Hand Dancing is a form of swing dancing in the family of Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom, Phili Bop, and West Coast Swing. It has roots in the Lindy-Hop and Jitterbug of 1920s Harlem. In 1993 the Smithsonian recognized Hand Dancing as an American art form, and in 1999 D.C.’s City Council made it the official dance of the District of Columbia. Today Hand Dancing is a
family-friendly social activity that preserves the rich tradition of teamwork and connection that kept communities together.
Join instructors Kevin Murray and Pam Brown for Hand Dance classes at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church (1518 M St., NW) on Tuesdays beginning October 25, 2011; 6:30 – 7:45pm (beginners), 8:00 – 9:15pm (intermediate). Free validated parking one block away at PMI parking, 1615 M Street, NW. No partner needed, but a good time is required. See you on the dance
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