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National Hand Dance Association (Uncredited)

National Hand Dance Association

The National Hand Dance Association (NHDA), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization formed in Washington, DC 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 an improvisational form of swing style partner dancing developed in the Washington, DC area in the early 1950s. The dance evolved from the early Lindy Hop and Jitterbug dance styles of the 1930s.  Hand Dance can vary from a 6 count to a 12 count dance depending on the various styles of the dance fueled by music ranging from music of the 1950s to today’s contemporary sounds.

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A Holiday Hand Dance 12/31/13: A Holiday Hand Dance

National Hand Dance Association dancers take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, DC, and high energy Freestyle dances of the 1960s and today.

A Holiday Hand Dance

National Hand Dance Association dancers take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, DC, and high energy Freestyle dances of the 1960s and today.
A Holiday Hand Dance with National Hand Dance Association 12/28/12: A Holiday Hand Dance with National Hand Dance Association

Instructors take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, D.C. Free dance lessons begin at 5 p.m.

A Holiday Hand Dance with National Hand Dance Association

Instructors take the stage for a program featuring the art of hand dancing, a form of swing dance that first originated in Washington, D.C. Free dance lessons begin at 5 p.m.

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