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.
WE ARE BACK!!! WE NEED YOU!!!
The new Board of Directors met on October 4, 2021.We are looking forward to new beginnings, new ideas and getting our members back to dancing. The past 18 months have been scary for all of us with the onset of the Covid-19 virus. During this time we missed our family and our dance family friends.
Business and other dance venues have opened up for business. We too would like to get the club back to dancing. We need members to come back, if not for dancing but to socialize.
We are opening the doors to start dancing on:
October 12, 2021 at Alibi's 7:00 to 10:00 pm
October 13, 2021 at Glory Days 7:00 to 9:30 pm
The next few weeks we will not have a Dance instructor. Our funds have been sorely depleted and for a while we will have to make concessions. We will resume dance lessons as soon as possible.
Your BOD is monitoring the situation for our monthly dances, you will be undated in future emails.
The DCHDC will follow Covid-19 protocols of the venues and county where the dance is held.
Our DCHDC protocol is to ensure the safety of our members. The BOD requests that if you have not had Covid-19 or if you have not had the Covid-19 vaccine, please wear a mask at our events.
We will constantly monitor the current protocol with our members in mind.
Protocol changes daily. The decision to attend our dance events is your
decision to make. We understand that you must do what is best for you at the time.
We will monitor the venues so that the area has been cleaned and sanitized. We will have available sanitizer and masks to use at your discretion.
We want to see your smiling faces. We have missed you dearly. Your table is waiting. Please join us starting:
Tuesday October 12, 2021 at Alibi's 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Wednesday October 13, at Glory Days 7:00 to 9:30
See you soon,
Thank you and welcome back from your new board,
Phyllis Crutchfield – President
Ed Warren - 1st Vice President
Lynn Hepak – Treasurer
Mike Spivey – Secretary
Maria LiCalzi – Director
Donna Krause - Director
Membership dues for 2021 have been waived for those who had a 2020 membership.
The 2021 membership form is now attached for those who weren't members in 2020 and wish to join for 2021.
Trio of Hand Dancers