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Paso Doble

Paso Doble originates from Spain.

It developed on the basis of movements performed by the matadors during the bull fights. In Paso Doble the man (matador) is in focus more than in any other dance. The lady is left with playing a role of a cape ("cappa") the red canvas of the torreador or a bull, depending on circumstances. The dance came into fashion around 1920. It is probably the last dance you will learn if you take up Latin American dance classes. That's because it is based around previously agreed choreography (arranged precisely to the music) The music is distinctly Spanish in its origin and there is a definite flamenco style to the Paso Doble. Although fun to dance the Paso Doble has limited use as a social dance.