Important Dances in India

S. No

     State

Classical  Dance

                            Folk Dance

1

Kerala

Kathakali,

Mohiniyattam

Chakyar koothu, Kaikottikali, Mudiyettu, Krishnaaattam, Thullal, Thirayattam, Kaliyattam, Thappatikkali

2

Andra Pradesh

Kuchipudi

Kolattam, Dhimsa, Veeranatyam, Veedhi Natakam, Burrakatha, Ghanta Mardala

3

Assam

Sattriya, Bihu

Ojapali, Bihu, Ankia Naat, Jhumur Naach, Bayurumba, Ali Ai Ligang, Khel Gopal, Rash Lila, Tabal Chongli, Canoe

4

Arunachal Pradesh

Lion and peacock dance, Cardo chham, Aji lamu.

5

Bihar

Chan

Jata jatin, Bikhari, Jadur, Chhau, kathaputli, Bakho,Jhijhiya, Samochakwa, Karma,Jatra, Natna

6

Chattisgarh

Panthi, Raut Nacha.

7

Gujarat

Garba

Dandiya Rass, Garba, Bhavi, Tippani, Gomph

8

Goa

Fugdi, Tarangamel, Dhala, Dekhni(Going to be Classical recognised), Dhangar

9

Haryana

Saang, Khoria, Gugga Dance, Teej, Phag, Jhumar, Ras Leela, Phag dance, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gagor

10

Punjab

Bhangar

Luddi, Pandass, Kikkli, Giddha(Women), Bhangra(Men) (Going to be Classical recognised)

11

Jammu and Kashmir

Hikat, Rouf, Kud, Dumhal

12

Jharkhand

Karma or Munda

13

Karnataka

Hatlari

Bayalata, Dollu Kunitha, Veeragaase, Yakshagana(Going to be Classical recognised), Huttari, Suggi Kunitha

14

Madhya Pradesh

Karma

Teratali, Charkula, Jawara, Matki, Maanch, Grida Dance.

15

Mizoram

Khantumm Bamboo

Cheraw Dance(Bamboo Dance)

16

Manipur

Manipuri

Dhol Cholom, Thang Ta(form of martial art)

17

Maharastra

Tamasha, Pavri Nah, Lavani, Mauni, Dasavtar,Gafa, Dahikala, Kathakeertan, Lezin, Dandaniya

18

Odisha

Odissi, Chan

Ghumura Dance, Chhau Dance, Baagh Naach(Tiger Dance), Dalkhai, Karma Naach, Chadya Dandanata

19

Puducherry

Garadi

20

Rajasthan

Kalbelia, Bhavai, Kach hi Ghodi, Ghoomar, Ginad, Chakri, Gangore, Terahttal, Kayal, Jhulan, Leela, Jhumaa, Suisini

21

Tamilnadu

Bharathanatyam

Kavadi, Devarattum, Kummi, Kollatum, Karagattam, Mayilattum, Paambattum, Puliyattum, Poikal kudirai, Bommalattum, Therukoothu.

22

Tripura

Hojagiri, Goria, Labang Boomani.

23

Sikkim

Singhi Chham, Yak Chaam, Rechungma.

24

Telangana

Perini Thandavam, Dappu, Lambadi.

25

Himachal Pradesh

Nati

Kinnauri Nati, Namgen, Jhora, Jhali, Dangli, Mahasu, Jadda, Jhainta, Chharhi

26

Nagaland

Chang Lo or Sua Lua

27

Uttarakhand

Garwali

Chholiya, Thali Jadda, Jhainta

28

Uttar Pradesh

Kathak, Chan

Rasiya, Swang, Nautanki, Naqual, Thora, Chappeli, Raslila, Kajri

29

West Bengal

Chhau, Gambhira, Kalikapatadi, Alkap, Baul Kirtan, Jatra, Lama

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