Kerala has a rich set of folk dances. They are highly developed and got refined over time and have unique music and costume for each. Most of these are performed in connection with festivals, harvests, religious or community events etc. Some of these dances are performed by men alone, some by women. There are few dance forms in which men and women perform together.
Most prominent ones are Theyyam, Thiruvathira kali, Oppana, Parichmuttukali, Margom kali, Kuthiyottam, Kavadiyattam, Thirayattam, Pulikali etc.