Dance Style of Indian States

Dance in India comprises the varied styles of dances in the country. As with other aspects of Indian culture, different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, developed according to the local traditions and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country. Sangeet Natak Akademi, the national academy for performing arts, recognizes eight distinctive traditional dances as Indian classical dances, which might have origin in religious activities of distant past.

Indian tribal and folk dances are simple dances, and are performed to express joy. Tribal and folk dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, a wedding, birth of a child and festivals. The dances are extremely simple with minimum of steps or movement.

No.

State Dance Style

1

Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi
Kolattam

2

Arunachal Pradesh Bardo Chham

3

Assam Bihu dance
Sattriya

4

Bihar Bidesia
Paika

5

Chhattisgarh Panthi
Raut Nacha

6

Goa Tarangamel
Koli

7

Gujarat Garba
Padhar
Raas
Gagari
Ghodakhund
Dandiya

8

Haryana Ghoomar

9

Himachal Pradesh Kinnauri Nati
Namgen

10

Jammu and Kashmir Dumhal
Neyopa
Bacha Nagma

11

Jharkhand Karma/Munda

12

Karnataka Yakshagana
Bayalata
Veeragaase dance
Bedara Vesha
Dollu Kunitha
Dollu Kunitha

13

Kerala Padayani
Kathakali
Mohiniyattam

14

Madhya Pradesh Tertali
Phulpati Dance
Gaur Maria Dance
Matki Dance
Charkula
Grida Dance
Maanch
Jawara

15

Maharashtra Pavri Nach
Lavani

16

Manipur Manipuri
Dhol cholom
Thang Ta

17

Meghalaya Lahoo Dance

18

Mizoram Cheraw Dance

19

Nagaland Chang Lo or Sua Lua

20

Orissa Ghumura Dance
Chhau dance
Goti Pua
Nacni
Odissi
Baagh Naach or Tiger Dance
Dalkhai
Dhap
Ghumra
Karma Naach

21

Punjab Bhangra
Giddha
Malwai Giddha
Jhumar
Karthi
Kikkli
Sammi
Dandass
Ludi
Jindua

22

Rajasthan Ghoomar
Gair
Kalbelia
Tera tali
Bhavai
Chirami
Rasiya

23

Sikkim Singhi Chham

24

Tamil Nadu Devarattam
Kamandi
Bharatanatyam
Kummi
Kolattam
Oyilattam
Mayil Attam or Peacock dance
Paampu attam or Snake Dance
Karagattam or Karagam
Puliyattam
Theru Koothu
Bommalattam
Poikal Kudirai Attam

25

Tripura Hojagiri

26

Uttar Pradesh Charkula
Kathak

27

Uttarakhand Chholiya

28

West Bengal Gambhira
Kalikapatadi
Nacni
Alkap
Domni

29

Lakshadweep Lava

30

Puducherry Garadi

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Created At: 06 July, 2014

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