A post a day in the A-Z Challenge. My theme is Ballroom Dance. Today, B is for Bolero.
Steamy and sexy, the Bolero dance arrived in the US in the 1930's, being danced in it's classical form to the beat of drums. Gradually the dance became accepted into the Latin division of the American Dance category.
Bolero is a modification of the Flamenco Fandango, with the objectionable parts omitted, leaving only the graceful.
It is a moving experience to watch this dance at competitions with it's deep sensual knee movements as the rise comes from only the body without foot rise.
Bolero foot patterns are similar to American Rumba but the tempo is totally different.
Here is a short video of a Bolero dance lesson taught by that hunky Tony Dovalani from DWTS