What musical elements and characteristics stood out the most in that video and why Paso Doble?

What musical elements and characteristics stood out the most in that video and why Paso Doble?

The music of the Paso Doble has strong Flamenco influences. The bold, inspiring music has a simple 1-2-1-2 march rhythm, with very few rhythm changes. The tempo of Paso Doble music is usually 120-124 beats per minute, 60 measures per minute. The Spanish Gypsy Dance has become the universal anthem of the Paso Doble.

Why is it called Paso Doble?

“Paso doble” may have originated in either France or Spain—the term “paso doble” means “double step” or “two-step” in Spanish—as the briskly paced paso doble music accompanied the fast steps of a military march in both countries.

Who invented Paso Doble?

Paso Doble was actually invented in Southern France, where its march-like steps were used in the military, coined “Paso Redoble”. The steps easily travelled to Spain because of their close proximity. Beginning in the 18th century, the “Paso Doble” was played during the matador’s entrance into the bullring.

Where is the foxtrot from?

The Foxtrot is an early 20th Century American dance that has its origins in the one-step, the two-step, and syncopated ragtime dances (Norton). It was popularized in the USA by dancers Vernon and Irene Castle in 1914, and it is believed to be named after Harry Fox, who was an entertainer (Bedinghaus).

What are the 4 characteristics of jive?

Jive is a very happy, boppy, energetic dance, with plenty of knee-lifting, bending, and rocking of the hips. The fastest of the Latin dances, jive incorporates lots of kicks and flicks, even twirling of the woman, and doesn’t move around the dance floor like other dances.

When was waltzing popular?

Shocking many when it was first introduced, the waltz became fashionable in Vienna around the 1780s, spreading to many other countries in the years to follow. According to contemporary singer Michael Kelly, it reached England in 1791.