The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's runaway-hit mystery novel and really bad love story, is also a work of paranoid fiction. However, the book makes a practical point: As a society and on a global scale, we are wildly off-kilter. Our world lacks balance.The book says this is because religious and political strongholds lack feminine qualities and possess too many masculine ones. As a result, peace can never flourish, and war and turmoil rage on. Whatever the reasons, we could all use a little more peace in our lives. Which is where Dances of Universal Peace comes in handy. With meditation, good energy and inner peace in mind, Dances of Universal Peace teaches traditional song and low-impact dance moves from a variety of different cultures, including Native American, Buddhist and Hindu. Classes start tonight at 7:30 at the Body and Soul Yoga Center, (649 East 59th Street). No prior dance experience or training is required — just an open mind and positive energy. For more information, call 816-363-8282.