Praise Academy of Hand Dance & Bop specializes in easy-to-follow DC Hand Dance and Bop instruction. Let the Praise Academy team teach you the “language” of these two versatile dances. We can meet your dance instruction needs in any of our classes or you can arrange for private lessons.
The Praise Academy of
Hand Dance & Bop Staff
DC Hand Dance is a contemporary swing-style partner dance performed to up-tempo music. Though it originated in Washington, DC in the 50’s, Hand Dance has continued to evolve as music has changed and this very popular dance is done in clubs throughout the DC-Maryland-Virginia area to Oldies, current R &B, Jazz, Hip Hop and House music. The Bop is a slower, romantic partner dance perfect for those “get close” songs.
Praise Academy specializes in “Partnering Techniques,” those special skills that enable men to LEAD better, and women to FOLLOW better. Without this skill set, the “Team” is doomed and, trust me, it’s all about the Team!!!
Instructor George -- Xtreme Bop
Instructors Darlease, Rickie & Billy --
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Dance is a mini relationship...
a beautiful conversation between a man and woman!