Nightclub two-step was developed in 1965 by a 15-year-old teen from Whitaker, Illinois named Buddy Schwimmer who was looking for a dance to do to medium to slow tempo songs. Popular for first dances at weddings, it works well with love songs from many musical genres. It can be danced to be stationary or to travel, fitting equally in small night club floors or expansive ballrooms.
As with many dances, it has evolved and been influenced by both changes in music and dancers who have studied and mastered this dance. There are two basic step patterns: “rock-replace, side-step, rock-replace” and “side, cross front, side”. It is a fairly easy dance to learn and fun for both beginner and advanced dancers.