A Time to Dance Productions is centered on the word of God and is committed to spreading the love of God through Drama, Dance, and Intercession.
Our mission is to produce high quality plays that spread the word of god. Headed by our founder and artistic director Swazzette Whitten, we use our creativity as an evangelism tool to bring people to Christ.
Founder / Artisitic Director
Swazette was born and raised in New York. She has been serving the Lord since 1996. Swazette began dancing and acting as a small child. Her parents approve of her being in the performing arts so she decided to take a career in medicine. She finished her degree in Mathematics and Science and worked in a laboratory for 21 years.
Her passion for dance became stronger as she got older. She decided that medicine was not her call and she started pursuing her career in the Performing Arts. She has trained in Dickerson Performing Arts, Shachah Ministries Int'l, Upper Room Dance Academy, and Dance for Joy Ministries, The Broadway Dance Center, Dance Theater of Harlem and Stony Brook University. She has studied Ballet, Modern/Jazz, African Dance, Tap Dance, Flag Twirling and Tambourine Choreography, Acting, Stage Management, Playwriting, Directing and much more.
She graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, Cum Laude and her Master's Degree in Business Administration in Management and Marketing. She has danced at various functions, Conferences, The Majestic Theater in Dallas Texas, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Political events, and numerous churches and non-profit organizations and more.
Swazzette has taught Flags/Banners, Tambourine Choreography and Streamers at Dance for Joy. She has been an Assistant Dance Educator with a program through the Board of Education teaching "Swing Dance" and Nutrition to 120 fourth graders. She currently teaches at A Time Dance Productions and does teaching seminars throughout the tri-state area in churches.
She has been an intercessor for over 10 years and has trained in and sat in the office of an intercessor, in a local church. She has been taught how to do warfare with the Tambourine and Banners. She now combines her dance with warfare.
In 2007 Swazzette started a prayer ministry called "Praying for the Performing Arts" where they pray for global issues in the world and in the church concerning the performing arts. She teaches Liturgical dance, different levels of Tambourine Choreography and different levels of Flag Twirling. She also teaches Acting, Stage Management, Directing, and Production. Swazette has written and directed skits and plays such are "All the Way", "Divorce is not Final", and "For Every Mountain.
Our founder created our prayer ministry praying for the Arts in 2007. The purpose of the ministry is to pray for global issues in the world and in the church concerning performing arts.Let's pray together
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