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Credentials

The best way to choose a dance instructor is to experience them in person – give them a try!

That said, we’ve got some strong credentials to tempt you as well:

Teaching Credentials

We’re experienced teachers of adult education in college, corporate and dance studio settings. Learn about our teaching skills.

Certifications

PDIA Master Instructor

Maria Ford is a Master Instructor certified by the Global Professional Dance Instructors Association. She was tested and certified in 2012 by Michael Kiehm and Robert Royston. The certification recognizes her experience and skill in advanced adult dance instruction and enables her to train, test and certify other instructors for the GPDIA.

Maria provides structured teacher training to all of Smoothstyle’s instructors.

GPDIA Certified Judge

Maria Ford is also certified for Level 1 as a Judge by the Global Professional Dance Instructors Association.

Performance Credentials

Our experience includes choreographing and coaching for ourselves, for couples, for students (Pro-Am routine) and for teams. Some highlights include:

West Coast Swing team choregraphy

Teams

Maria her former partner, Andre Danis, founded, choreographed and coached Swing Dynamite’s Westie Bombers team in 2008 and 2009. During our tenure, the team took 1st place at the Swing Niagara Dance Championships 2009, and was the top-ranked WCS team in Canada.

Watch the team’s 1st-place performance at Swing Niagara 2009 >>

Watch the team’s top-ranked performance at CSC 2009 >>

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Competition Credentials

These are Maria’s competition creds only – its too difficult to keep track of all of our instructors’ successes!

2016

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C.A.S.H. Bash 2016

3rd Place: All-Star Jack & Jill – Victor Loveira & Maria Ford
3rd Place: Advanced/Open Strictly Hustle – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford

Upstate Dance Challenge 2016

1st Place: Advanced/All-Star Strictly Swing – Todd Coulthard & Maria Ford
2nd Place: All-Star Jack & Jill – PJ Fritzler & Maria Ford

Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships 2016

Top Teacher: Maria Ford
1st Place: Open Strictly Hustle – J-P Marchand & Maria Ford
2nd Place: Open Hustle Jack & Jill – J-P Marchand & Maria Ford
2nd Place: Advanced/All-Star Strictly WCS – Todd Coulthard & Maria Ford
5th Place: All-Star Jack & Jill – Samir Zutshi & Maria Ford

MADJam 2016

Finals: All-Star Jack & Jill – Samir Zutshi & Maria Ford

Sweetheart Swing Classic 2016

6th Place: All-Star/Champion Jack & Jill – Julien Bec & Maria Ford

2015

Spotlight Dance Celebration 2015-16

1st Place: All-Star Jack & Jill – Frank Blakemore & Maria Ford

Pro-Am Results:

Vince & Maria - 1st Place Intermediate Pro-Am Leader, Spotlight Dance Celebration 2016, Michigan

Vince & Maria – 1st Place Intermediate Pro-Am Leader, Spotlight Dance Celebration 2016, Michigan

1st Place Intermediate Leader – Vincent Mok with Maria Ford
2nd Place Novice Leader – David Geukers with Maria Ford
3rd Place Novice Leader – Patrick Souter with Maria Ford

C.A.S.H. Bash 2015

1st Place: Open Just Hustle – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford
2nd Place: Advanced/All-Star Strictly Swing – Todd Coulthard & Maria Ford
5th Place: All-Star Jack & Jill – Ryan Dobbins & Maria Ford

Vermont Swing Dance Championships 2015

2nd Place: All-Star Strictly Swing – Akil Boatwright & Maria Ford

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Patrick Souter, Maria Ford, & David Geukers at Spotlight Dance Celebration 2015/16.

