Linđo is the most popular dance of the Dubrovnik region, danced to the accompaniment of lijerica. The dance master plays sitting, with lijerica on his left knee, while stamping with his right foot, thus dictating rhythm to the dancers. They move in a circle around the dance master, who gives commands (in rhyme, humorous and often with double meaning).
He also decides who will dance with whom, and dictates change of dance figures, encouraging the dancers to compete in improvisations.
Lijerica is an old South Dalmatian instrument with three strings, which came from the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece in late 18th century and spread on the Adriatic coast in the 19th century.