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
Enjoy hand dance music from DJ Kathy K on Facebook! Go to Facebook, type in Kathy Knabe Carroll and enjoy sessions she has posted over many weeks of Covid 19 social distancing.
Many sessions have also been posted to our club Facebook page: DC Hand Dance Club Est. 1994 where they can be viewed anytime.
Trio of Hand Dancers