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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
Monthly DJ hosted dancing from 8:00 - 11:00pm
with hand dance lessons.
Doors open at 6:45pm
Hand dance lessons:
DJ hosted dancing 8:00 to 11:00 pm
Alibi's weekly dance venue is open each Tuesday at:
7935 Elizabeth Road,
Pasadena, MD 21122
DJ hosted dancing 7 - 10 pm
Tuesday night hand dance lessons:
Dance Instructors: Sondra Riley/Darryl Ingram
Glory Days weekly dance venue is open each Wednesday at:
3 Airpark Dr., Edgewater, MD 21037 (Village at Lee Airpark)
DJ hosted dancing 7 - 9:30 pm
Wednesday night hand dance lessons:
Dance Instructors: Merv Roussell/Louise Pyles
Click on the link below and mail your check and form to the address on the form.
New members - Join during the remainder of 2023,
and pay member rate (save $5.00/month) at monthly dances in 2023.
The DC Hand Dance Club held their 12/31/2022 NYE Dance at the Double Tree by Hilton BWI. The floor was large and gave us plenty of room to dance.
Thanks to Jack Jones from NVSC for this wonderful video of our New Year's Eve Gala!
Planning is underway for the 12/31/2023 New Year' Eve Gala. Check back soon for further announcements and registration details.
DC HandDance Club "Classic Turns Dance Demo"
Bunky and Elaine at the June, 2022 Monthly Dance!