We are a social club that preserves and teaches a unique style of dance called D.C. Hand Dance (DCHD) that originated in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in the mid-1950's. This smooth style of swing evolved from Jitterbug and was known in its early years as "fast dance." D.C. Hand Dance is noted for its complex hand turns done in circular and slotted patterns to the beat of slow to moderate tempo music.
We dance at various places during the week and one Saturday of each month. Come take our free lessons, provided by certified Hand Dance Instructors. See details about our weekly and monthly dances - Weekly and Monthly Dances.
Bowie Elks Lodge #2309
1506 Defense Hwy
Gambrills, MD 21057
6:45 pm Doors Open
Hand Dance Lessons at 7:00-8:00 pm
Instructor Louise Pyles
DJ Tony G
8:00 - 11:00pm Music & Dancing
$10 - member fee, $15 - non-member fee
Alibi's weekly dance venue is open each Tuesday
Lessons 6 - 7 pm
Lessons each week
Dance Instructors: Sondra Riley/Darryl Ingram
Dancing 7 - 10 pm
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Glory Days weekly dance venue is open each Wednesday
Lessons 6 - 7 pm Lessons only 2nd & 4th weeks
Dance Instructors: Merv Roussell/Louise Pyles
Dancing 7 - 9:30 pm
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Come join DC Hand Dance Club on Tuesday nights at Alibi's Bar & Grill. Lessons 6-7pm, with instructors Sondra Riley & Darryl Ingram. Dancing follows. Nice cozy speak easy bar with great atmosphere!
Come join DC Hand Dance Club on Wednesday night at Glory Days in Edgewater, MD.
Private room in back, ask at front desk!
Free Dance Lessons - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
DC Hand Dance Lessons: 6-7 pm
Music and Dancing: 7 - 9:30 pm
Dance Instructor: Merv Roussell or Louise Pyles
DC HandDance Club St. Pat's Dance - March 19, 2022 (Thank you Jack Jones from NVSC!)
*See photos under the Events tab, 2022 MMATBE