strongly felt in her heart a desire to express her love to the Lord through dance and worship.  She demonstrates today her obedience to the Lord by pursuing her calling to dance for Him. Her passion is to dance for the Lord in spirit and in truth through expressive movements that expresses His truth.  She loves the sense of freedom she receives from the Holy Spirit through dance & worship and she not only longs to touch the lives of others but to also pass the baton by teaching and equipping those who share the same passion. 

Her mission as a kingdom warrior is to tear down the kingdom of darkness and to lead others to Christ by expressing God’s heart to the hearts of others through her Ministry known as Banners of Praise & Movement.

Jessica graduated from Bronx community College and acquired her Associate in Applied Science.  She is a Radiologic technologist, employed by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.  She is a member of Damascus Christian Church of Hunts Point in the Bronx N.Y.

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About "Passion" Ministry Through The Arts

Equip - Unite - Ignite!

The Mission of “Passion” Ministry Through the Arts is:

To Equip dance ministers by giving the very best

Christian instructors a platform to reach more students and share their gifting in the worship arts!

To Unite dance ministers though networking and fellowship events.

To Ignite our Passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by stirring up our gift of dance

and the word of God inside of us!


Expansion is MORE than a dance class.

It's an experience!

Come learn, grow and be HEALED,

as we dance in Gods presence!


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