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Dances of Universal Peace


Dances of Universal Peace is sacred chanting body prayer. Those four simple words can barely contain the vast continuum of transformational expression between sublime compassion and abounding joy. Simply put, the Dances are something to be tried and experienced to see what they may offer you.
In late 1960's San Francisco, Samuel L. Lewis was inspired to chant sacred phrases with simple circle folk dance movements. This would develop into the Dances of Universal Peace, a participatory art form and spiritual practice honoring all sacred religious traditions. Thousands internationally join in the song and dance today.  
Won't you join us? 
All you need to bring is an open heart.
Conie was certified as a Dance Leader in the summer of 2016 by her mentor Radha Tereska Buko, one of the founding members of the international organization and instructor of a two-year cohort organized by Morgan Rivers in Des Moines, IA. 
Conie currently focuses their Dances of Universal Peace work on bringing the Dances to new places and organizing special dance events for emerging Leaders and Musicians.  You will also find her dancing and leading at the 1st Sunday Dance Circle with Saleem Adam Wolter in Northeast Mpls. 
Here's a few ways to find when and where dance events are held:
Find other DUP posts on the blog here

Eternal gratitude is bestowed on Francis Gurtz & Colette Miller for their invitation at a singing circle in late 2008, as well as on these leaders who are sharing dances with others (and I have had the privilege to dance with!): Zahir Roman Orest, Hakim John & Karima Bushnell, Dan Hakim Gallagher, Saadi Neil Douglas Klotz, Tasnim Hermila Fernandez, Morgan Rivers, and the Madison Sufis. 

I'm looking forward to dancing and singing with you soon!

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