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PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCE

PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCE
Folk dance - is a form of dance developed by a group of people that
Folk dance - is a form of dance developed by a group of people that
Folk dance - is a form of dance developed by a group of people that
Folk dance - is a form of dance developed by a group of people that

Folk dance

- is a form of dance

developed by a group of people that

reflects the traditional life of the people of a certain country or region.

- is a recreational or

ceremonial dance performed usually by members of the community to which the dance is traditional.

History Folk Dance in the

Philippines

It is impossible to know when

exactly dancing became a part of life

in the Philippines. Philippine folk dancing is a true reflection of daily life in past

centuries.

Traditional dances were designed to thank the gods for natural and

agricultural events, such as rain and

harvests.

Folk Dance History in the

Philippines

More recent dances done in the

Philippines derive from historical

events such as the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century and the conflicts with the Moors.

Several dances, especially those

influenced by Spanish dance forms, re- enact the courtship of a man and a

woman in all its many aspects from

the sublime to the ridiculous.

Folk Dance History in the

Philippines

Dancing was considered a

religious activity among the early

Filipinos. Among the Christianized Filipino

groups, the Kumintang was the oldest

Dance and song. It was a pantomimed song and dance. The Pampango is another dance

characterized by the movements of

the Lion and clapping of the hands.

Folk Dances Introduced by the Spaniards • Fandango • Lanceros • Rigodon • Carinosa •
Folk Dances Introduced by the Spaniards • Fandango • Lanceros • Rigodon • Carinosa •
Folk Dances Introduced by the Spaniards • Fandango • Lanceros • Rigodon • Carinosa •
Folk Dances Introduced by the Spaniards • Fandango • Lanceros • Rigodon • Carinosa •

Folk Dances Introduced by

the Spaniards

Fandango

Lanceros

Rigodon

Carinosa

Curacha

Folk Dances with Spanish Influence • Estudiantina • Mazurka Boholana •Mazurka Mindorena •Polka sa Nayon
Folk Dances with Spanish Influence • Estudiantina • Mazurka Boholana •Mazurka Mindorena •Polka sa Nayon
Folk Dances with Spanish Influence • Estudiantina • Mazurka Boholana •Mazurka Mindorena •Polka sa Nayon
Folk Dances with Spanish Influence • Estudiantina • Mazurka Boholana •Mazurka Mindorena •Polka sa Nayon

Folk Dances with Spanish

Influence

Estudiantina Mazurka Boholana

•Mazurka Mindorena

•Polka sa Nayon

Estudiantina

This is a lively dance which originated from Unisan, Quezon

province (formerly Tayabas).During

the olden days, this dance was a

favorite in social gatherings and was usually by young men and women who

were students of private school and

colleges in Manila.

The boys were called Estudiantes by the barrio folks and the girls,

Estudiantinas.

Usually performed with the accompaniment of a flute and guitar.

Costume: Girl-Maria Clara Boy- Barong Tagalog

Costume:

Costume: Girl-Maria Clara Boy- Barong Tagalog

Girl-Maria Clara

Boy- Barong Tagalog

Costume: Girl-Maria Clara Boy- Barong Tagalog
Costume: Girl-Maria Clara Boy- Barong Tagalog

Lanceros De Tayabas

Lanceros De Tayabas A dance honoring the town of Tayabas Quezon. Its name takes from chivalrous

A dance

honoring the

town of

Tayabas

Quezon. Its

name takes

from chivalrous knights and

lanciers of King Arthur’s

fame.

Costume: Girl- Baro’t Saya Boy- Barong Tagalog

Costume:

Costume: Girl- Baro’t Saya Boy- Barong Tagalog

Girl- Baro’t Saya

Boy- Barong Tagalog

Costume: Girl- Baro’t Saya Boy- Barong Tagalog
Costume: Girl- Baro’t Saya Boy- Barong Tagalog

Properties:

Properties: Scarf (Baksa)-soft bandana with floral design Skirt (saya) Overskirt (sobre falla)- plain checkered of striped

Scarf(Baksa)-soft bandana

with floral design

Skirt(saya)

Overskirt (sobre falla)- plain

checkered of striped wrapped

around the waist and

gathered on the left side

reaching below the knee.

