Category Archive: Upcoming Events

Save the Date! NHDA at the Southwest DC Arts Festival on September 29

The National Hand Dance Association will be presenting at the Southwest DC Arts Festival at the Arena Stage. We hope to see you there!


NHDA at Stax Music Academy Music & Community Festival – Memphis, TN

Stax Museum, Memphis, TenesseeThe National Hand Dance Association participated in an awe inspiring trip to the Stax Music Academy in Memphis, TN, April 26-April 29.  At the invitation of the Stax Music Academy and Soulsville Charter School, our youth Hand Dance instructors conducted Hand Dance workshops to introduce their students to the art form of Hand Dance.  The invitation was also extended to members of the NHDA Classic Hand Dancers affiliate in presenting “The Journey of the Evolution of Hand Dance”.  In preserving the classic Hand Dance styles of the 1950s and 60s, these classic Hand Dancers danced with pride.

NHDA was also invited to attend, dance and fellowship with the Memphis Bop Club, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary.  We had a wonderful time on the dance floor with them. A lasting partnership was formed with the Memphis organization.

Participants – Markus Smith, Tren Veal, Auraum Johnson, Deonna Ball, Marya Wallace, Melvin Copeland, Maxine Grant, Adrienne Poteat, Navada Warren and Lawrence Bradford
NHDA Administration – Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, Jacque Ballard
Guests who traveled with NHDA – Jody Roberts, Delores Hudson, Tina Williams, Renita Smith, Gwen Pitt, Toni Hawkins, Reggie Thomas
Hand Dance made a lasting impression on the City of Memphis, and we look forward to returning.
On behalf of the National Hand Dance Association, our heartfelt thank you to all in the Hand Dance community who donated towards our travel to Memphis and the Stax Music Academy.  You can view more of the photographs on Facebook.
Beverly Lindsay-Johnson