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Cariñosa Dance!
12-JUN-2008 Carinoza

"Cariñosa" Dance!


The National Dance of the Philippines.

"Cariñosa (IPA: [ˌkariˈɲosa]) is a flirtatious Philippine group dance in the Maria Clara suite of Philippine folk dances
( ) where the fan or handkerchief plays an instrumental roll (sic: "role")
as it places the couple in a hard-to-get romance scenario. Despite popular belief, Cariñosa has always been the national dance
of the Philippines, whereas the Tinikling is just a worldwide favorite." ( )

Listen to the best version I could find of the "Cariñosa" song/music as sung by "Tawag ng Tanghalan" song winner and
later an internationally acclaimed dramatic actress Ms. Nora Aunor courtesy of youngchriis21's "You Tube" entry: (unfortunately the video is not as good!). :-)

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Guest 11-Dec-2013 09:43
i need one picture ......
cause this coming december we perform this dance....
Guest 03-Dec-2013 04:59
gusto kung sumayaw ng carinosa.
Guest 07-Feb-2012 11:32
ako rin pls ...kailngan namin din nyan ..c ge na po ...
janine fe pilapil completo 04-Sep-2011 07:28
kAilangang2x itech sa project q.!
reiza santiago 25-Aug-2011 11:16
kailangan sa program namin sa room
claidel suarez 03-Mar-2011 09:50
pls..put some pictures of carinosa folkdance..
ynna 30-Jan-2011 08:22
need ko po ng pics for my project
Julia Montes 06-Jan-2011 02:04
I need one photo of cariñosa
ehem 04-Jan-2011 09:54
project din
Guest 17-Nov-2010 13:51
project po
rexx 10-Oct-2010 13:27
kailangan ko sa project ko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mhalou 01-Sep-2010 14:37
need ko lng po mgkaroon ng sample pics for my daughter's project...tnxx
...o_0... 06-Aug-2010 07:41
Ranisa 10-Apr-2010 14:05
,wow nice xa, i'm proud na pinoy aq,
Guest 02-Mar-2010 11:52
pwede ko po bng makita ang dance steps
landreiford 17-Jan-2010 09:17
ahm asan po ung step ngh carinosa at kung anu po ang kwento nito
Guest 14-Jan-2010 03:52
what are the dance steps cariñosa
Guest 13-Jan-2010 10:12
Beverly k.
I'm searching about the dance steps of cariñosa !!! know niu???
IAN KEITH 07-Dec-2009 12:52
can anyone tell me what are the steps in carinosa dance????
cess jean 17-Sep-2009 10:22
wat dance steps of cariñosa!?
teresita_roflo 14-Sep-2009 15:09
iwill search for carinosa folkdances
know the steps
TENMA 21-Jul-2009 02:29
I hope sooner or later this site will post the basic dance steps...I really long to have it.....
reign 17-Jul-2009 12:31
nice picture,napaka-clear..
but i look foward that the execution of the dance will be posted too.
aantayin ko po yun,.i know there are a lot of people wanted to know it too,
not only filipinos but also people from other country.
thanks po!
nadz 16-Jul-2009 09:26
dude nice picture
Guest 15-Jul-2009 14:13
what are the dance steps of maria clara.?????
zairahjoyce 17-Mar-2009 12:42
what are the basic steps of carinosa?
zairahjoyce 17-Mar-2009 12:41
pls naman po ung step by step ng carinosa ilagay nu rin pow kc assignment namin un ehhhhh
johnpaul mendoza 14-Mar-2009 11:10
beuty dance very inpressing
alex 12-Mar-2009 10:22
sana po my footsteps pictures din next time.....
Guest 17-Feb-2009 12:21
do you have a step by step instruction on how to dance the carinosa?
Guest 11-Feb-2009 04:36
what is the dance step of cariñosa???
ghpc 27-Jan-2009 12:20
who is the founder of cariÑosa????

please I really need your ans. asap.. tnx..
Guest 20-Jan-2009 08:36
what are the purpose of this dance
reynaldo 01-Jan-2009 01:57
may i see other costume and the front of the girl
paj 09-Dec-2008 13:16
good day!

i have a question..

.what are the mechanics and nature of carinosa??

plz guyz..

i need your ans. asap.
good day to y'LL!

GOD bless :)
Carinoza02-Oct-2008 09:17
Dear Angel:

The basic 'Maria Clara' costume has a flowing full-length skirt with a detacheable triangular (as seen here) or square-cut 'tapis'
(perhaps its original purpose was to protect the skirt like an apron) tied or pinned over it; the blouse is usually square-necked
with flared 3/4 sleeves and lace or gathered layers of material stitched at the hem; a matching triangular 'panuelo' with similar
accents is worn over it, held together up front by a broach .

Back in Year 8 (2nd year high school) I managed to make a full costume in just ONE DAY in time for the school's
much-awaited annual United Nations program that involved fellow students from multi-cultural backgrounds
presenting snipets of their cultural heritage through song, dance and even comedy skits! :-)

angel 30-Sep-2008 22:34
can i see your whole image about the dress cause we will perform the dance this coming october 10.
Carinoza28-Jul-2008 06:00
Perhaps this might help - just choose and click on the sub-galleries featured here: .
Guest 26-Jul-2008 12:52
Can you please put the pictures of the folk dance costumes?
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