Awards

Kevin and Tammy have achieved success as a team and individually performing with others.

Here you can view the extensive number of awards Kevin and Tammy have accumulated. In addition, we have tracked the success of Swing Fusion students. In our video section, you may find a few of these award winning performances.

Achievements

2010 Texas Regionals "Dancing With Flava" Swing Dance Partner Award
In this major African American Swing Style and Dance Ceremony, "The Melting Pot Of Dance," Kevin and Tammy received a Swing Dance Partner Award for a longstanding commitment as dance partners for the preservation of partner dancing. They were selected by the majority of votes in the Hand Dance community to receive this award.

2006 US Open Champions Sophisticated Swing Division
First African American couple to win in a Solo division of the US Open Dance Competition.



Kevin and Tammy

• 2010 US Open Swing Dance Championships Sophisticated Swing division, 4th place

• 2010 Swing Fling 1st place - Sophisticated Swing

• MADjam 2009 1st place Hand Dance Jack & Jill

• 2007 US Open Swing Dance Championships 4th place Sophisticated Swing +35

• 2007 Tampa Bay Classic 4th place Professional Classic Swing

• 2007 Tri-State Connection Performing Arts Division 3rd Place Kevin and Tammy Just Dance Hand Dance Advance 1st Place Kevin Fitzhugh & McKindria Letsinger 3rd Place Tammy Brown & Xavier Young

• 2007 World's Swing Dance Championships The Connexxion Lindy/WCS 3rd place Classic Division

• 2006 US Open Swing Dance Championships 1st place Sophisticated Swing +35

• 2006 Nashville Classic 3rd place Sophisticated Swing +35

• 2006 Virginia State Open 3rd place Pro/Advance Classic Swing Division

• 2006 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam 1st place Hand Dance Classic Division

• 2005 United States Open Swing Dance Championships 3rd place Sophisticated Swing Division 35+

• 2005 US National Dance Championships 1st place Open Division I WCS 1st place The Classics 1, Division I WCS 1st place Open Division I Hand Dance

• 2005 The American Open 2nd place Showtime Division

• 2005 Swing Fling 3rd place Professional Classic Swing

• 2005 Michigan Classic 1st place champions Fast Dance Division (180 beats per minute)

• 2005 Easterns Dance Challenge 2nd place Classic/Showcase Division

• 2005 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam 1st place Classic Hand Dance 3rd place Classic West Coast Swing

• 2004 Michigan Classic 3rd place Professional Classic Swing Division 2nd place Fast Dance Division

• 2004 Mad Jam Productions 2nd place Professional Classic Swing Division

• 2003 Virginia State Open 1st place Overall Classic Hand Dance Championships 1st place Overall Showcase Hand Dance Champions 1st place Overall Classic Finals 1st place Overall Showcase Finals

• 2002 Virginia State Open 1st place Overall Classic Hand Dance Champions 1st place Overall Classic Jitterbug Division 1st place Overall Classic Finals

• 2002 Swing Fling 2nd place Professional Hand Dance Division

Kevin

• 2011 Swing Fling
Strictly West Coast Swing Sophisticated
1st place Kevin F. & Lorraine Rohlik

• 2010 Virginia State Open
Professional Division
Kevin F. & Lemery Rollins
1st place in All American Jack & Jill

• 2010 Swing Fling Competition
3rd Place - All American WCS Jack & Jill Kevinw/ Lisa Shaupe

• 2008 US Open Swing Dance Championships
1st first place Kevin F. and Erica Smith Hand Dance Division

• 2008 Mad Jam Pro Strictly Swing Division
3rd Place Kevin F. and Melissa Rutz
J&J Allstar Division
2nd Place Kevin F. and Stephanie Batista
J&J Hand Dance
5th Place Kevin F. and Dahlia Hirsh

• 2007 US Open Swing Dance Championships
3rd place Strictly Hand Dance

• 2007 Tri-State Connection
Just Dance Hand Dance Advance
1st Place Kevin Fitzhugh & McKindria

• 2007 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
9th place Kevin F. w/ Angie Cameron
Professional Strictly Swing
8th place Kevin F. w/Lisa Schuapp

• 2007 Swing Diego
5th place Champions Strictly Swing Kevin w/Mary Ann Nunez

• 2006 US Open Swing Dance Championships
2nd place Strictly Hand Dance

• 2006 Nashville Classic
8th place Allstar J&J

• 2006 Virginia State Open
3rd place Professional Strictly Swing Kevin with Lisa Schuapp

