CREATIVE ARTS

The Carolinas have 2 creative arts ensembles that meet and rehearse regularly in order to prepare for ministry opportunities and special events across the division. If you are interested in being a part of these ensembles, please contact Caitlin.

Lights Up!

Lights Up! is our youth creative arts ensemble. This group focuses on developing artistic skills, provides leadership and teaching opportunities, and performance experience at events such as Youth Councils and DSA Graduation. Actors, dancers and musical theater performers aged 13-25 are invited to audition for this group at the beginning of each DSA season.

Eden Performance Ensemble

The Eden Performance Ensemble is our adult creative arts ensemble. The ensemble strives for excellence in their artistry and focuses on the production of original work. Performance and ministry opportunities include teaching at DSA, performing at Women's Retreat and more. Actors, dancers and musical theater performers aged 18+ are invited to audition for this group.

RESOURCES

2021 Christmas Resource Book

This interactive ebook contains scripts, readings, videos, and song suggestions for your advent services. Just click on the title to be take straight to the page you're interested in, then click on the footer to be taken back to the table of contents.

Everything in this book is free to use in live church services. If you want to stream/upload your service to the internet please contact Caitlin Jackson to talk through your church/corps copyright license and what you are or are not allowed to upload.


ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY RESOURCES



THANKSGIVING 2021

CHRISTMAS 2020

THANKSGIVING 2019

CHRISTMAS 2018

THANKSGIVING 2018

EASTER 2018


THEATER GAMES

Videos produced by Territorial Arts Ministries of The Salvation Army's Eastern Territory

TAM have two playlists of Theater Games on their Youtube channel - check out Series One and Series Two


SCRIPTS



This database is a collection of offerings from Salvation Army writers across the USA. Each piece was written with the intention of glorifying God, sharing his Gospel, and edifying the Church, and are thus made available to you to do the same in your community.


DANCE TECHNIQUE

The New Jersey Music & Arts Department Dance Like No One Is Watching series is available on their Facebook page. Here is one of our favorite videos for a nice Across The Floor combo.


The Arkansas and Oklahoma Division have some excellent dance resources on their Youtube channel. Follow along below with their Modern Dance Warm-up and Combo tutorial.


CHOREOGRAPHY TOOLS

DANCE MAKER

The Dance Maker app is a great tool for exploring choreography and creative movement. Select from dozens of themes and actions to explore new ways of moving. You can even plan lessons and find resources to help you learn and grow as a dancer and choreographer. The app is available for free on iOS and Android.


THE SALVATION ARMY'S CREATIVE ARTS CURRICULUM

These books are your number one stop for starting a creative arts ministry at the local level without needing to know ANYTHING about drama or dance.

The drama book contains 12 scripts (3 beginner, 3 advanced & 6 bonus), as well as detailed 1-hour lesson plans including devotional time, and an accompanying DVD with performance examples and demonstrations of technique. It can be purchased in both English and Spanish.

The 20 dance lesson plans come with devotionals and a demonstration DVD that can be used by the teacher to learn from before teaching your class, or to be used in the class as the teacher. Each exercise and routine is taught step by step.

Price: $15 each


MOVING WITH THE SPIRIT

Moving With The Spirit is 2 Disc video production complete with 8 instructional segments of performance choreography, covering various dance genres. This bundle includes an accompaniment CD with the original performance tracks used by the USA Southern Territorial Creative Arts Ensemble. Performance tracks included are: In My System, Stereotype, The World for God, Be Like Jesus, Love, Don’t Worry Child, Your Holy Love, and Soldier’s Hymn. Available at Trade South today! Price: $24.95


BRINGING SCRIPTURE ALIVE

Bringing Scripture Alive, by Carol Jaudes, provides ways to get creative with scripture through drama, dance, movement, readers’ theatre, music, poetry, literature, and media. It comes with various scripts and an instructional DVD. Available at Trade South today. Price: $19.95


D.E.A.L & C.A.T.C.H RESOURCES

Drama Elective Arts Leadership (D.E.A.L) is an education based resource. This free curriculum comes with detailed and easy to follow lesson plans for 4 weeks of Drama Elective Instruction. Price: Free!

Creative Arts Track Curriculum Handbook (C.A.T.C.H) is an education based resource that comes with lesson plans for 4 weeks of Creative Arts Instruction covering the following genres 1 week at a time: Drama, Dance, Choreodrama, Original Creation. This is great to use at a conservatory/music camp program. It can also be adapted into weekly lesson plans if desired. Price: Free!