Dogri Folk Dance:
The Union Government of India conferred Padma Shri award to Jammu’s Dogri folk dancer Romalo Ram
- Dogri folk dance is a dance performed in Duggar region of Jammu.
- It is generally performed by a group of artists whose main leader sings the song as well as dances while others are in the sitting position providing beats of Drums and Chimta.
- It is performed in functions and social gatherings.
- There are other varieties of this dance with the men and women or only women performing dance in groups to the music of some famous folk song in colourful traditional dresses.
- Dogra folk-dances have an important role as a part of worship, ceremonies and a pastime but the main force behind the folk-dances is the celebratory mood.
- Other dance forms of Jammu region: Dheku, Phummani, jagran, Ckauki, Chhajja, Kuddha, Hirana etc. are the main dances. Bhagtan, Raas , Chandrauli etc. are main folk-drama styles.