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Traditional dancing can be another

term for folk dance, or sometimes
even for ceremonial dance. The term
Traditional is more frequently used
when the emphasis is on the cultural
roots of the dance. A Traditional dance
will therefore have arisen from a
peoples cultural traditions, for
example, the folk dances of indigenous
populations of Europe. However,
dances that have a ritual origin or
purpose are not usually considered to

Hip hop dance refers to dance styles,

mainly street dance styles, primarily
danced to hip hop music, or that have
evolved as a part of the hip hop
The first and original dance associated
with hip hop is bboying, more
commonly known as breakdance, which
appeared in New York City during the
early 1960s and truly became a
cornerstone (or element) of hip hop
as a culture. In the 1990s, as hip hop
music took new forms, new dance

Ballet /ble/ (French: [bal]) is

a type of performance dance
that originated in the Italian
Renaissance courts of the 15th
century and later developed into
a concert dance form in France
and Russia. It has since become
a widespread, highly technical
form of dance with its own
vocabulary based on French

Dance is a performance art form

consisting of purposefully selected
sequences of human movement.
This movement has aesthetic and 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.

Festival Dances in the

Ati-Atihan Festival - Kalibo, Aklan (in honor of Sr.
Sto. Nio)
Sinulog Festival - Cebu (in honour of Santo Nio de
Lanzones Festival Camiguin
MassKara Festival - Bacolod City
Sandugo Festival Bohol
Bangus Festival - Dagupan City
Viva Vigan 'Binatbatan' Festival of the Arts - Vigan
Panagbenga Festival - (Feb 26- Feb 27), Baguio City
Dinagyang Festival- Ilo-ilo City
TAWO TAWO- Bayawan City February 17

Ati-Ati-Atihan Festival - Kalibo,

Aklan (in honor of Sr. Sto. Nio)

The Ati-Atihan Festival is a

feast held annually in January
in honor of the Santo Nio
(Infant Jesus), concluding on
the third Sunday, in the island
and town of Kalibo, Aklan in
the Philippines. The name
"Ati-Atihan" means "to be like

Sinulog Festival - Cebu

(in honour of Santo Nio
de Ceb)
The Sinulog Festival is an
annual cultural and
religious festival held on
the third Sunday of January
in Cebu City, and is the
center of the Santo Nio
celebration in the

Lanzones Festival
Lanzones Festival is held every third week of October
and it is a four day grand celebration of the lanzones
fruit. The most important livelihood in Camiguin is
lanzones. It is when a lot of tourists come to witness
the joyous Lanzones festival. Lanzones is one of the
major fruit producers in the Philippines. Lanzones is a
tropical fruit that grows extravagantly on the northcentral coast of Mindanao. Lanzones has a pale brown
skin and sweet translucent flesh. It is said that the
sweetest lanzones in the Philippines comes from
Camiguin. The town of Mambajao in Camiguin
celebrated its annual festival called Lanzones Festival
together with its harvest in the month of October.

MassKara Festival Bacolod City

The Masskara Festival through the
years gives the people of Negros, as
well as local and foreign visitors, a
chance to drink and be merry for 20
days. Originally designed to show the
hardships of the people of Negros,
the Masskara Festival has become a
tool of escapism and a way to
generate revenues for big business. It
has indeed come a long way, and it is

Sandugo Festival Bohol

The Sandugo Festival is an
annual celebration every July,
here in the island of Bohol,
Tagbilaran City. And the
biggest activities is the Miss
Bohol Sandugo Beauty
Pageant and Sandugo Street
Dancing Competition usually

Bangus Festival - Dagupan City

The Bangus Festival is one of the

countrys biggest and most
colorful celebrations of local
industry and culture. As Dagupan
City is primarily known for its
tasty bangus products, the annual
affair has consistently drawn
people from all over the
Philippines to savor the native

Viva Vigan 'Binatbatan' Festival

of the Arts - Vigan City

The Viva Vigan Festival of Arts is celebrated

during the first week of the month of May. It
was started in 1993 by the Save Vigan
Ancestral Homes Association, Inc. (SVAHAI) to
promote awareness of the value of the historic
town, which was hoped to strengthen resolve
to preserve and protect this heritage site. For
the past sixteen yearsfestival of arts has been
successful in drumming up attention for
Vigans ancestral houses. With the help of
national and local agencies, as well as media,
arts and non-governmental supporters, the
festival has also succeeded in promoting other
aspects of Vigan. Its popularity has even

(Feb 26- Feb 27),

Baguio City
Panagbenga Festival
(English: Blooming
Flowers Festival) is a
month-long annual flower
festival occurring in
Baguio, the summer
capital of the Philippines.
The term is of Malayo-

Dinagyang Festival
The Dinagyang is a religious
and cultural festival in Iloilo
City, Philippines held on the
fourth Sunday of January, or
right after the Sinulog in Cebu
and the Ati-Atihan Festival in
Kalibo, Aklan.

TAWO TAWO- Bayawan City February 17

Bayawan City, known as the Agricultural Capital
of Negros Oriental, anticipates a better
production yield of crops in its magnificent fields
of rice.
This is where the people look upon the Tawo-Tawo,
the scarecrow that repels those pesky Maya
birds that feed on the rice grains, ensuing a much
bountiful yield.
With such an effective way of protecting the
crops, the people are overjoyed with the
abundance of their produce, thus the Tawo-Tawo
festival was born in celebration and remembrance
of such bountiful harvests, portraying the two
important elements of the fields: the scarecrow

Made by:
John Nio T. Lucero
Kathleen Joy Olalo
Mary Viflor Dontar

Project in TLE
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