Sweetheart Swing Classic 2015

2nd Place: Intermediate/Advanced Gender-Neutral Jack & Jill –  Maria Ford (leader) & Brandon Bellew
3rd Place: All-Star/Champions Jack & Jill – Robert Jackson & Maria Ford

2014

C.A.S.H. Bash 2014

1st Place: Advanced-Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford
1st Place: 
Advanced-Open Just Hustle – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford

2nd Place: All-Star West Coast Swing Jack & Jill – David Ward & Erica Smith
3rd Place: All-Star West Coast Swing Jack & Jill – Nelson Clarke & Maria Ford
4th Place: All-Star West Coast Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford

Swing Fling 2014

1st Place: Open/Professional Hustle Jack & Jill – Jameson Kilborn & Maria Ford

Swingin’ Into Spring

1st Place: Advanced/All-Star WCS Jack & Jill – Chris Lo & Maria Ford
2nd Place: Advanced/All-Star Strictly Swing – David WardMaria Ford

2013

C.A.S.H. Bash 2013

1st Place: Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Sean Ryan & Maria Ford
1st Place: Advanced Hustle Jack & Jill – Carlos Garcia & Maria Ford
3rd Place: Advanced/Open Just Hustle – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford
4th Place: Advanced/Open Strictly WCS – David Ward & Maria Ford
4th Place: All-Star WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward & Kendra Zara

Swing City Chicago, 2013

2nd Place: Adv/All-Star Strictly WCS – David Ward & Maria Ford
6th Place
: Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Jay Tsai & Maria Ford
6th Place: Adv/All-Star Strictly WCS – David Ward & Dallas Radcliffe

Vermont Swing Dance Championships, 2013

2nd Place: Adv/All-Star Strictly WCS – David WardMaria Ford
4th Place
: All-Star WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward & Anne Flemming

Swing Fling

Finalist:
Open Strictly Hustle – Philip Spinka & Maria Ford
Advanced Hustle Jack & Jill – Billy Marti & Maria Ford
Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Stephane Schneider & Maria Ford

Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships, 2013

1st Place Open Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
2nd Place
Open Just Hustle – J-P Marchand & Maria Ford
2nd Place
Advanced Hustle Jack & Jill – J-P Marchand & Maria Ford
2nd Place Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward & Marielle Manzone

Amateur Results:

  • 1st Place Novice East Coast Swing Leader: Ken Lemoire with Maria Ford
  • 1st Place Novice WCS Leader: Randolph Peters with Maria Ford
  • 2nd Place Newcomer Hustle Leader: Ken Lemoire with Maria Ford
  • 2nd Place Newcomer WCS Follower: Bobbie Flemming with David Ward
  • 2nd Place Novice WCS Leader: Lionel Marks with Maria Ford
  • 2nd Place Intermediate WCS Follower: Julie O-Brien with David Ward
  • 3rd Place Novice WCS Follower: Lana Duss with David Ward
  • 4th Place Novice WCS Leader: Jim Wells with Maria Ford
  • 5th Place Novice WCS Leader: Ken Lemoire with Maria Ford
  • 6th Place Newcomer WCS Leader: Danny Ho with Maria Ford

Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake Weekend in Montreal, 2013

1st Place Invitational/Pro Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford

Michigan Classic

Amateur Results:
(28 leaders in division)

  • 4th Place Novice WCS Leader: Randolph Peters with Maria Ford
  • 6th Place Novice WCS Leader: Ken Lemoire with Maria Ford

Swing Dance America

3rd Place (Gold) Pro-Am Jack & Jill – Rocco Rinaldi with Maria Ford

6th Place Open Hustle Strictly – Carlos Garcia & Maria Ford

7th Place Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Scott Michielli & Maria Ford

7th Place Invitation WCS/Hustle Cross-Over Pro Jack & Jill – Chris Van Houten &Maria Ford

Amateur Results:

  • 3rd Place (Gold)  Intermediate Hustle Leader: Corey FLowers with Maria Ford
  • 6th Place (Silver) Intermediate WCS Leader: Arthur Yuen with Maria Ford
  • 5th Place (Silver) Intermediate Hustle Leader: Arthur Yuen with Maria Ford
  • 9th Place (Silver) Novice WCS Leader: Randolph Peters with Maria Ford

MADjam

Competed in Classic routine division for the first time!

