Bolero is one of the competition dances in American Rhythm ballroom dance category. It is a slow dance characterized by smooth, gliding movement, dramatic arm styling and a romantic feel.
Bolero is a mixture of 3 dances: Tango (contra-body movement), Waltz (body rise and fall) and Rumba (Cuban motion and slow Latin music). The first step is typically taken on the first beat, held during the second beat with two more steps falling on beats three and four. This dance is quite different from the other American Rhythm dances in that not only it requires Cuban motion but also rises and falls such as found in Waltz. Bolero is a very slow dance with beautiful arm lines danced by Latin music.