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ICDF Education

Open Book

How to Build a Portable Cross:

from 'Spiritual Principles of our Life & Work'

Paula Douthett, The Sacred Dance Group 1986

Blandford, Dorset, England, U.K.

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ICDF Diploma Course 

The ICDF Diploma in Dance Ministry, is an online course provided alongside Unity College in Australia.

As part of ICDF's vision to see all Christian dancers equipped and supported in their calling or vocation, the Diploma provides an opportunity to consider various aspects of dance ministry through academic reflection and practical application. The theory is undertaken online and the practical application in your church and community.

ICDF Diploma Taster

The ICDF Diploma in Dance Ministry is offering, free-of-charge, tempting one-week tasters of some of the papers in the ICDF Diploma course.  Tasters include tutor guidance and feedback!

One-week tasters may be recognised as portions of the relevant ICDF Diploma papers, if you decide to continue with this study.


Course Trimesters

There are 3 trimesters a year starting in February, May and September, and students can start at any one of them with one or more subjects. Trimesters are 12 weeks long.​

ICDF Diploma Course

25 credits covering:

  • Biblical foundation and history of dance in the Christian church and community (3 credits)

  • Arts in Christian Ministry (3 credits)

  • Dance in the worship service (3 credits)

  • Working effectively with others (2 credits)

  • Outreach and Christian Community (2 credits)

  • Leading Workshops and Intercession (2 credits)

  • Dance class and conditioning (2 credits)

  • Spontaneous dance and composition (2 credits)

  • Project (2 credits)

  • Christian life elective (2 credits)

  • Conference elective (1 credit)

  • ICDF Network elective (1 credit)


ICDF Certificate Course

15 credits of your choice of Diploma course.


For course enquiries and to register, please email

Dr. Debbie Bright:

As someone who is passionate about using dance as a form of worship and is in dance ministry leadership, I was excited to find ICDF’s course of study after researching available online options. I believed that this course was the best to further equip me in serving my church and the dance students at Oral Roberts University as well as feed my desire to learn and continue my education. Boy was I right! I have not been disappointed

Robbee Stafford – Oklahoma, USA

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