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The Dances of Universal Peace happen in a supportive, safe environment where we may be who we really are, and where we may share our dancing hearts with others. Almost all dances begin holding hands in the circle. Some dances involve partnering and "progressing," partner-to-partner, throughout the dance. Some dances include more intimate gestures, such as hugging, or energetic movements, like raising hands high in the air and spinning! Usually, a brief period of silence follows each dance. While the leader suggests movements for all dancers to move together in unison, there are no "rules" that must be followed; in all cases, dancers are encouraged to move and interact in ways that are comfortable for them. Similarly, while all are encouraged to participate throughout the meeting, one may "sit out" as needed for comfort. Also, as some members of the community may be especially sensitive to scents, please kindly do not wear strong fragrances to the Dances. Simple music and easy-to-learn steps joyfully touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and all beings. All dances are taught by certified leaders or leaders in training. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothes, bring an open heart, and come dance! Our first Friday meeting is led by Christine Manz and Betsey Johnson and our second Friday meeting is led by Joyce Bahati. A suggested donation of $5 - 10 is appreciated and no one is turned away for lack of funds. sacdup.wixsite.com/dance

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This Meetup is for anyone who likes to dance, sing, and learn about and celebrate the world's spiritual traditions while enlivening the heart and awakening the spirit! Newcomers are happily welcomed. No previous experience or dance partner needed. The Dances of Universal Peace are simple dances that lead to meditative consciousness and inner peace. With a history of more than 40 years in gatherings around the world, this form of circle dance utilizes movement and sacred phrases from the world's wisdom traditions. These Dances have also been called, "Sufi Dancing."

Circling to share and explore, uplift, and celebrate the essential unity of the people of all cultures, we embody prayer through movement, walk, chant, and song. Participants report that these joyous, easy-to-learn dances serve as a transformative spiritual practice, opening the heart, bringing joy, meditative awareness, a feeling of community, and a deep sense of peace.

Celebrating our interconnectivity in furtherance of the cause of peace and understanding, this multi-faith meditation of body, mind, and spirit enlivens awareness of the essential unity we share. Live music and simple steps joyfully touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and all beings.

All dances are taught by certified leaders. Our first Friday meeting is led by Christine Manz and Betsey Johnson and our second Friday meeting is led by Joyce Bahati. No musical skills or dance experience of any kind are required and everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and come dance.

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