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Tony Danza

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CIDD

Centro de Información y Documentación de la Danza

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APDE

Asociación de Profesores de Danza Española

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DYM

Danza Y Movimiento

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GRDP

Gruppo Ricerca Danza Popolare

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BFMD

Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza

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FIDS

Federazione Italiana Danza Sportiva

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CDAM

Centro de Danza y Arte de Madrid

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CSDMA

Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila

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TTDTE

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza

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IIDDM

Instituto de Investigacion y Difusion de la Danza Mexicana

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Danza
Danza is a musical genre that originated in Ponce, a city in southern Puerto Rico. It is a popular turn-of-the-twentieth-century ballroom dance genre slightly similar to the waltz. Both the danza and its cousin the contradanza are sequence dances, performed to a pattern, usually of squares, to music that was instrumental. Neither the contradanza nor the danza were sung genres; this is a contrast to, for example, the habanera, which was a sung genre. There is some dispute as to whether the danza was in any sense a different dance from the contradanza, or whether is was just a simplification of the name. Through the first part of the 19th century the dance and its music became steadily more creolized. The music and the dance is creolized because composers were consciously trying to integrate African and European ideas because many of the people themselves were creoles, that is, born in the Caribbean; accepting their islands as their true and only homeland. Some well-known composers of danzas are Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, "The Father of Puerto Rican Danza", and Juan Morel Campos, considered by many to have raised the genre to its highest level. Others are Cuban Ignacio Cervantes, and Curaçaoan Jan Gerard Palm.

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