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Dances of Universal Peace & Chanting Calderdale / West Yorkshire
with Cordelia Jilani, Mo'unisa (Vitalija), Ralph, Robert & other DUP leaders
(incl. Interfaith events, devotional chanting, Taizé singing, Sufi dance, Sacred Dance / Circle Dance, Subud events & groups)
See also www.facebook.com/WestYorkshirePeaceDances

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Dances of      protected DUP Logo: circle of hearts      Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) - experience the power & joy of chanting while dancing in a circle

Chant and dance can awaken a powerful, experiential response, that takes people beyond what a verbal recitation does.
Dances of Universal Peace on YouTube (with Ralph & Vitalija leading): www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK/videos
Why don't you invite us to dance with you (we're happy to travel)?

The Dances of Universal Peace are often accompanied by drum, guitar or other instruments.
Newcomers are always welcome - no experience is required. More about the DUP
Read feedback from dancers with Ralph & Mo'unisa (Vitalija) (photo)
You are invited to join our free e-mail list inviting and informing you about Calderdale peace dances:
Contact Ralph: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com - or Jilani: jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com
(We each have our own peace dance e-mail lists)

You are also welcome to join Ralph's "Devotional Chanting" e-mail list.



Special Peace Dance & related Events Calendar Calderdale 2017 (sorted by date):
"Regular Events Listings" see white box below!   -   top of page

Taizé harmony singing EVERY Tuesday weekly Hebden Bridge:
See Taizé harmony singing with Ralph 10:45-11:45am

Venue: 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street
(next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY

Taizé harmony singing Hebden Bridge web site!

Luddenden, usually Tuesday evenings 7:30pm-9:30pm: "Sufi Dancing" with Jilani & Robert

Details see Regular Events in the white box below


NEW documentary film "Unicorn Dancing Sprit Camp": youtu.be/hqTRsNDFj6A

Ralph & others are part of this 25 minutes film. More: unicornvillagecamps.co.uk


Sun 2 Dec Hebden Bridge: "Hallelujah! Preparing for the Light" Peace Dances with Ralph, 4pm - 6pm

celebrating the light with candles 1st SUNday / month in the Riverside Community Room Hebden Bridge.
Quite a few people seem to struggle with life... Let us get ready to connect with the Light, which prepares to be born in your heart...
I invite you to join our Dances of Universal Peace circle, sing your heart out, feel the connectedness with others - and experience the uplifting, liberating and joyous effect singing while moving.
more about the 1st Sun / month DUP in Hebden Bridge

Suggested donation: £10 (or give less if that's too much for you) - FREE car parking behind the school (opposite Post Office) Winter Solstice Celebration 2018

Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE => map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk.


Thu 6 (& 20 Dec.): 'Sacred Activists' - Heart Sharing group, 10:30-12noon
every other week in Hebden Bridge @ Ralph's home
"Shared sorrow is half sorrow, shared joy is double Joy" (German saying)


Sat 15 Dec Luddenden: Aramaic Prayer with Jilani, 10 am - 5 pm at the Heart Centre

£35 if paid by 1 December (£45 thereafter)
Contact: Jilani Cordelia, phone: 01422 886410 - email: jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com -
Venue: Heart Centre, off Dean House Lane, Luddenden, HX2 6RF. map on maps.google.co.uk


NO 3rd Sunday DUP today Sun 16 Dec: "Hebden Bridge 3rd Sun / month Dances of Universal Peace" with Robert & Jilani


Fri 21 Dec Hebden Bridge: Winter Solstice Celebration with Jilani, Ralph & Robert
...and a bring & share feast, 7-10pm

Gather together with like minded friends in a heart warming celebration of the return of the light at the Celtic festival of the Winter Solstice.

