NO DANCE AT EVOLUTION DANZ this Thursday (July 11th). Please spread the word and mark your calendars for some exciting nights ahead.

July 18th – Intro to Lead/Follow/Switch

Join Erica Smith and Katie Strzeszewski for a special workshop introducing the fun of switching at 8 pm.

July 25th – Erica and Dimitri Hector's Birthday Celebration

Erica and Dimitri look forward to celebrating their birthdays with you over cake and sangria! The two will lead an Intermediate lesson at 8:00 pm.

August 1st – Steal Me

Guest Instructors Katia Grigoriants and Laurissa Stokes will lead a special workshop on Stealing at 8 pm and Guest DJ Margie Tuttle will be in the house spinning your favorite tunes. 

$15 includes both lessons & dance

$8 for students & below 18 

$10 dance only

7:30-9:00 - BEG/INT CLASSES


Erica Smith is a versatile dancer from Beltsville, MD with extensive backgrounds in Hustle, West Coast Swing, and Ballet.  A World Professional Triple Threat Champion (Hustle, West Coast Swing and Salsa), Professional Just Hustle Champion, US Open Hand Dance Champion, and a successful All-Star/Professional West Coast Swing competitor, Erica is a brilliant dancer who guarantees to leave an impression on her audiences and her students.

In 2007, TV Guide Magazine coined Erica the “Disco-Dancing Lawyer” after appearing on “So You Think You Can Dance.”  In 2010, Erica pioneered and co-choreographed the first ever Hustle Flash Mob which has been viewed more than 63,000 times.  The International Hustle Dance Association named Erica Smith a “New Pioneer” for her contribution to Hustle.  In 2016, Erica was inducted in the Disco America Hustle Hall of Fame.

In addition to competing, Erica is very passionate about sharing her love of dance with her students.  Erica has won more than 15 Top Teacher awards since 2012.  A sought-after instructor, Erica travels to approximately 15 competitions and workshop weekends per year as an invited instructor, judge and performer.  Locally, Erica is the Director of JT Swing Teams DC -- a performance based West Coast Swing Team.  She can be found teaching weekly beginner and intermediate West Coast Swing lessons at Evolution Danz and at other local dances as a guest instructor.