ALCAMFOR-Maria Clara Dance



The Alcamfor dance is classified under Maria Clara dances because of the attire of the dancers which are Maria Clara for the ladies and a barong Tagalog for the men.

The dance originated from Leyte, a province in Visayan Region. It is so named because of the handkerchief the girl holds laced with camphor oil, a substance which suposedly induces romance.


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