Asian Cultural Dancing
Asia lies by the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Three out of every 5 people on the planet live in Asia. China is the most populous country with over 1 billion people, India is second and Indonesia is fourth (the US is third).
Asia has thousands of years of heritage and culture – with very diverse languages, beliefs and climates. Eastern Asia borders on Europe, with Russia (the largest country for land size) spreading out over Europe and Asia (we have listed the Russian dances in the Europe section).
Many countries in Asia used to be part of the Soviet Union, like the Ukraine, Georgia, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and more.
Southern Asia is home to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Southeast Asia consists of Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and more.
The oriental countries in Asia include China, Japan, Korea, and Viet Nam. There are also the Middle Eastern countries, which are closer to northwest Africa. These include Iran, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Israel and Afghanistan. Much of Asia is struggling to adapt to a world after communism and clashes between religions.