Dances of Universal Peace, 2019

Sundays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.


Schedule for 2019
March 17 
April 14
Special Palm Sunday event,
Dancing the Aramaic Lord's Prayer
 May 19
 Summer Break: June-August
Fall Dates TBA
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Sacred dance and chant drawn from a variety of the world's
spiritual traditions led by upstate dance leaders,

Amina Linda McMakin, Nancy Noor Schlessel, and Dove Pettit.
All are welcome! No prior experience needed,
all dances are taught in the moment.
Live,  acoustic music! Bring a friend
$5 suggested donation will be shared with UUFC.
For more info, contact Amina Linda at
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THE DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE are simple, meditative, joyous multi-circle dances using sacred phrases, music, chanting, and simple movements from the many traditions of the Earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others.  Based on the work begun in the late 1960's by American mystic, Samuel L. Lewis, they promote peace and integration within individuals and groups worldwide.  There are no performers or audience. No prior experience is needed! 
Come! Join hands and experience peace–within and without.
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~ LAST WED. EACH MONTH – Healing Ritual of Hazrat Inayat Khan, 203 Willimon Dr., Piedmont, SC.  10:30-11:15 a.m. This monthly service, led by Amina Linda McMakin and Noorunnissa Nancy Schlessel, is an inter-spiritual absent healing ritual with prayers for people who are not present. Names of people submitted must have requested healing prayers and should include first, last, and middle names if known. For more information about this service, directions, or to include a name for our list if you can't be with us, please contact Nancy Noor at 352-650-2931 or email  Please RSVP if coming.
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Weekly Interspiritual Chanting Circle
   The Joy of Chant is an interfaith group meeting weekly for the purpose of experiencing sound, music and chant as common experience of prayer. This form of prayer transcends words. Praying in song and chant creates an experience that is beyond the distinctions and differences which divide humans.  Each session will be a deepening experience in one’s faith and a deepening in appreciation for the faith of others.
   Each participant is welcomed to lead a chant, as we will use a shared leadership model. This model allows the diversity of each chanter's life experience and gives voice to the spirituality dancing in one's heart.  Those who host and sponsor will create a space for spontaneous participation. So if you feel called to lead a chant, it will enhance the atmosphere. Still many may simply sit in calm abiding; some sing as well. Musical instruments will be welcome but not considered essential.
   The chanting will be followed by fellowship over snacks. Everyone is welcome! Come when you can. There will be weekly email and Facebook reminders, including any details such as special themes.

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For regional events, go to
or contact Amina Linda McMakin – – (864)787-2871.


The  SC Upstate Dance Team

Dance team 2-19
Dove, Noor & Amina