In this dance form, the rhythm plays a very important role. The speed of the movements increases as the tempo increases, and the body has to move in sync to four beats. The arms have to be crossed and it should be done like so - the right elbow is on the left hand and the right hand has to be in the "waving" position. Now the movement is such that the right hand has to be whirled back and simultaneously the right heel has to be put in front.
The hat dance was originally a form of dance wherein the man tries to court the woman in a very fashionable way. Men wear a "charro" suit that has decorative silver buttons, during the performance. It is a three-piece suit with a vest, jacket and pair of intricately designed pants. The women wear the China poblana that is like a servant outfit. It consists of a white blouse, which has beautiful embroidery on it. The skirt is also decorated with beads and has floral or geometric shapes.