Dance as 'embodied identity' provides 'movement artifacts' that showcase the qualities of our being Filipinos. The Western social dance forms that came to our shores were adapted to suit our temperament, psychological inclinations, our beliefs and customs. Erasing them would mean completely removing the traces of our uniqueness as Filipinos. Handing them down to the current generation allows them to learn about Filipino culture. Presented at the First National Conference on Sports Pedagogy, October 2012, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.