African drum band performance – combines high energy dance and drums - may include a fire show.
Bagpipes – ancient form of folk music from regions throughout Europe, Northern Africa, and Persian Gulf but most associated with Irish or Scottish heritage.
Steel drum band –originating from Trinidad and Tobago, provide popular sounds of the Caribbean.
Mariachi ensemble – musical ensemble originally from Mexico traditionally used in courtship and for serenading women.
Japanese drum troupe –Taiko groups, an art form of ensemble drumming, perform at festivals and other celebrations.
Band featured above: The Search Party
Latin Dance – energetic styles of partner dancing like the salsa, merengue and paso doble.
Lion or dragon dances – traditional dances done at Chinese celebrations. (Check out video of Montreal Chinese Lion Dance Club)
Bollywood dance – modern Indian dancing combining classical Indian, folk dancing and Western technique that’s expressive and meaningful.
Polka - lively Central European dance originated from Czech lands.
Belly dance – Traditional Middle Eastern dance focusing on the hips.