El Pasodoble is a symbol of the national identity of Spanish popular culture.
It has its origin as a military march “at a double pace” faster than the normal pace.
Pasodoble became a companion to all parties and celebrations in Spain. It was also introduced in the Bullfights, where the bullfighters feel comforted by such measures.
El Pasodoble is also highly influenced by Flamenco, a dance that expresses deep feelings of love, disappointment or grief with a dramatic and intimate expression.
The Pasodoble is a very difficult dance to dance well. You can get a good technique and a good choreography but it is a dance so epic, so masterful, so representative, that if you don’t let your skin like bullfighters and risk your life in each Pasodoble, you will not be able to reach the height of the dance.
The pelvic area contracts, alluding to how bullfighters do in bullfights. The clear feet, the firm step, gives us that military and masterful touch. The extension in different directions of the spine and the arms is of great importance to represent that greatness and epic of the Bullfighting. The arms and hands are a focus of expression, not only in extension but in contraction as do the “flamenco dancers” transmitting that drama and lack of love.
It is a dance that, like Samba, contains figures of progression on the floor in order to surround it from the outside.