|Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity|
|Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory|
|Release date||October 26, 1999 (same as album)|
|First live performance||Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA, on January 31, 2000|
|Total live plays||337|
|Other appearances||Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Distant Memories - Live in London|
|Previous song||Scene Six: Home|
|Next song||Scene Seven: II. One Last Time|
Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity (or just simply The Dance of Eternity,) is the ninth track on the album Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, and the second track in Act 2 of the album. It is the second instrumental on the album, the first being Overture 1928. Due to its complexity and many time signature changes (108 in total), The Dance of Eternity is often regarded as one of the most complex songs in progressive metal.
John Petrucci recorded this song using a 7-string guitar in standard tuning (B-E-A-D-G-B-E).