Bellydance Kalamazoo Will Edison Mesh With New Development, Arts Groups? By Rebecca Thiele • Oct 2, 2014 Rebecca Thiele, WMUK Listen Listening... / 4:14 Since December of last year, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has extended Art Hop into the Washington Square area of the Edison neighborhood. So you think you know bellydance? By Allison Friedman • Sep 18, 2012 Allison Friedman, WMUK Listen Listening... / 3:20 Hear from the three Kalamazoo belly dance studios There’s only one studio that holds public belly dance classes in Grand Rapids, a city with a population of almost 190,000 people. Less than half as many people live in Kalamazoo, yet there are three belly dancing studios.