1st Advanced Hustle Jack & Jill – Shawn Brennan & Maria Ford

2012

Spotlight New Year’s Eve 2012

1st Advanced Hustle Jack & Jill – Nelson Clarke & Maria Ford
1st Advanced Just Hustle – Carlos Garcia & Maria Ford
1st Intermediate Just Hustle Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Joanna Swanson

5th Advanced WCS Strictly Swing – Chris Moy & Maria Ford

C.A.S.H. Bash 2012

1st Advanced/Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Jason Ng & Maria Ford
3rd Advanced/Open Just Hustle – Jim Call & Maria Ford

3rd Advanced WCS Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
1st Advanced
 WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward & Natalie
4th Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Hieu Lee & Maria Ford

Montreal Dance Fest

3rd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Richard Smith & Maria Ford

Swing Niagara

1st Rising Star Routine – David Ward & Maria Ford
1st AllStar WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward & Yuna Davtyan
2nd AllStar WCS Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford

2nd Masters WCS Strictly Swing 
Andre Danis & Rita Vine
3rd Masters WCS Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Rita Vine
2nd Open Hustle Strictly 
–  J-P Marchand & Maria Ford
3d Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford
1at Open Strictly Triple Threat – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • 1st Place Novice Triple Threat Leader – Ken Lemiore
  • 2nd Place Novice Triple Threat Leader – Danny Ho
  • 3rd Place Novice Triple Threat Leader – Lewis Chan
  • 2nd Place Novice WCS Leader – Randy Peters
  • 3rd Place Novice WCS Leader – Lionel Marks
  • 3rd Place Novice Hustle Leader – Lewis Chan
  • 1st Place Intermediate WCS Follower – Gwendoline Bugnot
  • 5th Place Intermediate WCS Follower – Julie O’Brien
  • 6th Place Intermediate WCS Follower – Jennie Hartman
  • 1st Place Intermediate Hustle Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 1st Place Intermediate Triple Threat Leader – J-P Marchand

Swing Fling

1st Rising Star Routine – David Ward & Maria Ford
1st Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward & Whitney Brooks
2nd Advanced WCS Strictly Swing – TJ Bednash & Maria Ford
4th Advanced Just Hustle – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford
Finals Open/Pro Hustle Jack & Jill
– Maria Ford

Toronto Open Swing & Hustle Championships

1st Advanced Hustle Strictly – Nelson Clarke & Maria Ford
1st Masters Strictly Swing – Andre Danis
& Rita Vine
2nd Masters Jack & Jill 
Andre Danis & Tina Price
2nd Masters WCS Routine – Andre Danis & Carmelie Laflamme
3rd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Byron Alley & Maria Ford
3rd Advanced Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
5th Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Daniela Bajtos

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • 1st Place Intermediate WCS Follower – Julie O’Brien with David Ward
  • 1st Place Novice WCS Leader – Randolph Peters with Maria Ford
  • 2nd Place Newcomer WCS Leader – Danny Ho with Maria Ford
  • 2nd Place Novice WCS Leader – Lionel Marks with Maria Ford
  • 1st Place Newcomer Hustle Leader – Kyle Fitzgerald with Maria Ford
  • 2nd Place Newcomer Hustle Leader – Lewis Chan with Maria Ford

Liberty Swing Dance Championships

1st Rising Star WCS Routine “Tore Down” – David Ward & Maria Ford
4th Novice Leader
– Maria Ford 
Finals Novice Follower
– David Ward
Finals Advanced Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & partner; David Ward & partner
6th Adv/All-Star Strictly Swing – Mitch Marcello & Maria Ford
7th Adv/All-Star Strictly Swing – David Ward & Daria Mikloukhina

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • 1st Place Intermediate Hustle Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 5th Place Intermediate WCS Follower – Gwendoline Bugnot
  • Finals Novice WCS Leader – J-P Marchand

