There are two main branches of indian dance, namely classical and folk.
Classical dances are those which are based on ancient dance discipline and have rigid rules for presentation. The following are the leading classical dances: Bharatanatyam has its origin in Tamil Nadu.
Kathakali is e dance drama of
Kathak is the principal classic dance of North India.
Kuchipudi is a dance drama from Andhra Pradesh.
Manipuri is a delicate lyrical style of dance from Manipur, in the eastern region. Odissi is the dance from Orissa.
Folk dances which are also called tribal dances, are of various patterns.