Buyer's Guide

What is the difference between Nightclub Two-Step & Slow Dancing?

What is the Nightclub Two- Step?

Nightclub Two-Step, not to be confused with Country Western Two-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”) music. This type of music is common just about everywhere, nightclubs, radio, 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. It's attractive, romantic, and a real asset to learn, as it will be used often.


Slow dancing is based on Foxtrot/Tango style figures, the tempo is all slow and even, and is based on music that does not allow you to dance a rhythm of quick and slow. An example is the song “In the Still of the Night” where neither Foxtrot nor Rumba can be applied, for the tempo is an even slow beat. This is a spot dance for lovers and makes a very nice wedding dance. It even shows you how to dip in a very sexy, graceful way. Slow dancing is in no way like the Nightclub Two-Step which is a rhythm dance similar to Salsa/Rumba.