Using chant and dance, we invite you to open your hearts to the light and to each other.
Please bring delicious nibbles / drinks to share
Cost: £10
Contact Ralph 07909 488272
Venue: Hope Baptist Chapel, (entrance: Hope Street), HX7 8EW


Sat 29 Dec: Breton & French Dances with live music "Les Panards Dansants" @ Hebden Bridge Methodist Church hall
Music session: 1:30 to 3 pm (£2) - Dance workshop: 3:30 – 5:30 pm (£2) - More info


peace dance circle, hugging

Fri 30 Dec 2018 - Sun 2 January 2019 Birmingham: Year End Treat "Dancing into the New Year with Hope & Joy" - with Ralph @ 'Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre'

Massive price reduction this year! Begin: 6:15pm. End: 2pm
Woodbrooke offers large park, lake, labyrinth, hotel standard accommodation and more - a REAL treat, with full catering, including vegetarian & vegan choices for each meal + tea breaks.

“Fall into your heart”, holding hands, honouring various religions / spiritual traditions, moving and chanting in a circle. Simple words, simple movements, attuning to love, harmony and beauty: dancing inter-faith. A joyful and powerful experience of oneness, freeing the voice. We move, breathe and sing together - like one organism, like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self. No singing or dancing experience is required. See photos from last year.
Videos of us dancing @ Woodbrooke: www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK
MASSIVE discount! Only £165 Residential Fee (instead of £345), and only £85 Non-Residential Fee (instead of £240)
Booking: www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/dances-of-universal-peace

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Sun 6 January 2019 Hebden Bridge: "New Beginnings" with Peace Dances & Ralph, 4pm - 6pm

1st SUNday / month in the Riverside Community Room Hebden Bridge.
What will this New Year bring?
I invite you to join our Dances of Universal Peace circle, sing your heart out, feel the connectedness with others, take an "Angel Card" (or two) - and experience the uplifting, liberating and joyous effect we create.
more about the 1st Sun / month DUP in Hebden Bridge

Donations please - £10 would be lovely - FREE car parking behind the school (opposite Post Office) Winter Solstice Celebration 2018
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE => map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk.


Sat 16 Feb 2019 Leeds: Peace Dances on the theme of "Love" with Ralph, from 1pm - 3pm

Ralph teaching a Dance of Universal Peace 2014 You are invited to join our Dances of Universal Peace circle, sing your heart out, feel the connectedness with others - and experience the uplifting, liberating and joyous effect we create.
"We move, breathe and sing together, holding hands – like one organism. Like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self. The separated individuality may dissolve into a blissful state of oneness with the group." Everyone is welcome to experience the simplicity, magic and joy of the Dances of Universal Peace.
Contribution: £7.
Contact: Jan McGuire, janmcguire2015[AT]yahoo.co.uk - 07512393228
Venue: St Mary's Church hall, Town Street, Beeston, Leeds LS11 8PN
=> map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk


Eat, Dance & Pray Together
with Ralph @ Loudwater Farm Oct 2018

Eat, Dance & Pray Together Dances of Universal Peace Weekend
Fri 15 - Sun 17 March 2019 with Ralph
London-Rickmansworth

You are cordially invited to join us for our 26th peace dance weekend @ Loudwater Farm.

Apart from peace dances, singing and silence, we may also offer some walks, voice warming up, breaks to relax and digest & Angel Cards. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us and our DUP friends around London for all or part of the w/e.

=> Details & more

Friday 24th May to Saturday 1st June 2019: Sacred Arts - International DUP & Voice Camp, Chiltern Hills / Oxfordshire

A potentially life changing experience: singing and dancing with up to 300 adults in concentric circles in a big marquee - meeting peace dancers from many countries - opening hearts...
Attending this camp is like a journey and initiation into the heart of the Dances of Universal Peace - a taste of heaven on earth... all on a mud free camp site.

An ideal family camp with separate programmes for various age groups (we usually have around 100 young people at the camp).
DUP main teachers: . . . . . , and many UK dance leaders).
Also: harmony singing with voice teachers, Bhajans, Sufi Practice, Dance of Life, Taizé harmony singing with Ralph, daily Circle Dancing, yoga, the Wave, Drumming workshops, Tai Chi, Sweat Lodge, Mindfulness & other Meditation, Sharing Groups, Arts & Crafts, Storytelling, camp fires, camp café & shop, Well-being area, Sweat Lodge, hot-showers, women's & men's activities & more...
Cost: [to be confirmed] £210 per adult - £90 per young adult (19 - 26) - £60 per teenager (13 - 18) - £50 per child (5 - 12) - under 5s free. Workers Contribution: £20
There will also be an extra charge of £20 per ticket on the gate if paying on arrival.
Contact: hello[AT]sacredartscamp.org
Venue details after booking. More: www.sacredartscamp.org - Facebook: facebook.com/groups/sacredartscommunity

