Peruvian Dances You Will Love

[:en]We all know variety is the spice of life, and here in Peru the well known saying is truly lived by! There are hugely varied gastronomic, cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversities, however you may not have realized, above all it’s our range of typical dances that will really have you on your toes! Discover below 5 of our typical dances that will surely enchant you, and may even motivate you to visit each of their locations of origin. Just when you think you couldn’t love with this country any more, let us show you that you can!


The Scissors Dance

One of the most physically and mentally challenging routines for the dancers, called ‘Danzaq’, but a most impressive spectacle for the viewer! The Scissors Dance is native to the south-central region of Ayacucho and flows through a story of the confrontation between two Danzaq to prove who has the greatest physical resistance and stamina. A vigorous dance, accompanied by the metal shock sound of the pairs of large scissors that both Danzaq possess. In times of the Inca empire, scissors dancing was an artistic way to give thanks to Mother Earth, know as Pachamama, for all the gifts she generously offers.

Buri Buriti

This is a typical dance pf the Peruvian jungle, originating from Ucayali, an inland region in the Amazon Rainforest.  It is characterized as a Warrior Dance, performed by the native people in preparation to defend their land, hunting and fishing from other native tribes.


One of the most celebrated and joyful dances on the Peruvian coast, is the Festejo. This dance is a fusion between Peruvian and African roots. The rhythm is contagious and will have you dancing along in no time! The costumes are varying yet beautifully colored in all expressions. Over the years, different types of leading instruments have been used but the rhythm and feeling have continued all the same!


Diablada Puneña

This typical dance of Peru is native of the region of Puno and Lake Titicaca. It is a very spiritual performance, expressing the struggle between good and evil, light and dark. The costumes are very vibrant and colorful, with the dancers wearing a horned mask.



A playful and romantic dance performed throughout Peru, but best known in the northern region of Trujillo, as La Libertad Marinera named as such after the national hero Miguel Grau and the Peruvian Navy. Filled with elegance, this dance has an indescribable rhythm as the pair of dancers glide around as the man displays his courting towards his partner.


Looking for something truly thrilling and exciting on your next trip to Peru? Find the real adventure with Explorandes! Contact us to discover how![:es]La variedad es una característica del Perú. Tenemos diversidad gastronómica, cultural, étnica, linguística, pero sobre todo tenemos una rica diversidad de danzas típicas. Para que te enamores de este país, te mostramos 5 danzas típicas que te encantarán y te motivarán a visitar sus lugares de origen.

5. La Danza de Tijeras.

La preparación física y mental de los danzantes, llamados ‘danzaq’ es impresionante. Este baile es oriundo de Ayacucho, consiste en el enfrentamiento entre dos danzaq para probar quién tiene la mayor resistencia física, acompañados del sonido del choque de metal de las grandes tijeras que poseen ambos danzaq. En tiempos del imperio inca, la danza de tijeras era una forma de rendir culto a través del arte.

4. El Buri Buriti.

Es una danza típica de la selva, específicamente de Ucayali. Se caracteriza por ser una danza guerrera. Los nativos se preparan para defender su caza y pesca de otras comunidades nativas.

3. El festejo.

Uno de los bailes más célebres y llenos de alegría de la costa del Perú. El festejo es una fusión entre raíces peruanas y africanas, el ritmo es contagioso y la vestimenta varía pero es colorida en todas sus expresiones. Con el paso de los años, los instrumentos para el ritmo han variado, pero el sentimiento es el mismo.

2. Diablada Puneña.

Este baile típico del Perú es oriundo del departamento de Puno. Expresa la lucha entre el bien y el mal, por lo que se le considera muy espiritual. La vestimenta es colorida y los bailarines llevan una máscara.

1. La marinera.

Esta danza se baila en todo el Perú, pero la más conocida es la marinera norteña en Trujillo, La Libertad. Llena de elegancia y coquetería, la marinera lleva un ritmo indescriptible. Fue nombrada así por el héroe nacional Miguel Grau y la Marina de Guerra del Perú. Es un baile en parejas y consiste en que el varón corteja a la dama.


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