This dance, Nightclub 2-Step, was allegedly invented by Buddy Schwimmer,
the father of "So You Think You Can Dance" star Benji Schwimmer.
It is a slow, romantic, floaty dance that features rock steps and long glides
across the dance floor, done to contemporary and popular ballads
(such as "The Lady in Red").
Nightclub 2-Step is one of the most practical and versatile social dances
ever conceived. It is designed to be used with contemporary soft rock
(love song-type of music).
This type of music is common just about everywhere: nightclubs, on the radio , and even in karaoke bars, etc. The
rhythm of the dance is very simple and rarely changes from the 1 & 2 count.
This simple romantic dance fills a gap where no other ballroom dance fits. It
gives the dancer, either beginning or advanced, the opportunity to express and
create without a rigid technique being required.
Like all dances, to really master the dance, basic skills are essential.
Buddy Schwimmer, a renowned California dance teacher, created and popularized
Nightclub 2-Step is a relatively easy dance that almost anyone can learn.
characteristic is a rock step (5th position break) followed by a side step
with a slight sway. The frame is relaxed somewhere between a Latin and Ballroom frame
– similar to a Bolero frame with a little more distance between the partners.