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Listing of all Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) Events & Groups around London

- updated 22 May 2016 -
(also known as: peace dancing / Sacred Circle Dance or 'Sufi Dances' - a movement meditation & profound spiritual practice)

These dances can be light and joyful - and yet a profound spiritual experience...

Please use www.rainbow-cambridge.org.uk/dances/london.htm when linking to this page

Content of this page:

1) London Special 'Dances of Universal Peace' Events, News & Changes (by date, in white box below)

2) Regular Peace Dance groups around London by location, listed further down:
Please contact the organisers in the Group Listing below before going.

Please check updated entries below for changes.

Ralph & Vitalija have moved to Hebden Bridge in Calderdale / West Yorkshire
See their peace dance listing Manchester / Calderdale / Leeds

Please check the London Underground for weekend closures www.tfl.gov.uk/ before you travel!

       Peace Dancing at Loudwater Farm,
London-Rickmansworth with Ralph, July 2009

'Dances of Universal Peace' Special Events, News & Changes around London (sorted by date)
Regular Peace Dance groups around London see further down

Please do contact the organisers in the Group Listing below before travelling to a DUP event: Currently (spring 2016) there seems to be a lot of change going on...

If you know any updates of the listings, please do contact me (Ralph, web master) ASAP on rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com

Fri 27th May – Sat 4th June 2016: Sacred Arts - International DUP & Voice Camp, Chiltern Hills / Oxfordshire

Last entry before the gate closes will be Sunday evening.
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: Matin Mize / USA, Eric Narayan Waldman / USA, Christina Gulzar Lausevic, Glen Unmana, Sandra Shamsia Sunfire (and other UK leaders).
Also: harmony singing with voice teachers, Bhajans, Sufi Practice, Dance of Life, 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: £190 per adult - £85 per young adult (19 - 26) - £55 per teenager (13 - 18) - £45 per child (5 - 12) - infants free.
There will also be an extra charge of £10 per ticket if paying on arrival.
Contact: hello[AT]sacredartscamp.org
Venue details after booking. More: www.sacredartscamp.org - Facebook: facebook.com/groups/sacredartscommunity

Narayan Eric Waldman / USA

Fri 24 - Sun 26 June, London-Rickmansworth: "Be Wild, Be Still, Be Here" DUP RETREAT with Narayan / USA
at Loudwater Farm (Fri night open taster)

Narayan Eric Waldman is a Senior Mentor of the Dances of Universal Peace and a member of the Ruhaniat Society as well as founder of the Oneness Project. Narayan’s style ranges from the sublime to the outrageous, but is always effective and inspiring. He has been gifted with numerous beloved dances and zikrs. Having been a devotee of sacred song and dance since the 1960’s and a leader of the Dances for decades he considers himself a true disciple of the Dance.
Narayan will weave other experiential practices, especially pranayama, into the Dances (see http://www.narayandance.org/breathe/) Engaging, humorous and charismatic, Narayan carries the joy of breathing, singing and dancing in praise of the Present.
Times: 6.00pm Fri to 3pm Sunday.
Costs: £95 for the weekend plus accommodation (includes breakfast), Fri eve only £15.
Shared room (double or twin) £70, Dormitory (mattress only, bring own bedding) £24, Camping £20 - or arrange local B&B accommodation (ask for details).
Bring vegetarian food for a shared meal on Friday evening. Meals on Sat and Sun are included in the price.

Contact for London (& DUP day in Birmingham on Sat 11 June: Karim, Tel: 01432 261222, email: mikejhadden[AT]gmail.com
More event details:www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org.uk/events/

Fri 28th to Sun 30th Oct 2016: "Eat, Dance & Pray Together"
our 21st Dances of Universal Peace weekend with Vitalija & Ralph
@ Loudwater Farm, London-Rickmansworth

You are cordially invited to celebrate with us and our DUP friends from down south & London for all or part of the w/e. Details & more

2 peace dance videos recorded at Loudwater Farm, London Rickmansworth. Enjoy!

'Altisimo Corazon' - DUP with Ralph & Vitalija, Loudwater Farm, Oct 2014

'We are opening up in sweet surrender' - DUP with Ralph & Vitalija, Loudwater Farm, Oct 2014
More videos with Ralph & Vitalija leading Dances of Universal Peace on www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK

DUP Brighton / Sussex Network on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/DUPSussex

Usually dances 2nd Sunday / month in Lewis from 2:30 - 4:30pm with Catherine, Jules 7 marie Helene; musicians: Martin, Stewart & guests (contribution: £7,- / £5,-) Venues: either Zu Studios, 7 Phoenix Place, BN72QJ Lewes - also the Subud Centre in Lewes on Sun 21 Decemebr!
Contact 07899 797625

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Regular 'Dances of Universal Peace' groups Greater London (sorted by place)

Beckenham (South East London, near Bromley), usually 1st or 2nd Friday / month 7:45pm-10pm     top of page

