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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Folk Dances - Folk Dance Number 1

Folk Dance No. 1




ALEGRITO


This dance is a heavily favorite dance of the elders of the Barangay Kanipa-an, Janiuay, Iloilo. They usually perform this dance when they have a colorful celebration or pageantry.

The word "alegrito" came from the musical term allegretto which means a fast tempo than the andante but not that fast as allegro. The first part of the music is lively and upbeat while the second part is slow.


Costume: The women wears patadyong and camisa and the men on the other hands, wears white trousers and Barong Tagalog.

Formation: The partners who are standing are facing each other with a distance of about six inches between them. The girl is standing on the right side of its partner. Any number of pairs can participate and perform this dance.

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