Linđo is the most popular dance of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik region. It is danced to the accompaniment of lijerica (an old Southern Dalmatian and Hercegovina instrument with three strings), which came from the Eastern Mediterranean in late 18th century and spread on the Adriatic coast in the 19th century.
The dances form Prigorje region are happy, playful and filled with the Drmeš, a bouncing step which is the most characteristic step of Croatian dancing.
The kraljice or queens – the sword dance that had existed in northern Pannonian region of Croatia and in Slavonia until the mid-20th century, has been performed exclusively by women as a part of the Whitsuntide customs. The queens' procession was always accompanied by a bagpiper (gajdaš), or, in more recent times, by tambura-players.
Croatian dance traditionally refers to a series of folk-dances, the most common being the Kolo. Croatian dance varies by region, and can be found throughout the various regions of Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Hungary, and Romania. The traditional kolo is a circle dance, where dancers follow each other around the circle, is relatively simple in form and widespread throughout other Slavic countries. Due to immigration, Croatian folk dance groups are prevalent throughout the diaspora, most notably the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany.
Music is a very important part of Croatian folk dance, with of the most common instruments used are the tamburica, lijerica, jedinka, šargija, bagpipe, and accordion. Today, kolo is danced at weddings, baptisms, holidays such as Easter, and ethnic festivals.
The basic steps are easy to learn, but experienced dancers dance kolo with great virtuosity due to different ornamental elements they add, such as syncopated steps. Each region has at least one unique kolo; it is difficult to master the dance and even most experienced dancers cannot master all of them.
Kolo (Croatian dance) varies by region: