May 2009


Dances of Universal Peace

Thanksgiving Saturday

November 26, 2011 ~ 2:00 - 9:00 pm

DiAnahita Kanoy in 1990
Then (1990)

Two Decades of Thanksgiving Celebrations at Dancing Peacock Paradise

DiAnahita Kanoy in 2011

"Honoring the Earth's Spiritual Traditions"

Jackie & Mary
Jackie Mary


Dancing at 3:00
with DiAnahita
& Musicians


Followed by "Thanksgiving Leftover" potluck dinner at the Cottage
& evening deeper dances followed by desserts at the house.

We did dances with lots of partner progressions.

Come early to enjoy nature trails, relax in a hammock, sit in front of the fire, or take a canoe ride. Please wear comfortable clothing & shoes that are easily removed.


2:00 - 2:45 pm Arrival & Enjoying the Land Musicians practice
3:00 - 5:00 Dancing in the house
5:00 - 5:30 Free time in nature
5:30 Potluck setup at the cottage
6:00 Dinner by the lake at the cottage
7:15 Zikr in the House or Gazebo
8:30 Desserts in the house

November 2011 at Dancing Peacock Paradise
  • No videotaping.
  • Non-smoking premises.
  • Please add $5 to donation if you do not bring potluck,
  • Arrangements may be made in advance for overnight accommodations.
  • $25 per person includes bed & breakfast.
  • Bring your own linens.
Akbar & Jessica

Words to some of the songs we may sing

From you I receive
To you I give
Together we share
By this we live.

Shakur Allah Shakur

Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti
Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti
(Murshid SAM)

One Bread, One Body, One Lord of All
One cup of blessing which we share
And we, though many, Throughout the Earth,
We are one body in this One Lord.

Ancestors, sky people, all here today
Hear my heart song, Hear my respect, Hear my love
Hear my grateful tears fall
I am truly blessed, You are truly blessed, We are truly blessed.

Moravian Blessing

Be present at our table Lord,
Be here and everywhere adored.
From Thine all bounteous hand, our food
May we receive with Gratitude.

2011 Dance Retreat Review

2011 dance retreat with Lila Flood & Allaudin Ottinger in Ocala, Florida

Our 2011 retreat was deep and rich in harmony and joy. Look at the 2011 Retreat page as well as the slide show of Tom Bergbower's photos on our home page. See alla the radiant faces of the leaders and participants, read some of our Haiku, and articles about the retreat by Nuran and Sh'mal.

See our October event page.