Definitions for "Danzón"
A Cuban musical and dance form developed in the 1800s from the contradanza and the danza which is both longer and slower than its predecessors.
A European influenced ballroom dance played by the Cuban charangas. The danzon orchestras played refined dance music for the upper class (waltzes, fox trots, danzon, etc.)
A Cuban ballroom dance derived from the contradanza in the late 1870s. It was regularly played by flute-and-fiddle charangas until the early 1950s. The danzón bears the mark of Europe and its first section was usually a promenade, but its charm is not merely nostalgic. Its melodies echo from time to time in modern salsa.