American Rhythm Folk Ensemble is a group of talented young dancers, singers and musicians from Utah, USA who enjoy bringing joy to audiences throughout the world by sharing the history and culture of American music and dance.
Bihu Folk Dance of Assam The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps, rapid hand movement, and a rhythmic swaying of the hips in order to represent youthful passion.
The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha in the U.S., is a dance of Cuban origin. It is danced to the music of the same name introduced by Cuban composer and violinist Enrique Jorrin in the early 1950s. This rhythm was developed from the danzón-mambo. The name of the dance is an onomatopoeia derived from the shuffling sound of the dancers' feet.
Huapango is a Mexican folk dance and music style, part of the style son huasteco. The word may be a corruption of the Nahuatl word cuauhpanco that literally means "on top of the wood", alluding to a wooden platform on which dancers can make zapateado dance steps.
Folk dance is a blanket term that covers many kinds of dancing, from ritual dance for religious purposes to the Macarena and Western Swing. Folk dance is a blanket term that covers many kinds of dancing, from ritual dance for religious purposes to the Macarena and Western Swing.
Ghoomar is a traditional as well as an enthusiastic folk dance of Rajasthan. Ghoomar or Ghumar was basically developed by the Bhil tribe and was adopted by other Rajasthani communities. The Ghoomar dance is a particularly a women's dance and performed by the women for exclusively ladies gatherings.
Latin dance is a general label, and a term in partner dance competition jargon. It refers to types of ballroom dance and folk dance that (with few exceptions) originated in Latin America. The category of Latin dances in the international dancesport competitions consists of the cha-cha-cha, rumba, samba, paso doble, and also the jive of United States origin.
The major folk dances of Uttar Pradesh include Raslila, Ramlila, Khayal, Nautanki, Naqaal, Swang, Dadra and the Charkula Dance. Raslila The Raslila performed in this state is known as the Braj Raslila, since it has originated from the Braj area of Uttar Pradesh.
Kud dance performed by locals in Jammu and Kashmir Kud folk dance highlights the connoisseurs of the princely states and Jammu and Kashmir was one of them. The dance performed during rainy seasons is used by the farmers to praise and thank the Lord for the protection of their livestock and harvest during the extreme conditions.
Folk Dance in the Philippines – Maglalatik – The Maglalatik is a kind of indigenous dance in the Philippines where coconut shell halves which were attached to the dancers' hands as well as on vests where are hung 4 or 6 more coconut shell halves.
There is another version of this dance, and the dance resembles the steps that are performed by the dancers of the 'pandanggo'. This other version of the dance is called the 'Oasiwas' and this dance has its origins in Lingayen in Pangasinan.
Pandanggo sa Ilaw is a very popular folk dance in the Philippines. It is said to have originated from Mindoro, the seventh-largest island in the Philippines. This dance of lights simulates fireflies at dusk and at night. The word pandanggo is from the Spanish fandango, a dance in 3/4 time.
Tinikling is a traditional Philippine folk dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance.