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The DC Hand Dance Club was formed in 1994 to teach and preserve a unique style of dance 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.
Tuesday night dance venue
7935 Elizabeth Road,
Pasadena, MD 21122
DJ 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Hand dance lesson: 6 - 7 pm
Dance Instructors: Sondra Riley/Darryl Ingram
Wednesday night dance venue
3 Airpark Dr., Edgewater, MD 21037 (Village at Lee Airpark)
NEW HOURS: DJ 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hand dance lesson: 6:30 -7 pm
Dance Instructors: Merv Roussell/Louise Pyles
2024 Membership Fee to Increase -
Annual membership fee will increase to $30 effective January 1, 2024.
Join or Renew before the end of 2023 to get your 2024 membership for $25.
New Members: The remainder of 2023 is included with your 2024 membership
(which gives you member pricing at monthly dances and at our New Year's Eve Gala.)
Click on the link below to download and print the membership form.
Mail your check and form to the address on the form.
DC HandDance Club "Classic Turns Dance Demo"
Bunky and Elaine at the June, 2022 Monthly Dance!