Grida Dance is performed in the villages of Madhya Pradesh. This dance celebrates the flourishing of the ‘rabi’ crops (winter crops). It is performed by groups belonging to different villages, who gather together for this occasion.
This dance begins in the morning and continues till evening. There are 3 phases in it. The first phase ‘sela’ consists of slow and stiff feet movements. During ‘selalarki’, the second phase, the movements gather pace. On the third phase, called ‘selabhadoni’, the dance reaches its final point with vigoros movements of the hands and legs.