10. Milonga (Argentina)
Milonga is a more relaxed version of Tango The roots of this dance go deep into the Argentinian folklore. It is a dance that resonates with Argentina, with Buenos Aires!
9. Gumboot Dance (South Africa)
Gumboot is the dance that is performed by dancers wearing Wellingtons(a type of boot) This dance originated from the black miners and was their form of entertainment when drumming was forbidden by the authorities, the boots were actually used as the alternative(Clever!).
8. Halay (Turkey)
Halay comes from Turkey’s eastern, South- Eastern and Central Anatolia regions. It is extremely popular and engaging dance of the country which is accompanied by equally rich music and instruments.
7. Baladi (Egypt)
Baladi is very popular in Egypt. Balladi is a form of belly dancing. Baladi is typically a style that evolved from the tribal areas of the country and hence very much a traditional dance. It has a certain mystical and romantic allure.
6. Garba (India)
Garba is a Gujarati folk dance which is performed every year during the festival of Navaratri. It is a dance which perhaps is loved not only by the Gujarati society but also the rest of the country.
5. Irish step dance (Ireland)
Irish step dance evolved from traditional Irish dance and is today quite popular around the world. The best part is that it can be performed solo or in groups. Several competitions are held in its name. It is dance performed during celebrations and carnivals and involves quick and intricate foot work
4. Bhangra (India)
Perhaps it is the most popular folk dance from India which has extended its reach all around the world due to wide-reaching Punjabi Diaspora. In countries like Canada, UK, USA and even Australia, the migrant Punjabi population has made Bhangra immensely popular. Its reputation is such that it has also been used in fitness routines.
3 Tarantella (Italy)
Around the 16th century in Taranto, Italy, people broke into a dance to ward off death from the highly poisonous bite of a Tarantula spider. They would dance in a frantic and hysterical fashion to fast music, and this is what later came to be known as Tarantella. It is one of the most popular folk dances in southern Italy and also the world. With its hypnotic music set at a high tempo, Tarantella is also used for therapeutic purposes.
2. Casino (Cuba)
Casino is the Cuban style Salsa which has actually achieved great popularity in many places of the world. For the Cubans, Casino is more than just a dance; it is a part of their tradition and social life. The grooves, the steps and the music make this an entertaining dance and one that has been adapted in various other countries, too. In fact, the Miami version is known as Miami-style Casino
1. Samba (Brazil)
Samba is one of the toughest dance to perform but it is a must for Brazilians. There are different variations of Samba based on regions but the basic steps are similar; what changes usually are the music and the movement of legs. It is a fun dance and perhaps that is why the dance is highly appreciated all around the world.