Paso Doble’s dramatic music, sweeping flourishes, and driving rhythms set it apart among ballroom dances. Based on 16th-century Spanish dances and set to music inspired by bullfights, the dance is characterized by marching steps, quick pacing, and sharp movements. Because each Paso Doble dance is choreographed to highlight points of emphasis in a particular piece of music, Paso Doble is a performance dance rather than a social dance, and as a result is found primarily in professional ballroom circles.
The Paso Doble is the fourth dance in the Latin program. This passionate dance is the story of the Matador and the Cape. Primarily a competitive Latin dance, Paso Doble has been known to be played as some social ballroom dances. Any time you hear “The Spanish Gypsy Dance” played, you know its time to Paso!
A cousin of Flamenco, this Ballroom dance is most often seen on the competitive or show dance floor. It tells the story of the matador (leader) and cape (follower) and is a very powerful and dramatic dance. The Paso Doble is one of the five competitive Latin dances.
Popular Paso Doble songs: Espana Cani (Ballroom Latin Dance), Fuegos - Paso Doble (Ballroom Orchestra) and Spanish Trumpets (Ballroom Orchestra).
Popular Mambo songs: Twist Boogaloo (Sonora Carruseles), Hoy Tenemos (Sidestepper) and Campina (Afro Cuban Jazz Project).
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Core Steps: 4
Total Steps: 33
Total Course Hours: 1:52:13
Total Videos: 33
This program utilizes the Core Step System® method.