What is MOVE?

MOVE Dance Company is a group of trained dancers from the Salvation Army Eastern Territory. MOVE exists to model and encourage the use of dance in worship, evangelism, and ministry.

2019/2020 Season

MOVE offers repertoire for events that is updated each season.

This piece speaks to the issue of human trafficking. Using the William Booth poem “I’ll fight” as a framework the audience is meant to be challenged asking personally, “Will you fight?”
Length 5.09 

Based on Exodus 40:34-38, this piece is centered around the lyric, “When you move, I’m moved” This piece is a prayer that like the Israelites we would follow the presence of the Lord, whether that’s a cloud by day or fire by night, that His presence will always go before us.
Length 3.58

“Here Below”
A more traditional worship piece Here Below uses the stage as an altar on which the dancers present themselves as a living sacrifice. Communicating that regardless of outside circumstances, we will continue to sing hallelujah to the one who deserves all the praise.
Length 5.47

We all experience pain in our lives. What separates believers in seasons of pain is that we are not alone. This piece shares the message that as we walk through seasons of pain, because of the Lord we can emerge with newfound strength and confidence.
Length 3.24

“Crowd Warm-Up”
Need a fun way to loosen up your audience? The crowd warm-up is a complication of popular dance songs. Dancers lead the audience in dances such as the electric slide, cupid shuffle, as well as some fun remixes. Have you ever danced to a trap version of baby shark? Here’s your chance!
Length 10-20 minutes
*custom lengths available

“The Story of Jesus”

The Story of Jesus is a production that presents the gospel of Jesus Christ to an audience of believers. The audience is asked two questions; Do you really believe this story is the truth? And if so, how does that impact how you live moving forward? The life of Jesus is portrayed from his birth, thru his ministry, death and resurrection.
Length 45 minutes *Available June 2020

Interested in having MOVE at your next event? We are accepting bookings for our 2020/2021 season!
Email erin.morgan@use.salvationarmy.org for information

Company Members

Abigail Pastin | EPA

Chaya Jugenhiemer | EMP

Lt. Clifford Douglas | GNY

Deangelo Powell | SWO

Debora Baptista | GNY

Evangeline Miller | EMP

Kevin Diaz | PRVI

Lisanny Perez | MASS

Luie Colon | NJ

Natalia Cruz | PRVI

Olivia Renkel | NJ

Samuel Baptista | GNY

Summar Bussey | SWO

Tiffany Garcia | GNY

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Company Director | Erin Morgan

Erin is passionate about using dance as a vehicle to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. She loves discovering how dance can be used to shift the atmosphere and share a message. With a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts, Erin has performed professionally with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company and Putty Dance Project as well as being an ensemble member in Mary Poppins at the Walnut Street Theatre. Erin’s prayer for MOVE Dance Company is that the dancers would feel cared for, challenged both as dancers and as believers, and as a result dance would continue to grow as a vehicle for worship and outreach within the Salvation Army.

Performance Calendar

October 11-13, 2019 Territorial Young Adult Retreat Camp of the Woods, Speculator, NY
May 15-17, 2020 Empire Youth Councils Long Point Camp
June 11-14, 2020 Congress PA Farm Expo Center
Harrisburg, PA
July 24-31, 2020 Old Orchard Beach Pier Ministry Old Orchard Beach Pier
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Audition to be a part of MOVE

Audition information will be posted on April 3, 2020
For any questions please email erin.morgan@use.salvationarmy.org