Also known as Ghungroo, the dancing bells play an integral role for the Indian classical dancers. It consists of small metallic balls that are tied together, usually on a velvet base and tied to the anklet of the classical dancers to accentuate the footwork of the dancers.
The sounds delivered by the Ghungroos will depend on the quality of the metallic balls that are used, but definitely bring a huge transformation when the correct rhythmic execution is maintained. It is worn just above the anklet area and there are different sizes of the dancing bells starting from 50 metallic balls to 200 bells tied together.
Apart from the classical dances like Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Oddissi or Kuchipudi, dancing bells are also seen in folk dances like Bihu, Bhangra, Garba, Chau, Lavani etc. In fact, it has its recognition in the Indian film industries as well.