India is a country with a rich cultural heritage. It is known for its traditions, Language, Art and Culture. Among these, Indian Dance forms are one of the most important parts of Indian Culture. It is deeply rooted in India’s history and traditions. There are many Indian dance forms in different states.
In India, dance forms are classified into 2 broad categories – Classical dance form and Folk dance form.
Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam are examples of Classical Indian dance form. and Bhangra, Bihu, Garba, Yakshagana, Jhumar are some most important examples of Folk Indian dance form.
In this article, you will find a list of all Indian dance forms, including both Folk and Classical dances, along with PDFs. Additionally, you will find all the important multiple-choice questions (MCQs) related to Indian dance forms.
TOC of Indian Dance Form
List of Folk Indian Dance Forms
|State||Folk Indian Dances Form|
|Andhra Pradesh||Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Andhra Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Buiya, Chalo, Wancho, Pasi Kongki, Ponung, Popir, Bardo, Chham|
|Assam||Bihu, Bichhua Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel, Gopal, Tabal, Chongli, Canoe, Jhumura, Hobjanai|
|Bihar||Jata-Jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama, Chakwa, Bidesia|
|Chhattisgarh||Gaur Maria, Panthi, Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Chandaini|
|Goa||Tarangamel, Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Ghode Modni, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Ranmale, Gonph, Tonnya mell|
|Gujarat||Garba, Dandiya, Ras, Tippani, Juriun, Bhavai|
|Haryana||Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor|
|Himachal Pradesh||Jhora, Jhali, Chharhi, Dhaman, Chhapeli, Mahasu Nati, Dangi|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud, Dandi Nach, Damali|
|Jharkhand||Alkap, Karma, Munda Agni Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Mardana Jhumar, Paika, Phagua Hunta Dance, Mundari Dance, Sarhul, Barao, Jhitka, Danga Domkach, Ghora Naach|
|Karnataka||Yakshagan, Huttari, Suggi Kunitha, Karga Lambi|
|Kerala||Kathakali (Classical), Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali|
|Lakshadweep||Lava Kolkali, Parichakali|
|Madhya Pradesh||Jawara, Matki, Aada, Khada Nach, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch|
|Maharashtra||Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala, Dasavtar or Bohada|
|Manipur||Dol Cholam, Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Khamba Thaibi, Nupa Dance, Raslila, Khubak Ishei, Lhou Sha|
|Meghalaya||Ka Shad Suk, Mynsiem, Nongkrem, Laho|
|Mizoram||Cheraw Dance, Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Zangtalam, Par Lam, Sarlamkai/Solakia, Tlanglam|
|Nagaland||Rangma Bamboo Dance, Zeliang, Nsuirolians, Gethinglim, Temangnetin, Hetaleulee|
|Odisha||Odissi (Classical), Savari, Ghumara, Painka, Munari, Chhau|
|Punjab||Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual|
|Rajasthan||Ghumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya|
|Sikkim||Chu Faat Dance, Sikmari Singhi, Chaam or the Snow Lion Dance, Yak Chaam, Denzong Gnenha, Tashi Yangku Dance, Khukuri Naach, Chutkey Naach, Maruni Dance|
|Tamil Nadu||Bharatanatyam, Kumi Kolattam, Kavadi|
|Uttar Pradesh||Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita|
|Uttarakhand||Garhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli|
|West Bengal||Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Keertan|
List of Classical Indian Dance form
|Classical Indian Dance Form||State of Origin|
Important Indian Dance Form MCQs
Q1. Which of the following folk dance forms does NOT belong to the state of Gujarat? SSC CGL 2022
Q2. ‘Nupa’ dance is associated with which Indian state? SSC CGL 2022
Q3. Which of the following dance forms is associated with the state of Arunachal Pradesh? SSC CGL 2022
Q4. Which of the following Indian classical dance forms uses various colours on face to symbolise the characters?
Q5. The Kuchipudi classical dance is accompanied with which type of music? SSC CGL 2022
c) Carnatic Music
d) Hindustani Music
Indian Dance form MCQ
Q6. With which of the following states is the folk dance Tarangamel associated ?
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu
Q7. Mohiniyattam is associated with which Hindu God?
Q8. Which of the following dance forms is NOT associated with the state ofJharkhand?
Q9. Which of the following is a traditional masked dance of West Bengal? SSC MTS 2022
Q10. The traditional bamboo dance of Mizoram is called?
b) Yak Chaam
c) Thang Ta