Just like any other state of India, Dances are an integral part of any ceremony or festive occasion in Jammu and Kashmir. While the dances in Ladakh have got a total Tibetan Buddhism flavour in it, it's the Masks that one should basically watch out for. And the drum beats, the instruments that accompany the dance steps also present a charming musical background. The Dogri dances are performed according to the significance of a particular occasion such as the at the advent of Spring season or harvest time or during wedding ceremonies. In Kashmir there isn't any tradition of mixed community dances by men and women, still dances are most common way to celebrate any occasional get together or festival in the valley.