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Dance is an ancient and celebrated cultural tradition in India. Diverse culture of India has the treasure of a variety of folk and tribal dances in regions across the country. The uniqueness of dances of India binds the entire country together. Going back to ancient times, this art form was considered to celebrate, worshiping and as a gesture of thanksgiving to the deity. Dances of India reflect its cultural richness. We can broadly classify the dances of India into three categories, viz. 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 them. Here we present you this article about the various dance forms practiced from different parts of India.

List of dance forms in India

S.NoSTATEDANCE FORM
1Andhra PradeshKuchipudi.
Kottam
2AssamOjapali
Bihu
Ankia Nat
3Arunachal PradeshLion and Peacock dance
Chalo
Popir
Bardo Chham
Aji Lamu
4BiharJata Jatin
Faguna or Fag
Purbi
Bidesia
5ChhatisgarhPanthi
Raut Nacha
6GujaratDandya Ras
Garba Lasya Nritya
Bhavai
Garba
Rasila
Trippan
7GoaFugdi
Dekhnni
Tarangamel
Dhalo
8HaryanaSwang
Khoria
Gugga dance
Loor
Sang
Dhama
9Himachal PradeshLuddi Dance
Munzra
Kanayala
Giddha Parhaun
Hikat
10Jammu and KashmirRouf
Chakri
11JharkhandKarma
12KarnatakaYakshagana
Bayalata
Simha Nutrya
Dollu Kunitha
Veeragase
13KeralaChakiarkoothu
Kathakali
Mohiniattam
Ottam Thullal
Chavittu Natakam
Kaikotti Kalai
Koodiyattam
Krishnavattam
Mudiyettu
Tappatri Kai
Theyyam
14LakshadweepLava
15Madhya PradeshMacha
Lota
Pandvan
Tertali
Charkula
Jawara
Matki dance
Phulpatti dance
Grida dance
Maanch
Gaur maria dance
16MizoramChiraw (Bamboo Dance)
17ManipurThang ta
Dhol cholom
Manipuri
18MaharashtraTamasha
Dahi Kala
Lavani
Lezim
19OdishaOdissi
Savari
Ghumara
Paika
Chhau
Gotipua
Sambalpur
20PuducherryGaradi
21PunjabBhangra
Giddha
Daff
Dhaman
Malwai
Jhumar,
Karthi
Kikli
Sammi
Dandass
Ludi
Jindua
22RajasthanGhumar
Chakri
Gangaur
Jhulan
Leela
Jhuma
Suisini
Ghapal
Kalbelia
23SikkimSinghi chham
Yak Chaam
Maruni
Rechungma
24Tamil NaduBharatnatyam
Kumi
Kolattam
Kavadi
Karagattam
Theru koothu
Bommal attam
Puliyaattam
Oyilattam
25TelanganaPerini Thandavam
Dappu
Lambadi
26TripuraHojagiri
Goria
Lebang Boomani
27UttarakhandChholiya
Jagars
Thali-Jadda
Jhainta
Barada Nat
28Uttar PradeshNautanki
Raslila
Kajri
Jhora
Chhapeli
Jaita
29West BengalJatra
Chau
Kathi