is a dance that originates
in Spain, and is done during competition
and not much else. It's difficult to improvise
and is carefully
choreographed to show the intricacies
of the movements.
It's usually the last Latin
dance one will learn. The dance is inspired by the movements performed by the matadors during bullfights
-- for this reason, the man
is the focus of attention, as he is the matador
and the woman personifies
In the Paso Doble more than others, the man must be extremely physically fit
to give the proper impression of pride, dignity
, and create the strong and sharp movements and sense of tension required.
It rose to popularity during the 20's, and after WWII was accepted as a competition dance