National Dances- found throughout the islands with little or no modification.
Example: Rigidon, Carinos, Jota, Balitaw, Pandanggo


Local Dances- found in certain locality.
Example: Tinikling (Leyte), Maglalatik (Biyang), Esperanza(Nabua), Subli(Batangas), Biniganbigat(Abra)
Occupational- depicting action of occupational, industry or human labor.
Example: Planting, Harvesting, Pounding, Winnowing, Pabirik, Managuete


Religious or Ceremonial- performed in connection with religious vows and ceremonies.
Example: Dugsu, Sua-sua, Putong. Sta. Clarang Pinong-pino


Comic Dance- depicting funny movements of entertainment.
Example: Kimbo-kimbo, Makonggo, Kanoton


Games Dances- with play element (dance mixers).
Example: Lubi-lubi, pavo


Wedding Dances- performed during wedding feast.
Example: Panasahan


Courtship Dances- depicting love making.
Example: Hele-hele, Bago Quire, Tadek, Daling-daling


Festival Dances- suitable for occasion or any social gathering.
Example: Pandanggo, Habanera, Jota, Sartido


War Dances- showing imaginary combat or duel.
Example: Sagayan, Palu-palo

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