International Dances of Universal Peace
These simple dances were first created by Murshid Samuel Lewis, a Sufi in San Francisco. He used sacred phrases of all of the world's faith traditions and simple folk dance movements. From the few dances he started leading in his garage, the dances have grown to over 500 certified dances. There are dance groups all over North America, in Central and South America, in Europe -- virtually all over the world. We dance locally every month in both Toledo and Ann Arbor. We have danced five years as a part of the Toledo Museum of Art Winter Legacies Program. We dance at the MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio MultiFaith Thanksgiving Celebration and other events. All are welcome to join us. You do not need a partner. Dances are taught as we dance, so there is no need for prior experience.
Special Event in Columbus with Neil Douglas-Klotz Oct. 24-6, 2014 Link
Happy New Year
We danced in consort with dance groups from all over the world dance in the intention of peace at the New Year.
31 Dec 2013, 4:00 – 7:00 PM, New Year's Eve Dance / Potluck, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, David Byrd Chapel,
Combined Toledo / Ann Arbor Dances of Universal Peace Celebration.
September 6, 2013 Ann Arbor
Belle Isle, Summer 2012