Local Minnesota Belly Dance History

Many within Minnesota’s bellydance community are sadly unaware of our long and rich history of Minnesota's Middle Eastern dancers, dance troupes, and musicians.

In an attempt to avoid ‘revisionist history’, I’ve developed this Minnesota Bellydance History section to recognize and honor our pioneering dance sisters and brothers.

Further installments, including more recent groups that have made positive contributions to our dance community, will be added as my research continues.

Thank you to all who paved the way in the 1970s for the Minnesota dance troupes and soloists of today.