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Robin Smith has been dancing, teaching and competing in dance as well as judging regionally, nationally for over 39 years and internationally as well. For the past 24 years he has concentrated exclusively on West Coast Swing, shying away from all the other dances and dance styles 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. 

Robin has even competed and placed in the Champions Jack and Jill Division.

Currently he is retired from actively competing and focuses exclusively on judging and teaching.

Knowledge and experience truly does matter.


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.

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Robin was the FIRST IPDIA / GPDIA Master level instructor ever certified by Michael Kiehm at the Instructor / Examiner level(Highest Level at the time) and has studied with Skippy Blair and the GSDTA (Golden State Dance Teachers Association) 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. Hi approach to WCS is different and considered to be extremely effective at helping students learn and improve quickly.

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. 


Private lessons at

Home Studio Monday through Saturday when in town.

2624 Pleasant Union Church Road

Raleigh, NC 27614

Group Classes

Every Monday night at

Loafers beach Club

605 Creekside Drive

Raleigh, NC

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.

If I do not answer the phone please leave a message. I will call you back as soon as possible.


Cell Phone 919-280-3870

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