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.
All weekly and monthly dances are cancelled until further notice.
For updates, please call the club hotline at 301-460-0800, and select prompt for "inclement weather." Updates will be listed on this website and on the club's Facebook page: DC Hand Dance Club Est. 1994
Saturday, February 20, 2021
7 - 8:30 PM Eastern
Reminder email with the link will be sent to members prior to the event.
Kathy is bored, so of course she turns to music. Kathy has created a YouTube playlist (all gathered from public YouTube music) where you can go and pick which music you want and listen to it to your hearts delight! Just click on this link and it will take you to her page where you can choose your music! Kathy has requested music from our wonderful DCHDC DJs. past and present . and they have come through as well, so look for their playlists also! Thank you Kathy K! You make this time bearable!
Membership dues for 2021 have been waived for those who had a 2020 membership. A new membership form will be coming for those who weren't members in 2020 and wish to join for 2021.
Trio of Hand Dancers