Welcome to the online resource center for the Dances of Universal Peace community throughout the state of Florida.


  • Read some of the Haiku poems created by attendees of Katya Sabaroff Taylor's workshop held at this year's annual Florida Dance Retreat in October: Highlights from the 2017 Fall Dance Retreat
  • Our Florida Dance Circles page has been updated, including adding photos of the dance leaders (taken by Patrick Harrigan at the 2017 Fall Dance Retreat). Note in the background of these photos the beautiful painting by our beloved Batina Solomon, brought to the retreat and hung in the dance hall by Sh'mal Ellenberg in Batina's honor.


The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others. Building on the work begun by Samuel L. Lewis in the 1960s, they promote peace and integration within individuals and understanding and connection within groups worldwide. There are no performers and no audience; new arrivals and old hands form the circle as everyone sings and dances together.


Our vision is to have a vibrant, connected statewide community of Dances of Universal Peace in Florida, supporting each other in love, harmony and beauty. Check here for the Florida location near you where the Dances of Universal Peace are held on a regular basis. Then consult our Florida Dance Calendar to find the next scheduled dance in your area.

If you are leading dances in Florida but are not listed on the Florida Dance Circles page, please Contact Us