The Origin of the Bolero
The Bolero has the same Afro-Cuban origins as Rumba. It is believed that this dance originated in Cuba or comes from Spanish folk dances such as Danzon and Beguine.
How to Dance the Bolero
The Bolero has characteristics of its cousin the Rumba. Its long side steps and the use of rise and fall create an illusion of lightness that makes this rhythm dance unique. The alternation between closed and open dance positions makes this dance both romantic and dramatic.
The Bolero music is written in 4/4 time, and is the slowest Rhythm dance, as well as the most romantic. The music of the Bolero is expressed on the dance floor with controlled movements using mix of Waltz posture, Rumba footwork and Tango movements. You won’t want to miss out on this beautiful dance!