Paso Doble

Music – Paso Doble 2/4
Tempo – 56 measures of 2 beats per minute
– 112 beats per minute
Pattern – Optional
Duration – The time required to skate 3 sequences is 51 sec.

Patterns, Step Charts & Additional Information

The Paso Doble is a dramatic and powerful Spanish dance requiring good body control and precise footwork. It can be expressed in terms of it’s origins from the music of bull fighting or in Flamenco style. The overall pattern of the Paso Doble is approximately elliptical, distorted here and there by outward bulges. The opening progressive is on a curve but the next few steps are rather straight. The change of edge produces an outward bulge followed by steps 12 to 25 which form a curve. The cross rolls cause a deviation in the pattern and there is a final bulge before the restart of the dance.

Inventors – Reginald B. Wilkie and Daphne B. Wallis
First Performance – London, Westminster Ice Rink, 1938