Nightclub 2 Step (NC2, sometimes Disco 2 Step or California 2 Step) is a partner dance initially developed by Buddy Schwimmer in the mid-1960s. The dance is also known as “Two Step” and was one of the most popular forms of contemporary social dance as a Disco Couples Dance in 1978. It is frequently danced to mid-tempo ballads in 4/4 or 4/8 time that have a characteristic quick-quick-slow beat. The Nightclub 2 Step basic step can be counted as one and two – three and four.
Taking a Latin dance class, with its defined steps and different tempos, provides cognitive as well as balance challenges compared with repetitive movement fitness training like walking or cycling. Dancing improves joint mobility, flexibility and balance since one has to shift weight while moving in different directions. Plus, depending on the dance, you may burn 400 calories an hour! It’s also a real “upper.”
Free “Basics and More” Dance Classes
Our free Basics-and-More Latin dance classes provide instruction and practice in the steps and patterns of each dance style we offer. Instruction is pegged to the experience level of participants. Classes meet Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One. A dance step summary sheet and a practice music CD are provided to class participants.
Nightclub Two Step July 4, 11, 18, 25
This do-it-all slow dance uses basics and interesting step patterns from many other dances, including Salsa.
Free Beginner’s Class
This class meets Mondays at 2:00 p.m. on the dates listed below in the Vermilion Room of the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse. Bring shoes that turn easily on your tile floor.
Argentine Milonga June 17, 24; July 1, 15, 22
Milonga is the precursor of Argentine Tango. The steps are easy to learn, a lot of fun and definitely aerobic.
Note: Latin dancing is vigorous and great exercise and very good for seniors’ bodies, minds and balance. Be sure your doctor approves!
Latin dance is exercise that integrates mind, body and soul and works for all ages and skill levels. For starters, it can help counteract the daily effects of sitting too much. Also, even at the beginner level, dancing improves posture.
For More Information
For more information about Latin Rhythm Dance Club classes and dance parties, our popular dance instructional DVDs or membership, contact email@example.com or call 818-0604. Ask to be included on our email dance events list.