If you like to dance and are planning to go to the Philippines, now keep reading about the easiest Filippino folk dances with steps. Insider Monkey has recently come with a charming article about this topic. When you learn folk dances of a nation, at the same time you learn about their culture, too. Filippinod dances aren’t exceptions either, so if you begin to dance these dances you will also get to know lots of things about the rich culture of the Philippines. Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked two of easiest Filippino folk dances with steps from their list.

The first one is Pandanggo Sa Ilaw. Oil lamps were traditionally used in this dance, but later on, they started using a glass with a candle instead. This dance originated in Mindoro where the women used their oil lamps to guide fishermen back to the shore. The second dance is Kappa Malong Malong. A Muslim dance originating from Cotabato, Mindanao is Kappa Malong Malong or Sambi sa Malong. A malong is a tube skirt which is known not only because it is colorful but also for its many functions. This traditional cloth is hand-weaved or machine made with striking designs. This can be worn as a skirt, used as a blanket, a headpiece, and even a baby carrier. The folk dance portrays the different functions of the malong and the basic footwork is the point step and cross step. Knowing Muslims wear shimmering clothing, that can be a perfect costume for this dance but you can wear black tights and leotards to enhance the colorful malong.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 7 easiest Filippino folk dances with steps


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