Kummi is a folk dance of Tamil Nadu performed by women who form a circle. there are different styles of performing the dance. few styles are very simple where it is performed by clapping and beating of drums in a rhythmic way. even harvesting activities are shown by some performers during the dance. the kummi songs are played during dance festivals. the SriLankan Tamilians perform this dance in addition to Kuthiyottam during the modern generation.
The word kummi is derived from kommai which means dance accompanying clapping of hands and emerged when there were no instruments.
A popular song is started by a woman and the other women sing and clap and join the performance. it is done by the women in the formation of an inner circle while men form an outer circle.