Dance To The Music Of The World is the fifth track on 94 East’s first collection of studio recordings Minneapolis Genius, featuring Prince on drums, guitar and synthesizer. The track has featured on every collection of 94 East’s early recordings. In 1992, two versions were included on Minneapolis Genius - Featuring Prince. In 1995, the original, previously-unreleased, version was included as the fifth track on the first disc of Symbolic Beginning, along with a second version (re-released in 1999 as The Legends Collection). In 2000, two versions were included on 94 East Featuring Prince. Also in 2000, two versions were included on One Man Jam. In 2002, two versions were included on If You Feel Like Dancin’.
A preliminary version of the song was recorded in Summer 1978 at Sound 80, Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Lovin’ Cup and Just Another Sucker). As with the other tracks included on Minneapolis Genius, additional recording was done by Pepé Willie, for which details are not known.