Carenza's Caravan Brings Middle Eastern Dance to Muncie, Indiana

When Carenza bint Asya (Diana Eckart) became involved with the SCA, she was given the choice of pursuing a Viking persona or that of a belly dancer. She chose the dancer. Now, six years later, she owns a dance studio and heads a troupe of dancers. Thomas Fraley of the Ball State Daily News has the story.

Carenza, along with troupe spokesperson Elizabeth Carr, also teaches classes at the Muncie, Indiana YMCA and Ball State University. In addition to the fun of the art, they hope to empower women.