Prehistory is the time before the birth of the kingdom in Indonesia. Entuk and dance form tends to mimic the natural motion of the environment that are imiatatif. For example imitating animals will be hunted, worship and healing
B. AGE INDONESIA HINDU
At the time of Indonesia hindu, dance began to work on and heavily influenced by the culture of India dar. Several types of dance in Indonesia hindu times are like traditional dances and religious successfully refined into high beratistik classical dance. For example wayang wong, shadow mask.
C. AGE INDONESIA ISLAM
At the time of Indonesian Islam, art suffered keyaan penggarapannya mostly in the palace that is kasutanan and empire. Both the royal identity eventually develop into two types of dance that is Kasunanan and the Sultanate.
D. ZAMN colonization
In colonial times, the dance experience was in an atmosphere of gloom because of war and occupation.
E. THE DAYS AFTER THE FREEDOM TO NOW
After independence, the role of dance began difungskikan for religious or as entertainment and appeared many new creations or innovations to the art of classical dance.