Top Teacher

Erica Smith is very passionate about sharing her love of dance with her students.  Specializing in technique and proper connection, Erica enjoys working with beginner to advanced students.  Erica has received the following Top Teacher awards:

2015 Swing Fling
2015 Disco America
2014 International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA)
2014 Swing Fling
2014 Disco America
2014 Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam)
2013 Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam)
2013 Disco America
2013 International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA)
2012 International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA)
2012 DC Swing eXperience (DCSX)
2012 Swing Fling
2012 Disco America

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Champion/All-Star Competitor


Erica Smith aka “The Hustling Attorney,” is a versatile dancer with extensive backgrounds in hustle, west coast swing, salsa and ballet. Erica teaches, competes and performs both nationally and internationally at many NASDE, IHDA and WSDC sanctioned events.

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Event Promoter


Join Erica every 3rd Saturday at Avant Garde Ballroom Center for a West Coast Swing group lesson and dance party!

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