Most Philippine dances were originally patterned after European dances during Spanish regime. The Seguidilla, the Jota, the Rigodon, the habanera, Pandango sa Ilaw, Cariñosa, and Balitao are examples of these dances Filipinos are known for. Aside from these western-influenced dances, ethnic- created dances such as Tinikling, Maglalatik, and Singkil made its way to nationwide recognition. Despite its apparent adaptation to western dances, Filipinos still pay tribute to their cultural roots.

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