My school girls love hip hop. We have an amazing family at our school (Mother and 2 grown daughters) who teach PE to my middle school daughter, and my 2 little school girls take hip hop every other week after school from the same instructors. In PE they are doing amazing things to teach these young girls to glorify the Lord in everything....including dance. They learn dances to Christian songs like Group 1Crew and Toby Mac. My girls are eating it up. It's all done so tastefully and in a way that honors the Lord and teaches them about worship through song. These same songs are constantly playing over the speaker in our home as 3 girls are dancing round the clock (still with lots of cartwheels in between - they are still not out of that phase!).
At a pep rally in January, a group of students performed a hip hop dance to a Christian song with powerful lyrics during our half time. Little Lydia's face was mesmorized watching it. When we got home, I would find her mimicking the moves and even mouthing her lips to the words of the song, just like the kids at the half time show.
Now when most of my Fish Sticks cower at performing in front of people or to a camera, my number 6 thrives on it. (BTW, she wore my Mimi's old wig to library story hour today for Hat Day and the moms in there LOVED it! She does not dance to the beat of the previous Fish Sticks' drum!) While most 4 year olds are dancing to Dora and Barney, here's what mine is doing!
Daughter of the Most High who extends grace to me daily and is my Strength and my Song, mother of 6 wonderful Fish Sticks - soon to be 2 more, wife of the best-looking, most responsible, hard working, loyal and loving man on earth, farm hand to a pond stocked with fish, a bunch of laying hens, and meat chickens that don't stay around long before they end up on the table, a stray-now-family-member mutt, an energetic, rescued, TN Blue Tick hound, a Singaporean cat with no tail, a hamster and occasionally amphibians, insects and reptiles about which we have a 24 hr. "turn over to nature" rule, and house manager of cooking, wiping, swatting, smiling, laughing, cleaning, scrubbing, dancing and lots of lots of praying.