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Purpose Dance Ministry

Purpose Dance Ministry

Our Dance Ministry program is just one of the many ways in which we celebrate our connection to God.

Our Dance Ministry, led by the passionate and dedicated Dayja Nelson, embodies this spirit through its energetic, uplifting performances. We believe dance has the power to connect people and bring them closer to their faith, and we invite all members to participate in this meaningful expression of worship.

Our dance performances are a way for members of our church to come together and use their talents to glorify God. Whether you are a seasoned dancer or simply looking to try something new, we welcome you to join our community and explore your artistic side.

For more information, please contact us.

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Dayja Nelson
Dance Ministry Lead

Dayja Nelson is a native from Jersey City, New Jersey. She began dancing at the age of nine with National Dance Institute in New York City, where she stayed until she was fourteen. While she was there she performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Symphony Space, and on Univision. She continued her training at her local high school Henry Snyder High Performing Arts.

After graduating from high school, she attended Georgian Court University where she furthered her training and graduated with her B.A in dance. She later became the Creative Director/Teacher of Bella Faith Dance Studio which since has been changed to BellaFouette Dance Studio. In 2019, she took her education a step further to pursue a MFA in Dance Education at NYU Steinhardt.  She graduated from NYU in December 2020. While at NYU, Dayja, has been teaching dance in various schools across Northern New Jersey. Dayja Nelson decided in 2020 after graduating that she would open her own dance studio: DanEco Dance Studio. Dayja is currently teaching dance in Jersey City, NJ at a local charter academy school.


Dayja is also the dance director of Purpose Church dance ministry, and a mother of 2 beautiful children. “Teaching dance to inspiring dancers has always been my passion and to watch dancers becoming their best self is a dream.” She believes that if you can do it. You will be able to. “You have to try in order to know what your limit is, you won't know unless you try.

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