International Hustle & Salsa Competition

1st Advanced Hustle Jack & Jill – Hugo MiguezMaria Ford
3d Advanced
 WCS Jack & Jill – John HarrisMaria Ford

SwingCouver

1st Pro-Am WCS Jack & Jill – Jordan Frisbee & Maria Ford
5th Advanced/All-Star
Jack & Jill – Joe Broderick & Maria Ford

2011

C.A.S.H. Bash

1st Advanced WCS Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
3rd Masters WCS Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Rita Vine

2nd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Mitch Marcello & Maria Ford
3rd Masters WCS Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Debbie Lynn

3rd Advanced Just Hustle – Andre Danis & Maria Ford

SWING NIAGARA

3rd Rising Star – David Ward & Maria Ford

3rd Advanced WCS Strictly Swing  – David Ward & Maria Ford
2nd Masters 
WCS Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Rita Vine

2nd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward & Stephanie Risser
3rd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Stephane Domininguez & Maria Ford
3rd Masters WCS Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Catherine Jones

2nd Open WCS Jill & Jack – Linda Leverock and David Ward (following)
4th Open WCS Jill & Jack – Maria Ford (leading) and Sean Browne

1st Advanced Hustle Strictly – Billy Marti & Maria Ford
2nd Advanced
 Hustle Strictly – Andre Danis & Veronica Castilla
2nd Advanced Hustle Jack & Jill – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford

1st Advanced Triple-Threat Strictly – Billy Marti & Maria Ford
2nd Advanced
 Triple-Threat Strictly – Andre Danis & Veronica Castilla

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • 1st Place Newcomer WCS Follower – Sophie Jeong
  • 1st Place Novice WCS Leader – Arthur Yuen
  • 2nd Place Novice WCS Leader –  J-P Marchand
  • 4th Place Novice WCS Follower – Sabrina Foster
  • 3rd Place Intermediate WCS Follower – Alexandra Jakubowski
  • 1st Place Newcomer Hustle Leader – Danny Ho
  • 2nd Place Newcomer Hustle Leader – Ken Lemoire
  • 1st Place Novice Hustle Leader – Arthur Yuen
  • 1st Place Intermediate Hustle Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 1st Place Novice Triple Threat Leader – Danny Ho
  • 2nd Place Novice Triple Threat Leader – Ken Lemoire
  • 1st Place Intermediate Triple Threat Leader – J-P Marchand

SUMMER HUMMER

4th Rising Star  – David Ward Maria Ford

TORONTO OPEN SWING & HUSTLE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st Rising Star  – David Ward Maria Ford

1st Advanced Strictly Swing – David Ward and Maria Ford
2nd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – David Ward and Maria Ford

4th Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis and Daniela Bajtos
2nd Intermediate WCS Jack & Jill – Andre Danis and Anna Reguero
5th Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis and Daniela Bajtos
1st Masters 
Strictly Swing – Andre Danis and Rita Vine
1st Masters WCS Jack & Jill – Andre Danis and Julie Epplett
4th Masters WCS Jack & Jill – Andre Danis and Judy Arnold

1st Open/Advanced Strictly Hustle – Billy Marti and Maria Ford
3rd Open/Advanced Strictly Hustle – Andre Danis and Veronica Castilla
1st Open/Advanced WCS Hustle – Jason Ng and Maria Ford
3rd Open/Advanced WCS Hustle – Andre Danis and Sharon Cai

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • 1st Place WCS Newcomer Leader – Ken Lemoire
  • 3rd Place WCS Newcomer Leader – Danny Ho
  • 1st Place WCS Novice Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 2nd Place WCS Novice Follower – Judy Arnold
  • 3rd Place WCS Novice Follower – Julie O’Brien
  • 1st Place WCS Intermediate Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 1st Place Hustle Intermediate Leader – J-P Marchand

