The origins of the Paso Doble (translated to “double step”) are disputed but every origin story has roots in Spanish bullfighting. Since the 1930s, the dance has portrayed the gentleman as the bullfighter and the lady as his cape. During the performance, the actions of the bull are suggested along with some aggressive action in certain movements.
The main characteristics of Paso Doble dance are sharp movements and quick moves around the floor. To acquire the proper feeling, it’s helpful to visualize the pageantry of the matadors, as they make their grand entry into the bull ring and feel the attitude that they portray during the fight.
True to its name, Paso Doble moves quickly and you’ll take about 120 steps per minute when doing it!
Benefits of Paso Doble Dance Lessons:
- It’s a great cardio workout, in addition to strengthening and toning the legs, core, and glutes
- Paso Doble classes are also a great workout for your brain!
- You’ll meet new people, and make new friends
- You’ll get a confidence boost
- Paso Doble lessons make for a great date night
Try Something New With Paso Doble Lessons!
Whether you’re brand new to dancing or you’re just new to Paso Doble, you’ll love learning at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Raleigh. Give us a call at (919) 872-0111 or fill out the contact form below to schedule your first lesson! (New to Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh? Take advantage of our new student special!)