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The corridinho is a form of Portuguese dance, namely in the Algarve. Corridinho was also popular in the past Portuguese empire states like Goa,[1] Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, small part of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Macau (China). In Portugal today, the dance is mainly found in the southern district of Faro and is often performed by the ranchos folcloricos as part of the district's tourist attraction.[2]

The corridinho is considered a product of history and performance that represent Algarvian contexts (e.g. Algarve life depicted in plane sound and talking loud).[3] It is danced by couples who always embrace. They form a circle with the girls inside and the boys outside of it. By rotating the circle the pairs evolve side by side. At a certain time, when the music as a stronger beat, their feet hit the floor more intensely, stopping the rotation, to resume afterwards. Further away in the dance, the pairs embraced waltz by spinning in the same place. Next the circle starts rotating again always for the right side. It is a very traditional dance in Portugal that Portuguese people like doing.


  1. ^ Pinto, Jerry (2006). Reflected in Water: Writings on Goa. New Delhi: Penguin Books India. p. 17. ISBN 9780143100812.
  2. ^ Rice, Timothy; Porter, James; Goertzen, Chris (2017-09-25). The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Europe. Routledge. ISBN 9781351544269.
  3. ^ Correia, Antónia; Kozak, Metin; Gnoth, Juergen; Fyall, Alan (2017). Co-Creation and Well-Being in Tourism. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. p. 187. ISBN 9783319441078.