• 2006 Swing Fling
2nd place Professional Invitational J&J Kevin & Mary Ann Nunez
2nd place Professional Strictly Swing Kevin & Debra Szekely

• 2006 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
7th place Pro Invitational J&J WCS Division

• 2005 Virginia State Open
1st place Advanced Sophisticated WCS J&J

• 2005 Nashville Classic
1st place Pro All Star J&J Division
1st place Strictly Swing Sophisticated Open
8th place Pro Strictly Swing

• 2005 Dallas Dance
3rd place Pro Invitational Jack & Jill

• 2005 Michigan Classic
1st place Invitational Jack & Jill

• 2005 Swing Fling Competition
1st place Professional Strictly Swing w/ Sara Van Drake
6th place Professional Invitationl Jack & Jill
5th place Gold w/ Honors intermediate/ McKindria Letsinger w/ Kevin

• 2005 Easterns Dance Challenge
3rd place Advanced WCS J&J
4th place Strictly Swing Division

• 2005 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
2nd place Invitational J & J
1st place Just Dance Hand Dance

• 2004 US Open Swing Dance Championships
1st place Champion Non-Pro Strictly Swing Division
1st place Champion Late Night Teachers J & J

• Nashville Classic 2004
Sophisticated Strictly Swing 1st place
Professional Strictly Swing 8th place

• 2004 Swing Fling 11th annual
1st place Sophisticated Swing J & J
1st place Advanced Strictly Swing

• 2004 Baltimore Bash
2nd place Advanced Swing J & J

• 2004 Liberty Swing
2nd place Advanced Strictly Swing
1st place Advanced Swing J & J

• 2004 Michigan Classic
1st place Sophisticated Swing
6th place Advanced Strictly Swing

• 2004 the Eastern's Dance Challenge
2nd place Advanced Swing J & J

• 2004 Mad Jam
4th place Advanced Strictly Swing

Tammy

• 2011 D.C. Swing Experience
Top Swing Teacher Award
1st place Tammy Brown

• 2010 Virginia State Open
Professional Division
Tammy Brown & Luis Crespo 3rd place in All American Jack & Jill

• 2010 Mad Jam
Hand Dance Strictly
3rd place Tammy & Lewis Neal

• 2009 Mad Jam
Hand Dance Strictly Swing Division
3rd place with Lewis Neal

• 2008 US Open Swing Dance Championships
4th place Tammy w/ Robert Jackson
Hand Dance Division

• 2008 Mad Jam
J&J Hand Dance Division
1st Place Tammy & Markus Smith
2nd Place Top Teacher Award

• 2007 US Open Swing Dance Championships
2rd place Strictly Hand Dance

• 2007 Virginia State Open
Advanced/Pro Strictly Swing
5th place Tammy & Robert Royston

• 2007 Easterns Dance Challenge
1st place Top Teacher Award Winner

• 2007 World's Swing Dance Championships
The Connexxion Lindy/WCS
2nd place Lindy/WCS Invitational J & J

• 2007 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
Professional Swing Invitational J&J
6th place Tammy B. w/ Marcus Smith
Professional Strictly Swing
7th place Tammy w/ Greg Scott

• 2006 US Open Swing Dance Championships
3rd place Strictly Hand Dance
7th place Allstar J&J finals

• 2006 Nashville Classic
1st place Sophisticated Strictly Swing +35

• 2006 Virginia State Open
Professional Strictly Swing
1st place Tammy with Robert Royston

• 2006 Dallas Dance
Professional Swing J & J Invitational
3rd Place Tammy w/Jordan Frisbee

• 2006 Swing Fling
5th place Professional Invitational J&J
Tammy & Robert Cordoba
Professional Strictly Swing 3rd Place
Tammy & Jason Barnes

• 2006 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
7th place Pro Invitational J&J WCS Division

• 2006 Swing Diego Competition
5th place Champions Strictly Swing w/Markus Smith

• 2005 Virginia State Open
1st place Advanced West Coast Swing J&J
3rd place Advanced Sophisticated Swing J&J

• Nashville Classic 2005
1st place Pro All Star J&J Division
10th place Pro Strictly Swing

• 2005 US National Dance Championships
6th place Top Teacher Award

• 2005 Swing Fling Competition
7th place Professional Invitaionl J&J

• 2005 Michigan Classic
1st place Invitational J & J
2nd place Sophisticated Swing Advanced
Tammy Brown & Carlos Garcia

• 2005 Easterns Dance Challenge
Advanced WCS J&J 3rd place

• 2005 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
6th place Invitational J & J
3rd place Just Dance Hand Dance

