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Rigodon Royale

DanceRigodon Royale
MeaningRoyal Rigodon
Dance CultureLowland Christians
Place of OriginZamboanguita , Negros Oriental
Ethnolinguistic GroupVisayan
ClassificationSocial Dance
Background / Content

From Zamboanguita , Negros Oriental, as a matter of social tradition, The Rigodon royale, Negros Oriental’s version of Rigodon de Hono, is a walk dance employed by the elite “to see and to be seen”. Popularized at the end of the century

the Rigodon reached its peak of its popularity during the commonwealth period in the 1930’s. It must be composed of a line of Cabezeras or high or influential pairs of the town and the Costados or the less traveled or small Government Officials.

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