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Paso doble
Paso doble dance
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France Spain How to dance Paso doble Paso doble means "double step" because it's a 2 count music - 2/4 rhythm – but figures are often performed on 8 counts. Paso doble is the easiest ballroom dance, created by french choreographs on spanish songs. The basic step is a walkstep that symbolizes bullfighting. The male dancer is the torero and plays with the female dancer who is his muleta (red wrap). The song has breaks in fixed positions, movements are performed staccato, in a proud and dominating way ! Bodies must be straight and move on the beat with a martial step without never balancing itself.
Figures are named with french words -sur place (8 steps trampling on the spot), la cape (the gentleman makes his partner turn under his arm like a wrap), le huit (the lady makes an eight around her partner). Motions are quite repetitive. For beginners, looks like that : see www.youtube.com
Music : y viva españa, evita
Movie : ballroom dancing (final scene).
Musics to dance paso : Amparito roca, El gato montes, En er mundo, España cañi, and other titles (see CD Danses de salon Ballroom orchestra & singers)
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