“Praise Dance Academy” to hold annual concert in Akure

Another massive edition of the annual dance concert of a popular dance school known as the Praise Dance Academy is set to hold in Akure, the Ondo State Capital.

This year’s dance concert, tagged, ‘Gospel of Dance’ is scheduled to hold on 23rd of December 2022 at the Adegbemile cultural center in Akure at 3pm

Announcing the date before journalists in Akure, the convener and Artistic Director of the academy, Abiodun Babalola said this year’s dance concert had been well–packaged with activities meant to entertain and educate audience coming from across the state and beyond, like never before.

Babalola said, “To all lovers of dance, art enthusiasts and the general public, the Praise Dance Academy has officially announced the date of her annual dance concert taggerd ‘Gospel of Dance’.

“This magnificent dance event which is the sixth edition of the annual programme, is scheduled to hold by 3:00pm on the 23rd of December 2022.

“This year’s edition of the Gospel of Dance is set to hold at the Ondo State Cultural Centre, Adegbemile Hall, along Alagbaka road, Akure, Ondo State.

“The event will begin with a red carpet session by 2pm while the main event opens by 3pm.

“The tickets for the event costs ₦1,000 for children, ₦2,000 for Regular, ₦5,000 for VIP and ₦10,000 for VVIP.”

Highlighting the benefits of dance, Babalola said, “Gospel of Dance (G.O.D), is a liturgical dance platform to show forth the divinities creative dimensions through the use of dance and theatre.

“The event brings people across the state and it’s environ to enjoy the beauty of dance in it’s totality, true nature and originality.

”The concert is expected to blend passion, dynamics, aesthetics and inspiration with movements to create exiting atmospheres of impact in the people.”

According to the convener, “The Gospel of dance is also aimed at creating soul lifting concepts with artistic ministration, redefining dance to its original purpose of praise and worship, show forth the divinities creative dimensions through dance and theater.

“The Praise Dance Academy is a ministry that was birthed to paint the scriptures in pictures and postures through dances and artistic display.

“The ministry believes that dance is a spiritual activity well reckoned with by God as seen in the account of King David who danced before God in 2nd Samuel 6:14.

“The ministry also believes that dance is a potent tool in offering praises to God as recorded in Psalm 149:3.

As such, choreographers and dancers minister through the use of Gospel and inspirational songs, thus conveying the message to the audience through specific choreographed concept and spirit filled songs that communicates a biblical and conceptual message.

“The Praise Dance Academy, Akure, Nigeria which is a liturgical dance movement exists as a ministry and a company.

“As a ministry, her vision is to show forth the praise of God through bodily expression of adoration to God and reaching out to souls with the Gospel of dance.

“We are called out to use dance as a tool of change in the body of Christ and the society at large.

“The dance organisation comprises of teenagers and young adults who love God, want to express themselves and pass a message through dance.

“Our activities also involves dance ministrations, dance outreaches, dance trainings and aerobics services for schools, churches and organisations.” he said.