Dance in India covers a wide range of forms, from ancient classical and folk to Bollywood and modern styles, each of which can be traced to different parts of the country, representing the culture of a certain region or a group of people.
In Indian classical dances, artists use mudras (hand gestures) and beautiful facial expressions to narrate a story and each of the eight forms is inspired by the art and culture of a particular region in India. (Classical dances are shown below in black)
Folk dances are performed to celebrate special occasions with great joy and happiness in the rural parts of India. (Folk dances are shown below in blue)