Club Entertainment Guide

How To Dance a Basic Step In Night Club Two Step

Night Club Two Step is a popular partner dance that is played at ballroom dances, one that is usually categorized as a club dance. This dance is performed to slow, romantic music that is characterized by a heavy beat or symbol clash on the third beat of the measure. The dance is elegant, flowing nicely, with many gentle turns, spins and crossing steps. Most of the patterns in Night Club Two Step are danced in one place, making it a spot dance, but there are a few patterns that travel around the floor as well-you can travel either just a few feet to get to a clearer place on the dance floor, or you can take a lap around the whole floor before returning to one spot to dance.

The Basic Step in Night Club Two Step is the first step you need to master when you learn this dance, and it is the pattern you will use between more advanced or complicated patterns as a “thinking” step.

Both partners dance the Basic Step in Night Club Two Step in the same way. The man’s part is described here; the lady can use this to practice the step but should follow the man, dancing the same steps but starting on her right foot instead of her left.

Steps

Dance a rock step on counts one and two, which is counted as “quick-quick”. To do a rock step, place the ball of your left foot just behind your right and change weight slightly (without lowering the heel) to your left foot before replacing the weight on the right foot. Do not turn away from your partner while you do this unless required to lead into the next step.

Take a side step on your left foot on beats three and four, which is counted as “slow”.

Dance a rock step on counts five and six, which is counted as “quick-quick”. To do the rock step, place the ball of your right foot just behind your left and change weight slightly (without lowering the heel) to your right foot before replacing the weight on the left foot. Do not turn away from your partner while you do this.

Take a side step on your right foot on beats seven and eight, which is counted as “slow”.

Tips

The count for Night Club Two Step is quick-quick-slow. A quick count takes one beat of music and a slow count takes two beats.

Start the Basic Step in Night Club Two Step either in open position, facing each other and holding hands, or in closed dance position. Closed position means the lady’s right hand is held in the man’s left at about eye level, the man’s right hand is placed under the lady’s left arm, on her shoulder blade. The lady places her left hand just behind the man’s shoulder. There should be some space between the partners to allow ease of movement.

To be frank, dancing is not everybody’s cup of tea and nightclubs in Lavelle or any other city are places where you completely let loose the Elvis inside you and dance as though you’re in a friend’s wedding and don’t treat it as though a competition is taking place so it is better that you just learn some basic steps as the once mentioned above or, better still, you can dance just the way you want because no one will be bothered about it as they too would be following the same route and what you get by the end of the night is an enjoyable time that you don’t get to attend all the time.