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 Top Teacher awards at Swing Fling, DC Swing eXperience (DCSX), Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) and Disco America.  In addition, Erica received the International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA) Top Female Teacher award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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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 month at Avant Garde Ballroom Center for a West Coast Swing group lesson and dance party!

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