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RHODE
ISLAND


(UPDATED 23FEB05)

SACRED
DANCE

July 21-26, 2005
SACRED DANCE
GUILD FESTIVAL
NEW LONDON CT
Help tip the scales in 2005 towards Peace
Peace Dancing promotes a peaceful heart
within the framework of community
which is the beginning of
a peace filled world.
Dance has long been used to express, enhance and transmute religious, spiritual or metaphysical feelings. Dance of all styles from shaker dances to swing to raves can take the participant to a wonderful place of harmony and excitement, as can performance dance for the observer. William James in his book, The Varieties of Religious Experience, quoted Horace Fletcher on the qualities attained through Buddhist discipline, "All at once the whole world has turned good to me. I have become, as it were, sensitive only to the rays of good." Many dancers would recognize this state of being and have attained it, at least, on occasion. Sacred dance is used specifically for the goal of coming into contact with and entering into this radiant place.
Sacred dance evolved from an intertwining of Eastern and Western influences, and Rhode Island has developed a thriving community of people who express and divine their religion, faith, and spirit through dance. Most sacred dances are open to anyone and the principles are taught during the dance or the dance is formatted as a class.
See RiDance's New Age Page for New Age and Eastern influenced dance forms which may be used more for exercise and joy of movement. Traditional oriental and middle eastern dance can be found on riDance's Arabic and Oriental Dance page.

SACRED DANCES
SACRED DANCE CLASSES
Sacred Circle Dance
The Auditorium
The First Unitarian Church
1 Benevolent Street
at Benefit Street
PROVIDENCE
Rhode Island
The second Monday of the month between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Each class is $6.00
Facilitator: Ray Price
Telephone: 401-996-2665
Email: keltikdancer@gmail.com
Web: www.geocities.com/signaltonoiseradio/dance/
Dates of classes:
January 10/February 14/March 14/April 11/May 9/June 13
(posted 07Jan05)



DANCE OF UNIVERSAL PEACE
St. Martin's Church
Orchard Avenue
Providence, RI 02904
Second Friday of the month
Information: 401-232-5422 or nicholasl@gis.net
Time: 715pm - 930pm
Suggested Donation: $12.00
The timeless tradition of the Sacred Dance is a spiritual expression using music from many traditions. The Dances promote peace and integration both within the self and the group. Our focus is on participation not performance. Join us for this powerful experience on the second Friday of each month. No experience is needed and all are welcome.
The Dances are led by Nicholas Lizza who has worked with the Dances of Universal Peace for eight years and with A Course in Miracle for more than twelve years.
(Updated 12Jan05)



DANCE OF UNIVERSAL PEACE
St. Martin's Church
Orchard Avenue
Providence, RI 02904
Fourth Friday of the month
Information: 401 245-8841 or ellenlara@earthlink.net
Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm
Suggested Donation: $12.00
The timeless tradition of the Sacred Dance is a spiritual expression using music from many traditions. The Dances promote peace and integration both within the self and the group. Our focus is on participation not performance. Join us for this powerful experience on the second Friday of each month. No experience is needed and all are welcome.
The Dances are led by Ellen Lara & Nicholas Lizza.
(Updated 24May05)



WHO'S WHO in SACRED DANCE

*Nicholas Lizza...Dance Leader of Universal Dance
Contact: 401-232-5422 or nicholasl@gis.net

* Ray Price...Musician, dance facilitator and teacher
Contact: 401-996-2665 or keltikdancer@gmail.com
Website: www.geocities.com/signaltonoiseradio/dance/




SACRED DANCE LINKS

DANCE VISION
http://pages.prodigy.net/stevenmalkus1/virtual.htm
Sacred Dance Retreats on Cape Cod make a wonderful vacation from the hustle bustle of everyday life. Dance Vision runs the retreats as well as dances and workshops.

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE
http://www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org


SACRED DANCE GUILD
http://www.sacreddanceguild.org
The Sacred Dance Guild promotes sacred dance as prayer, and as a means of spiritual growth, connection to the Divine, and integration of mind, body, and spirit.


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