A DESCRIPTION OF NIGHTCLUB TWO STEP - The Nightclub Two Step (NC2S) was initially developed by Buddy Schwimmer in the mid-1960s. The dance is also known as "two step" and was "one of the most popular forms of contemporary social dance" as a Disco Couples Dance in 1978. It is frequently danced to mid-tempo ballads in 4/4 time that have a characteristic Slow-Quick-Quick beat.
Since the beginning days of Nightclub Two Step, the dance has evolved substantially into the dance that it is today. At Shall We Dance Studio Louisville, we teach the contemporary style of Nightclub Two Step as is danced competitively in the UCWDC. To suit modern music rhythms, the Nightclub Two Step is danced as a "Slow-Quick-Quick" and begins by moving to the side. There are no "rock steps" present in modern Nightclub Two Step. Instead, the feet close together on the first quick, and crosses for the second quick. Nightclub Two Step is a stationary smooth dance with linear and geometric patterns performed with draping sway and counter sway, shaping actions, emphasizing developed slows.