Polka sa Nayon Popular in the province of Batangas during the Spanish time. Usually danced

Polka sa Nayon Popular in the province of

Batangas during the Spanish

time. Usually danced during fiestas and in big social

affairs.

Costume: Girl-Maria Clara or Balintawak Boy-Barong Tagalog

Costume:

Girl-Maria Clara or Balintawak Boy-Barong Tagalog

Costume: Girl-Maria Clara or Balintawak Boy-Barong Tagalog
Costume: Girl-Maria Clara or Balintawak Boy-Barong Tagalog
Dance Steps Plain Polka- with a step pattern of step, close, step, pause. Heel and

Dance Steps Plain Polka- with a step

pattern of step, close, step,

pause. Heel and toe polka heel

place. Toe point, step close,

step pause. (2M)

Cariñoza

Cariñoza Philippine national dance. It is a Spanish word which means affectionate or lovable. Costume: Girl

Philippine national dance. It is a Spanish word which means

affectionate or lovable.

It is a Spanish word which means affectionate or lovable. Costume: Girl -Balintawak or Patadyong and

Costume:

Girl-Balintawak or

Patadyong and Camisa. Boy- Barong Tagalog and any kind of

trousers.

Properties:

Girl-fan Boy- handkerchief

Dance Terms

Bow- also called Saludo. It is a sign of respect or courtesy.

Clockwise- motion in the

direction of the hands of the

clock

Counterclockwise- motion in a

reverse direction of the hands of the clock.

Arms in Lateral Position- Both arms on one side of the body either left or

Arms in Lateral Position- Both

arms on one side of the body either

left or right side.This can be done at

shoulder , chest or waist level.

Arms in Reverse T Position- Both arms

sideward, elbow bent at right angle

forearms parallel to head, palms facing inward.

Kumintang- Ilocano dance term done by turning the hand from the wrist either clockwise or counterclockwise.

Dance Steps

Three Steps and point- done in a two

measures (2M). With a step pattern

step(1), ste(2), step(3), point (1,2,3)

Waltz- with a step pattern of step (1),

close (2), step (3).

Close step- with step pattern of step (1, 2) close (3).

Touch Point- with a step pattern of Point (1,2), close-step (3).

Dance Figures ---Saludo--- 1. Three Steps and Point 2. Pointing 3. Back to Back 4.

Dance Figures

---Saludo---

1.

Three Steps and Point

2.

Pointing

3.

Back to Back

4.

Hide ans Seek with Fan

5.

Kneeling and Fanning

6.

Hide and Seek with Handkerchief

7.

Flirting with Handkerchief

8.

Flirting

--Saludo---

Subli

Subli -well known ceremonial worship dance in honor of Mahal na Poong Sta. Cruz. Originate some

-well known ceremonial

worship dance in honor of Mahal

na Poong Sta. Cruz. Originate

some 300 years ago in the Barrio of Dingin, Alitagtag, Batangas.

-derived from the Tagalog

words subsub(stooped or in a crouching position and bali(broken).

It is performed by the ladies with their hats together with the graceful movements of

It is performed by the ladies with their hats together with the graceful movements of their arms and hands, while the male dancer performed in a stooping position trying to attract the women by

stomping the ground and clicking

castanets.

This dance performed for nine days as

novena with the accompaniment of kalatong or

tugtugan, a

dried hollow wood shaped

from the trunk

or tugtugan , a dried hollow wood shaped from the trunk of a jack-fruit tree and

of a jack-fruit tree and covered by dried skin of forest lizard called

bayawak.

