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CDK is a powerful outreach ministry of RHCF. Since it's inception in 1997, CDK (formerly know as STANDance) has ministered to audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest in churches, prisons, outreach centers, at festivals, plays and other venues, including Beneroya Hall, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Town Hall and Folklife at Seattle Center. They toured England in 1998 performing in Cora Jackson's Concert of the Cross. In the spring of 2005, the troupe also brought Concert of the Cross to Boise, Idaho. In 2008, their highly acclaimed performance of Lean on Me was televised as part of our country's largest Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.
Their unique and annointed style of illustrating lyrics through movement and mime is always powerfully inspiring. The words to songs come alive through this interpretive dance style.
CDK believes their performances are successful if even only one person receives a new understanding of the Lord or His love for us.
Each dancer is quick to say their dancing is not just entertainment, but a ministry - uplifting Jesus' name, drawing others unto Him. As David in the Bible, they love to dance before the Lord.
Connie Gray is the group's director. As a poet, she enjoys putting words to paper, and finds strength in making dance become 'poetry in motion'. Connie's high standards for excellence have helped to make STANDance a frequently requested guest artist.
Willardth (Dee) Smith Jr. is a happily married father of six girls. He spends his 'free' time driving them to their many activities and is active at his church home. Dee is always willing to say "yes" to opportunities to dance.
Violet (Kiki) Banks has virtually grown up dancing - she has been performing since the age of 9. Now in her first year of college, Violet is acting, singing and choreographing her own steps.