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What Is Sabar Dance?


Question: What Is Sabar Dance?
Answer: Sabar is a traditional West African dance from Senegal, West Africa, that is performed to the beats of the Sabar drum. Sabar dancing incorporates feelings of feminine sensuality and flirtatiousness. It is a dance of expression that uses every part of the body, from the arms and legs to the eyes. Sabar consists of combinations that are less weighted to the ground than other styles, and incorporates lots of hip twisting, jumping, arm swinging and high knee lifting.

Sabar-style dancing is often performed at celebrations, such as weddings and baby-naming ceremonies. Always accompanied by the beat of Sabar drums, Sabar dancing is highly energetic, making it a great from of exercise.

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