A sensual, slow, Latin-inspired dance, Bolero is not for the faint of heart.

This dance is great for dancers already familiar with other ballroom dances, as it combines the rise and fall of dances like waltz with the Cuban motion of dances like rumba. Bolero is an impressive dance that can be danced at ballroom dance events or other formal events, though it is not as common as other dances.

In ballroom competitions, bolero is categorized in the American Rhythm category. There is not an International bolero because International rumba and bolero are similar.

If you’d like to learn bolero, we have many different lesson options. Want to learn in a dance studio near you? Try out our Preferred Location Service. Want to learn in the comfort of your own home? We have an In-Home Concierge Service. Prefer a social setting? See if there are bolero lessons coming up in our Group Classes.

Bolero Music

  • “Hero” - Enrique Iglesias

  • “My Heart Will Go On” - Celine Dion

  • “I Will Always Love You” - Whitney Houston

  • “Skyfall” - Adele

  • “Thinking Out Loud” - Ed Sheeran