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Indian Classical Dances & Folk Dances – Here is the list of Indian Classical Dances & Folk Dances. This list of Indian Classical Dances & Folk Dances is asked in the General Awareness section of most competitive examinations. Aspirants can expect 2 or 3 questions from this section. It is important for individuals to grab every single mark to prove themselves. Prepare well and take up the test to validate your IQ.

  • International Dance Day is commemorated on April 29.
  • The oldest classical dance form in India is Bharatnatyam.

Indian Classical Dances

Region Dance Form
Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi
Assam Sattriya
Bengal Gaudiya Nritya
Karnataka Bharathanatyam
Kerala Kathakali, Mohiniyattam
Manipur Manipuri
Orissa Odissi
Tamilnadu Bharathanatyam
Uttar Pradesh Kathak

Indian Folk Dances

Region Dance Form
Arunachal Pradesh Bardo Chham
Andhra Pradesh Thapetta Gullu
Assam Bagurumba, Bihu, Jhumair
Bihar Bideshiya, Domkach, Fagula, Jat-Jatin, Jhijhian, Jhumri, Kajari, Painki, Sohar
Chhattisgarh Raut Nacha
Goa Fugdi
Gujarat Dandiya Raas, Garba, Tippani, Padhar, Siddi Dhamal, Hudo, Matukadi, Kolis and Padhiyar
Himachal Pradesh Charba
Haryana Ras Leela, Ragini, Chaupaiya, Holi festival, Manjira, Gogaji, Gugga, Phaag, Sawan, Teej, Kissa, Been, Dhamal Dance, Ghoomar, Jhoomar, Khoria dance, Loor dance
Karnataka Veeragase, Hulivesha
Jammu & Kashmir Dumhal, Rauf
Jharkhand Jhumair, Mardana Jhumair, Janani Jhumair, Domkach, Lahasua, Fagua, Paika, Chhau dance, Santali dance, Mundari dance
Kerala Chakyar Koothu, Duffmuttu, Margamkali, Oppana, Padayani, Theyyam, Thirayattam, Thitambu Nritham, Thullal
Madhya Pradesh Grida Dance, Maanch, Matki dance, Phulpati dance, Tertali
Maharashtra Pavri Nach, Lavani
Meghalaya Shad sukmysiem, Shad nongkrem, Derogata dance, Do dru Sua, Laho, Wangala
Mizoram Cheraw, Bamboo dance, Sarlamkai
Nagaland Chango Lo (Sua Lua)
Odisha Chhau dance, Goti Pau, Baagh Naach or Tiger Dance, Dalkhai, Dhap, Ghumra, Karma Naach, Jhumair, Keisabadi, Odishi Nritya
Pondicherry Garadi
Punjab Bhangra, Giddha, Malwai Giddha, Kikkli
Rajasthan Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Kachchhi Ghodi, Tera Tali
Sikkim Singhi Chham
Tamilnadu Parai attam or Thappattam, Kummi, Kolattam, Karagattam, Mayil attam, Paambattam, Oyilattam, Puliyattam, Poikal Kudirai attam, Bommalattam, Theru koothu
Telangana Perini Shivatandavam
Tripura Hojagiri
Uttar Pradesh Mayur Nritya, Rasleela
West Bengal Gambhira, Alkap, Domni, Dhunachi, Jhumair

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