Bolero is a slow, beautiful, expressive dance that is somewhat of a hybrid. It combines the dance patterns of Rumba with the rise and fall action of the Waltz. It is danced to music in 4/4 time, at a tempo slower than Rumba. Bolero is the slowest of all the American Style Rhythm dances.

The dance was believed to have developed in the 18th century in Spain and danced to guitar and castanets and in Cuba in the 19th century. The Bolero is a type of song and dance focusing on the topic of romantic loveBolero is often called the “Cuban Dance of Love”.

The benefits of learning to dance the Bolero is an enhanced sense of love and romance.