Ballroom Dance Category:American Rhythm
The Bolero has the same Afro-Cuban roots as the Rumba and is thought to have originated from Cuban or Spanish folk dances such as Danzon and Benguine.
The Bolero has some different characteristics from its Cuban relative the Rumba. Its long sweeping side steps and use of rise and fall create a softness that makes this dance unique among the Rhythm dances. The expanding and contracting dance position makes a very dramatic and romantic statement.
Bolero songs and artists include:
Want to learn more about the Bolero? Fill out our online form to arrange a free introductory dance lesson with a certified Arthur Murray dance instructor.