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Kalbelia Dance

Kalbeliya is a Nomadic community who sometimes introduces themselves as Naath, Jogi,Sapere and Sadhu. Their family business is to catch snakes. This comes in handy as they showcase a number of tricks using these snakes while giving spectacular shows in nearby villages and qasbas and at their jajmaan's place and thus earn livelihood for themselves.As the time changed they have made permanent lodging outside the cities.

Pungi is a special instrument of Kalbeliya community. They catch snakes with the help of Pungi. They enchant the snake by playing this instrument and then catch it. They believe that the snake can never bite them and they also make 'Surma' using the snake's poison. Due to the use of Surma they believe never lose their eye sight.
The women of this community are expert in singing and dancing. In olden times the women use to sing and dance only on special occasions such as weddings, festivals, etc. in their very own distinct style. As times changed these wome started performing stage shows around the whole world and with it changed their dancing style as well as their attires. Their swaying dresses, made up of colourful beads give a distinct identity to the women of Kalbeliya community.What makes this attractive dress more interesting is that it is made by the Kalbeliya women themselves. A very interesting fact about them is that they never teach the folk arts to their children.They gain expertise in singing and dancing by watching the elders doing it at home.

Bhavai Dance

One of the state's most spectacular performance at consists of veiled women dancers balancing up to seven or nine brass pitchers as they dance nimbly, pirouetting and then swaying with the soles of their feet perched on the top of a class or on the edge of the sword. There is case of cutting edge suspense and nail biting acts in the dance.

Dancers present this dance with 11 utensils on their on their head.one upon other. Not only this, the dance is presented on glass pieces, nails. Swords and also picking notes from land by lips.

Teratali Dance

Teratali dance is performed by the women of the kamad caste accompanied by men playing the Dholak, Manjira & Tandura. They tie Manjira (cymbals) to their body and play with dexterity with hands. This dance form is attached to devotional and ritualistic practice of worshiping baba ramdeo who is believed to have lived around the beginning of the 16th century and emerged as god for the down trodden and hierarchically low castes. The women sing and dance in praise of Ramdeo and his miracles. Their patrons castes are meghwal and Nath.