N is for Nothing
Nothing is what I strive to think when I dance. I do not want to have to think about my feet and where they are stepping. I do not want to wonder whether I have the skill to follow my partner. I especially do not want to second guess what my partner is trying to lead…I will be wrong. I simply want to feel my partner’s lead and respond, as well as I can. No thinking, just the cadence of the music in my head, a smile on my face and the knowledge that I have the skills in muscle memory to move as I need to in order to follow what is led. Nothing more. Nothing at all.
Dance of the Day:: NightClub 2-step
Nightclub 2-step is a contemporary social dance that was created in the mid-1960s to dance to mid-tempo ballads in 4/4 timing. It has a quick-quick-slow timing and rock-step -side to side movement that can rotate and float around the floor. The hold is relaxed and has a casual, romantic feel.
During the 1980s, the country western dance community adopted the dance and over time adapted it for the many slower country music ballads, dancing it on slow-quick-quick timing and replacing the rock step with a close-cross movement on the quicks and a strong, developed slow. Called NightClub, the dance is one of the 8 dance that are danced competitively on both the UCWDC and ACDA circuits.