The Jhumur is one of the traditional folk dances of Assam. It was developed over the years by the tribes living and working in the tea gardens, called kulls. It is performed by girls and boys together or sometimes by the girls alone and is traditionally performed in the Autumn to the beat of a madal (drum).
The Bhortal Nritya of Barpeta evolved from the classical dance form of that particular district of Assam and was developed by Narahari Burha Bbakat, a well known Sattriya artist. It is performed in a group of six or seven dancers or sometimes in even in larger groups and is performed with the intention of praising God.
Sattriya Nritya, one of the eight classical dance forms of India, originates from Assam. It has remained a living tradition since its creation by the Assamese Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva in the 15th century to accompany hisAnkiya Naat (a form of self-devised one-act plays).