Ryukyu dance can be divided into four types: classical dance (koten buyo), popular dances (zo-odori), folk dances (minzoku buyo), and creative dance (sosaku buyo). Classical dance is the style developed at the court of the Ryukyu kingdom. Popular dances are those that portray images of ordinary people's lives and sentiments. Folk dancing consists of dances performed at religious rituals from ancient times passed down in different parts of the archipelago. Creative dances are new dances combining modern elements with traditional dance.