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.
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 at Blue Wave Recording Studio, St. Philip, Barbados. The original 1978 version remains unreleased.
In 1995, two versions (the Minneapolis Genius overdubbed version and a rehearsal take from 1978) were included on Symbolic Beginning (re-released in 1999 as The Early Years, in 2000 as One Man Jam and in 2020 on 94 East Featuring Prince).