Himachali dance forms are highly varied and quite complicated. These dances are very vital part of the tribal life. It reflects the culture and the tradition of Himachal. Hardly any festivity here is celebrated without dancing. Some of the dance forms like Nati (dance) are danced all over the region.
Himachal Pradesh is a land of traditional folk and tribal dances that are based on themes from the Indian mythological epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. The tribes of Himachal form an integral part of the state and the various dances reflect the Pahari life and the daily activities of the people. The numerous dance forms of various regions of the state vary from one another and are quite complex in performing. The cultural and traditional identity of the Himachali folks reflects in their dance forms. Most of the dance forms are performed by the locals during various festivals. The dances are accompanied by folk songs, colorful dresses and rich ornaments.