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Chinese Folk Dances

China has 56 ethnic minorities, each of which has a culture that is characterized by, among other features, a set of unique folk dances. Though their are numerous folk dances, each and everyone is an invaluable part of China's cultural heritage. 

Here is a list of distinctive dances that are worth appreciation and enjoyment at up most.


Classic Folk Dance - Fans and ribbons may be the stereotypical image that appears in many of our minds when we hear about Chinese cultural dance; in fact it mean much more than images...


Uygur Folk Dances - Uyghurs in Xinjiang are known for their skill in singing and dancing on festive days and at gatherings of friends and relatives. Their lively dances demonstrate diligence, bravery, openness and optimism and distinguished by head and wrist movements. Their clever coordination is enhanced by the typical posture of tilted head, thrust chest and erect waist. 


Tibetan Dances - Nearly Tibetans can sing anytime for any event and dance at festivals, weddings, gatherings and during their spare time.


Miao Dance - The Miao (also known as Hmong) people of southwestern China developed a lively form of antiphonal, or responsive, singing and competitive dance.


Dai Dances - The folk dances of Dai nationality enjoy not only wide popularity but great diversity. Most of them imitate the movements of subtropical creatures. Known as Galuoyong, Fanluoyong or Gananyong, Peacock Dance is the best loved dance of the Dais.