Paso Doble

Paso Doble

In your Paso Doble lessons, you’ll learn that musical interpretation is a must in the classic Paso Doble. The Paso Doble is a danced portrayal of a bullfight – the man plays the matador and the woman is his cape. The character of the dance lends itself to twisting and turning movements, alluding to the threat of the bull. The Paso Doble is the epitome of drama and passion!

History

The Paso Doble, which actually originated in southern France, tells the story of the Spanish Bullfight with the man as the matador and the woman as his cape. Paso Doble means “double step” in Spanish which refers to the marching nature of the steps.

Characteristics

The Paso Doble is a progressive Latin dance in that its forward steps are taken with heel leads, the frame is wider and kept in a more strict upward fashion, and there is dramatically less hip movement than other Latin dances. The figures of the modern day Paso Doble represent the passes and movements of a matador, but have also incorporated the Flamenco style and rhythms.

Music

Paso Doble music has a double time, march-like, rhythm. Most Paso Doble songs are variants of Espana Cani, the Spanish Gypsy Dance. Traditionally Paso Doble routines are choreographed to match the crescendos in the music and the musical phrasing.

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