When you learn to dance the Bolero, you'll realize that it is the slowest of Latin dances and that it combines controlled movement with dramatic expression of the music. Whether you take Bolero dance classes in a group setting or take private dance lessons, at Arthur Murray Studio of Virginia Beach, you'll find yourself in an experience full of wonder, grace, and romance!
Bolero dance history
The Bolero has the same Afro-Cuban roots as the Rumba and is thought to have originated from Cuban or Spanish folk dances such as Danzon and Beguine.
Characteristics of Bolero dancing
The Bolero has some different characteristics from its Cuban relative the Rumba. It’s long sweeping side steps and use of rise and fall create a softness that makes this dance unique among the rhythm dances. The expanding and contracting dance position makes a very dramatic and romantic statement.
Bolero songs and artists include
- Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan – Gloria Estefan
- Perfidia – Nat King Cole
- Sin Excusas Ni Rodeos – Julio Iglesias
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