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Thanks to my old notes from paso (which I distinctly remember writing down because I'm terrible about actually counting dances, and was finding the count changes odd when using my usual method), I found it goes:

16 measures (usually counted 8 8 8 8), 2 measures (4)

24 measures (8 8 8 8 8 8), 2 measures (4) ending in 1st highlight

8 measures (8 8), 1 measure (2 - sometimes combined with the previous 8 and counted as a 10) 4 measures (8), 3 measures (6), 16 measures (8 8 8 8), 3 measures (6) ending in 2nd highlight

16 measures (8 8 8 8), 16 measures (8 8 8 8), 8 measures (8 8), 2 1/2 measures (5) into 3rd highlight

24 measures (8 8 8 8 8 8), 2 measures (4) ending in 1st highlight

8 measures (8 8), 1 measure (2 - sometimes combined with the previous 8 and counted as a 10) 4 measures (8), 3 measures (6), 16 measures (8 8 8 8), 3 measures (6) ending in 2nd highlight

16 measures (8 8 8 8), 16 measures (8 8 8 8), 8 measures (8 8), 2 1/2 measures (5) into 3rd highlight

I'm reasonably sure this musical structure holds for all pasos in 2/4 time (at least, that's what my notes say), which is great since we rarely hear anything but Espana Cani in North America, meaning routines will still work.

Note: There are pasos in 6/8 and 3/4 time, but I don't think I've ever heard them played in competition, even in Europe... I have no idea how they are structured.

24 measures (8 8 8 8 8 8), 2 measures (4) ending in 1st highlight

8 measures (8 8), 1 measure (2 - sometimes combined with the previous 8 and counted as a 10) 4 measures (8), 3 measures (6), 16 measures (8 8 8 8), 3 measures (6) ending in 2nd highlight

16 measures (8 8 8 8), 16 measures (8 8 8 8), 8 measures (8 8), 2 1/2 measures (5) into 3rd highlight

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1-2-3-4

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1-2-3-4-5-6

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1-2-3-4-5