•2004 US Open Swing Dance Championships
3rd place Champion Non-Pro Strictly Swing Division

• Nashville Classic 2004
Advanced Swing J&J 2nd place
Sophisticated Swing J&J 2nd place
Sophisticated Strictly Swing 3rd place

• 2004 Dallas Dance
People's Choice Social Dancer Award

• 2004 Swing Fling 11th annual
6th place Pro-Strictly Swing
3rd place Advanced Strictly Swing
5th place Sophisticated Swing J & J

• 2004 Michigan Classic
7th place Pro-Strictly Swing
5th place Pro-Invitational J & J

• 2004 the Eastern's Dance Challenge
1st place Advanced Swing J & J

• 2004 Mad Jam Productions
6th place Advanced Strictly Swing

• 2003 Virginia State Open
3rd place Advanced Swing J & J

• 2002 MD's Largest Hand Dance Competition
1st place Advanced Hand Dance J & J

• 2001 National Hand Dance Competition
1st place Advanced Hand Dance J & J

• 1999 The Nation's Capitol
A Capitol Fourth, Swinging at the Capitol, tribute to Duke Ellington television performance with Miss Nell Carter

Pro-Am

• 2011 D.C. Swing Experience
West Coast Swing Pro-Am Spotlight
1st place Kevin F. & Ashley Riddick

• 2011 D.C. Swing Experience
West Coast Swing Pro-Am Novice Leaders
3rd place Tammy Brown & Buzz Bunting

• 2011 D.C. Swing Experience
West Coast Swing Pro-Am Intermediate Leaders
1st place Gold with Honors Tammy Brown & Richard DeFelice

• 2011 D.C. Swing Experience
West Coast Swing Pro-Am Sophisticated Leaders
1st place Gold Graduate Tammy Brown & Richard DeFelice

• 2011 Swing Fling
Pro- Am Spotlight
4th place Ashley Riddick and Kevin Fitzhugh
Youth Female-Am
1st place Gold Tatyana Wise & Markus Smith
Newcomer Female-Am
4th place Gold Stephanie Courtney & Gregory Scott
Newcomer Male-Leader Am
2nd place Gold Pauline Harris & Tammy Brown
Intermediate Male Am
1st place Gold Richard Defelice & Tammy Brown
Sophisticated Female-Am
3rd place Gold Laura Brown & Dean Garrish
7th place Silver Susan Defelice & Gregory Scott
Sophisticated Male-Am
1st place Gold Richard Defelice & Tammy Brown
Youth Female-Am
1st place Gold Breeze Howard & Christopher Schaupp
Novice Male-Am
2nd place Gold Richard Defelice & Lori Ann Greenhouse
Intermediate Female-Am
2nd place Gold Pauline Harris & Christopher Schaupp
Sophisticated Female-Am
4th place Gold Pauline Harris & Christopher Schaupp

• 2011 Mad Jam
Pro- Am Spotlight Female
1st place Ashley Riddick and Kevin Fitzhugh
Pro-am Strictly Swing Newcomer Male
2nd place Gold Gregory Johnson with Tammy Brown
Pro-am Strictly Swing Newcomer Female leader
Gold Pauline Harris with Tammy Brown
Pro-am Strictly Swing Novice Male
Gold Jose Bueso with Tammy Brown
Pro-am Strictly Swing Intermediate Male
Gold Richard Defelice with Tammy Brown

• 2010 Virginia State Open
Pro-Am Solo Male - 3rd place Rick Defelice w/Tammy
Pro-Am Strictly Swing Male Intermediate
1st place Gold/Honors Stanley Joyner-Bey w/Tammy
2nd place Gold/Honors Lorenza McCann w/Tammy
Pro-Am Strictly Swing Female Leader Newcomer
2nd place Gold Pauline Harris w/Tammy
Pro-Am Solo Female - 1st place Melanie Walker w/Kevin
Pro-Am Strictly Swing Female Newcomer - 3rd place Gold Gale Allen w/Kevin
Pro-Am Strictly Swing Female Novice - Gold with Honors Kimya Jones w/Kevin
Silver Medal Jody Katz w /Kevin
Silver Medal Theresa Driskell w/Kevin
Pro-Am Strictly Swing Female Intermediate - 2nd Place Gold with Honors Ashley Riddick w/Kevin
Pro-Am Solo Female - 2nd place Susan Sunderland/Defelice with Greg Scott

