Dances of Universal Peace returns

The Kettle River Seniors are bringing the Nelson Dance Circle to McArthur Centre this Saturday to explore dance as moving mediation.

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The Dances of Universal Peace are coming back to the Boundary, Saturday, October 19, perhaps this time to stay. Leaders from the Nelson Dance Circle are coming to lead an afternoon of dances and to explore interest in creating local dance circles in the Boundary.

Everyone interested in dancing is welcome to participate at the McArthur Centre in Greenwood from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. There is no charge.

There will be approximately two hours of dancing, which one can sit out as much as one wants. Refreshments will follow the dancing, along with informal discussion on creating one or more local dance circles where Boundary residents can learn and practice dances together.

The Dances of Universal Peace are moving meditations based on sacred phrases from around the world. They are often accompanied by guitar and drum. No experience is necessary. The simple songs and easy steps are taught at the beginning of each dance.

Sonia Stairs, a member of the Nelson Circle, a mentored dance leader, and local resident says: “Singing sacred phrases while moving together in a circle creates magic. For a while we forget our struggles and our differences and taste Oneness.”

This inaugural dance is being sponsored by the Kettle River Seniors through their Empowerment of Seniors grant. Come because you love dancing or because you are curious.

For more information call Stairs at 250-449-2152.