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Dance form of different states of India

There are various types of Classical and folk dance in different states of India. The folk dances are performed on various occasions, like in festivals, marriages, harvesting time or to welcome the season etc. Most of the flock dances are performed by the different tribes. In this dance form both male and female take part but in some folk dances only men or women take part.

Dance forms of states of India are very vibrant. On these occasions they sing and dance in the music of various classical instruments. Each form of Folk dance tribes wore very colourful dresses and jewels. And this Dress colour and jewels are of the same type.

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Various folk Dance in India

To know about the classical and folk dance, for the aspirant preparing for the competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, Railway is important  as their syllabus are art and culture of the General Knowledge in this type of competition exam.

Different dance forms of the state of  India are listed down. It is listed in the  tabular form so that the aspirant may easily study this topic.

Classical dance form of India

There are a total of Eight classical dances as per the Sangeet Natak Academy. They are -Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri and Mohiniyattam. But Drid Williams adds Chhau, Yakshagana and Bhagavata Mela to the list so in his list there are eleven classical dances of India.Additionally, the Indian Ministry of Culture includes Chhau in its classical list.

The list of Classical Dance of India:

Classical DanceState in which it’s performed
BharatanatyamTamil Nadu
Kathakali Kerala
MohiniyattamKerala
KuchipudiAndhra Pradesh
KathakUttar Pradesh
OdissiOdisha
SattriyaAssam
ManipuriManipur
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Dance form of states in India

Here is the list of various folk dances that are performed in different parts of India. In this table State and their dance form are listed. It will be easy for you to go through all the dance forms of India.

State Folk Dance
Andhra PradeshKuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu
Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu
Arunachal PradeshBuiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir, Bardo, Chham
AssamBihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal
Tabal Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai
BiharJata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bidesia 
GujaratGarba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai
HaryanaJhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor
Himachal PradeshJhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi
Jammu and KashmirRauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach, Damali
KarnatakaYakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi
KeralaKathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali
MaharashtraLavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada
OdishaOdissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau
GoaTarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode, Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar,Ranmale, Gonph, Tonnya mell
Madhya PradeshJawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch
JharkhandKarma Dance, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua, Hunta Dance, Mundari Dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga, Domkach, Ghora Naach
ManipurDol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa Dance,Raslila
Khubak Ishei, Lhou  Sha, Meghalaya, Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho
MizoramCheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam, Par Lam
Sarlamkai/Solakia, Tlanglam
NagalandRangma, Bamboo Dance, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim, Temangnetin, Hetaleulee, Tripura,Hojagiri
LakshadweepLava, Kolkali, Parichakali
ChhattisgarhGaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Chandaini
PunjabBhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual
RajasthanGhumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya
SikkimChu Faat Dance, Sikmari, Singhi Chaam or the Snow Lion Dance, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha,Tashi Yangku Dance, Khukuri Naach, Chutkey Naach, Maruni Dance
TeleanganaPerini Shivatandavam, Keisabadi
Tamil NaduBharatanatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi
Uttar PradeshNautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita
UttarakhandGarhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli
West BengalKathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan
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