The Bolero is a very smooth and sophisticated dance that is slower than its counterpart, the Rumba. Due to its slow pace, it is often referred to as the most intimate of the Latin dances. If you’re interested in taking Bolero dance lessons, you can expect classes that will help you achieve good balance and build additional leg strength. 

History of the Bolero

The Bolero originated in Spain in the late 18th century and has evolved over time. Spanish dancer, Sebastian Carezo, is credited with first dancing the Bolero as an evolution of the Fandango. This version of the Bolero was danced in ¾ time, very similar to the waltz. Over time, it was changed in Cuba first to a 2/4 time and then eventually to a 4/4, making it known for its slow rhythm. 

When you hear Bolero music, you’ll hear that it is frequently arranged using Spanish vocals and a subtle percussion effect, typically with Congas or Bongos. Popular Bolero songs that you may know include Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You” and “When We Dance” by Sting.

Why Take Bolero Dance Lessons?

Many people take Bolero dance lessons to not only learn a new dance, but to improve their balance, coordination, and overall body control. It also helps you improve your ability to work with others while you’re dancing since your partner plays a vital part. If you want to join our Bolero dance lessons as an individual, you are more than welcome to do so! We can pair you with a partner or help you achieve your dance goals on your own. 

Taking Bolero dance classes also helps to relieve stress and anxiety. If you want to experience the benefits of Bolero, now is the perfect time to register for Bolero dance classes at our introductory rate.

A view of Fred Astaire dance students demonstrating the Bolero:

Sign Up for Bolero Dance Lessons Today

If you’re ready for a welcoming challenge and want to take your dancing to the next level, sign up for Bolero dance lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Durham today. Call us at 919-489-4313 or fill out the contact form below. 

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