• 2010 Swing Fling
2nd Place - Pro Am Solo WCS Swing Division Kevin w/Melanie Walker
WCS Novice Male Pro Am
Gold With Honors - Rick DeFelice w/Tammy
Gold with Honors - Stanley Joyner-Bey w/Tammy
WCS Intermediate Male Pro Am
Gold with Honors - Akil Boatwright w/Tammy
Gold - Lorenza McCann w/Tammy
WCS Novice Female Pro Am
Gold - Karen Harrison w/Kevin
Gold - Monice Sanders w/Kevin
Gold with Honors - Kimya Jones w/Kevin

• 2010 Easterns Dance Challenge
Male pro-am Swing Intermediate
Gold Medal Lorenza McCann with Tammy
Pro-am Solo Female
Gold Graduate Melanie Walker with Kevin

• 2010 Mad Jam
Pro-am Strictly
Junior Male WCS
1st place Gold Akil Boatwright
Newcomer Male WCS
4th place Silver Buzz Bunting
Novice Male WCS
1st place Gold Richard Defelice
Intermediate Male WCS
3rd place Silver Lorenza McCainn

• 2009 Tri State Connection SLYDE
1st place Bridging the Gap
Akil Boatwright & Tammy

• 2008 Swing Fling Competition
Pro-am Junior Female WC Swing
2nd place Gold - Tatyana Wise w/Tammy
Pro-am Male Newcomer WC Swing
Overall Champion 1st place Gold - Lorenza McCain w/Tammy
Pro-am Male Intermediate WC Swing
Overall Champion 1st place Gold with Honors - Robert Jackson w/Tammy
2nd place Gold - William Mattocks w/Tammy

• 2008 Mad Jam
Pro-am Strictly Swing
Youth Division Male
1st place Silver - Kai Rashad Thomas/w Mckindria Letsinger
2nd Place Silver - Sterling Willis Jr. w/Tammy
Youth Divsion Female
2nd Place Silver - Tatyana Wise/w Kevin
5th Place Silver - Kala Willis w/ Xavier Young
Silver - Armoni Gaddy w/ Tammy
Silver - Breanna Wright /wXavier Young
Pro-am Male Newcomer
Silver - Lorenza McCain w/ Tammy
Silver - Ronald Parker w/ Tammy
Pro-am Novice Male
1st Gold Place - William Mattocks w/ Tammy
Pro-am Intermediate Male
5th Place Silver - Paul Dorsey w/ Tammy
Silver - Paul Wishnow w/ Tammy
Pro-am Newcomer Female
Silver - Monice Sanders w/ Kevin
Silver - Christina Ferrari w/Kevin
Pro-am Novice Female
4th place Gold - Deborah McCray w/ Kevin

• 2007 Tampa Bay Classic
Swing Intermediate Male
2nd place Gold Blaise Tamos w/Tammy
Swing Novice Male
1st place Gold Steven Teisch w/Tammy

• 2007 Virginia State Open
Male intermediate WCS
1st place Gold Shawn Brennan w/ Tammy
2nd place Gold Paul Dorsey w/ Tammy
Male Novice WCS
1st place Gold Paul Wishnow w/Tammy
Female Newcomer WCS
Gold Tatyana Wise w/Tammy

• 2007 Swing Fling
Pro- AM Male Intermediate
2nd place Gold Shawn Brennan with Tammy
4th place Gold Paul Dorsey with Tammy
Pro-AM Male Novice
2nd place Silver Paul Wishnow with Tammy

• 2007 Easterns Dance Challenge
Pro-am Male Novice Swing
1st place Gold with Honors Blaise Tamos w/Tammy
3rd place Gold Paul Dorsey w/Tammy
Pro-Am Female Newcomer
3rd place Silver Tatyana Wise w/Tammy

• 2007 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
Advanced Male Strictly Swing
1st place Gold w/Honors Xavier Young w/Tammy
Novice Male Strictly Swing
2nd place Silver Jabari Jelani w/Tammy
Bronze Paul Wishnow w/Tammy
Newcomer Male Strictly Swing
1st place Silver Blaise Tamo w/Tammy

• 2006 Nashville Classic
Intermediate Male Strictly WCS
1st place Gold David Collins with Tammy
Novice female Strictly WCS
Gold Laurie Fransico with Kevin

• 2006 Virginia State Open
Strictly Swing Male Novice
1st place Gold Paul Dorsey with Tammy
Strictly Swing Male Advanced
1st place Gold with Honors Xavier Young with Tammy

