November 14th 2020 is going to see the first ever International Youth Conference hosted by the International Christian Dance Fellowship. With travel limited we are grabbing the opportunity to meet online and learn from some of the best young Christian dance teachers in the world. This conference is particularly aimed at teens and twenties, encouraging and developing the next generation to dance. Any questions please email us at youth.icdf@gmail.com

The day is running from 09.00-19.00 UTC but feel free to join in for part of the day depending on what time zone you are in. There are going to be a range of workshops to choose from including HipHop, Contemporary and Prophetic movement and with beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. Full list of Teachers and Styles coming soon.

13.00-15.00 UTC is going to be the celebration heart of the conference. I would encourage everyone to join us for this part of the conference, even if you can’t make all the workshops.

There are going to be 4 workshop sessions with choices in each; access to pre-recorded classes; times of worship; time to connect and only £10 for the day.

Teachers

Daniel Baraka

I’ve been dancing professionally since 2004 and as believer of Jesus Christ since 2011.

Drawing inspiration and and movements from God and being led by Him is what I have been doing as an act of worship to God and bringing people to the knowledge of Him.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.”

Matthew:5:14

Hannah Martin

Hannah loves Jesus and has a passion to see people come to the saving knowledge of HIS Grace.

GBR GREATEST DANCER SEMI-FINALIST 

The super-talented rhythmic gymnast and dancer, Hannah Martin, who stunned audiences on the BBC’s recent show, The Greatest Dancer,  

Hannah is from West Sussex, won a place in the competitive dance show after putting her gymnastic skills into more choreographed use.  She enjoyed many rounds in the popular competition with professional coaching from her Dance Captain, Matthew Morrison and ended up in the Semi-Finals to great acclaim from the judges, TV audience and  general public.

Hannah is presently training at Elmhurst ballet school, graduate year. 

She was also the youngest member of Team England in the Commonwealth Games in 2018, as part of the rhythmic gymnastics team and has won over 20 national titles during her career.  

Jason Meyer AKA Shaker

Dancer, Actor, Choreographer, Model, Creative Director 

Director of the Out of Africa Dance Academy 

Achieved protea colours for dance 

Adjudicator for many dance comps, talent shows and pageants  

Represented SA several times at different world dance championships 

Bringing home top positions at the world champs 

National Head coach of the dance sport school league 

Actor in Honey3 

Pop lock n roll (SA Movie)

Deepshikha Ranch

From childhood, dance has been one of Deepshikha’s passions. As a child and as an adult, she has loved learning and performing. Her passion for dance first began as a source of enjoyment and entertainment. However, In 2010, she encountered Jesus and came to understand that God gave her this talent to use for His glory. Since then, she has is been dancing to glorify God.

She has danced and taught throughout her home country of India and Brazil. Some of her accomplishments include dancing and performing collegiately and serving as a choreographer for her church dance team.

While working with Hoola for Happiness in India, she helped develop and lead various dance initiatives that reached vulnerable women and children. In 2016, she joined Hoola for Happiness and Rede de Global Artes to participate in dance and creative arts outreaches in Rio de Janerio Brazil for the 2016 Olympics. In 2019, she returned to Brazil to teach Bollywood dance and English, as well as serve in various projects among vulnerable populations. She now resides in her hometown in Ranchi, India.

Deepshikha holds an MBA in Marketing and HR and has worked with Good News Centre Ranchi as a manager of social empowerment projects for women and children.

Steven Turner

Steven has trained in dance styles including contemporary, street, mime and moving with props. In recent years Steven founded Cre8ed 4U Lord, to promote collaboration between dance and other creative arts. Regularly choreographing and teaching for Dance 21 (for youth with Down’s syndrome). He has performed at Project Dance Paris, taught in Rotterdam in his role as ICDF Youth Network Coordinator, and performed across Europe and the UK.

Book Your Place

To make it accessible to as many people as possible we have kept costs down to £10 (GBP) per person but we don’t want to stop anyone coming, so we are running a bursary scheme. If you are able, we would really appreciate it if you would buy a plus one ticket for £15 this means you have your ticket and you enable us to give a ticket to someone who needs it.

If you are not able to come to the conference yourself but would like to support the conference and the young artists teaching, then please scroll to the bottom of this page and purchase a ‘Gift Ticket’. Keep dancing…

ICDF Youth Conference 2020

If you are able to select the £15 ticket and fund another ticket that is great. However if £10 is a struggle please scroll down further to find out how to book.

£10.00

Bursary

If you want to apply for the bursary, please fill in this form and we will be in touch soon.



Donation

Please use this to give a donation to the conference.

Gift Ticket

We understand that not everyone will be able to attend, but if you want to support the young Christian dancers involved in this conference, then please use this opportunity to give a donation. Everyone at ICDF really appreciates your support of these young dancers that are developing the future of Christian dance.