Dances of Universal Peace

Special Events

April Aliveness Dances – Sacred Chant Body Prayer

Love – Serve – Remember

Dances of Universal Peace

The Time Has Come… It Is THIS! … I AM ALIVE!

Salem Dances of Universal Peace invite you to join us in Song of Sacred Chant with Devotional Body Prayer.

  • April 4 (1st Friday) – UUCS location
  • April 8 (2nd Tuesday) – Sacred Space location
  • April 17 (3rd Thursday) – UUCS location

other nearby locations:

  • April 10 (2nd Thursday) – Corvallis
  • April 11 (2nd Fridasy) – Newport

7:00pm start time for all locations

 Deep Peace… Om Soham… Shalom Aleichem… Namaste…


Dance Transmission – Afternoon Workshop for New Dance Leaders – Jan 25

Have you thought of leading dances? Or, would enjoy an afternoon of dancing in a workshop setting?
Join us for an afternoon workshop led by Senior Dance Leader/Mentor Kalam Router.
When: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 1-5:30pm
Where: Salem – Sacred Space/Center for Inner Awareness, 2111 Front St.NE
Bldg 3
Cost: $20 (scholarship available)
If you would like to lead a dance (with optional feedback/guidance), please contact Kalama by Jan 22
[email protected] or 971-998-7908
Flyer: DTJan2014

New Years Eve 2013/14

link to flyer

Open Your Heart

to the Sacred Space Within

New Year’s Eve Global Peace Dance

–       Dances, Meditation, NYE Ritual

–       Social & Potluck Finger Food

–       Sacred Space Open House


When: December 31, 2013 (Tuesday)

Time: 8pm-12:15am (dances start at 9pm-come for all or part)

Where: Sacred Space Spiritual Center (new location)

2111 Front St. NE, Bldg 3, Salem, OR


Dances of Universal Peace – Global Peace Dance

  • Easy to follow Body Prayer Movements Unify Body, Mind, Spirit
  • Live Music and Experienced Guidance
  • Honoring Spiritual Traditions from Around the World
  • Transforming ourselves through Chant, Dance, Meditation, Attuned to New Possibilities as Individuals, in Community, and for Our Planet

~no prior experience necessary~ 

Potluck Refreshments please NO ALCOHOL. A $10-$20 donation is requested to cover expenses. All Are Welcome regardless of ability to contribute financially.  Stephen Pierce: 503.936.5318 [email protected]

link to flyer


Community Gathering Potluck/Dance – June 1, 2012


June 1 Dance & 6:30 pm Fingerfood Potluck

 & Farewell to Anna Stavinoha

On the First Friday dance, June 1st, the dance will provide a social component offering the opportunity for participants to get to know each other better. Participants are invited to bring finger foods to share from 6:30-7:00, the half hour before the dance and there will be an additional half hour in the middle of the dance for snacks and visiting. Rather than the normal 7-8:45 time period, this dance will go from 6:30- 9 pm.

The June 1st dance is also a farewell to Anna and Justin Stavinoha who are moving back to Texas.  Anna and Justin have offered their home for the Salem Community Dance Gathering in the past and Anna has been a dancer in the Portland and Salem circles and a participant in many of  the Sky Camp and Vashon Island regional dance retreats.  Join us in wishing Anna and Justin the best in their new life in Austin.


Earth Day 2012

Celebrate the Wonder and Beauty of the Earth and the Natural World and Earth Day

This dance is during the regular Third Thursday dance in April, 19, 2012.  Earth Day is officiall on Sunday, April 22.

Dance Leaders: Marilyn, Rabia


Special Evening Abrahamic Dances – April 6, 2012

A Special Evening of Abrahamic Dances (Jewish, Christian and Islamic) Honoring Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter.

Local dance leader Angelia Moor is moving to California in May and this may be her last opportunity to lead in the Salem circle before she leaves.

Possible Dances for this Evening: (perhaps some of your favorites?)

1- Haida (Jewish)
2- Bismillah Round (Islamic)
3- Yeshua -optional/p (Christian in Aramaic & Latin)
4- I Am Alive/p (Jewish)
5- Malkutalk (Christian in Aramaic)
6- Amen Alleluia (Christian)
6- Into Your Hands Oh Lord (Christian)
7- Allahu Ahud (Islamic)
8- All I Ask of You/p (combination of Christiand & Islamic/Sufi)

Guest Leaders & Musicians the Ever Willing Group

You’re Invited to a Salem Dances of Universal Peace Special Event Dance!

Friday February 3rd

with Guest Leaders and Musicians from

the Ever Willing Portland Group



Please join us in welcoming this group of Portland leaders and musicians who will provide us with a special dance evening  on Friday, Feb. 3rd, from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St NE (corner of Cordon Rd and Center)   $5-$10 donation requested (no one turned away due to lack of funds.)  Contact person Pam Prichard (503) 881-8253.  For directions, see end of this announcement.  Note: Salem Dances are being held First Fridays and THird THursdays  with hopes of including more people who cannot attend on our Third Thursday dance evenings, as well as dancers who would like to dance more than once a month in Salem

New Year’s Eve Global Peace Dance Corvallis

This year the annual Global Peace Dance in Salem will not happen, because of a conflict in scheduling.  Nearby Corvallis DUP circle has generously accept hosting the new year dance this year.

Location:  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis
2945 NW Circle Blvd
Corvallis, OR

Time: 9-midnight, New Year’s Eve 2011

Ring in the New Year with a Spirit filled evening of dancing, meditation, and Global Peace Dance practices – simultaneously being practiced all over the world!

There will be snacks (bring potluck if able) and non alcoholic beverages.

More details to follow…

Special Events – Aslan Scott Sattler

Aslan Scott Sattler lives in northern California and has been a student of Universal Sufism since 1983.  He is initiated as a teacher in the Dervish Healing Order, the Sufi Ruhaniat International and the International Sufi Movement.  His delight in sharing the transmission of Universal Sufism through the creation of “Instant Sufi Choirs” and the Dances of Universal Peace has taken him worldwide, including Central America, Germany and the International Sufi Movement’s summer school in the Netherlands.His choirs are open to all.  There are no tryouts, for it is more important to sing than to sing ‘right.’  The ability to read music is not required, as all teaching is of the oral tradition.  His choirs explore the joy of sung spiritual practices and chants from a host of world traditions including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and the Divine Feminine. Participants are free to bring recording devices.

Oct 20 (3rd Thurs) – DUP in Salem 7-9p

Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St NE (corner of Cordon Rd and Center)  $5-$10 donation requested.  Contact person Pam Prichard (503) 881-8253. 

Oct 21 – DUP in Eugene 

Oct 22 – Workshop of Song and Dance in Eugene

Aslan will lead a workshop called “Music, Poetry and the Heart”  from 10-12 in the morning, with a break for lunch, and then from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. We will learn to sing beautiful harmony from the heart, in a call and response manner, without needing written music. Everyone welcome! We’ll hear Sufi poetry and dance about 20 percent of the time, in the Saturday workshop. Location to be announced. Sliding scale: $10-20 and $5.00 students for Saturday’s workshop. Scholarships available: contact Haqiqa Hampton at [email protected] for more information.

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