• 2006 Swing Fling
2nd place Professional-Amature Strictly Swing Female
Top Teacher Award - Tammy Brown
Leader (male) Newcomer Swing
2nd place silver Jabari Jelani w/Tammy
Follower (female) Newcomer Swing
5th place silver Tracey Stanford Ben w/Tammy
Male Novice Swing
1st place overall Champion Gold Paul Dorsey w/Tammy
2nd place silver Paul Wishnow w/Tammy
Male Intermediate Swing
1st place overall Champion Gold Don Herron w/Tammy
2nd place Gold Shawn Brennan w/Tammy
Male Advanced Swing
2nd place Gold Xavier Young w/Tammy
Novice Female Swing
7th place Silver Deborah Fitzhugh w/Kevin
Silver Pauline Harris w/Kevin
Advanced Female
1st place Gold Mckindria Letsinger w/Kevin

• 2006 Easterns Dance Challenge
Advance WCS Strictly
Gold with Honors Xavier Young w/Tammy
Novice WCS Strictly
3rd place Gold Paul Dorsey w/Tammy
Novice WCS Strictly
Silver Paul Wishnow w/Tammy
Intermediate WCS Strictly
Gold with Honors Mckindria Lestinger w/Kevin

• 2006 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
Pro-Am Intermediate WCS
1st place Gold with Honors Xavier Young/with Tammy
2nd place Gold with Honors Shawn Brennan/with Tammy
Pro-Am Novice WCS
Silver medal Paul Wishnow/with Tammy

• 2005 Virginia State Open
Pro-Am Intermediate WCS
2nd place Xavier Young, gold medal w/ Tammy
2nd place Mckindria Letsinger, gold medal w/Kevin
3rd place Shawn Brennan, gold medal w/ Tammy
Pro-Am Novice
2nd place WCS Paul Wishnow, silver medal w/Tammy

• Nashville Classic 2005
2nd place Gold intermediate/Georgina Newbold w/Kevin

• 2005 US National Dance Championships
Pro- Am Juniors WCS Division III
1st place Xavier Young w/Tammy
1st place McKindria Letsinger w/Kevin
Pro-Am WCS Open Division III
2nd place Shawn Brennan w/Tammy
3rd place Paul Rivera w/Tammy
Pro-Am WCS The Classics 1, Division III
3rd place Paul Rivera w/Tammy
Pro-Am WCS Open & The Classics 1, Division V
1st place Paul Dorsey w/Tammy
Pro-Am Hand Dance Open & The Classics 1, Division V
1st place Paul Dorsey w/Tammy

• 2005 Swing Fling Competition
Strictly Swing Pro-Am Division
1st place Gold w/ Honors novice / Xavier Young w/Tammy
Pro-Am Division: Laura Brown - 2nd place Gold w/Honors novice w/Kevin
5th place Gold with Honors intermediate/ McKindria Letsinger w/Kevin

• 2005 Easterns Dance Challenge
Pro-Am: McKindria Letsinger - 2nd place Gold w/Honors in Novice Division with Kevin

• 2005 Mid Atlantic Dance Jam
Pro-AM Novice Pauline Harris - Gold w/Honors w/Kevin

Students

• 2011 D.C. Swing Experience
West Coast Swing Jack & Jill
1st place John Nye & Ashley Riddick
3rd place Nathan Smith & Tracy Gauthier

• 2011 Swing Fling
Strictly Hustle Novice
2nd place Scott Raymond & Pauline Harris
Strictly Hustle Intermediate
1st Place Richard Defelice & Susan Defelice
West Coast Swing Jack & Jill
5th Place Richard Defelice & Julie Parish
Hustle Jack & Jill Novice
2nd place Richard Defelice & Susan Defelice
4th place Les Shew & Pauline Harris
Hustle Jack & Jill Sophisticated
3rd place Charlie Taylor, Jr. & Pauline Harris

• 2010 Swing Fling
3rd place Jack & Jill Newcomer
Rick DeFelice with Karen Harrison
Rick and Susan 4th place Strictly Swing Novice/Intermediate Triple Threat (Salsa, Hustle, West Coast Swing)
Rick and Susan 2nd Place Strictly Novice/Intermediate Hustle
Pro Am Newcomer Female - Gold - Susan DeFelice with Gregory Scott

Team

• 2011 Swing Fling
1st Place Team Division
Swing Vibe
Kevin, Tammy, Faith, Victor, Melanie, Lorenza, Cali David, Kim, Scott, Michelle, Brian and Cody

• 2011 Mad Jam
2nd Place Team Division
Swing Vibe
Kevin, Tammy, Faith, Victor, Melanie, Lorenza, Cali David, Kim, Scott, Michelle, Brian and Cody