Welcome to Universal Dance Destiny and our Ministry division website.
The company and site is purely dedicated to the glory of our one and only Almighty Creator GOD.
Universal Dance Destiny is a pioneer company in dance performance and entertainment. Universal Dance Ministry is our nonprofit sister division specific for ministerial, praise, worship, and gospel singing and dance presentations. We are dedicated to serving communities world-wide while advancing the art of dancing through our experience. Here at Universal Dance Destiny & Ministry, we offer many services from dance instruction, educational performances, residencies, event entertainment, theatrical exhibits and choreography. more...
African Roads, American Streets
An energetic, heart-felt production filled with powerful movements. Be captivated by a strong mix of theater, street, and cultural performers unveling a true story through spoken word, hip hop, live drumming and African dance.
"There's lots of kinetic joy and cultural pride in this family-friendly piece"
-Camille Lefevre, Star Tribune
"Many of the dancers in this large multicultural cast are still teenagers but they move with intensity, rubber-band flexibility, and infectious joy."
-Quinton Skinner, City Pages
"Absolutely exhilarating" and "Incredibly uplifting and highly recommended for all ages."
-Lydia Howell, Pulse of the Twin Cities
Click here to see samples of our "African Roads, American Streets" show
Click here to download "African Roads, American Streets" Technical Rider
News & Upcoming Event
UDD Twelfth Annual Winter Showcase on January 28th, 2017 was a wonderful success! Our thirteenth Showcase will be this Summer on Wednesday August 30th, 2017!- happening for the first time in the Summer and in St. Paul, MN (see below for details).
Universal Dance Destiny Summer Showcase- the most diverse showcase in the Twin Cities...
Global Dances of the World
"A Celebration of Diversity in the Community"
Universal Dance Destiny presents
13th Showcase (flyer attached)
Location:Dayton's Bluff Theater
Address: 800 Conway St, St Paul, MN 55106
Date: Wednesday August 30th, 2017
Showtime: 6:30-8pm/doors open for seating at 6pm
$10 Admission $8 Kids/Seniors
Venue: ADA Accessible/ On Site Parking Lot/ Near Public Transportation
Universal Dance Destiny showcases brings the community together by providing a platform for new and seasoned performers to present their work to a diverse audience. Its family-friendly environment is defined within its high spaced and high energy performance experience designed to ignite excitement that will leave viewers talking about it to friends and families after the event. The showcase highlights dance performances of varies cultures in the 'UNIVERSE.' Thanks to all our supporters, Saint Paul Parks & Recreation, Dayton's Bluff Community, and UDD Ministry division.
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
Congrats to our Artistic Director as one of the 2016 Next Fund Awardees'!
The Next Fund is designed to help attist in the 7 county metropolitian region complete a project that will help them rise to the next level in their careers regardless of whether they are emerging artist or artist well estalished in their disciplines. Artists must have a community connection and demonstrated achievement in their artistic field. Out of over 400 applicants, our artistic director, Edna Stevens, was one of 37 awardees. She received funding to support an intensive study of Benin traditional dance with a cultural dance and theater troupe in Nigeria. Refer to our photo gallery page to view some of the pictures from her amazing experience. Kudos Edna!
Universal Dance Destiny Ministry Updates!
Our artistic director will be teaching Afro Fusion Explosion at Zenon Dance Studio located 528 Hennipin Avenue in Minneapolis. She'll start with workshops in August on the 12th, 19th, and 26th (Saturdays) from 4:15-5:15pm, leading up to regular classes in September! There'll also be a free trial wokshop in early September. Stay tuned details and see you there!
Our artistic director is planning our ministry's next Mission Trip 2018! To hear more about our mission trips, click on the contact us link and use "Mission Trip" in the subject heading. Our ministry does not solicit donations in order to do God’s work because we strongly believe and have seen that Almighty GOD's provision never fails. However, we do not turn down any donations toward the mission field. We privately send out letters to our supporters that have expressed interest in what is happening in this globally ministry.
If you wish to be a blessing to us and hear more about how to get involved with our ministry, feel welcomed to do so with the 'Click to Donate' red link on the bottom of the 'About Us' page on this site. It will take you to our continuetogive.com donation campaign. We appreciate it and thank you very much. We want to encourage you that GOD can use anyone and to NEVER feel less then the beautiful soul GOD created you to be. Blessings always...
Matthew 19:26King James Version (KJV)
"26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."
We help betrothed couples in planning their big day without the stress! We offer:
* Choreograph and teach you and your partner a flawless first dance for your reception
* Choreographed entrance using song/music selection of your choice for entire bridal party (down the aisle at the wedding ceremony or to enter reception hall)
Send resume and cover letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops/Residencies/Performances/Educational Dance Curriculum/After School Programs/Private Lessons
Read about two educational dance performance presentations on the "Lessons" page of this website.
View info on our upcoming events »
"The troupe is fantastic and I would enthusiastically recommend them for any gathering of people who are twelve, and up to eighty-five. One aspect that I really liked about Edna and her team was that they listened to me. She put together a show that was educational, had a great combination of break dancing, beat boxing and popping, and had some breathtaking moves. She combined having her team perform stunning moves, with demonstrations with the kids. She even provided a historical context, which many of us found highly interesting." -Peter Shapiro
Click here to check out the video clips from our performance of "African Roads, American Streets" at Michigan Technological University.
View info on our past events »
We hope that you enjoy our website, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.