Kalbelia is a vigorous dance form, performed by women of the Kalbelia
community, in Rajasthan
. The dancers embellish themselves in traditional black skirts with silver embroidery. They dance to the folk songs, reminding the graceful movements of the snake. They sway sensually to a loud chant, which increases in tempo and vigour with the increase of the beat. Their dance movement resembles that of the snakes.