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Time Signature:  4/4 timing.
Tempo:  Between 96-104 BPM.
Music Style:   Very slow usually Latin music, often love songs, but not limited to Latin only. Bolero sounds a lot like Rumba, only slower.  

Character:  The slowest of all our dances, Bolero is very Romantic, smooth and sensual.  It rises and falls with grace and power requiring a lot of strength, balance and control.  It is a hybrid of a dance most similar to Waltz and International Rumba.  It is a Latin Rhythm dance with some of the aspects of a Latin Rhythm dance, BUT it also has aspects of the Smooth/Standard dances.  

Where you can use it:  Wherever very slow love songs are being played.  If a Latin band is playing a slow song, often it’s a Bolero, but it also may be a Rumba.  The trick to knowing which is which is in the tempo.  If the song is VERY slow, it’s a Bolero, if it is medium-slow it’s a Rumba. As always, you will find all styles of music, including Bolero at ballroom dances.

​(Want to know where you can go to dance around us (within 60 miles)? Check out our guide: "Places to Dance".)



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