Paso Doble

Latin style Paso Doble


Paso Doble

Paso Doble Dance

Paso Doble is a traditional dance from Spain. The word Paso Doble can mean type of music typically played in bullfights during the bullfighters’ entrance to the ring (paseo) or during the passes (faena) just before the kill. But like dance Pasodoble is can be traditional and ballroom.

Traditional Paso Doble

Pasodoble is based on music played at bullfights during the bullfighters’ entrance or during the passes just before the kill. The leader of this dance plays the role of the matador. The follower generally plays the part of the matador’s cape or represents the shadow of the matador, as well as the bull and sometimes flamenco dancer.

Ballroom Paso Doble

Paso Doble Dancing

The main distinction of the Paso Doble dance other is the position of the torso-dance with raised chest, broad shoulders and relaxed and fixed head. Grip is higher than standard, and made light contact between the thighs of dancers. In some movements the head is tilted forward and down. In competitions Paso Doble is performed forth. Because of its inherently choreographed tradition, ballroom Paso Doble for the most part is danced only competitively, almost never socially.