The Dances of Universal Peace
Since the beginning of time, communities have come together in a circle to dance, sing, share eternal wisdom,
join hearts and express the irrepressible divine nature of the human spirit...
Heart  &  Soul  Nourishment!
....with an attitude of mutual respect, tolerance which mixes joyful celebration with quiet thoughtfulness.
DUP heals, restores, revitalises and inspires the human spirit!
The Dances of Universal Peace


Sacred Circle Dancing in Cambridgeshire 2014
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St. Neots   Monthly  DUP  Sessions   Saturday   Afternoons 2-5pm
The St. Neots DUP group meets on the third Saturday of each month except August


Cost: 10 or whatever you can afford.

Themes for our April 19th Sacred Dance Session: Easter/Birth/Rebirth/Creativity
['Easter' derives from the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of the Dawn: Oestre / Ostara]
Led by Michael Meredith  with Keith Barrett on guitar
and will include these Sacred Circle Dances...

Removing Obstacles to Creativity - Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha

Meaning of this ancient mantra: Om = the creative vibration of the universe; Gam = secret power sound of Ganesh - his "seed syllable" (bija mantra); Ganapataye = another name for Ganesh (Elephant-headed Hindu deity symbolising the clearing of obstacles); Namaha = we honour your symbolic significance
Ganesha Resources     More Uplifting Sacred Circle Dances


*"Om Namo Amitabhaya" (beautiful Buddhist meditative dance, Amitabha = The Buddha of Infinite Light)

*"Out Beyond Ideas of Right and Wrong" (from a poem by Rumi, 13th C mystic)

*"The Angelic Bismillah" (cultivation of loving kindness)

*"Hare Ma" (free-flowing creativity)


We hope everyone gets a chance to feel what it is like to be in the centre of a Blessing Circle like this!
Note: we will be doing the simpler, non-partner version of this dance.



Venue & Directions for St. Neots DUP Group
Hanover Community Lounge, Hanover Housing, Hanover Close (off Mill Hill Road), Eaton Ford, St. Neots PE19 7SG Cambridgeshire
Close to A1, 400 metres from St. Neots Market Place, just over the bridge (Map) Free parking!
Lifts available from Cambridge or X5 coach from Parkside (Parker's Piece) at 1pm. The Cambridge-Oxford X5 coach (every 30 minutes) also calls at Bedford & Milton Keynes
The St. Neots DUP Group was founded by Ralph Nimmann in 1997.

St. Neots DUP Group - Events Calendar
April 19th:   Mike   Easter/Oestre/Ostara/Birth/Rebirth/Fertility
May 17th:   Mike   Multifaith Themes
June 21st:   Teresa   Summer Solstice (Litha)


Learn to Drum up wellbeing - Native American Style Drumming & Dancing Workshops Cambridge, Cambridgeshire U.K.
More information
(scroll down to June 21st)

Summer Solstice Celebration
Wellbeing Drumming + Sacred Circle Dancing

Saturday June 21st 2014 10am-4pm

DUP Celtic & Native American Circle Dances

Impington College
Cambridge (A14)


Cambridge DUP Group

The Cambridge DUP group meets on the 1st Friday evening of each month 7.30-9.30pm
at The Friends Meeting House, 91-93 Hartington Grove Cambridge CB1 7UB
(off Hills Rd & Cherry Hinton Rd)

Cost: 5 or whatever you can afford

Next Friday Evening DUP is May 2nd at the Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove, Cambridge

This is an A Capella session (voice-only sung dances)
Led by Margaret Amina
Contact Margaret Amina on 01223 365484


No partner is required and no experience is necessary to attend any of the above DUP events

Video Overview of the "Dances of Universal Peace"

We dance simple steps and movements (including sacred hand gestures called "mudras") which symbolise sacred wisdom and divine-connection themes. The movements promote health and wellbeing because they energise and balance the body energy centres (chakras) and engage heart, mind, body, soul and emotions in a holistic synergy.

As we dance we repeatedly chant brief sacred, or other wise, healing or inspirational, "Mantras". These mantric phrases come from a range of languages and sacred traditions or moving, inspiring poems. Apart from the wisdom, love and uplifting spirit contained in these phrases, the vibrations of their sounds have the capacity to resonate in particular areas of our energy system - potentially clearing energy blocks and bring energy to "deadened" areas of our energy system, physical and emotional body.

The overall effect of the dances and chants is to promote relaxation, clear negativity, relieve depression or anxiety, and uplift mood.

*The Dances of Universal Peace - U.K. Network: UK DUP

The DUP dances, chants & wisdom have been developed from a range of spiritual traditions:
Buddhist, Christian (Taize & Aramaic), Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan (Celtic, Native American, African, Hispanic), Sufi etc

*VIDEOS of The Dances of Universal Peace DUP
*Quotes & Stories of Samuel Lewis - founder of the Dances of Universal Peace

*Download a brochure about this system of Sacred Dance & Song:  DUP Brochure (.PDF)

*Wheel of the Year Seasonal Dance Videos: Imbolc Sabbat   Samhain/Halloween   Summer Solstice (Litha)

*More Sacred Activities, Wellbeing Events & Training: Stress Management & Healing Courses UK toptop

  Path of Healing  
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