Paso Doble, or pasodoble, (literal meaning in Spanish: double-step) is a traditional dance from Spain, depicting Spanish bull fight. The basic steps of the ballroom version of pasodoble though was developed and choreographed in France. That is why many of the figures historically have French names.
Because of its inherently choreographed tradition, ballroom Paso Doble for the most part is danced only competitively, almost never socially. It shows the Man fighting a bull, the Woman acts in some figures as his cape, in some as a rival bull fighter or even as a bull. The dance is very passionate and dramatic.