Indian Dance

Here is a list and brief summary of Indian dance forms that are in practice in different parts of India. There are more than twenty such forms that India has been contributing to the dancing filed. Since India has many states and each state follows it’s own culture and traditional dance forms, India can be seen promoting varieties of dance forms. As an example, Yakshagana is a dance form practiced more in Karnataka, Bharatanatyam is a dance form of Tamil Nadu and so on. The attires vary from one dance form to another and are very attractive in it’s own ways.


Veeragase ವೀರಗಾಸೆ is a dance form prevalent in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology and involves very intense energy-sapping dance movements. Veeragase is one of the dances demonstrated in the Dasara procession held in Mysore. This dance is performed during festivals and mainly in the Hindu months of Shravana and Kar Lingayatism and Veeragaase The basic tenets of …

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Sammi Dance

Sammi is a traditional dance form originating from the tribal communities of Punjab. The dancers are dressed in bright coloured kurtas and full flowing skirts called lehengas. A peculiar silver hair ornament is associated with this dance. The dance is popular in the Sandalbar region of Pakistan. The dance is performed by women of Baazigar, …

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Folk Dances of Kodavas

  Kodavas Dance Performance “Huttari Dance” and “Bolak-aat” are dance forms of Kodagu. The Kodavas are a unique martial race, different in customs, traditions and religion from the surrounding populace. This is the annual harvest dance of the Kodavas. The men, dressed in traditional Kodava costumes with the decorative knife, perform this slow moving dance …

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