Introducing our new Peace in Action Toolkit

Creating a World of Love & Justice Beyond the Dance Circle

DUPNA is committed to serving our Dance circles, leaders, organizers, and dancers in a way that allows for deepened participation in this transformational time.

Our "Peace in Action Toolkit" will provide templates and materials for projects and activities that are being successfully implemented by members of our DUPNA family that promote peace and compassion directly on the ground in communities and which integrate the Dances in some way.

Like our Dance Organizer Toolkit which gives leaders and organizers tools to create flyers and tabling materials for their Dance events so that they don't have to "recreate the wheel," this new Toolkit will make it easier for an organizer or leader to act on their inspiration and implement a Peace in Action project from top to bottom so that we can increase the work of compassion and peace and promote mutual respect and understanding among diverse groups in our communities.

We are really proud of this project and excited to share it with you. Please contact Jen at if you have a project to share.


Mandala Peace Project

We give thanks to Helga Schleeh from Montreal, Canada for sharing the materials for her Mandala Peace Project which is focused into a one day workshop that brings together children and adults from diverse communities to create a beautiful art mandala, sing and dance together, and connect and learn about one another's traditions to foster mutual respect and understanding. Visit Helga Schleeh at

Watch the video to view a photo slideshow of a Peace Mandala Workshop led by Dance leader and artist Helga Schleeh with schoolchildren from three schools (Jewish, Muslim, and Catholic) in Montreal, Quebec in May 2004.


Mandala Peace Project Description Sheet
Mandala Peace Project Outline and Steps
Sample mandala drawing


More resources at this website:

Dance Organizer Toolkit

Leaders & Musicians Resources

Social Media & Websites
Add Your Dance Events


The North American Newsletter

Archives and information about our monthly e-newsletter on our North American Newsletter page.


North American Press Archives

Archives of Press releases and articles about North American DUP: North American Press page.


The North American Journal

Past issues of the North American Journal are now archived in digital form on the North American Journal page.

Some physical copies of the NAJ may still be available for Dance circles to use as handouts at their gatherings or at other events. For information about obtaining them, contact the NA Office.


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