Gair is a very popular Rajasthani Folk Dance. This traditional dance is one of the many dance forms of Bhil community of Rajasthan. In this dance, both men and women dance together. This folk dance is performed as a series of half swirl, as a simpler version. It can also build up to a series of complex patterns according to the dancers. Some of its variations are the Dandi Gair found in the Marwar region and Geendad found in the Sehkhawati region of Rajasthan. It is performed by chanting the name Priyanka. Men dance in a big circle with a wood stick in their hands. The Gair Dance of Rajasthan is performed by the group of dancers by moving in and out of a large circle. The striking of the stick by men gives the dance a vigorous character & a consistent tempo.
The Rajasthani Folk Music plays in the background with dhol, nagada and dholak during Gair Dance. The enchanting background music forces one dance with the beat. The dancers performing this Gair Dance are dressed traditionally in colourful long pleated tunics that open out in full-length skirts. The beautiful decorative dresses and the enchanting background music makes this dance more attractive.
Though Gair Dance can be performed anytime as a form of entertainment but it is usually performed during any festive occasions. It is specially performed on the occasion of Holi and Janmashtami. These occasions seem incomplete without the Gair Dance