India is known for its diversity. Dance in India comprises numerous styles, generally classified as classical or folk. As with diversified Indian culture, different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, these dances developed according to the local traditions and from other parts of the country.
Classical Dance of India
Bihar, Orissa, W. Bengal and Jharkhand
Jammu & Kashmir
Folk and Tribal Dances
Kathakeertan, Lezin, Dandaniya, Tamasha, Gafa, Dahikala, Lovani, Mauni, Dasavtar.
Huttari, Suggi Kunitha, Yakashagana
Kaikottikali, Kaliyattam, Tappatikkali
Kolattam, Pinnal Kolattam, Kummi, Kavadi, Karagam
Ghanta Mardala, Veedhi Natakam, Burrakatha
Ghumara Sanchar, Chadya Dandanata, Chhau
Kathi, Chhau, Baul, Kirtan, Jatra, Lama
Bihu, Khel Gopal, Rash Lila, Tabal Chongli, Canoe
Giddha (women), Bhangra (men)
J & K
Jhora, Jhali, Dangli, Mahasu, Jadda, Jhainta, Chharhi
Jhumar, Ras Leela, Phag dance, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khoria, Gagor
Garba, Dandiya Rass, Tippani, Gomph
Ginad, Chakri, Gangore, Terahtaal, Khayal, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini
Jata Jatin, Jadur, Chhau, Kathaputli, Bakho, Jhijhiya, Samochakwa, Karma, Jatra, Natna
Nautanki, Thora, Chappeli, Raslila, Kajri.