(Western Dance – Couples )
Basic Nightclub Two Step:
In Couples, the male takes a long step to the left on count 1, rocks back on the right on the & count – toe behind the heel, then steps out to the right on the count 2.
The lady dances the similar pattern but starting on the right foot.Then both dancers repeat on the opposite leg.
Night Club Two Step is predominantly danced to mid-tempo ballads with 4/4 timing.
The basic rhythm is slow quick quick slow quick quick slow i.e. 1 2 & 3 4 & 5 etc.
A “sway” is maintained throughout a Nightclub Two Step to give the dance a smooth, romantic feel and this is done by stretching up through the body and leaning to the side, without any break in the waistline.
Arm lines should be smooth and clean, balletic in nature with no breaks at the wrist (e.g. as in cha cha) or elbows. Arms should feel weightless and look effortless.
The feet should remain in contact with the floor; as the working foot is stepped onto, the foot makes a small sweep on the floor before stepping to foot’s destination – this is known as “tracing the floor”.
The working foot is stretched out away from the opposite foot, and as the weight is transferred onto the working foot, the other foot draws in towards it.