Types of Ballroom Dance


Orgins of Bolero

The Bolero was introduced to a U.S. audience in the mid-1930s; and at that time, it was danced in its classical form, which was performed to a constant beat of drums. It emerged from this classical form to what was called Son, with a faster and livelier tempo (later renamed as the Rumba). Spanish dancer Sebastian Cereza is credited with creating the dance in the year 1780; since then, the Bolero has remained a true source of expressing sensuous feelings. It is truly the “dance of love.” The Bolero is one of the most expressive dances: the use of arms and hands, legs and feet, as well as facial expression, all contribute to its beauty. Get started with your dancing adventure today, at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

Benefits of Bolero

Relieve Your Stress: unlike dances such as the jive, the bolero is a slow style of dance that will calm you and ease any stress and anxiety.

Improve Your Teamwork Skills: dancing with a partner will strengthen your ability to work with a teammate. As well, partnered turns and dips will help you learn to establish trust with others.

Heighten Your Self Awareness: dancing the bolero with a partner will make you become more aware of your balance, body and how it moves. After a bolero lesson, you’ll be more in tune with your actions and self.

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