Then you MUST act NOW!! I have already written to my bishop this year but I am only one voice crying in the wilderness. It took two letters and lots of freeper guidance and help but it was prevented!
Here is the subtle nuance that the parishes and dioceses currently use to permit liturgical dance. According to the Notitiae, issued in 1975, the bishops authorized that dance be commended for further study. In other words, the parishes currently using this illicit practice do so under that guise. HOWEVER, in the same Notitiae, the same document specifically sets forth standards for such a study.
The first: to the extent in which the body is a reflection of the soul, dancing, with all its manifestations, would have to express sentiments of faith and adoration in order to become a prayer.
The second condition: just as all the gestures and movements found in the liturgy are regulated by the competent ecclesiastical authority, so also dancing as a gesture would have to be under its discipline.
If the proposal of the religious dance in the West is really to be made welcome, care will have to be taken that in its regard a place be found outside of the liturgy, in assembly areas which are not strictly liturgical. Moreover, the priests must always be excluded from the dance.
There will be a professional dancer there, at the request of the Cleveland Diocese diocese (one of the MOST liberal) to speak on behalf of liturgical dance.
How does one demand equal time?
Is it too late to have someone speak at the conference?
Who must they contact to do so?