Different Drummer Belly Dancers

We All Dance To A Different Drummer

About Us: Members & History

DDBD at Gen Con 2016 dressed as Avengers. Photo by Jennifer Stewart
DDBD-2016 - Top Row: Anaelle, Margaret, Michelle, Verna,
Bottom Row: Rebekah
Photo by Jennifer Stewart ©2016



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In the fall of 2003 Margaret decided to honor her passion for belly dancing to rock'n'roll and formed her own troupe. Since she was different and wanted her troupe to be different than those dancing around her, she named her troupe Different Drummer Belly Dancers (DDBD). Yes the name is inspired from the Thoreau quote "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." She was honored to have Ann M., Molly, and Heather join her for the troupe's first performance at Stimuli (later to be known as Eroticon).

DDBD 2004 - Original line-up
DDBD-2004 - Original Members: Molly, Heather, Margaret, Ann P.

The foursome enjoyed dancing together and showing off their love of dancing to all types of music. From there they proceeded to dance to Goth, Punk, Heavy Metal, and even some traditional Middle Eastern music!

In the years that followed members came and went from DDBD. New dance, music, and costumes styles came, went, and were sometimes modified by the troupe members. DDBD is proud to note that they have danced at Gen Con Indy since 2004!

In 2007, Teri helped Margaret form a student troupe, Calypso's Pearls. (Note that Margaret's husband thought the troupe should be called Bongo Zany.) The Pearls danced together for a few years, creating their own choreography and finding their own dance venues as well. They are currently inactive.

Today DDBD is still dancing to its own style.

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Site and background graphic designed by Margaret Lion ©2003.
Redesign ©2016.
Updated: November 15, 2017