Selected Awards & Placements

Selected Awards & Placements

Dance

Below please find some of Erica Smith’s highlighted awards and placements in both improvised and choreographed competitions.   

Top Teacher

2015    Swing Fling Top Teacher – see videos
2015    Disco America Top Female Teacher – see videos
2014    International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA) Top Female Teacher
2014    Swing Fling Top Female Teacher – see videos
2014    Disco America Top Female Teacher – see videos
2014    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) Top Female Teacher – see videos
2013    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam  (MADjam) Top Female Teacher – see videos
2013    Disco America Top Female Teacher – see videos
2013    International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA) Top Female Teacher
2012    International Hustle Dance Association (IHDA) Top Female Teacher
2012    DC Swing eXperience (DCSX) Top Female Teacher – see videos
2012    Swing Fling Top Female Teacher – see videos
2012    Disco America Top Hustle Female Teacher – see videos

West Coast Swing

Jack and Jill (World Swing Dance Council: 2495)

2015    Spotlight Dance Celebration 2nd Place All-Stars – see video
2014    C.A.S.H. Bash 2nd Place All-Stars – see video
2014    DC Swing eXperience (DCSX) 5th Place All-Stars – see video
2014    Tampa Bay Classic 4th Place All-Stars
2014    Swing Fling 5th Place All-Stars – see video
2014    Michigan Classic 2nd Place All-Stars – see video
2014    Chicago Classic 2nd Place All-Stars – see video
2014    Freedom Swing Dance Challenge 4th Place All-Stars – see video
2013    C.A.S.H. Bash 1st Place All-Stars – see video
2013    DC Swing eXperience (DCSX) 1st Place All-Stars – see video
2013    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 4th Place All-Stars – see video
2013    Freedom Swing Dance Challenge 1st Place All-Stars – see video
2013    Spotlight Dance Challenge 3rd Place All-Stars – see video
2012    DC Swing eXperience (DCSX) 1st Place All-Stars – see video
2013    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 4th Place Advanced – see video
2013    Toronto Open Swing/Hustle Championships 5th Place Advanced
2012    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 1st Place Advanced
2011    Sunshine State Dance Challenge 5th Place Advanced
2011    DC Swing eXperience (DCSX) 1st Place Advanced – see video
2011    Swing Fling 4th Place Advanced – see video
2011    Liberty Swing Dance Championships 4th Place Advanced
2011    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 2nd Place Advanced
2011    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 2nd Place Advanced – see video
2010    Virginia State Open 2nd Place Advanced – see video
2010    Summer Hummer 4th Place Advanced
2010    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 1st Place Advanced

Open J&J Experiement

2015    Spotlight Dance Celebration 3rd Place Tier 1 – see video

Golden Ticket Tournament Jack & Jill

2011    Swing Fling 1st Place – see video
2010    Swing Fling 1st Place – see video

Routine Division

2012    Spotlight Dance Challenge 4th Place All-Star/Pro J&J Classic Division – see video
2009    Tri State Connection 1st Place Performing Arts Classic – see video
2008    Tri State Connection 1st Place Performing Arts Showcase

Strictly

2015    Liberty Swing 4th Place Open– see video | see video
2014    C.A.S.H. Bash 1st Place Advanced/Open – see video
2014    Toronto Open Swing Hustle Championships 1st Place Open
2014    Liberty Swing 4th Place Advanced/All Star – see video | see video
2014    Freedom Swing 2nd Place Open – see video | see video
2014    Chicago Classic 4th Place Advanced/All-Star – see video
2013    C.A.S.H. Bash 1st Place Advanced – see video
2013    Michigan Classic 2nd Place Professional/All-Star – see video
2011    DC Swing eXperience (DCSX) 6th Place Open – see video
2009    World Hustle Dance Championships 2nd Place Professional

 

Hustle

IHDA is a non-profit organization developed to support and promote Hustle in the United States and around the world through educational and community outreach programs.  IHDA spotlights Hustle dancers, Pros, Ams and groups who have made a contribution to Hustle.  IHDA named Erica Smith a “New Pioneer” for her contribution to Hustle.

Jack and Jill

2014    Disco America 3rd Place Invitational – see video
2014    Swing Dance America 1st Place Advanced/Open
2013    Swing Fling 2nd Place Open – see video
2013    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 4th Place Open – see video
2012    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 2nd Place Open
2012    Swing Fling 1st Place Open
2011    Disco America 2nd Place Invitational – see video
2011    New York Hustle Congress 2nd Place – see video
2010    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 1st Place Open
2010    Disco America 2nd Place Invitational
2009    Miami Dance Magic 1st Place Champions – see video
2009    New York Hustle Congress 2nd Place – see video
2008    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 4th Place Open

Strictly

2015    Swing Fling 2nd Place Open
2015    Disco America 1st Place Professional – see video
2015    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 3rd Place Open – see video
2014    Toronto Open Swing Hustle Championships 1st Place Open
2014    Swing Dance America 3rd Place Advanced/Open
2013    Swing Fling 4th Place Open – see video
2013    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam 4th Place Open – see video
2012    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 2nd Place Open – see video
2012    Swing Fling 4th Place Open
2011    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 2nd Place Open – see video
2011    New York Hustle Congress 2nd Place Professional – see video
2011    World Hustle Dance Championships 2nd Place Professional
2011    Swing Fling 3rd Place Open
2011    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 4th Place Open – see video
2010    Disco America 2nd Place Professional
2010    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 3rd Place Open
2010    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 4th Place Professional – see video
2009    Easterns 1st Place Professional/Advanced – see video
2009    Miami Dance Magic 2nd Place Champions
2009    World Hustle Dance Championships 4th Place Professional
2008    Virginia State Open 2nd Place Professional/Advanced – see video
2008    Swing Fling 3rd Place Professional/Advanced – see video
2008    Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam (MADjam) 4th Place Open – see video

Other

2015    Disco America 1st Place Bookends Female
2011    Disco America 1st Place Bookends Female
2010    Disco America 1st Place Philly Freeze
2010    Disco America 1st Place Bookends Female
2009    Miami Dance Magic 1st Place All American J&J Hustle

Triple Threat (Hustle, Salsa, West Coast Swing)

2015    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 3rd Place Professional – see video
2014    Disco America 1st Place Professional – see video
2013    Disco America 2nd Place Professional – see video | see video
2012    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 2nd Place Open – see video
2012    Disco America 2nd Place Professional
2011    New York Hustle Congress 2nd Place Professional – see video
2011    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 2nd Place Professional – see video
2011    Disco America 3rd Place Professional
2010    Disco America 1st Place Professional
2009    Miami Dance Magic 2nd Place Professional
2009    International Hustle & Salsa Congress (IHSC) 3rd Place Professional – see video

Hand Dance

2009    US Open Swing Dance Championships 3rd Place Strictly Hand Dance – see video
2009    US Open Swing Dance Championships 1st Place Strictly Swing Challenge: Hand Dance Team
2009    Tri State Connection 2nd Place Just Dance Hand Dance Advanced – see video
2008    US Open Swing Dance Championships 1st Place Strictly Hand Dance – see video