The National Hand Dance Association



Biography

The National Hand Dance Association (NHDA), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in Washington, D.C. in 1994 and incorporated in 1996. The Mission of NHDA is to "Promote, Educate and Preserve" the art form known as hand dance. Hand dance is a contemporary, improvisational form of swing style partner dancing developed in the Washington, D.C. area in the early 1950s by African Americans as a form of social recreation and entertainment. The dance evolved from the early Lindy hop and jitterbug dance styles of the 1930s and 1940s. http://nationalhanddanceassociation.org/
The National Hand Dance Association