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Paso Doble

Author:
Dance History
Date Published:
February 6, 2004

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) and it is far more difficult to lead and improvise it.

Syllabus:

Bronze

Appel
Basic movement
Chasses to R & L
Deplacement, including the attack
Drag
Fallaway ending to separation
Huit (cape)
Promenade
Promenade close
Promenade link
Separation
Separation with lady's caping walk
Sixteen
Sur place
Silver

Ecart (fallaway whisk)
Grand circle
La passe
Open telemark
Promenades
Twist turn
Gold

Banderillas
Chasse cape
Coup de pique
Fallaway reverse
Flamenco taps
Fregolina, incorporating the farol
Left foot variation
Spanish line
Syncopated separation
Travelling spins from CPP
Travelling spins from PP
Twists