Dances of Universal Peace
at Errington Hall & St. Edmund's Anglican Church


The Dances of Universal Peace
are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements from the many traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others. Based on the work begun in the late 60's by Samuel L. Lewis, they promote peace and integration within individuals and groups worldwide. There are no performers nor audience - new arrivals and old hands form the circle together. And, no prior experience is necessary!

Some background:
The dances were first created by Samuel Lewis, an American mystic recognized as a teacher within the Jewish, Christian, Zen and Sufi traditions. (1896-1971) They were inspired in part by his teachers, Sufi Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and American modern and sacred dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis. Since their inception, the dances have been used as a tool in many spiritual communities, citizen diplomacy, therapeutic and educational settings. Through the efforts of the International Network for the Dances of Universal Peace, the dances have an increasingly global community, and continue to expand in both scope and quality. Joyful, uplifting and unifying. No experience is necessary - just an open heart and mind.

May all beings be well and happy,

International Dances of Universal Peace:

Contact Information: 250-752-4816
Joanne Sales email:

are simple and easy to learn, and are fully taught each time.There are no performers and no audience.

We meet either at Good Nature Farm in Coombs or Errington Hall, Errington.

Good Nature Farm: 2795 Grafton Ave, Coombs (Qualicum Beach)  Across the street from the Tibetan Buddhist Temple, near Winchester Road & Grafton Ave. map

Errington Hall  Map
Take Exit 51 off of Hwy 19 - the new Island Highway. Take Port Alberni Hwy towards Coombs & Port Alberni (not Parksville.) A mile or so down the road, you will pass a gas station, and then a litle further, you will see a sign for Errington Road on your left. Go left on Errington Road. Continue for a mile or two. Go through the intersection with Grafton Ave., and continue for about 1/4 mile. The road may be quite dark, but you will see a small parking lot on your left, and a small wood clad building with a wooden porch. That is Errington Hall. Welcome!