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Dances of Universal Peace

Our Dance of June 20th 2015
"Summer Solstice"

with DiAnahita Kanoy at Unity of Citrus County
in Lecanto, near Rainbow Springs

Unity of Citrus County dance on Saturday, June 20 2015 Click to view photos from our June 2015 event.
Dances of Universal Peace - Summer Solstice Celebration - Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Unity of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview LOane, Lecanto, FL 34461
A very exciting opportunity to dance in a new location and share some of the bright poetry of Hafiz.  Then we can enjoy a meal together at a fine restaurant on the Crystal River.  Come early if you like, to visit the state park or go kayaking, or spend the night for a weekend get-away!
Unity of Citrus in Lecanto
Please  RSVP
   with your name & mail so we can send you details.
Location of

Lecanto, Florida
SW of Ocala
               – 30 miles
SW of Gainesville
               – 62 miles
W of Orlando
               – 80 miles
N of Tampa
               – 78 miles

Through beautiful
- worth the drive!
In the cool months, manatees linger in the river.
Crystal River, Three Sisters Springs, & Rainbow Springs are nearby.  Also Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, Crystal River Preserve State Park, Archeological State Park, and so much more!


You are invited to join us for DINNER after the dance at the
Plantation on Crystal River
& take a swim in their beautiful pool!
RSVP & mention that you intend to dine with us here!
Honoring Light
with a Light Heart!

Dr. Diana Kanoy leads participatory simple & uplifting circle dances inspired by the Earth’s multiple sacred traditions, all taught in the moment. The "Summer Solstice Celebration," including bright poems of the 14th century Sufi Hafiz, invites us to partake of experiential practices aimed at personal and planetary transformation, by raising joy & enhancing connection to each other & the Divine.
Tamara & Nickie
will play music for the Dance
Dance Community Feedback
May 2015: 
Blessings & gratitude for your wonderful gathering, a healing afternoon.  Your offering is such a gift.  It really did my heart good: beautiful property & bright spirits who came…I can’t wait to come to another event!    Lynne Buchanan

Prior Solstice Events
I had such a wonderful time with you all this past weekend. I felt like a child again & it was so very refreshing to meet such graceful & welcoming souls. It really felt like going home! It was such an inspiring day & my heart is filled with excitement at the thought of dancing again with everyone.  Warmest blessings & light, Samantha

Such a polished reflection presented so well! I so enjoyed soaking up the sunshine & peace.  Hugs, Talia

  I just wanted to let you know that we were completely moved by the dance. Something spiritual happened to us that magical Saturday – a transformation in our relationhship as a result of our experience with all of you -  a miracle from the prayers in recitation, song, & dance. The spirit of peace was tangible that day, & we were able to bring this life force home with us. My heart, mind, & soul thank you for this. 

  The dances evoke love for people you don’t even know!  They promote cooperation, with a spiritual focus that makes everyone naturally more harmonious. Universal Peace Dance, of course! What a balm for seeking souls. Love, Lee
One day the sun admitted,
I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you
The Infinite Incandescence
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,

The Astonishing Light 
Of your own Being!
I am happy
even before I have a reason.
I am full of Light
even before the sky
Can greet the sun or the moon.
Dear companions,
We have been in love with God
For so very, very long.
What can Hafiz now do
but Forever
Let us take care of this sacred land in the right way

E malama i ka heiau   
E malama i ka heiau  
E malama pono i ka heiau  E !
Earth & sky, Sea & stone
Hold this land in sacredness

Prayer on Light

The Prophet

O God, give me light in my heart
and light in my tongue
and light in my hearing
and light in my seeing
and light in my feeling
and light in every part of my body
and light before me
and light behind me.

Give me, I pray thee,
light on my right hand

and light on my left hand
and light above me & light beneath me.

O Lord, increase light within me
and give me light
and illuminate me.
I honor the Light within you
Allah, Allah, el Allah Hu 
Ishk Allah ahbud lillah
Nur  Nur  Nur Allah

(God is Love, Lover & Beloved.
Light, Light, Light of God)

Don't miss the boat! 

Put June 20

on your calendar



If anyone from east Florida wants to spend the night at Peacock Paradise on the way home,
reserve now!
Florida Dances of Universal Peace
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"Peace, Salaam, Shalom!"

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Silver City, New Mexico

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Dances of Universal Peace honor religious traditions of the world by chanting phrases from holy scriptures & oral traditions.

Everything is taught in the moment as we join our voices together.

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