Visions opened its doors in May 2000 under the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit. With five teenage students and a desire to do what had been purposed for her life Deborah Stewart-Akles moved into 8203 Harford Road in Parkville, Maryland, to begin God’s work. Through word of mouth her classes grew, and by January 2001 instruction included ages from three to teens.
An adult aerobics class also began, but the interest in dance from the adult students led to changing the forum of that class from aerobics to dance. Today the school now instructs ages from three to adults. By 2003 Visions had out grown of its location, and God opened the door again this time to a larger more suitable location. Currently the school is located at 8001-B Harford Road Parkville, Maryland just two blocks away from its original location. Only our Lord could have made this possible.
Visions has performed twenty-one dance recitals in which some have successfully moved members of the audience to accept our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ before the recital ended, bringing God’s plan full circle. Ministering through dance, the school has been blessed to spread the Gospel throughout the state of Maryland at rallies, shopping malls, civic and political events, as well as fellowshipping with other dance organizations and churches. Whenever an occasion arises to extend the Word to the people of God through dance, Vision accepts the call.
Visions is not just any dance school, but is one in which Christ is the center. Here children, teens, young adults, and those who are young at heart are given the Word of God first and then trained in the various techniques of dance. Prayer and devotions are a vital part of every class. Etiquette is a mandatory class for all preteens through adults, where the focus is on the attributes of a Proverbs 31 woman. Through mentoring, teaching and witnessing, students of all ages begin to understand and see the significance of living a life for Christ. Visions believes that it’s not what you say about Christ, the true testimony is how you live your life in front of others, and Visions’ desire is to show Christ to a dying world in all aspects and at every opportunity.
To give our students a clear understanding of God's Word and to help them achieve through the Holy Spirit the desire to live sanctified, spirit-filled lives.
Visions believes that it’s not what you say about Christ, the true testimony is how you live your life in front of others. Visions’ desire is to show Christ to a dying world in all aspects and at every opportunity.