Waist Drum Dance
Waist drum dance performance usually involves many people, sometimes hundreds, a magnificent sight for the viewers. During the performance, the drum is hung slantingly on the left-side of the performer's waist, and the dancer, with the drumsticks in each hand, dances and beats the drum at the same time. The waist drum dance is characterized by strong and varied rhythm,vigorous and dynamic style,a harmonious combination between drum beating and dancing. The drumbeats also vary from a single beat to variegated beats,from slow to insistent beats, which, when combined with performing movements, have vivid names such as "three nods of phenix""a good wash of the tiger's face"，"drumming of the thunder god"，"flying of the butterfly"，"pecking of the chicken"，"horse trotting"，and so on.