The Paso Doble

The Paso Doble is a dance modeled after bullfighting that is also accompanied by bullfighting music. The lead in this couples dance plays the role of the matador, while the follow represents either his cape or his shadow. Due to the nature of the music it is danced to (with its distinct highlights which the dance follows), the Paso Doble is almost always choreographed in advance. Despite its limited capacity as a social dance it is still danced as such in certain countries. This should not turn you away though, as the Paso Doble is arguably the most imposing and expressive dance in Latin Ballroom, more than making up for its lack of flexibility in stage presence.

Come join us in the raw expression of energy that is the Paso Doble and learn everything from the basics such as the Lady’s Caping Walk and the Attack all the way up to the more advanced moves such as the Coup de Pique and the Fregolina. Whether you’re just picking this dance up or have been dancing it for years there is always something new for you to learn at John & Josephine’s.

We offer classes for dancers of all levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced – for individuals, couples and special groups alike, so that our instructors can cater to the individual needs of all of their students.

If, upon reading this you find yourself itching to start learning please do contact us. We would be happy to help with any inquiries you may have.


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