This is a joyous dance performed only by girls in Kashmir valley when the spring season majestically approaches the valley with all its grandeur. The dances the songs that the dancers sing are basically romantic in character. In Rauf the girls stand in two rows facing each other. The dancers of each row interlock themselves by putting the hands at the back side of the flanking two dancers. The stepping and dance movements are simple. On the rhythmic beats they come one step forward and on the next beat go backward. Their torsos are, delicately and lyrically, bent forward and backward in consonance with the stepping.
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