Dances of Universal Peace, 2021

– Upstate Dances of Universal Peace –
Cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19
We look forward to gathering in our circle again soon! 
 Please join us for dances inspired by sacred phrases, prayers, and holy names from the many faith traditions of the world. 
Each dance is a moving spiritual practice that deepens our awareness of love, healing and oneness. 
Led by upstate dance leaders, Amina Linda McMakin, Dove Pettit and Nancy Noor Schlessel
Bring a friend – all are welcome!
 No prior experience needed, all dances are taught in the moment.
Live, acoustic music with Amina on guitar and Dave on drum and percussion,
with occasional guest musician, Laurie Gentry on flute
A suggested donation of $5-$10 will help with rental cost and support for the Dances.
 To RSVP or for more info contact Nancy Noor at

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.



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


The  SC Upstate Dance Team

Noor,  Amina, and Dove