List of national dances

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This is a list of national dances. This may be a formal or informal designation. Not all nations officially recognize a national dance or dances.

By country[edit]

Country Dance(s)
Afghanistan Attan[1]
Albania Shota
Algeria Chaabi
Argentina Tango, Pericón
Armenia Shalakho, Kochari
Australia Corroboree, Bush dance
Austria Ländler, Waltz
Azerbaijan Jangi, Khanchobany, Tello
Bahamas Quadrille, Rake-and-scrape, Heel and Toe Polka, and Scullin
Bahrain Ardah, Liwa
Bangladesh Baul, Kathak, Manipuri, Bizhu dance, Marma dance, Peacock dance[2]
Belarus Karahod, Liavonicha, Trasucha
Belize Brukdown
Bermuda Gombey
Bolivia Huayno, Caporales, Diablada
Brazil Samba, Frevo, Maculelê, Carimbó, Capoeira, Siriri, Forró, Maxixe, Coco[3]
Brunei Zapin
Bulgaria Rŭchenitsa
Burma Burmese dance
Cambodia Romvong, Apsara Dance, Peacock Dance, Chhayam
Canada Canadian stepdance and Red River Jig; jingle dance, Fancy dance and First Nations tribal dance styles dominate in areas populated by First Nations.
Cape Verde Coladeira, Batuque
Chile Cueca;[4] Rapa Nui: Sau-sau and others
China Yangge, Lion dance, Dragon dance
Colombia Vallenato and Cumbia[4]
Cook Islands Ura
Costa Rica Punto guanacasteco
Croatia Linđo
Cuba Danzón, Rumba
Cyprus Sousta, Tatsia, Turkish Cypriot folk dances
Czech Republic Polka and Redowa
Democratic Republic of the Congo Soukous
Denmark Les Lanciers
Dominica Kwadril
Dominican Republic Merengue and Bachata
Ecuador Pasillo
Egypt Raqs sharqi and Raqs baladi
El Salvador Xuc
Eritrea Quda
Ethiopia Eskista
Finland Finnish tango, Jenkka
Fiji Meke
France Branle; (Brittany) An Dro; (Provence) Farandole, Tambourin
French Polynesia Tamure
Georgia Khorumi, Perkhuli
Germany Schuhplattler, Zwiefacher
Ghana Adowa dance
Greece Syrtos, Syrtaki, Zeibekiko, Pyrrhichios, Serra, Pentozali, Kalamatianos, Tsamiko, Ballos, Sousta
Guadeloupe Gwo ka
Guatemala Baile de la Conquista
Guyana Soca
Haiti Compas, Kadans
Honduras Punta
Hungary Czardas[5]
Iceland Vikivaki
India Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi, Sattriya, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Kathakali; (Punjab): Bhangra; (Gujarat): Garba, Dandiya; (Rajasthan): Ghoomar;(Mizoram): Cheraw; (Assam): Bihu; (Jharkhand): Chhau; (Karnataka): Yakshagana;(Maharashtra): Lavni
Indonesia Legong, Pendet, Barong Ket, Ronggeng, Kebyar duduk, Saman dance
Iraq Kurdish dance, Chobi, Khigga
Iran Persian dance, Kurdish dance, Azerbaijani dances
Ireland Irish stepdance
Israel Israeli folk dancing
Italy Tarantella, Furlana, Monferrina
Jamaica Quadrille
Japan Nihon-buyō
Jordan Dabke
Korea Buchaechum, Ganggangsullae
Kosovo Shota
Kuwait Ardah, Liwa
Lebanon Dabke
Liechtenstein Liechtensteiner Polka
Macedonia (North Macedonia) Osogovka, Teshkoto, Kopacka, Belomorski biser, Tresenica, Belomorska kitka, Pousteno, Bajrace, Berance, Berovka, Bufcansko, Vleceno, Vodensko, Gajdarsko, Gluvonemo, Dracevka, Dude Drne, Ibraim odza, Jeni jol, Kavadarka, Kalajdzisko, Komitsko, Krstacko, Lesnoto, Lisolaj, Malesevka, Oroto pocna, Pajdusko, Pembe, Postupano, Potrcano, Potrculka, Ramnoto, Ratevka, Rusalii, Rusinsko, Ratevka, Sitnoto, Skudrinka, Staro oro, Starskoto, Tikvesko, Toska, Sopkata, Cetvorka, Toska, Sopka, Tropnalo oro, Zensko camce
Madagascar Hiragasy
Malaysia Joget
Martinique Bélé
Mauritius and Réunion Sega
Mexico Jarabe tapatío
Moldova Hora
Mongolia Biyelgee
Morocco Gnawa and Reggada
Mozambique Tufo
Nicaragua Palo de mayo
Nepal Newa dance
Netherlands Klompendansen
New Zealand Haka
Norway Hallingdans
Oman Al-Bar'ah
Pakistan Jhumar, Khattak, Bhangra
Palestine Dabke
Panama Tamborito
Papua New Guinea Sing-sing
Paraguay Paraguayan polka
Peru Marinera
Philippines Cariñosa and Tinikling
Poland Krakowiak, Kujawiak, Mazur, Oberek, Polonaise[6]
Portugal Vira
Puerto Rico Danza, Bomba and Plena
Qatar Ardah
Romania Căluş, Hora, Ciuleandra (dance)
Russia Barynya and Kamarinskaya
Saint Lucia Kwadril
Samoa and American Samoa Taualuga
Saudi Arabia Ardah, Khaleegy, Mizmar
Senegal Mbalax
Serbia Kolo
Seychelles Kanmtole
Slovakia Čardáš, Karička, Odzemok
Somalia Dhaanto
Somaliland Saylici, Jaandheer
South Africa Gumboot dancing and Indlamu; Volkspele among Afrikaners
Spain Flamenco, Jota, Malagueñas, Pasodoble
Sri Lanka Kandyan dance, Lowcountry dance, Sabaragamu dance
Sudan Tambour dance
Suriname Kaseko
Sweden Polska, Hambo
Switzerland Ländler
Syria Dabke
Thailand Thai dance
Tonga Lakalaka
Trinidad and Tobago None, unofficially Limbo
Turkey Zeybek, Halay, Horon
Turkmenistan Kyushtdepdi[7]
Turks and Caicos Ripsaw dance, Rake-and-scrape
Ukraine Hopak and Kolomyjka
United Arab Emirates Yowla, Khaleegy and Ardah
United Kingdom (England) Morris dance, (Scotland) Scottish highland dance, (Wales) Welsh clogging, (Northern Ireland) Irish stepdance
United States No national dance, swing and square dancing unofficially; see List of U.S. state dances; hoop dance, Grass dance, jingle dance, Fancy dance and Native American tribal dance styles dominate in areas populated by Native American tribes.
Uruguay Tango, Pericón, Candombe
Uzbekistan Lazgi, Tanovar
Venezuela Joropo
Virgin Islands Quadrille
Yemen Al-Bar'ah

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Afghanistan" entry at Encarta". Archived from the original on 2009-11-01. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  2. ^ Britannica - Bangladesh Music and Dance
  3. ^ Guardian article
  4. ^ a b Jon Aske. "Department of Foreign Languages, Salem State University | Dance glossary". lrc.salemstate.edu. Archived from the original on 2017-11-07. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  5. ^ "czardas | Hungarian dance". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  6. ^ "Welcome to nginx!". culture.poland.com. Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
  7. ^ V@DIM. "Turkmenistan: golden age | Our favourite dance". turkmenistan.gov.tm. Retrieved 2015-01-03.