The Marinera is the national dance par excellence. While the most widespread version is the northern, in Peru many local variants have little or nothing to envy in elegance, grace and coquetry.
The "Marinera Limeña" is aristocratic and majestic that requires strict rules in their most elaborate songs and dances. Unlike the Northern and Puneña versions (developed in more open spaces and allow more elaborate developments) the "Marinera Limeña", born as ballroom dancing, is executed with subtlety by the dancers, who use the gesture, the smile and the look to say what a discreet silent choreography.
The dancer must wear a satin petticoat under her dress. This garment will be partially exposed during the dance, either with the rhythmic motion or when the dancer flirty roll up the skirt of her dress.
Aditionally, must wear the handkerchief (which is carried in the hand) and footwear (high heels usually)