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Contact Us:
praisehanddance1@verizon.net

301-699-1543


 

"My apologies to those persons who have already signed up for the proposed class at The Corner Pocket in Beltsville, MD.  Due to circumstances beyond Praise Academy's control, that class is no longer being considered.  We will keep you updated as to progress towards plans for expansion." - Billy Parker

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.

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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 --
Luv2Dance Summer Blast

Dance is a mini relationship...
a beautiful conversation between a man and woman!