Paso Doble, Spanish for “two step”, is a passionate and dramatic dance depicting a Spanish bullfight.  The “two step” refers to the marching nature of the steps.  The ballroom Paso Doble was originated and developed in France.  The male dancer takes on the role of the matador; the female takes on the role of the matador’s cape, or the bull, or a senorita dancing Flamenco, or may change roles throughout the dance.  The Paso Doble embodies dramatic poses that usually mirror highlights in the music and requires theatrical showmanship; hence why it is usually performed as a competition or exhibition dance, rather than a social dance.