Mission Statement

The Christian Dance Boutique and More, along with the Royal Priesthood Christian Dance Academy, are part of the same divine vision. The Boutique, which started first in August of 1997, gave birth to the Dance Academy, a few months later.

The goal of Christian Dance Boutique and More is to demonstrate to students how to make His praise glorious using the many creative tools, God has given us, from our bodies, to our garments and an assortment of colorful praise instruments.

The Boutique and Dance Academy are being used by God to re-establish true, excellent worship back into the church. This is training ground for true worshippers. The Lord is preparing His troops, suiting them up for battle and moving them out to reclaim ground Satan has stolen. We are to train up prophets and priests to minister unto the Lord. The Lord said only those who are teachable, willing to be trained and determined to make a total surrender to him will be able to join this mighty army.

"Thou has turned for me my mourning into dancing:" Psalms 30-11

from left to right:
Frieda Cox, JoAnn Vallie Rush, Barbara Yarborough


JoAnn Vallie Rush is a professional television broadcaster, entrepreneur, author and seminar speaker. She has anchored both radio and television news in Houston for over 15 years. She also serves as Co-Pastor with her husband, Bishop-elect Frank A. Rush of Houston Praise and Worship Center. They have two children who also minister in dance. Co-Pastor JoAnn also ministers in dance and is the founder/coordinator of the Flames of Fire Dance & Banner Ministry at Houston Praise & Worship Center. She is also the co-founder of Royal Priesthood Christian Dance Academy. In addition, she has authored several books on the dance ministry, including "Dance Unto The Lord", "Make His Praise Glorious" and "His Secret Place: Getting and Abiding There." Her desire is for believers to develop an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and for praise dancers to expose their love for the Lord through their dance.

Frieda Cox is an ordained minister, worship dancer, instructor, and choreographer. She is also a Texas licensed cosmetologist. Minister Frieda is the founder of Mekholaw Ministries and co-founder of Royal Priesthood Christian Dance Academy. Minister Frieda operates in the gift of prophecy and is awesomely anointed to minister through interpretive praise dance and Christian drama. She has been cast in numerous roles   with various amateur drama companies and ACME, a professional Christian drama company. She allocates her time to minister the gospel in prisons, churches, and conferences. She has also written several books on dance including: "Spiritual Garments Of Praise", "Let the Breaking Begin", and   "Incorporating Sign and Gesture "in the Dance". Minister Frieda is married to James Cox. They have three lovely children.

Barbara Yarborough is a licensed minister, a worshipper, dance choreographer, mother and career woman. Minister Barbara has been involved in dance for many years. She is the founder and President of Barbara Yarborough Ministries and the Hallel Dance Company. She has studied ballet, modern and jazz dance along with song-signing. She also has a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies from Gregorio School of Ministry, in Houston. She is currently the dance leader and choreographer for the dance ministry at St Agnes Church, Dr. Gene Moore, Senior Pastor. Minister Barbara has instructed numerous dancers, locally and internationally. She is the author of the book "I Just Want To Dance" and is the co-author of several other books on dance.

"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may shew forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."

                                                                                           I PETER 2:9