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
The DC Hand Dance Club held its 1st Zoom Happy Hour get-together on Saturday, August 15 from 7-9pm. The event was hosted by the DCHDC Board of Directors, with Anthony Yancey serving as call moderator and Phyllis Crutchfield as emcee. We were happy to see 27 members join the event, catch-up and talk about what has kept them sane during the past six months. The Board hopes to facilitate another Zoom Happy Hour in the future!
Trio of Hand Dancers