Sunday, January 18, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Where Are They Now?

Greetings, Ad Deum family!

It’s finally time to announce our big news! Trust us, it gets more exciting as you keep reading, so please do us the honor of reading until the end as we explain our upcoming plans. We think you’ll be just as excited as we are once you learn about our reunion planned for the end of the season. Whoops… let that part slip, but keep reading for all the details!

Where Are They Now?

As you know, Ad Deum Dance Company is celebrating 15 years as a full-time company and we thought this would be a great time to get back in touch with all of our family members. Would you help us as we launch our “Where Are They Now?” campaign?

As part of the campaign, we are gathering information in order to preserve Ad Deum’s rich history for years to come. We ask that you send us an email, letter or video telling us how you are affiliated with the company, during what years you danced with Ad Deum or ADII (if applicable) and as much contact information as you would like to provide (email, phone, address, etc.). Pictures are welcome! We would also love to hear your answers to any or all of the suggested questions below:
  • Where are you now?
  • During your time with Ad Deum, what do you feel were the main influences that helped to shape who you are and what you currently do?
  • What is one thing you would like to say to Ad Deum now?
We plan to compile the information to update our databases and to create and publish an archive of stories, quotes, photos, videos, etc. as we reflect on how God has used Ad Deum and its influence to reach people around the world!
Letters and photos can be sent to:
Ad Deum Dance Company
Attn: Where Are They Now Campaign
P.O Box 271481
Houston, TX 77277
Emails, digital photos and videos can be sent to:
Subject: Where Are They Now?
Many of you have already sent emails and Facebook posts in honor of our 15th anniversary. Thank you! We have enjoyed reading your stories and encouragement. Please don’t feel obligated to re-send information unless you feel led to do so.
15th Anniversary Tribute Performance and Reunion Banquet
In addition to gathering this information, the “Where Are They Now?” campaign will provide us with an excuse to reunite at the end of the season.
Mark your calendars for May 31st – June 5th. During this year’s summer dance intensive, we will have a 15th Anniversary Tribute Performance and Reunion Banquet! The performance will be held on June 4th, while the banquet will take place on June 5th. It will be a sweet weekend of communion and worship as we thank God for His good gifts.
Speaking of the tribute performance, if you are interested in dancing as one of our alumni performers, please let us know!
There will be more details to come; but for now, we can’t wait to hear from you as we look back on 15 plus years of God’s blessings and look forward to what He has in store for the next 15!
Love and blessings,
Your Ad Deum family
P.S. It's never too late to join our dance family! Register to attend one of our Spring or Summer Dance Intensives today at

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Art of Making New Year's Resolutions

If you are like us, your list of New Year’s resolutions may look something like the following: go to the gym more often, eat healthier, spend more time doing this, take less time doing that. If you are really detailed, you might have even divided your resolutions into categories – physical, financial, relational, spiritual, etc. While it’s great to set these goals and resolutions, how much room are we leaving for God to have His say in the matter? And are we trusting Him to help us reach our goals?

As we embark on the second half of our journey for the 2014-2015 season here at Ad Deum, we’ve made plans; there are events to look forward to and goals to stretch toward both as individuals and as a community. Welcome guests and new members with open hearts and homes, grow as a unified community, explore new territory as artists and just dance! are a few of the items on our list of resolutions for the New Year.

While those are all well and good, we want to be available to see what other lessons, events and plans interrupted the Lord may have in store for us this year. More than anything, we want to be flexible in yielding to the ways in which He chooses to help us achieve our resolutions.

Maybe the same is with you. Maybe this is the year to resolve to let God write your list of New Year’s resolutions.

Here’s to 2015. May it be filled to overflowing with all that God has in store. Happy New Year from your Ad Deum family!

Will you do us the honor of praying with us for the remainder of this season? We would greatly appreciate the support as we resolve to continue following God’s heart as displayed in the arts. If there is any way we can be praying for you as well, please let us know in the comments below.