When the Holy Spirit directed me to start dancing for God, I felt honored and privileged that I was chosen to carry out such an enormous task and my heart was overwhelmed with joy. Praising God through dance is my inward relationship with God. I am not just dancing; I am telling Gods story through movement. During my journey in dancing, I have learned valuable lessons in faith, fear, love, joy, prayer, peace, patience, trust, endurance, spiritual warfare and how to show the love of God to others in the spirit of dance. I pray that every hand that touches this book be blessed in a mighty way. My testimony to Dance Ministers all over the nation is for us to remember that we are Gods hand maidens anointed and appointed. However, it does not mean that we are exempt from the woes of the world in which we live in. When we find ourselves facing the daily challenges and struggles of life, we must remain, strong, faithful and prayerful in our character and remember the grace and favor that God has bestowed on our lives.
Patrina is a woman whose connection with God found her way to be a blessing to others through liturgical dance. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. Patrina received her calling to the ministry of liturgical dance in 1997, while studying with the Jubilation Dance Company at her home church; Mt. Sinai Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Curtis L. Whitney, Pastor
Patrina began her formal Dance training at New York City College under the direction of the late Martha Graham. She also attended the (Raise Him Up Praise Dance School (On Our Toes for HIM) under the leadership of Wendy Heagy and also attended various sacred dance workshops and conferences.
Patrina currently directs, teaches, choreographs and ministers in church services, Christian benefits and productions. She is a Praise Dancer as well as the Dance leader for The Daughters of Ruth Dance ministry for mature women at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, JWC Women of Purpose, Founded by Jacquline Braithwaite at the Brownsville Recreational Center in Brooklyn and also Gods Growing Angels children’s’ ministry at the National Church of God in Christ in Brooklyn, founded by First Lady Carrington. In pursuit of her calling, her goal is to continue to spread the word of God to others through liturgical dance.
We have really enjoyed reading this book. It is a wonderful, inspirational book. I would recommend to anybody. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.
Yusuf & Angela
Truly this book is God inspired and for the woman of God to be transparent is a great inspiration that has inspired me. I appreciate and value the woman God for her obedience and diligence. Please get the book and you will be blessed like many others have been blessed.
Congratulations on the Book Diary of a Praise Dancer! A must read for us all.. It was very inspirational, encouraging messages of faith to apply to our every day living. May God continue to bless you Patrina in your pursuit to spread the word of God to us all through Liturgical Dance.
I have really enjoyed reading this book. It is insightful and inspirational in so many ways. Every page and chapter has vital information that can help one in their spiritual journey. I think this book can be extremely helpful for those struggling in their faith and for those who come across doubts in their faith at different moments in their life. I love how each chapter addresses different topics like faith and fear. Also, after each chapter there is a powerful bible verse that you can refer to and meditate on. This book is a true gem and the inspiration and motivation you gain from this book is so vital and so amazing for those lucky enough to read it.