Some of the musicians at Sacred Arts Camp


"Come, Come, Whoever You Are" last weeek in Sept 2019
Pilgrimage to Rumi and Konya – City of Hearts in Turkey

Should you be interested, check this page later in 2019, and contact us => Travel details

Hebden Bridge Dance Festival

WANTED: committed people to organise a
3rd "Hebden Bridge Dance Festival" (October 2019!)

"Future or End of the Hebden Bridge Dance Festival?" [Statement from the founder and ex-chair Ralph Nimmann, July 2018]
HBdanceF Documents, Constitution,Minutes & Archive
Web site => HBdanceF.org.uk (not updated since 2017)
"Like" us on facebook.com/HBdanceF => Twitter: @hbdancef
=> Search for "HBdanceF" videos on youtube.com
Contact
: e: hbdancef@gmail.com - Ralph (founder & ex-chair) 07909 488272

"Hard times require furious dancing" (Alice Walker)

Chorlton (South Manchester): a weekend afternoon Dances of Universal Peace with Ralph & Mo'unisa (Vitalija)
Please Contact us if you want to be invited!    top of page

Find more about peace dances (DUP), photos, Mo'unisa (Vitalija) & Ralph in the blue link box, top of page

Some time in the far future: Dancing in Heaven with Ralph

Dances of      protected DUP Logo: circle of hearts      Universal Peace

Regular Dances of Universal Peace Listing (+ chanting & related groups):
Special Events Calendar see blue box above   -   top of page

Taizé harmony singing EVERY Tuesday weekly Hebden Bridge:
Taizé harmony singing with Ralph 10:45-11:45am

Venue: 7 Crossley Terrace, Commercial Street
(next to B&B), Hebden Bridge, HX7 8AY

NEW: Taizé harmony singing Hebden Bridge web site!

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Luddenden, Tuesday evenings: "Sufi Dancing" 7:30pm-9:30pm   Special Events Calendar by date

7:30pm-9:30pm: "Sufi Dancing" with Jilani & Robert.
1st Tue / month: zikr evening with Jilani


This evening consists of Dances of Universal Peace as well as zikr and other Sufi practices.
Jilani is a musician and certified leader (and a mentor-in-training) of the Dances of Universal Peace. She has led the Dances since 2005, and since studying for over two years with Neil Douglas-Klotz has shared the Aramaic Prayer in many different contexts in the UK and abroad, particularly in France where she is much in demand as a teacher. She effortlessly creates a safe and held space where people can feel confident. Her relaxed and patient teaching style means people easily learn the words, chants and movements. Then together we can enter the profound and healing depths of the Dance experience, a journey into Unity, Beauty and even Bliss.
Cost: £5 / £7.50 / £10
Contact: Jilani Cordelia, phone: 01422 886410 - email: jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com - please phone or email to confirm or find out details.
Venue: Heart Centre, Dean House Lane, Luddenden, HX2 6RF. map on maps.google.co.uk

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Tuedays weekly (10 weeks course): CIRCLE DANCE in Hebden Bridge with Sophia Hatch, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
First session FREE if you are a new comer.
Cost: 10 week term costs £59 upfront / £39 on benefits. OR Pay as you go £8 / Benefits £5.
OPEN to MEN + WOMEN. Newcomers + more experienced. NO partners needed.
Dance in the spring welcome the new ,with both lively energising dances as well as gentle + meditative ones - some traditional some recent.. some easy others more tricky...a BIG mix of music.
The aim is to raise energy, have fun, make new friends , community building, and create peace within ourselves. I also bring a dash of Alexander Technique into the class.
Contact: Sophia www.sophiafreedancer.co.uk - phone: 01422 843000 - e: sophiafreedancer[AT]talktalk.net
VENUE: Riverside School (left entrance), Holme Street (opp. Little Theatre).

