Tinikling – The Philippines National Dance

 

The Philippines National Dance – The Philippines national dance is called Tinikling. This involves 2 people hitting, beating, and sliding  bamboo poles on the ground and towards one another in synchronization with several dancers that step over and in between the poles in the dance. The dance was originated in Leyte one of the Visayan islands located in central Philippines.

The Philippines national dance is called Tinikling

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With respect to this traditional Philippine folk dance, women wear a costume called balintawak or perhaps patadyong. Males are wearing a costume called barong tagalog.

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