Weaving Trust in God
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Weaving Trust in God

Reflections on 2018 at AFAA After a phenomenal dance recital (Come Alive), a spring theatre production (Charlotte’s Web), and an art show wrapped up our first official year as a studio this past spring, we headed full charge into our first summer of classes.  With students filling our halls each week with dance camps, theatre...

Theatre on the Mission Field
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Theatre on the Mission Field

Judah Fox, a former student at Arts Alive, recounts how God worked during a recent trip to France in which he and his fellow theatre students used their theatre skills as a means of evangelism. ——— Every person, yourself included, has a gift. This gift might be singing or dancing or speaking. Whatever it is,...

4 Strategies to Encourage a Special Needs Child to Get Involved in the Arts
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4 Strategies to Encourage a Special Needs Child to Get Involved in the Arts

Music and the arts are the cornerstones to any child’s growth and development. They are known to promote creativity, improve motor skills, and boost self-esteem. For children with special needs, they also offer an alternative way for them to connect with the world and a new form of expression. Though it may take some extra...

How Beautiful are the Feet
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How Beautiful are the Feet

As a child, I fell in love with dancing. It is a love I still share but it is one God has knit together with a love for missions and evangelism. In the beginning, I wondered how dance could be used to bring about a true heart change cross-culturally, but God wasted no time in...

AFAA Students Excel in Elite Dance Program
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AFAA Students Excel in Elite Dance Program

“Oh magnify the Lord with me…” Ballet Magnificat! is the world’s leading professional Christian ballet company. Every year they hold a Summer Dance Intensive in Jackson, Mississippi where students come to train. The summer dance intensive helps to prepare dancers to be able to take dance with them into the real world, no matter their...

Geoff Gentry
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Geoff Gentry

Geoff Gentry has a degree in communications from Elon. He worked for New Directions International (now Feed the Hunger) for several years doing video and computer work. He currently serves as a Data Manager for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City School System. Serving and helping are gifts the Lord has given him. He enjoys being behind the scenes in the background and supporting. These gifts have been cultivated and helped along the way from serving with his parents at church growing up, as well as serving in his church (running sound and computers). He has enjoyed running sound and lights, and helping backstage for dance and theater productions for many years. Geoff served behind the scenes at Arts Alive for 18 years and is glad to be part of the AFAA team.

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