ATEC Invites Kevin Tisdale to Speak on Hand Dance and Economic Empowerment

On February 26, 2010 our very own Kevin L. Tisdale was invited to speak at the Army Test and Evaluation Command Headquarters (ATEC) Black History Month celebration. Click here for details and pictures.

New Classes Starting Saturday, May 16

New Beginners class registration starting Saturday May 16 closing on Saturday June 13.15 beginner’s classes times are from 2:30pm -3:35pm at Heart-n-Soul Dance Factory this is a 15 week course, 11047 Pierson Dr. Fredericksburg, VA. Call or email Master Lead Instructor Kevin L. Tisdale at 202-660-3927

Smoother than Smooth Back in the News

2012 Smoother Than Smooth was again featured in the Free Lance Star as they continue to expand hand dancing in the Fredericksburg Area. For the more this story, please click […]

Kevin L. Tisdale speaks about Tri-State

Kevin L. Tisdale speaks about Tri-State ” Tri-State is the largest African American swing dance competition in the nation that features and array of dancers from different regions competing in […]

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Class #9 Video

Click here for Class #9’s Graduation video montage courtesy of Mr. Milton Perry.

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Testimonial: Miss Jean

Click here to read the testimonial of Miss Jean, a retired, 72 year old educator who takes Smoother than Smooth’s Hand Dance classes in Stafford, Virginia.

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Smoother than Smooth Makes a Showing at TRI-State 2009

Kevin competed in the Performing Arts and Just Dance categories in the TRI-State 2009 competition this year. Click here to see clips from both performances.



Kevin Tisdale hopes to help revive an urban dance tradition–hand dance–in the area. Tisdale has been dancing for eight years. Hand dance is rooted in swing, he said, but is slowed down and more smooth. The Washington, D.C., resident started teaching in the area five years ago, and currently offers classes at the Sport & Health Fitness Club in Central Park. Click here to read about Smoother Than Smooth’s article in the Free Lance Star.