Pradesh is the home of many tribes like Banjaras, Chenchus
and Mathuris. All have dances of their own. Some dance
around a fire, some have many magical and trance dances.
The agriculturists amongst them dance during certain
On the occasion of festivals, dancers, dressed in their
best, exchange visits with other villages and are received
as honoured guests wherever they go. The youth, followed
by musicians, come first, while the old men are the
last to arrive. Then they all dance together, holding
sticks which they strike against one another to keep
time. These are the Dandaria dance.