We are a group of lovers of the dance of peace ~ attuning to the heart ~ co-creating harmony through embodied prayer, sacred intention, conscious movement, pure sound, the glance of the soul. We are musicians, percussionists, dancers, singers of the message of unity, revelers in the mystical, celebrants of all sacred traditions. The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others. Building on the work begun by Samuel L. Lewis in the 1960s, they promote peace and integration within individuals and understanding and connection within groups worldwide. There are no performers nor audience: new arrivals and old hands form the circle as everyone sings and dances together.