Rights Reserved: 2019 Smooth & EZ Hand Dance Institute


If you have successfully completed the 12 weeks Beginners class and the 12 weeks Intermediate class consecutively from January 2018 through December 2019, you may be eligible to graduate.

Please submit your full name, email address and phone number to seznews@gmail.com no later than January 31, 2020.

If eligible, you may be contacted with graduation information.


Mr. Bradford would like to personally thank everyone for attending his 75th Birthday and 28 Years of Dance Instruction event held at Martin's Crosswinds, Sunday, November 3, 2019. 

Please click here to review the thank you letter.


Are you interested in advancing your knowledge of dance? Do you have a desire to help others learn? Do you have a passion for dance? If you answered YES to these questions, you would be a perfect candidate for the Smooth & EZ Instruction Certification Program (ICP). This two-year course is taught exclusively by Lawrence Bradford and will equip you with the necessary skills and terminology to become an SEZ Instructor.

The ideal candidate will have successfully completed Hand Dance classes at a recognized (preferably Smooth & EZ affiliated) school and have a minimum of 3 years of Hand Dance experience. Individuals that have not been part of Smooth & EZ or one of its affiliates, but have a genuine interest in learning beyond the surface of not only Hand Dance, but fundamentals of social dances, would definitely benefit from this program.

If you think this describes you, please send an email to icptrainees@gmail.com to request an application. There are a limited number of available spaces in the program and there will be a very short window of time to submit your completed application once you’ve received it. If you have specific program questions please contact send an email directly to lawrence.bradford@comcast.net.


The new Beginners and Intermediate Hand Dance Class sessions will start on January 6, 2020.  [Class instruction taught by Master Instructor Lawrence "Brad" Bradford.] Our Class Schedule is located here.


While serving as the Third Vice President, Mr. Lawrence Bradford (Brad) brought not only the most experience in teaching but also the most success of teaching Hand Dance amongst the youth. He has been successfully teaching Hand Dance and related dances for over 28 years. He was also responsible for training and producing many of the certified Hand Dance instructors in the DMV.


He is dedicated to the advancement of Hand Dance and the expansion of the dance to youth and young adults. He also has young adults whom are internationally known in the hand dance/swing dance community.


As an instructor at one of our successful charter schools, Mr. Bradford developed plans to incorporate other charter and public schools.  Mr. Bradford recognizes the strategic advantage of teaching preteen students which will help in ensuring the longevity of the dance we love. 


Mr. Bradford also has the broadest group of affiliate schools also teaching youth as well as adults and he has formed an instructors association with the goal of unifying instruction not only in the DMV but also in other urban areas.  


Mr. Bradford believes that Hand Dance deserves its place among all other urban dances and he will continue his efforts to work towards making that happen.