Traditional Dances

Each region of Portugal has its own style of dance and songs with the most traditional tunes played at a slower rhythm compared to those heard in Spain.

Some of the best examples of the regional dances are the vira, chula, corridinho, tirana and fandango, where couples perform a lively dance usually to a fast beat of hand-clapping, guitars and accordions. Many of these dances reflect the courting and matrimonial traditions of the area and are often passionate and exciting to watch.

During many of these traditional dances, people dress up in a variety of ways ranging from working clothes to colourful costumes.
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