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The Itik-Itik
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The best description of the Itik-Itik is that the steps mimic the way a duck walks, as well
as the way it splashes water on its back to attract a mate.

The Tinikling
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The Tinikling is considered by many to be the Philippines' national dance. The dance's
movements imitate the movement of the tikling bird as it walks around through tall grass
and between tree branches.

The Pandanggo sa Ilaw

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The Pandanggo sa Ilaw is performed while balancing three oil lamps - one on the head,
and one in each hand. It's a lively dance that originated on Lubang Island. The music is
in 3/4 time and is usually accompanied by castanets.

The Maglalatik

The Maglalatik is a mock war dance that depicts a fight over coconut meat, a highly-
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prized food. The men of the dance wear coconut shells as part of their costumes, and
they slap them in rhythm with the music. The Maglalatik is danced in the religious
procession during the fiesta of Biñan as an offering to San Isidro de Labrador, the
patron saint of farmers.

The Cariñosa
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The Cariñosa is a dance made for flirting! Dancers make a number of flirtatious
movements as they hide behind fans or handkerchiefs and peek out at one another. The
essence of the dance is the courtship between two sweethearts.

The Kappa Malong-Malong

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The Kappa Malong-Malong is a Muslim-influenced dance. The malong is a tubular
garment, and the dance essentially shows the many ways it can be worn. There are
men's and women's versions of the dance since they wear malongs in different ways.


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