I took part in the nine-month Ingredients Training Program. It was such a season of growing for me. We were held to a high standard and were constantly challenged to draw closer to God. All of our teachers were open to the Holy Spirit when it came to guiding us. They were approachable and patient with us as we grew. The lessons we learned were applicable and helped us work harder to be a part of the body of Christ. Being on the road with Ingredients helped me learn to become a servant and to think of a bigger picture rather than just thinking of myself. I saw miracles happen, God move and people and relationships be restored. This is a company that allows God to work through each and every member. They long to see people grow and they equip people of all ages to live their lives in love with God.
Ingredients is life changing – period. Words cannot begin to describe what God did through me as a dancer, and in my heart as His daughter. That is something you cannot get just anywhere, but with Ingredients, you are guaranteed to be changed forever on and off the stage.
Ingredients will shift your whole life. If you knew the way it shifted mine, you would jump right in! This huge experience causes you to grow tremendously and I will never regret spending three years with this company.
Ingredients is such a fruitful, one-of-a-kind ministry. There is truly nothing else like it! I’ve not only grown as a professional-level dancer, but more importantly I’ve been able to effectively minister through the art of dance with the incredible training I received through Ingredients.
This program changed and shaped my life spiritually in ways that I did not know were possible. It is amazing the things that God does when you wholeheartedly hand your life over for His glory. As I stepped into Ingredients, I realized that it was, of course, a Christian program, but what I did not realize was that it was a discipleship program coupled with a dance program. I was truly invested in and poured into in ways that I did not realize existed. A new passion in my life was ignited throughout my two years in the program; to bring glory to The Lord through the art of dance. While in the program, we were pushed to memorize scripture, to bring our ‘A-game’ to class each and every day to difficult classes, learned public speaking and how to teach dance classes for each other. We held each other accountable for our actions and carried the 'Ingredients' name with us wherever we went. It was different than anything I have ever experienced. Ingredients Dance Program taught me the value in my gift of dance and how precious my relationship with The Lord is. Mountains move and walls break down when you are using your gift to glorify The Lord.
Many dance training programs exist across the country and the world, but Ingredients Training Program is quite unique. During my experience in the program, I was pushed to excellence technically and spiritually. Settling for average was not in the definition of success at ITP. I believe that Ingredients is a place that makes room for God to move and work in each participant’s gifting, character, and heart. Dance classes are combined with biblical application teaching and corporate worship, and the combination creates a rich experience. This program has many seeds to plant in the fertile soil of an open, willing heart that is hungry for more of God.
Even though I'm only halfway through my trainee year with Ingredients, I can confidently say that my life has been forever altered. The lessons I have learned thus far have and will continue to carry out through every aspect of my life. I've learned more about myself as a mover as well as how to be a stronger follower of Christ and leader in the Kingdom. He has opened my eyes to so much truth in regards to how I can make an impact in my community and the world through my art form. Being in Ingredients has pushed me beyond what I thought my limits were, therefore showing me that I'm capable of all that God has planned for me. I'm very grateful to all of the teachers here, because they have shown me that it's okay to dream again.
Ingredients is a safe environment for young men and women to discover who they are that cultivates change and growth throughout the entire nine month process. Students are encouraged to dive into their calling and understand the gifting God has given each of them. This is a dance program that strives for excellence from all aspects and truly changes people from the inside out.
I am so thankful for what Ingredients Dance Company has done for both my daughter and the entire Christian dance community. It is very rare to find such a beautiful combination. Their wholehearted devotion to Jesus is breathtaking to me. I literally am drawn to tears at every performance. I'm excited about them learning and teaching about the Holy Spirit and his involvement in the performing arts. I would highly recommend this to anyone who would like to further their dancing gift for our King Jesus. Their teachers are highly educated, not to mention professional in all their ways. Michelle Brogan, the owner and head of all of Dance Revolution and Ingredients Dance Company is completely surrendered to the love of the Father, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and to the communion in the Holy Spirit.
Ingredients Dance Company and Dance Revolution are a crew of passionate, anointed, and highly skilled dancers that move me every time I see them perform! They are excellent at their craft, but they also love Jesus with all their heart, and that love radiates through their every move and expression on stage. That's what I love most about them! Every event is better when Dance Revolution performs!
Before I saw the Dance Revolution and Ingredients Dance Company perform, I had never seen anything like it. It moved me in ways I didn't know existed in worship. I am so grateful for the way Michelle Brogan's vision for performing arts has transformed the idea of freedom and identity through beautiful dance. Their expression of love for Jesus through dance is breathtaking. If you know someone interested in dance, I would highly recommend Epicenter for the Arts and Dance Revolution to anyone! If you know someone who needs to know more of Jesus and how to take Jesus into the world - I would highly recommend this ministry! The entire company, ran by the Brogan's, proves that while you may think you're watching a performance, what you're really watching is amazingly talented individuals expressing their love for the King! It's just way more than dance. Go see for yourself!