Golden Steps Studio is proud to partner with the Camelot Dance Club to bring you an opportunity to ballroom dance every month!
Join us for the next Camelot Dance on Friday, July 20
7 p.m. – Doors open
We open the doors at 7 pm and we will play mixed dance music until the lesson starts. Feel free to come early to practice or ask your dance-related questions.
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – This Month’s Dance Lesson: Nightclub Two-Step
Nightclub Two-Step was invented by Buddy Schwimmer in 1965, when he was 15 years old. He patterned the basic step of the dance after the Cross-Step-Cross-Touch step of the Surfer Stomp, a club dance popular at that time. The dance is danced to slow 4-count music with a Quick-Quick-Slow pattern. It is very smooth and lyrical and danced in traditional closed and/or open dance hold with no Cuban motion. Though not one of the traditional competition “Ballroom” dances, Nightclub Two-Step has grown steadily in popularity throughout the years since its inception. It is considered one of the “Club” dances, joining other such dances as “Hustle”, “Salsa” and “Merengue.” Many of the step patterns in Nightclub Two-Step are similar to those found in Salsa; Buddy has a list of 123 codified steps! Incidentally, you may recognize Buddy’s name as an award winning West Coast Swing dancer; he also is the father of “So You Think You Can Dance” second season’s winner Benji Schwimmer, and the third season’s 4th place finalist Lacey Schwimmer, most recently of “Dancing with the Stars”.
8:30 – 11 p.m. – Open Dance
The dance will be from 8:30 – 11 pm. We will take a short break at approximately 9:40 p.m. for brief announcements and a Swing/Rumba Mixer before returning to mixed dancing for the remainder of the evening.
Visitors are welcome at all Camelot Dance Club events. Visitor fees are $10 per person ($5 for students) for the evening. All visitor fees are applicable to membership fees ($60 per person per year, $30 for students) if desired; membership is by rolling admission, meaning each dancer joins for his/her personal year.
American Cha-Cha! This will be the 6th Anniversary Dance of Camelot Dance Club!