From my friend Beverly who heads the National Hand Dance Association:
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2011 Dance DC Festival
THE NATIONAL HAND DANCE ASSOCIATION (NHDA) presents
“Hand Dance: From Classic to Contemporary”
Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.
The National Portrait Gallery (indoor Atrium)
750 9th Street, NW (9th & F Street, NW)
Washington, DC 20001
Hand Dance demonstrations, basic lesson and hand dancing/line dancing. Classic demonstrations by Adrienne Poteat, Maxine Grant, Lawrence Bradford, Greg Steele and NHDA members. Contemporary demonstrations by Smooth & EZ Dance Troup, Marya Wallace, Xavier Young, Deonna Ball, Trios by Jerri Lutter, Mike and Joyce Chucci, Special Presentation by JoJo Nelson and Renita Smith, The DC Retro Jumpers, George Huff and Darlease Harmon, and more. Music by DJ Bobby.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
PASS THE WORD. IT’S GOING TO BE FUN!!
ADDED ATTRACTION! JOIN IN A FLASH MOB DANCE! WE WANT ALL HAND DANCERS TO COME OUT AND BEGIN TO DANCE AT 2:00 P.M. SHARP. WE’LL BEGIN THE FESTIVITIES BY HAND DANCING TO
“BEAUTY’S ONLY SKIN DEEP” (The Temptations).
IT WILL BE A SURPRISE TO THE VISTORS IN THE GALLERY AS WE ALL OF A SUDDEN “BREAKOUT” HAND DANCING IN THE ATRIUM (then we formally introduce our program)
NHDA at LIVE! At Wilson Plaza
Friday, August 19
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
13th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Hand Dance outdoors at lunchtime!
Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, NHDA President