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Tinikling Bamboo Sticks

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Tinikling Bamboo Sticks

Various people have different origin stories for the tinikling bamboo sticks dance. One of these may be true, while the other one may be fiction. Regardless of what's true, however, there is no doubt that the dance originated in the Philippines, where the natives were sent to work in haciendas (rural agricultural operations). The Spaniards would assign caretakers to each hacienda, and they were required to work nonstop in the fields, despite the scorching heat. This process lasted for almost four hundred years, from 1500 to 1898.


The tikling dance originated in the Visayan Islands and is performed with the use of bamboo sticks. Dancers imitate the movements of a tikling bird, which is commonly found in rice fields. They do so by balancing between the bamboo sticks while avoiding the bamboo traps laid by the farmers. The tikling dance is still performed today on the Island of Leyte, where the tinikling bamboo sticks originated.


The tinikling bamboo sticks are an essential part of this dance, which originated in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. It is a form of folk dance that involves two people tapping, clapping, and beating bamboo poles while dancing. The tinikling dance moves are similar to jumping rope and involves a variety of skills, including rhythm, agility, and coordination. In addition to enhancing one's spatial awareness, tinikling promotes improved rhythm, foot speed, and coordination.


Students can keep track of their progress by completing tinikling cards. The 13 steps are enlarged on poster cards that can be posted on the wall. These cards can be copied and laminated for long-term use. Students can also refer to the pole arrangement guide to learn alternative positions. There are also tinikling posters available for classroom use. They contain simple diagrams for the technique. Using them is fun and can be a rewarding experience for everyone.


Tinikling dancers wear colourful clothes. The females typically wear a checkered loose skirt and thin blouse. Men typically wear Barongs, which is the national attire of the Philippines. Tinikling is traditionally performed barefoot. For cultural reasons, it is important to dress appropriately for the event. If you plan to attend, make sure to wear a colorful dress or a traditional outfit to match the attire.

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