Paso Doble

Paso Doble or pasodoble is a lively style of dance to the duple meter march-like pasodoble music typically played in bullfights during the bullfighters' entrance to the ring or during the passes just before the kill. In the ballroom dance the man plays the part of the bullfighter while the woman alternates between the role of the cape and that of the bull.

The Paso Doble is generally danced as the fourth dance of the International Latin five dance competitions.


Tempo Information

The Paso Doble is generally danced to music in a 2/4 Meter between 58 and 62 measures per mintue (116.0 and 124.0 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Paso Doble songs between 116.0 and 124.0 beats per minute.

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music4dance's top 10 songs for dancing Paso Doble

Like/Play Title - Artist Tags
No Opinion Scott & Fran's Paso Doble - David Hirschfelder & The Pogo Pogo Orchestra
No Opinion We Will Rock You - Queen Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Matador Paso - Andy Fortuna Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion O Fortuna - Carl Orff Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Wake Me Up - Avicii Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Malaguena - Edmundo Ros Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Another One Bites The Dust - Queen Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Hanuman - Rodrigo y Gabriela (feat. John Tempesta) Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Free Your Mind - En Vogue Beat Energy Mood

Paso Doble Spotify Playlist

Browse all 119 Paso Doble songs in the music4dance catalog.

Competition Tempo information:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA A (*)
NDCA B (*)
International Latin 2/4 60-62 60-62 60-62
60-62
American Rhythm 2/4 58-60 58-60 58-60
58-60

(*) A short explanation of the NDCA (National Dance Council of America) columns: For American style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Silver and Gold levels while the "B" column contains Tempi for Bronze level. For International style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Professional and Amateur couples while the "B" column contains Tempi for Pro/Am couples.


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