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1st Sunday / month Hebden Bridge: Peace Dances with Ralph, 4pm - 6pm

Ralph teaching a Dance of Universal Peace 2014 I invite you to join our Dances of Universal Peace circle, sing your heart out, feel the connectedness with others - and experience the uplifting, liberating and joyous effect we create.
"We move, breathe and sing together, holding hands – like one organism. Like a cell in the body, remembering being part of something much bigger than the small self. The separated individuality may dissolve into a blissful state of oneness with the group."
Everyone is welcome to experience the simplicity, magic and joy of the Dances of Universal Peace.

Suggested donation: £10 (or give less, if that's too much for you) - FREE car parking behind the school (opposite Post Office)
Contact Ralph: 07909 488272 - 01422 647157 - rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE =>
map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk.

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1st Tuesday / month Luddenden: Zikr evening with Jilani 8 pm
We start promptly at 8 pm, in a comfortable and beautiful space at The Heart Centre. Please come straight into the meditative atmosphere of the White Room. There will be time at the end for a cup of tea and a chat if you wish.
Cost is £10/£8/£5 according to your means. Please bring the correct change if possible, and place your money in the bowl as you arrive.
Contact: Jilani Cordelia, phone: 01422 886410 - email: jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com - please phone or email to confirm or find out details.
Venue: Heart Centre, off Dean House Lane, Luddenden, HX2 6RF.
map on maps.google.co.uk

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2nd Tuesday / month Helmshore, nr. Haslingden (East Lancs): DUP evening with Mary Rabia Dowson

Monthly evenings of Dances of Universal Peace 7.00-9.30pm - all are welcome.
Please phone Margaret on 01706 214180 by lunchtime the day before (if you can) to let her know you are coming. If this isn't possible then please do phone to make sure we will be there.
Cost: £7
Email: marydowson[AT]talktalk.net - Web Site: www.marydowson.co.uk
Mary occasionally leads other DUP events around Lancashire - if you are interested, please ask to be on her email list.

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3rd Sun / month: Hebden Bridge Dances of Universal Peace - Simple Dances and Chants to Delight the Heart and Feed the Soul with Beautiful Live Music with Jilani and Robert, 4pm - 6pm   Special Events Calendar by date

Next 3rd Sunday / month sessions for 2018: 21 Oct & 18 Nov 2018. NOT in December!

Jilani is an international Dance leader and musician, who powerfully transmits the sacred, mystical energy of the Dances, whilst also bringing lightness, humour and joy. Her Dance workshops are always an invitation to journey deeply, profoundly supported by the music of her voice and viola.
Accompanied by her husband Robert on the guitar she effortlessly creates a safe and held space where people can feel confident, while her relaxed and patient teaching style means they easily learn the words, chants and movements.
Cost: £10 / £8
Contact: Jilani Cordelia: 01422 886410 - jilanicordelia[AT]gmail.com
Venue: Riverside School Community Room, Holme Street (entrance opp. Little Theatre, next to the canal), Hebden Bridge HX7 8EE => map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk.

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(Usually) last Sat / month Hebden Bridge: Breton Dances "Les Panards Dansants" with live music, afternoon
Next 2018 dates: Saturday 28 July, 25 Aug, 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 29 Dec.
French and Breton traditional music and dance in West Yorkshire and social event. Dance Types: 2-time Bourrée, 3-time Bourrée, Scottische, Waltz, Mazurka, Polka. Including hypnotic circle dances of Brittany, graceful couple dances of central France and wild Fandangos of the Basque Country; WARNING: these dances can be seriously seductive! – musicians and dancers at all levels are welcome.
Music session: 1:30 to 3 pm (£2) - Dance workshop: 3:30 – 5:30 pm (£2)
Enquiries: 07729120792 More: www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk
Venue: Hebden Bridge Methodist Church, Hebble End / Market Street, HX7 8EU

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LAST Sunday / month Hebden Bridge "Folk Roots Singaround" 8pm-11pm
An outburst of local creative talents, singing alone or in harmonies, a capella or with instruments - free of charge.
Contact: .....
Venue: "The Albert" pub, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge centre, HX7 ...

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