Dancing Our Life Purpose: A Dances of Universal Peace Retreat

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Christian Conference Center

5064 Lincoln Street

Newton, IA 50208

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Dancing Our Life Purpose: A Dances of Universal Peace Retreat

Led by Regional Dance Leaders and Musicians
With Universal Worship on Sunday morning

Over the course of the weekend, we will immerse ourselves in the Dances of Universal Peace and the Elements of Earth, Fire, Water, and Air to clarify and energize our individual sense of Life Purpose. The retreat will conclude with the Universal Worship Flower Service and Dances of Universal Peace.

Sessions will be curated by Morgan Rivers, Conie Borchardt, Heather Hayat Godsey, and Saleem Adam Wolter with assistance from dance leaders and musicians in the region. The Sunday morning Universal Worship service will be coordinated by Heather Hayat Godsey with assistance from cherags in the region.

The retreat location is the lovely Newton Christian Conference Center just outside of Newton, Iowa. https://www.newtonccc.org/

Dance all weekend, an evening, or all day!

Early Bird Registration ($100) for the Full weekend is available until March 1, 2018, midnight. After this date, the Full Weekend is $125. Individual Day Registration is also available. Please consider attending Friday and Saturday together as we believe the retreat will have its greatest effect taken cumulatively.

When registering, please remember to include your dance registration, your lodging preference, and a meal package. Lodging and meal registrations are due by April 4, 2018.

Walk-in dancers can pay registration at the door.

You may pay by credit card here or by mailing a check. Retreat organizers benefit from check payments by saving on payment processing fees. Choose "Pay by check" in the Payment Method, then mail your remittance to Points Of Light Music, PO Box 11791, St. Paul, MN 55111. Retreat organizers appreciate your prompt follow up.


Lodging and meals are available on-site.

Lodging details first:

  • 12 hotel room-like "Lodge Rooms" are available for $82 per Room per night. Reserve these quickly! They will go fast.
  • 30-some bunks are available in the Cabin for $29 per Person per night.
  • If staying in the Cabin, you can bring your own linens or have the retreat center supply them for you for an additional $10.
  • The deadline for lodging arrangements is April 4, 2018.
  • If you are bringing an RV, please register for dances and meals here and then contact the Newton Conference Center to make arrangements. Their number is 641-792-1266.
  • If you are needing other lodging choices, please contact the organizers.

Check in begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday for Dancers.

We are offering Meal Packages with registration.

  • For Dancers attending the retreat, a 6-meal option will be offered starting with Friday night dinner and ending with Sunday lunch.
  • For Leaders and Musicians arriving early, a 9-meal option will be offered starting with Thursday evening dinner and ending with Sunday lunch at noon.
  • The registration form includes a place to list dietary preferences and concerns. If you have further questions, please contact Mary Ann.
  • If you would like to join us for fewer meals than listed here, please use the $12 Single Meal Option, selecting the total number of meals you will join us for, and then select which meals you'll be joining us for on the registration form. Contact Mary Ann with questions.
  • To help the cooks with Meal planning, the deadline for registering for meals is April 4, 2018.

Meals times are:

  • Breakfast: 8 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30 p.m.



For Dance Leaders and Musicians

Come and offer your dances and your musical support for the Dances! We can only create these circles together!

We will gather on Thursday afternoon to meet each other and get to know what's in the room. Dance Leaders, we ask you to bring at least one Dance to share during this time. Musicians, please bring your drums and instruments to support the Dances. The curators will come with visions of what they want to create and will form the dance sets for the weekend retreat from your offerings as well as invite missing elements (dances from a particular tradition, up-tempo, partner, etc.) as they become clear.

Please arrive around 2 p.m. on Thursday to check-in. We will gather at 3 p.m. for our first session.

After the retreat lunch on Sunday we are planning an hour long "Harvest" time with all leaders and musicians in attendance to reflect on the retreat. Please plan on joining us if your travel permits.

Your service in leading and playing music for the retreat is your registration fee. Room and board is your only financial commitment. If staying in the Lodge, please select both the Fri-Sun option and the Thu option.



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What's the refund policy?

If you cancel your registration 30-days before the event, your fees will be refunded. After that, please contact Conie and Morgan to discuss transfering the registration to another dancer as a scholarship.

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Christian Conference Center

5064 Lincoln Street

Newton, IA 50208

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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