Praise Him with trumpet sound; Praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. Praise him with loud cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Psalm 150:3-6
When the Israelites went into battle, the musicians and dancers went first to sing and dance God’s praises. They praised God for the victory they would soon have over their enemies. The Standard or Flag-bearer also held a position of honor among God’s people, representing them and what they stood for. The first target of an opposing army was the Flag-bearer, because as long as the Flag was raised, the people had identity, purpose, and power.
The mission of The First Academy’s Royal Sapphires is to prepare the way of the Lord for victory, by giving Him glory and honor. Royal Sapphires is the front line, leading our teams and peers whether in Chapel or other ministry times, or by joining the spirit at Football games and Pep Rallies. They also use the gift of dance as a tool to share the gospel outside TFA walls at places such as Edgewood Children’s Ranch, The House of Hope, and Flash Mobs at various locations with other dance teams who also have a heart to Testify to the Truth!
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to partake in the Royal Sapphires dance team. The Varsity Sapphires are grades 9-12 and Junior Varsity Sapphires are grades 6-8.