Semana de la Danza Puertorriqueña

Dance in Ponce

Held in mid-May, this ‘Week of Dance’ has parades and dance events. The (humorously stuffy) Ponce Municipal Band performs in Plaza Las Delicias as well-groomed couples offer postured examples of the form of dance that accompanies ‘Puerto Rico’s classical music.’

Ponce is a very appropriate venue: the city was home to the high society and composers who made danza a distinctive art form at the turn of the 19th century.