Serra (dance)
Serra, was a Pontic Greek
Pontic Greeks
The Pontians are an ethnic group traditionally living in the Pontus region, the shores of Turkey's Black Sea...

Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting....

 named after the region of Pontos
Pontós is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Empordà, Girona, Catalonia, Spain....

. It is a war-like dance for men, intended to produce a fervent state prior to battle.

This dance is sometimes confused with the Pyrehios dance because along with Atsiapat
Atsiapat is the first in a sequence of three tranditional dances performed in the region of Pontus, as well as by refugees of Pontos. Atsiapat is characterized by short steps and exadurated movements that resemble stretching. This dance is followed directly by Serra. The final dance in the sequence...

, which precedes it, it is danced in sequence and followed by the Pyrehios.
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