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The Delmarva Hand Dance club was established to preserve and to promote a type of dance from the 50’s and early 60’s in the Atlantic area covering Delaware, Maryland & Virginia, known as Delmarva.

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The Delmarva Hand Dance club is a non-profit organization which raises funds by offering different Hand Dancing events to provide donations to charitable organizations throughout the Delmarva area.

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Join Us Every Wednesday From 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Elks Lodge 13708 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, Maryland.

Elks Lodge Ocean City, MD

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302-200-3262 (DANCE)

Join Us Every Wednesday from 5:30PM - 9:00PM

$5.00 Donation/per person

Couples and singles invited.  No partner needed.

Food and Beverages available.

The Delmarva Hand Dance Club

Hand dancing, also known as “D.C. hand dancing” or “D.C. swing”, is a form of jitterbug tracing back as far as the 1920’s. Hand dancing derived from variations of the Lindy Hop, swing dancing, Carolina shag and jitterbug. In the 1950’s, Washington, D.C. developed its own version and named is simply “hand dancing”.

This style of dance was featured on two of the local teen dance programs of the 1950’s and 1960’s -- Dick Clark, American Bandstand - the Milt Grant Show in D.C., as well as the Buddy Deane Show in Baltimore. Hand dancing is characterized by gliding footwork, continuous hand connection, and communication between the dance partners.

Today, the Delmarva Hand Dancing Club continues to preserve and promote this style of dance by offering a friendly social environment where people interested in all forms of dancing can come learn and enjoy not only Hand Dancing, but good food and a place to make new friends.

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