Dance Styles

Garba dance is famous in all parts of India is originally a popular folk Dance of Gujarat. This dance form has connection with Shakti-Puja i.e. worship of goddess having powers over all. The word Garbo or Garaba has originated from Sanskrit word "Garbhdeep"- an earthen pot with circular holes is popularly known as Garbo. The earthen pot is symbol of human body and the lighten lamp inside signifies the divine soul.

Garba, Garbi and Raas is the most popular Dance celebrations during Navratri in Gujarat.There are different styles of executing Garba steps like Dodhiyu, simple five, simple seven, popatiyu, Trikoniya Lehree, three claps, butterfly, hudo, two claps and many more.


Is a very graceful form of dance among the Gujaratis and it is perfomed on 9 nights,” Navratri” to Goddess Ambica, where women dance gracefully incarnations of Mata Amba, the mother Goddess. People observe fasts on all nine days of the festival and pay regular visits to temples.


It is the dance of the Bharwada, the shepherd community. The idea of the dance originated from sheep fights. The movements of two sheep ramming their heads in duplicated in the dance in which the dancers clap hands in a forcefully and rythemic manner. The young men and women try to match their guts andstrength with each other. while playing hudo they sing songs of love.


The dangis are unique tribals a blend of Gujarati and Maharashrin culture mixed harmoniously with original Dravidians. The dance perfomed by Dangis is called Dangi Nrutya. Men and women join hands forming a chain or shrinkala making serpentive movements with one of them leading. The movements are very fast, swift and create various choreographic patterns in a fraction of a second – each variety of step is called ‘chala’ and there are about 27 varieties of ‘chalas’. One of the most amazing sights if this dance is the creation of human pyramid.

Mangira Nrutya

Manjira Nritya is a peculiar type of folk dance of Padhar community of Bhalnalkantha region. They entice us with heart rending display of Raas played alone with jingling music of manjira with with precision and skill. In this dance padhaars sit in circular positin with legs stretched musical instruments like ektaro, tabla, and players give “Taal” to oher instruments.

Dancers continue playing with Manjira with varieties of actions and modes by getting up, sittin, standing, turning,taking fudadi and playing manjira with fact fingers by rasing legs vertically.

In Saurashtra Bhajanika have mastery over the art of playing Manjira.

In Rajasthan this type of dance in known as “tera Taal”.


There are certain folk dances which typically represent the community activities and their functional aspect. The Tippani folk dance is a dance of such a variety in which women laborers engaged in construction work strike the floor with long sticks called Tippanni.


On the lord “Ram” birthday and on diwali festival north cities people perform the dance and this dands event is celebrated by bihari people. They celebrate this occations with lots of joy and happiness. This dance known as Bihari.


Gujarat’s farmers collect adiquet crops in appropriated period then they expressing their feeling also support to their better half while cutting crops.


The folk dance is very popular amongpigmis. This dance perfomed by couple in several ocations write from scared functions to social function and write from fair to proposal events. This ocation makes the couple dance more memorable and this folk dance only perform on rythem.