Kikli is generally popular with the younger girls. They
form pairs and then the two girls of each pair stand opposite each other
holding each other's hands crosswise. Then they lift their heels and swing
round and round on their toes. The movements gets faster and faster, the
upper part of the body bends backward and the arms remain fully stretched.
As the spinning gathers momentum, it creates an ecstasy and the girls
go on and on till they reach the point of exhaustion. Even though they
move very fast, they are very careful to maintain rhythm and keep singing
various kinds of songs about the mother, the father, the brother, the
mother-in-law and about various incidents connected with daily life.
Luddi and Jhumar are also famous dances especially for
auspicious occasions. Luddi is generally danced to celebrate a
victory. Dancers lift both arms, hop on one foot and move in a circle,
swinging their bodies and shaking their shoulders. Though no songs are
sung with Luddi, it is a dance bursting with enthusiasm.