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"El pasodoble"
Spanish B1 writing exercise

Learn about this famous Spanish dance.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "pasodoble", "military march", "century", "rhythm", "cheerful" and "brother-in-law".

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There is no dance in the world that is more Spanish than a pasodoble. Its origin goes back to the old military marches that took place in the sixteenth century. This musical piece is danced as a couple, and it has a very simple rhythm to learn. The two dancers stand facing each other with their bodies slightly tilted towards the left moving to the rhythm of the music. The most well-known pasodoble is called "Paquito el Chocolatero". Paquito was a very cheerful man who [he] lived in el Levante, and his brother-in-law dedicated a piece of music to him that had his name. Today it is the pasodoble that is listened to the most at all the popular Spanish festivals.