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About the Dances of Universal Peace

The Dances of Universal Peace are part of the timeless tradition of Sacred Dance. The Dances of Universal Peace draw sacred phrases, scripture, and poetry from the world's spiritual traditions and blend them in song, with live music, and evocative movement. The Dances are a transformative spiritual practice, invoking an embodied sense of unity, presence, and compassion. They touch the spiritual essence within ourselves. Offered in an atmosphere of safety, authenticity and mindfulness, the Dances evoke a unified experience of movement, sound, breath and sacred phrase.

Meet Robin & Michael


Robin Schnitzler and Michael Hopwood are a dance leader/musician duo who share the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP).


Robin is a certified DUP leader and is in her 30th year of dancing in the circle. Robin loves the way the dances invite all other parts of life to drop away and allow us to sink into our hearts and souls.


Michael is an accomplished guitarist and DUP musician. He feels joy from the uplifting harmony and beauty created in the circle.


Together, Robin and Michael lead dances in community circles, events, and dance camps across the country and Mexico.

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