Classical forms of the sub-continent occupy a dominant position in Bangladeshi
dance. The folk and tribal traits are also observed. Among the tribal
dances, the Monipuri and Santal are popular.
Institutions like the Chhayanat, Bulhul Academy of Fine Arts and
the Shilpakala Academy have helped popularize dance and other forms of
Classical sub-continental dances are also getting more popular of late.