A cousin of Flamenco, this Ballroom dance is most often seen on the competitive or showdance floor.
However, it makes a fun and dramatic social dance too. Originating in 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 toreador or a bull, depending on circumstances. Paso Doble is one of the most dramatic dances you will ever see.