Nightclub Two Step
Nightclub Two Step Figures
Two Step Basic (Closed Position, Open Position or double hand hold)
Left Turning Basic (w/ Lady's Inside Roll)
Right Turning Basic (w/ Lady's Outside Roll)
Opening Out Right & Left
Flip-Flop in Place
Traveling Crosses Left & Right
Inside Underarm Turn
Underarm Turn & Ladies Spin
Through the Window
Opposition & Travel to the Right
Criss Cross & Underarm Turn
Nightclub Two Step Timing
According to Benji Schwimmer: Two Step timing 1& 2, 3& 4 (QQS QQS) starting with rock step, not stepping to the side. Ron Montez nightclub two step videos also uses this timing.
Other common timing: SQQ SQQ, starting with stepping to side on S.
* Caveat: both timings are used on this website. But it should be easy to adapt and dance either timing.
Nightclub Two Step Technique
Two Step dance is fluid, flowing, and smooth. Do not do bouncy action.
Hold is pretty relaxed, more casual, compact compared to Standard or Smooth dances.
Two Step is more lot "free" for dancers to express yourself and add their embellishment.
Shaping on two step: In order to get the appropriate sway, keep head level, lead to side with foot, leg, hips, the ribs, then head follows. Head delays and "echoes".
Traveling direction: Two Step can travel, but does not need to go strictly down Line of Dance, it can go anywhere in the room using different traveling steps.