From the article: They came, they auditioned and now Metro is ready to roll out its first ever group of Metro Performers. The first group will appear ... at the Dupont Circle Station. It is a duet that will be hand dancing. "Two people come together and there's a role for one person and a role for another and they get out there and do their thing," says Lisa Richards with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. "The most important thing for hand dancing is that it is partner dancing. We don't see a lot of that in our contemporary clubs."
I should say not. This sounds like a tough gig.
Now, I can just see explaining to the cop that, no, really, I was being paid by Metro to hand dance with my partner in front of the Dupont Circle Station. "You see, officer, two people come together and there's a role for one person and a role for another and they get out there and do their thing!"
"Right. Get in the car, longhair."