SWINGIN’ INTO SPRING, Seattle, WA

1st Advanced Strictly Swing – David Ward and Maria Ford
5th Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis and Daniela Bajtos

MID-ATLANTIC DANCE JAM, Vienna, VA

5th Intermediate Strictly Hustle – Andre Danis &  Daniela Bajtos

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • Gold Novice Follower – Julie O’Brien
  • Gold Novice Leader – J-P Marchand

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SWING DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

2nd Intermediate WCS Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Rita Vine

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • 1st Novice Follower – Julie O’Brien
  • 1st Novice Leader – J-P Marchand

2010

CASH BASH, Twinsburg, Ohio

1st Advanced WCS Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
1st Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Darvid Ward & Stacey Cramer
3rd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Alex Kosiorek & Maria Ford

2nd Intermediate Just Hustle –  Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford
3rd Advanced 
Hustle Jack & Jill – Chris Van Houten & Maria Ford

SWING NIAGARA, Buffalo, NY

1st Advanced WCS Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
3rd Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Nelson Clarke & Maria Ford

2nd Open Hustle Strictly Swing – Andre Danis Maria Ford
3rd Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Jamie Callahan
4th Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Keith Stremmel & Maria Ford

Student (Pro-Am) Results:

  • 1st Pro-Am Intermediate Triple Threat Leader – Lewis Chan
  • 2nd Pro-Am Novice Triple Threat Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 5th Pro-Am Novice WCS Leader – Colin Stobo
  • 1st Pro-Am Newcomer Hustle Leader – Lewis Chan
  • 1st Pro-Am Novice Hustle Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 1st Pro-Am Intermediate Triple Threat Leader – Lewis Chan
  • 2nd Pro-Am Novice Triple Threat Leader – J-P Marchand
  • 3rd Pro-Am Novice Hustle Follower – Julie O’Brien
  • 5th Pro-Am Novice Hustle Follower – Cathy Jones

TORONTO OPEN SWING/HUSTLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

1st Advanced WCS Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
6th Advanced WCS Jack & Jill – Jeff Zohrab & Maria Ford
3rd Intermediate WCS Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Stephanie Risser
4th Intermediate WCS Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Antoinette Giancursio

1st Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Stephanie Risser
2nd Open 
Hustle Strictly – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
4th Open 
Hustle Jack & JillDan Dysert & Maria Ford

LIBERTY SWING DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, New Jersey

4th Novice Jack & Jill – Maria Ford (leader) & Natalie ?
Finals Advanced/All Star Jack & Jill – David Ward &Maria Ford

CANADIAN SWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Lac Carling, QC

2nd Int/Adv Jack & Jill – David Ward & Maria Ford
2nd Novice Jack & Jill – Maria Ford (leader) & Joanna Swanson
3rd Int/Adv Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Samantha Ramirez
4th Int/Adv Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Chrissy Bridgeman

SWINGIN’ INTO SPRING, Hartford, CT

2nd Advanced Jack & Jill – Bob Gorman & Maria Ford
3rd Advanced Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
4th Intermediate Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Kim Brolet

MARIO ROBAU JR. WORKSHOPS, Syracuse NY

3rd Int/Adv Jack & Jill – Donnie Neron & Maria Ford

MID ATLANTIC DANCE JAM, Tyson’s Corner, VA

1st Intermediate Jack & Jill – Rob Glover & Maria Ford

New Year’s Dancin’ Eve, Boston, MA

4th Intermediate Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford

2009

CASH BASH, Twinsburg, OH

1st Intermediate Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
2nd Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Daniela Bajtos
2nd Intermediate Jack & Jill – Lonnie Johnson Jr. & Maria Ford
5th Intermediate Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Giselle Jagai

1st Intermediate Just Hustle – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
2nd Intermediate Hustle Jack & Jill – Tom Pogros & Maria Ford
3rd Intermediate Hustle Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Charlotte Thompson

