There are several forms of Raas, but "Dandiya Raas" performed in Gujarat which is the most popular form. In Dandiya Raas, men and women wear beautiful traditional dresses and dance into two circles, with sticks in their hands. In the old times Raas did not involve much singing; just the beat of Dhol was enough. "Dandiya" or sticks are about 18" long. Each dancer holds two, although some times when they are short on dandiya they use just one in right hand. Generally dandiya is played in a four beat rhythm; opposite sides hit the sticks at the same time, creating a nice sound. One circle goes clockwise and another counter clockwise. In the west, people sometimes form full circles or sometimes form rows. In Garba people make a circle move clockwise with the music beats, perform various steps and make noise of claps which sounds really melodious.