Wolayta is an Ethiopian dance that is performed in small groups during social events. It is an up-beat dance that is usually performed in co-ed groups and features fast-tempo footwork and stepping patterns. Dancers use all parts of the body and often shake their heads, shoulders, hips, arms and feet in a side-to-side and front-to-back motion. Although the dances are performed in group, dancers do not generally make physical contact but rather perform movements in unison.
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