SWINGIN’ NEW ENGLAND, Newton, MA

1st Intermediate Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford

SWING NIAGARA, Buffalo, NY

4th Intermediate Strictly Swing – David Ward & Maria Ford
4th Intermediate Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & Partner

1st Open Strictly Hustle – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
1st Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Daniel Dysert & Maria Ford
2nd Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Partner
3d Open Hustle Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Partner

Student Results:

  • 2nd Novice Hustle Pro-Am Follower – Donnie Neron
  • 4th Novice Hustle Pro-Am Follower – Catherine Jones
  • 1st Pro-Am Novice Leader – David Ward
  • 2nd Pro-Am Novice Follower – Daria Mikloukhina
  • 4th Pro-Am Novice Follower – Catherin Quinn

TORONTO OPEN, Toronto, ON

2nd Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
3rd Intermediate Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & Partner

CANADIAN SWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Lac Carling, QC

2nd Intermediate/Advanced Jack & Jill – Rajeev Hotchandani & Maria Ford
3rd Intermediate/Advanced Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Yuna Davtyan

SWINGIN’ INTO SPRING, Windsor Locks, CT

2nd Novice/Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
1st Novice Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Jessica Reher

MID ATLANTIC DANCE JAM, Vienna, VA

4th Intermediate Jack & Jill – Jeff Clarke & Maria Ford 

2008

CASH BASH, Twinsburg, OH

1st Novice Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
2nd Intermediate
 Just Hustle – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
2nd Novice/Intermediate Hustle Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Partner
3rd Novice/Intermediate Hustle Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & Partner

TORONTO OPEN, Toronto, ON

1st Novice/Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
3rd Novice Jack & Jill – Martin Roy & Maria Ford
5th Novice Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Partner

Student Results:

  • 2nd Novice Pro-Am Follower – Daria Mikloukhina
  • 2nd Novice Pro-Am Leader – David Ward

SWINGIN’ INTO SPRING, Windsor Locks, CT

4th Novice/Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
1st Novice Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & Partner

MID ATLANTIC DANCE JAM, Vienna, VA

5th Intermediate Hustle Jack & Jill – Philip Dixon & Maria Ford

1st Novice Hustle Jack & Jill – Walter Smith & Maria Ford

SWING NIAGARA, Buffalo, NY

1st Novice/Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Maria Ford

1st Novice Strictly Hustle – Andre Danis & Maria Ford
2nd Novice Hustle Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & Partner

MARIO ROBAU JR. WORKSHOPS, Syracuse, NY

1st Novice Jack & Jill– Bob Sanders & Maria Ford

JOHN LINDO WORKSHOPS, Ottawa, ON

2nd Invitational Jack & Jill – Richard Poirier & Maria Ford
4th Invitational Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Nathalie Thivierge

2007

SWING NIAGARA, Buffalo, NY

5th Novice/Intermediate Strictly Swing – Andre Danis & Maria Ford

Student Results:

  • 1st Novice Pro-Am Leader – Donnie Neron

CANADIAN SWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Lac Carling, QC

4th Novice Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & Partner
5th Novice Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Partner

SWINGIN’ NEW ENGLAND, Newton, MA

4th Novice Jack & Jill – Andre Danis & Partner

2006

SWING NIAGRA, Buffalo, NY

1st Newcomer Jack & Jill – Maria Ford & Paul Roderick

Other Dance Styles

2009

Canadian Swing Championships 2010, Lac Carling, QC

3rd Place Strictly Blues – David Ward & Maria Ford

Swing Niagara 2009, Buffalo, NY

1st Place Swing Team – coached by Andre Danis & Maria Ford

Canadian Swing Championships 2009, Lac Carling, QC

7th Place Swing Team – coached by Andre Danis & Maria Ford
3rd Place Strictly Blues – David Ward & Maria Ford

Swingin’ New England 2009, Newton, MA

3rd Novice Lindy Hop – Maria Ford & Partner

2008

Toronto Open, Toronto, ON

3rd Novice Lindy Hop – Maria Ford & Partner

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