Jotabal

Jotabal -lively festival dance introduce by the Spaniards originated in Camohaguin, Gumaca Quezon. Derived from “jota”

-lively festival dance

introduce by the Spaniards

originated in Camohaguin,

Gumaca Quezon. Derived from

“jota” means popular dance

and” balse” means waltz.

Jota Gumaqueña -very popular dance among the well- heeled families of Gumaca, Tayabas (now Quezon).

Jota Gumaqueña

-very popular dance among the well-

heeled families of Gumaca, Tayabas (now Quezon). A well-known local musician at the time, Señor

Herminigildo Omana, introduced this

dance. It became popular with the young people and was handed down between generations.

Tinikling

Tinikling - A folkdance of Visayas with a pair of dancers hopping between two bamboo poles

- A folkdance of Visayas with a

pair of dancers hopping between two

bamboo poles held just above the

ground and struck together in time to music. Originated from Leyte Province, this dance is in fact a mimic movement of “tikling birds” hopping over trees, grass stems or over bamboo traps set by farmers. Dancers

perform this dance with remarkable

grace and speed jumping between bamboo poles.

Maglalatik

Maglalatik - Originally performed in Binan, Laguna as a mock-war dance that demonstrates a fight between

- Originally performed in Binan, Laguna as a mock-war dance that demonstrates a fight between the Moros and the Christians over the

prized latik or coconut meat during the Spanish rule, this dance is also shown

to pay tribute to the town’s patron

saint, San Isidro Labrador.

It has a four-part performance such as the palipasan and the baligtaran showing the intense

It has a four-part performance

such as the palipasan and the baligtaran showing the intense battle,

the paseo and the escaramusa- the

reconciliation. Moro dancers wear read trousers while the Christian

dancers show up in blue. All dancers

are male; with harnesses of coconut

shells attached on their chests, backs, thighs and hips.

Pandanggo sa Ilaw - The word pandanggo comes from the Spanish dance “fandango”characterized with lively

Pandanggo sa Ilaw

- The word pandanggo comes from the Spanish dance

“fandango”characterized with lively

steps and clapping while following a varying ¾ beat. Pandanggo requires

excellent balancing skill to maintain

the stability of three tinghoy, or oil lamps, placed on head and at the back of each hand. This famous dance of

grace and balance originated from

Lubang Island, Mindoro.

Binasuan

Binasuan - Originated in Pangasinan Province “meaning with the use of drinking glasses”, this vibrant dance

- Originated in Pangasinan Province “meaning with the use of

drinking glasses”, this vibrant dance

basically shows off balancing skill of the performers. Glasses filled with

rice wine are placed on the head and

on each hand carefully maneuvered

with graceful movements. This dance is common in weddings, fiestas and

special occasions.

Itik-itik

Itik-itik -is a mimetic folk dance in The Philippines. It originated in the province of Surigao

-is a mimetic folk dance in The Philippines. It originated in the

province of Surigao in Mindanao. In

Itik-itik (from the Tagalog word for "duck"), the dance steps imitate the

movements of ducks among rice

paddies and swamplands, such as wading, flying, and short, choppy steps.

According to history of this dance, a

young woman named Kanang (short for Cayetana) happened to be the best performer in the province of Surigao

del Norte. At one baptismal reception,

she was asked to dance the Sibay, and began improvising her steps in the middle of her performance imitating

the movements of an “itik”, a duck, as it walks with choppy steps and splashes water on its back while

attracting its mate. Because of its

unusual steps and fascinating interpretation, the audience began imitating her.

Pantomina (Spanish for Pantomime) -The dance was also called Salampati during the Spanish occupation. It

Pantomina (Spanish for Pantomime) -The dance was also called Salampati during the Spanish

occupation.

It means"Dance of the Doves", this dance is the highlight of Sorsogon’s Kasanggayahan Festival

every third week of October. It is a courtship dance originated from imitating the courtship and

lovemaking of doves that then showed

during the dance where men attempt to please the women.