Paso Doble

By: Simone Hanna

Much like the Flamenco dance, the Paso Doble is an intense, passionate dance originating from the movements of bullfighting, translating to "two-step". Though it originated in France, it gained extreme popularity in Spain, where bullfighting is a common form of entertainment today. Typically, the man represents the matador, and the woman represents the bull. The Paso Doble is performed more as a competition dance than a social dance. The dancers take strong steps forward with the heels, and incorporate artistic hand movements.
Susanna Reid & Kevin dance the Paso Doble to 'Los Toreadors' - Strictly Come Dancing: 2013 - BBC One