The global peace party EarthDance returns to Delaware Saturday, Sept. 20. Begun in 1997 as a way to bring people together through dance and music, EarthDance is now the largest synchronized dance event in history, occurring in more than 300 locations in more than 80 countries, according to a news release.

The global peace party EarthDance returns to Delaware Saturday, Sept. 20. Begun in 1997 as a way to bring people together through dance and music, EarthDance is now the largest synchronized dance event in history, occurring in more than 300 locations in more than 80 countries, according to a news release.

The sixth annual Delaware EarthDance will run from 4 to 11 p.m. in the Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan University's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The theme of this year's event is "Transformation." A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. Andrews House has been named the beneficiary of this year's event.

Participating will be OWU dance majors, members of Bellydance Columbus, Israeli folk dancers, Francine Butler of Hayes High School and Pam Spence with Laughter Yoga. New to this year's event will be disc jockeys from Dwubfest, and drumming with the Central Ohio Symphony. During the evening, the EarthDance Prayer for Peace will unite all the local events in what a news release calls a "global moment of solidarity."

Founded in 1993, Andrews House is a multifaceted community services center. Six small social service agencies have offices there, and the large building, once Delaware's hospital, also houses a church office and two small service-oriented businesses. Andrews House also supports eight programs separate from those of its resident partners, including free meals, a free legal clinic and a medical clinic.

EarthDance Delaware will take place during OWU's Family Weekend. People of all ages and invited to watch, to learn and to dance. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is sponsored by OWU's Office of the University Chaplain and the Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowshipship. It is made possible by many volunteers.

For more information, visit earthdancedelawareoh.org.