Robin Smith has been dancing, teaching and competing in dance as well as judging nationally and regionally for over 29 years. For the past 15 years he has concentrated exclusively on West Coast Swing, shying away from all the other dances he knows in order to study with only the very best in the West Coast Swing business.
During his dance career he has successfully competed in the Classic, Showcase and Sophisticated Divisions. Among his accomplishments are numerous 1st Place titles and many top 5 placements at events all across the nation including a 3rd place finish at the US Open Swing Dance Championships in 2003.
Currently he actively competes in the Champions and All Star Jack and Jill and Strictly Swing (lead/follow or improv) categories.
In"2011" Robin was a WAG AWARD FINALIST for Best Male West Coast Swing Instructor of the year. Which placed him among the top male west coast swing instructors in the USA for 2011.
Robin is certified under Michael Kiehm's IPDIA which is the predecessor of the current GPDIA at the Instructor / Examiner level(Highest Level) and affiliates himself with Skippy Blair’s GSDTA intensives when ever possible.
Noted for keeping up with the latest techniques and trends for both the leader as well as the follower he is not ever satisfied that what he already knows is enough, he works tirelessly to keep up with the constantly changing evolution of West Coast Swing.
His ability to describe and articulate what is required for West Coast Swing then and now is often compared to others that are considered to be legends in the west coast swing dance world.
With a diverse professional background in music, dance and martial arts Robin has a unique understanding of body movement and how it relates to music and takes great pride in his ability to improve the overall level of West Coast Swing where ever his travels take him.
A serious teacher for serious students with an extreme focus on quality not quantity, Robin teaches full time anywhere and everywhere, 7 days a week and would love to share his vast knowledge of and passion for west coast swing with you.
Robin would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you some of the best instruction in the industry.
2624 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC 27614
Weekend Studio( when in town)
Arthur Murray of Raleigh
7990 Arco Corporate Center Drive(Brier Creek)
Raleigh, NC 27613
Hours: Monday - Sunday
All Private Lessons By appointment only- accepting Cash-Check and Credit Cards.
Available for private lessons, workshops and intensives anywhere and everywhere schedule permitting.
Cell Phone 919-280-3870
Home Office Phone 919-341-1253