One of the oldest typical dance from P.R. This music was used in our National Anthem, "La Borinqueña".
The origin of the Puerto Rican danza is not clear, but most scholars agree that it began around the middle of the 19th century (around 1840). During the first third of the 19th century it was very popular in the
The Danza Dance
Our "Plena" dance comes from El Barrio San Antón, Ponce; Loíza Aldea and Carolina, P.R. It is another Puerto Rican typical music.
You most hear this music in our mountains, but all Puerto Rican like this music, specially for Christmas time.
Without this music, Puerto Rico is not Puerto Rico.
(aguinaldo, mapeyé, seis chorreao, marillandá, etc.)
FOLKLORIC DANCE AND CULTURAL CENTER
"Salsa" is not easily defined. Who invented "Salsa"? The Cubans, Puerto Ricans? "Salsa" is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances. Each played a large part in its evolution. "Salsa" is similar to "Mambo" in that both have a pattern of six steps danced over eight counts of music. The dances share manby of the same moves. In "Salsa" turns have become an important feature, so the overall look and feel are quite different form those of "Mambo". "Mambo" moves generally forward and backward, whereas "Salsa" has more of a side to side feel.