List of Dance Forms in India

Dance has traditionally been an important part of religious culture in India. It is an ancient and celebrated custom tradition in India. According to the Indian epic, the gods invented dance. Dancing is one of the most honored Hindu arts because it incorporates melody, drama, form, and line. Gestures, body positions, and head movements are highlighted in Indian dance. The primary importance of dance is the use of hands, fingers, and eyes. There are almost thousands of specific hand movements and mudras. India is a land of diverse dance forms, with a treasure house of a variety of folk and tribal dances across the country.

The uniqueness of dances in India binds the entire country together and makes it feel proud from other countries. In ancient times, this art form was considered to celebrate, worshipping, and as a gesture of thanksgiving to the deity. The cultural richness of Indian is reflected by its dance forms. The dance of India is broadly classified into three categories i.e. classical dances of India, folk dances of India, and tribal dances of India. All these dance forms have their own style and cultural values associated with the dance forms. Here we present you the list of dance forms in India.

List of dance forms in India

S.No STATE DANCE FORM
1 Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi.
Kottam
2 Assam Ojapali
Bihu
Ankia Nat
3 Arunachal Pradesh Lion and Peacock dance
Chalo
Popir
Bardo Chham
Aji Lamu
4 Bihar Jata Jatin
Faguna or Fag
Purbi
Bidesia
5 Chhatisgarh Panthi
Raut Nacha
6 Gujarat Dandya Ras
Garba Lasya Nritya
Bhavai
Garba
Rasila
Trippan
7 Goa Fugdi
Dekhnni
Tarangamel
Dhalo
8 Haryana Swang
Khoria
Gugga dance
Loor
Sang
Dhama
9 Himachal Pradesh Luddi Dance
Munzra
Kanayala
Giddha Parhaun
Hikat
10 Jammu and Kashmir Rouf
Chakri
11 Jharkhand Karma
12 Karnataka Yakshagana
Bayalata
Simha Nutrya
Dollu Kunitha
Veeragase
13 Kerala Chakiarkoothu
Kathakali
Mohiniattam
Ottam Thullal
Chavittu Natakam
Kaikotti Kalai
Koodiyattam
Krishnavattam
Mudiyettu
Tappatri Kai
Theyyam
14 Lakshadweep Lava
15 Madhya Pradesh Macha
Lota
Pandvan
Tertali
Charkula
Jawara
Matki dance
Phulpatti dance
Grida dance
Maanch
Gaur maria dance
16 Mizoram Chiraw (Bamboo Dance)
17 Manipur Thang ta
Dhol cholom
Manipuri
18 Maharashtra Tamasha
Dahi Kala
Lavani
Lezim
19 Odisha Odissi
Savari
Ghumara
Paika
Chhau
Gotipua
Sambalpur
20 Puducherry Garadi
21 Punjab Bhangra
Giddha
Daff
Dhaman
Malwai
Jhumar,
Karthi
Kikli
Sammi
Dandass
Ludi
Jindua
22 Rajasthan Ghumar
Chakri
Gangaur
Jhulan
Leela
Jhuma
Suisini
Ghapal
Kalbelia
23 Sikkim Singhi chham
Yak Chaam
Maruni
Rechungma
24 Tamil Nadu Bharatnatyam
Kumi
Kolattam
Kavadi
Karagattam
Theru koothu
Bommal attam
Puliyaattam
Oyilattam
25 Telangana Perini Thandavam
Dappu
Lambadi
26 Tripura Hojagiri
Goria
Lebang Boomani
27 Uttarakhand Chholiya
Jagars
Thali-Jadda
Jhainta
Barada Nat
28 Uttar Pradesh Nautanki
Raslila
Kajri
Jhora
Chhapeli
Jaita
29 West Bengal Jatra
Chau
Kathi

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