Next dates: 10 June 2016
This Dances of Universal Peace group is led by local DUP leaders and sometimes guest teachers.
NEW: please contact the Joel before you plan to go: 07737 72541 - e-mail: openhand[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Contribution: £5 suggested donation.
Venue: St Edmund's Hall, 7 Village Way / High Street, Beckenham, BR3 3NA (near station Beckenham Junction).
Sometimes the meetings are at 11 Village Way ("The House", when the hall is booked).
See web map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk

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London-Paddington, most Monday evenings: Peace Dances & Sufi teachings, W2 ("Little Venice")     top of page

Times: 6.30-7:15pm DUP, followed by Sufi teachings. (not Bank Holiday Mondays)
Dances of Universal Peace, followed by Sufi teachings. Led by various leaders from the Sufi Centre.
Please ring the Sufi Centre on 020 7266 3099 (Sufi Order UK www.sufiorderuk.org) to confirm that peace dances are on .
Cost: £5 (incl. Sufi teachings / practices).
Venue: London Sufi Centre, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, LONDON, W2 6NE ("Little Venice" - between Tube: Paddington & Warwick Avenue) - web map with arrow

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Richmond (South West of London),usually 1st Sunday / month 2-5pm     top of page

SORRY, currently NO DUP. Lindsay is recovering and hopes to resume dancing in spring 2016 Please give her your e-mail address, adn you'll be invited.
This Dances of Universal Peace group is led by various dance teachers.
Next Richmond Sunday Peace Dance afternoons, 2-5pm in 2015: ........ This group has been meeting every Sunday from February 2008 to autumn 2015. Please bring vegetarian snacks to share during the break.
Cost: sliding scale from £6.00 concs to £12.00 according to your means
Contact: Lindsay Stevens (she is happy to email you about all DUP in or near Richmond), phone 0208 8915825 or mobile: 07757 351410 - Email: lindsayastevens[AT]blueyonder.co.uk
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Venue: Richmond & Putney Unitarian Church (side entrance), Ormond Road (nr. Richmond Bridge), Richmond (SW of London), TW10 6TH. Church web site: www.rpuc.org.uk - see web map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk
Throughout the winter we may dance in the Holland Room at the back of the church. Continue walking past the side door of the church, pass through the wire gate: you will see the green door on your left.
The church is about 12 minutes walk from Richmond Underground and rail station - please check the London Underground for weekend closures before you travel: www.tfl.gov.uk/

Ralph & Vitalija (Hebden Bridge)

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SPRING & AUTUMN DUP Weekends London-Rickmansworth: "Eat, Dance & Pray Together" with Vitalija & Ralph @ Loudwater Farm
Our 21st w/e will be from Fri 28th to Sun 30th Oct 2016

Booking, details & more

PLEASE note: Fri 24 - Sun 26 June will be a SPECIAL DUP retreat at Loudwater Farm with Narayan / USA!

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Kings Langley / Hertfordshire: some Mondays 7.30-9.00 pm DUP with Sophia

(between Watford and Hemel Hempstead, near St. Albans).
Please contact the organiser before you plan to go
Occasional sessions of Dances of Universal Peace with Sophia on Mondays 7.30-9 pm. Not during school holidays.
Next: .....
All welcome. No charge, donations are welcome.
Contact: Sophia Nicholson - Phone: 01923 275338 - Email:
Venue: Eurythmy Room at the Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill (at the bend of the road), WD4 9HG.

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3rd Sat / month: SUFI ZIKR / SAMA CIRCLE with Omar and Farida Inayat-Khan, 7pm

Please contact the organiser before you plan to go Omar and Farida are part of the The Sufi Way International www.sufiway.org (one of the four Inayaties orders). Doors open 7pm for 7.30 (doors close), ends 9pm, by donation
Contact Omar: e-mail omar[AT]nirtan.com - 01480 380933, mobile: 07789762122.
Venue: The Blue Room, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, London-Hammersmith, W14 9DA (next to Tube station 'Baron's Court') - See map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk

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1st Friday / month
with Margaret Amina

7.15 - 9.15pm

Kings Langley
see above

Some Monday evenings

7.30-9.00 pm with Sophia Nicholson

(East Sussex)

2nd Sun / month 2:30-4:30pm
Contact 07912 675654
=> facebook group DUPSussex

Bar Hill
(NW of Cambridge)

Saturday afternoons
every 3rd Sat / month
2pm - 5pm with Mike Meredith

Dances of Universal Peace days & weekends in the UK: www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org.uk/events

Listing of DUP camps in Europe (and more DUP links)

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Organisers of Dances of Universal Peace events around London:   top of page

Please let Ralph know about your events, so the above listings can be updated and clashes can be avoided.
Here are some useful websites, where you can submit your London events for free!

Contact Ralph & Vitalija:
Check Ralph & Vitalija's DUP Programme

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