Bronze Paso Doble

This Bronze routine is much more complex than the Beginner Paso Doble Routine, and is intended for dancers who are comfortable enough with their own dancing that they can begin to dance more complex combinations. This routine adds more complicated figures, yet which are still fairly easy to learn. The Sixteen is one of the most beautiful figures in all of Paso Doble, and it is used to start the routine after the Sur Place. The Caping Walks have also been added to the Separation, in stead of repeating the entire figure as was the case in the Beginner Routine, however, all of the figures from the Beginner Routine have been carried over into this routine.

N.B. The Commencing Alignments given are those of the Man. From this alignment and the figure itself, the Lady's alignment can be inferred.

Figure Commencing Alignment Timing
Sur Place Facing Wall
Sixteen Facing Wall
Ecart Facing Centre
Promenade Close Facing DC against LOD 5.6
Chasse to Right, turning R Facing Centre
Promenade, moving DW to curve down LOD Facing DW against LOD
Drag Facing Centre
Separation with Lady's Caping Walks Facing Centre
Attack Facing Centre
Chasse to Right, turning L Facing against LOD
Repeat from Sixteen    

At a corner:

The Sur Place may turn slowly to face the desired alignment
2 The Chasse to Right may turn slowly to face the desired alignment

Because the Ecart and Chasse to Right move slightly toward the centre of the room, it is necessary to use the Promenade to return to the edge of the room to continue the routine. The purpose of the Sur Place and the Chasse to the right is to give the dancers time to relax between more complicated figures, but also to allow them to turn gradually to the correct alignment for the following figure, regardless of where in the room they may be. Use the final Chasse to Right to reach the correct alignment to repeat the routine. The Sur Place and Chasse to the Right may always be extended, taking an extra four or eight steps, according to the needs of the dancer.