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Folk Dance are traditional dances of a country which were evolved naturally and spontaneously in connection with everyday

y activities and experiences of the people who developed them. Is the heartbeat of the people, are traditional social expressions of the ideas, mores, feelings, and thoughts of a people or group of people through body movement Values of Dancing Physiological or neuromuscular development of the organic systems of the body Cultural depicts the culture of people Social and recreational Types of Folk Dances National traditional dances of a given country Regional local Character created by individual or group Objectives To foster patriotism and nationalism through the study of our dance To arouse better appreciation 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 the Philippines To demonstrate the growth of Filipino culture through the evolution of the Philippine Dances Characteristics 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 tribes Classification Geographical extent of origin o 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 Abra Nature 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 pinong-pino

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, Dalingdaling Festival Dances suitable for special occasion or any social gathering. Pandango, Habanera, Jota, Surtido War dances showing imaginary combat or duel. Sagayan, Palu-palo

Movements 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, Alcamfor Formation 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 by side., Binadyong, Haplik, Kakawati Special 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 Ayer Factors affecting Folk Dances Geographical Location Economic Conditions Climatic Conditions Customs and Traditions Dos Donts

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

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 elaborate 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 Whirl