The dance art of the peoples of modern Uzbekistan is unusually expressive and developed from ancient times. It embodies all the beauty of the Uzbek nation. The main differences of Uzbek dance from other dances of the peoples of the East are, firstly, an emphasis on complex and expressive movements of hands, and secondly - a rich facial expression. Uzbek national dance has come down to our days in two forms: traditional classical dance and folk dance.
Ferghana ("Katta uyin"), Bukhara ("Dance maqom"), and Khorezm ("Ufori maqom") schools are popular in the classical dance.
The dances of the Ferghana group are distinguished by softness, smoothness and expressiveness of movements, a light sliding step, and original movements in place and in a circle. The Bukhara dance is characterized by sharp movements, flipped shoulders and a very beautiful gold-embroidered suit. Original movements distinguish the Khorezm style as well.
Almost all regions are represented in the Uzbek folk dance, there is an unusual variety in it. These dances come to life on all family, village, city holidays, are passed on from generation to generation and thus ancient dance traditions are preserved.
One of the ensembles that preserved and propagates the traditions of national classical dance in the Republic is the ensemble "Tumor", formed in 2011 under the leadership of Charos Djurabaeva. Since 2017 the ensemble has become a part of the collective of the SABT named after A. Navoi as an ensemble of the young ballet of the theater. The repertoire of the ensemble is based on traditional classical, Uzbek national and dances of the peoples of the world, choreographed by Charos Djurabaeva and Honored artist of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan Ngarhan Nazarova.