Bolero is by far the most regal dance among all the Latin American styles. Originally a Spanish dance but modified in Cuba, the Bolero is a slow, smooth and powerful romantic dance. It is a high breed dance with Ballroom lines and techniques, mixed with sensuous and sexy Latin American movements. It can be likened to a slower, dreamier version of Rumba. This is a left turning dance based on a “slip pivot” (that is, a rotation of the body on the ball of the supporting foot creating a pivot either forward or backward). Bolero has body rise only; no foot rise. This dance is all about control and you will learn a great deal about your body – and even find muscles you never thought you had!
If you haven’t notice look this video again and look at the gentlemans arms. Inspirational!