Our Motto “Teaching and Creating Hand Dancers For Life

Rhythm-N-Style Hand Dance Academy (RNS) has been teaching hand dancing since May 2008 and have successfully taught over 200 students to hand dance and bop. “Hand Dance” is the Official Dance of the Washington, District of Columbia by Resolution of the DC Council. Our mission is to continue the legacy of this 50 year old cultural dance by sharing, teaching and educating the community about this traditional dance which is indigenous to the Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas. We support all organizations that promote and preserve this dance as an art form. It’s important to keep the Old School Classic Dance Styles alive, and yet allow for the evolution of hand dance to proceed by passing it on the younger generation. RNS welcomes private lessons and demonstrations for individuals or groups to include wedding anniversaries, birthday parties and other special occasions.  RNS currently home studio is at the Artistic Dance Xpressions Studio in Fort Washington, Maryland.  RNS is committed to teaching and creating hand dancers for life.

RNS has performed many hand dance showcases, demonstrations and as well as conducted hand dance classes at the following venues:

  • D.C. Mayor Gray Office (Washington, DC)
  • The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC)
  • Arena Stage (Washington, DC)
  • Smithsonian Fest (Washington, DC)
  • The Reeves Center (Washington, DC)
  • Washington Convention Center (Washington, DC)
  • WHUR Cruise – White Party
  • Lincoln Theater – Celebrating Tribute to Marvin Gaye
  • Martin’s Crosswinds – Senior Dance Party – Celebrating National Day of Dance
  • Howard University – Blackburn Center – Celebrating Our Heritage
  • Fort Washington Baptist Church – Community Day
  • Fayetteville Alumni Class Reunion. Washington, DC
  • DC Gateway Pavilion (DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities) – Showtime, Washington, DC

       Federal Government Offices:  (BIG, DOT, EPA, FAA, GAO, GPO, HUD, NIH, NOAA and DOL)

  • The House of Chang (Fort Washington MD)
  • Martinis Restaurant & Lounge (Fort Washington, MD)
  • Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center (Washington, DC)
  • District Heights Community Center (District Heights, MD)
  • Suitland Senior Wellness Center (Suitland, MD)
  • Wilson Plaza (Washington, DC)
  • Adelphia Elementary School (Adelphia, MD)
  • Prince Georges Park and Planning (Adelphia, MD)
  • Forest Memorial United Methodist Church (Forestville MD)
  • P Club (Falls Church, VA)
  • The Community Wellness Center (Washington, DC)
  • Velocity DC Fest (Washington, DC)
  • Hillcrest Community Center (Hillcrest, MD)
  • University of DC (Washington, DC)
  • TRI State Competitions (Vienna, VA)
  • MADJAM Swing Competitions (VA)
  • Hattie Holmes Senior Community Center (Washington, DC)