Folk dance – A dance that is performed or sung by local folk. When an instrument such as the bard’s lyre is used, it usually refers to this dance.
Raga – This dance is performed by two or more women in a circle. It is not an especially musical style of dancing. A raga is played with the hands and feet in a manner that is difficult to distinguish from the dance of a typical American dance.
Hindu, Buddhist – This dance is performed by followers of Hindu religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism. The word “Dance” in the Indian culture means to perform some ritual action, and the word “Dharma” means the way we live.
Dawn Dance / Kshatra – This is the most common form of dance, and it is also known as Tum Bhuj or Gurbani in some countries. It has a great deal of spiritual significance, and is sometimes called “the most sacred of all Indian dance.” It is performed with lots of movements.
Mashrika – This is a dance of the Hindu pantheon and is danced at the festival of Brahma Vahishta in South Asia. It is a very joyful dance.
Folk dance / Raga – This dance and the words “Dance” and “Tum Bhuj” have nothing to do with the dance’s name. The word may come from another of the three main dancing movements in dance, known as the “dance of the hips” or the “dance of the tail”.
What is a “dancier” or dancer?
In general, a “dancer” is someone who teaches or practices dancing. “Dancer” is a very general term, which means to perform something, be it a dance or music, but there are many other things that are “dancers”. Some of the first people to use the term “dancer” were the dancers of the Middle Ages or in France, where it was common at the court to wear a suit of tassets.
Where did dancing come from?
According to some, ancient Greeks called the movement “droning” or “soul dance”, because of the pounding rhythm they found. The Greeks believed that they could hear the movements of the soul as it moved through a body. Later the Romans also used the idea of the soul or soul dance to promote health.