Nightclub two-stepNightclub two-step was initially developed by Buddy Schwimmer in the mid-1960s. It is frequently danced to mid-tempo rock ballads in 4/4 time. It has evolved to include elements from other dances such as rumba and New York hustle. It is characterized by smooth, continuous movement with subtle upper-body sway.
The basic step takes eight beats. Typically it's danced in American-style dance position with a more relaxed hold than typical ballroom dances. The man rocks back on his left foot, the lady on her right, for one beat. Then both partners replace weight on the next beat. On the following two beats, the man takes a large step to the left and the woman to the right. Then both partners repeat, but on opposite feet (the man rocks back on his right foot and moves to the right).