Also known as the Country Western 2 Step or the Texas 2 Step, the 2 Step has its roots in the American frontier era. Dances using 2-step footwork have existed since the 19th century, evolving from a fusion of folk dances spread across the western frontier, and in the 1930s, western Swing and the 2 Step went hand-in-hand. It's no wonder the 2 step is the most popular country dance, especially here in Texas.
There are many variations of this dance, but it is a fairly simple dance for beginners to learn. As implied by its name, the 2 Step is simply a series of steps across the dance floor. Usually danced in 6 counts to a distinct beat in 4/4 time, the 2 Step follows a quick, quick, slow, slow pattern that progresses counterclockwise across the dance floor. Advanced choreography involves spins, swings, and turns inspired from Swing that makes the 2 Step an enjoyable dance.
Get in touch with your country roots by signing up for 2 Step dance lessons in Houston at Dancing City. Our certified dance instructors will have you 2 stepping all over the dance floor like an expert in no time. It's a fantastic way to have country fun in Texas! Call or text today at (713) 828-4647!