Slide show: How to dance like an Adventist

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Dancing is frowned upon in most Adventist circles, no matter how many times you reference that David dancing story. But everyone, sometimes, may feel the need to engage in a series of movements that match the speed and rhythm of a piece of music. General rules for Adventists trying to "shake a leg": It must not be done in opposite sex pairs; people must be at a distance of at least 6 inches from each other; and everything in moderation! The following are some ways that Adventists attempt to get their groove on. Be forewarned: It's often not pretty.

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  1. “Praise Him with a tambourine and dancing.” (Psalm 150:4) “Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him with a tambourine . . . ” (Psalm 149:3) “Miriam the prophet . . . took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her, with tambourines and dancing.” (Exodus 15:20)

    1. Ray Kraft

      I think the “dancing” thing here gets misinterpreted sometimes . . . Miriam was tapping on a tambourine and walking, maybe with a little bit of a sway but not too much, at the same time . . . multiple motions (tapping fingers, bodily sway, walking feet) are “dancing” fer sure.

  2. Richard Mills

    You wanna see some dancin’. Just wait till the many divisions from Asia, Africa, etc. put on a display at the 2015 GC. WOW!! Don’t forget the old timey marches of years gone by. I love the “YMCA” movements. As for the Pathfinder “drilling”? It is a cultural thang! Even the Military shies away from that stuff. Anyway, I’m in-right, up-right, down-right, out-right happy all the time. Gimme that old time religion.Father Abraham Had Many Sons. I’m In The Lord’s Army. Foot stompin’, hand clappin’, toe tappin’. Whoop it up!! Woe is me!!

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