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Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human

movement. This movement has aestheticand symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance
by performers and observers within a particular culture.] Dance can be categorized and
described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical
period or place of origin.

reciation of the Phillipine music and folk dances

To provide through dancing, a healthful for of relaxation and recreation

To develop a graceful and rhythmic ccordination of body movements that will improve posture

To preserve posterity, folk dances and music indigenous to the different regions iin
thePhilippines

To demonstrate the growth of Filipino culture through the evolution of the Philippine
DancesCharacteristics

Dancers stand apart

Little bodily contact

Done by pairs or couples

Hand movements are important

Long formation

Begins and ends with saludo

Dances from the lowlands have more foreign elements than those found in the uplands

War dances are found among non-Christian tribesClassification

Geographical extent of origin


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National Dances

found throughout the islands with little or no modification. Rigodon,Carinosa, Jota, Balitaw,
Pandanggo

Local Dances

found in a certain locality. Tinikling

leyte, Maglalatik

Binyang, Espernza

Nabua, Subli

Batangas, Biniganbigat

AbraNature

Occupational

depicting action of a certain occupation, industry or human labor. Planting,Harvesting, Pounding, Wnnowing,
Pabirik, Mananguete

Religious or Ceremonial

performed in connection with religious vows and ceremonies. Dugsu,Sua- sua, Putong, Sta. Clarang pinongpino


Comic Dances

Depicting funny movements for entertainment. Kimbo-Kimbo, Makonggo,Konoton

Game Dances

with play elements, Lubi- lubi, Pavo

Wedding dances

performed during wedding feast, Panasahan

Courtship dances

depicting love-making. Hele-hele, bago quiere, Maramion, Tadek, Daling-daling

Festival Dances

suitable for special occasion or any social gathering. Pandango, Habanera,Jota, Surtido

War dances

showing imaginary combat or duel. Sagayan, Palu-paloMovements

Active

with fast energetic movements. Tinikling, Maglalatik, Sakuting, Polkabal

Moderate

Carinosa, Tagala, Habanera, Purpuri

Slow

Pasakat, Amorosa, Tiliday, Kundiman

Slow and Fast

Putritos, Ba-Ingles, habanera Botolena, AlcamforFormation

Square or Quadrille, Rigodon, Los Bailes de Ayer

Long Formation

Lukay, Sakuting

Set

consisting of two or more pairs as a unit, partners facing each other or standing side byside., Binadyong,
Haplik, KakawatiSpecial Classification

group dances having special distinctive features.

Dances with Songs

Abaruray, manang biday, Lulay, Rogelia, Lawiswis Kawayan,

Old Ballroom Dances

Polka, Mazurka, Chotis, Valse

Dances with Implements

Maglalatik, Sakuting, Jota Mocadefla, Tinikling, Salakot

Dances of Combined Rhythm

Surtido, Pantomina, Los Bailes de AyerFactors affecting Folk Dances

Geographical Location

Economic Conditions

Climatic Conditions

Customs and Traditions


Dos

Dance in a natural and simple and direct manner

Dance with ease, and smoothness

Use the proper costumes for the dance

Follow directions and dance instructions as closely as possible

Dance with feeling and expression


Donts

Do not exaggerate the dance steps.

Do not make the dance too dainty and graceful like ballet

Dont make entrance and exit long

Dont make steps too elaborat


e and complicated

Dont call a dance a folk dance unless steps come from traditional dances
Common Dance Terms

Arms in lateral position

Brush

Cabeceras

Clockwise

Counterclockwise

Costados

Crossed arms

Cut

Dosido

Free foot


Free hand

Hayon-hayon

Hop

Inside foot

Jaleo

A spring on one foot or both feet landing in any direction

Kumintang

Leap

Outside foot

Outside hand

Place

Pivot

Point

Salok


Saludo

Sarok

Set

Slide

Stamp

Step

Supporting foot

Tap

Whi