Category Archives: From DUP UK

Announcements from the Guidance Panel on behalf of DUP UK

Allaudin Ottinger and 2016 Dancing Spirit Camp

Allaudin OttingerLate last year it happened that Allaudin Ottinger was in Turkey guiding a two week Sufi retreat with Mariam Baker just as we were in the process of working to secure a main guest teacher for the 2016 Dancing Spirit Camp here in the United Kingdom. It turns out that Allaudin loves to travel and as a result of a connection that was made while he was in Turkey, Allaudin is now coming to teach in the United Kingdom this year.

In this country we have long been aware of Allaudin’s dances because they are danced so much! He is the originator of many much-loved compositions including rip-roaring classics Ya Basir Wali Allah and Ruh Allah, the sublime Three Part Bismillah, dynamic energizers such as Allah Hayy and Zikr of the Tender Heart, plus perennial favourite among young folks, Fill Your Cup. Continue reading


Important information for all DUPUK members

As with any big changes, it is easy to get confused by the amount of detail as well as overwhelmed by trying to grasp the implications that each specific item brings about. To avoid this the Management Committee has decided to break down the process of change into smaller steps. Continue reading


Since 2011 the Management Committee of DUPUK has been in careful and considered discussion regarding re-organising our current over-complicated and cumbersome structure.

Keeping pace with advancing technology in our modern world, we acknowledge that our website and other web-based resources (ie. DUPUK Facebook page) are increasingly functioning as the hub and the heart of the DUPUK, providing information, linking the dancers and dance leaders and connecting the dance circles all over the country. Continue reading