David Elser – Instructor

Where are you from?  Munster, Indiana


  • Regional FADS Professional Open American Smooth Champion
  • National FADS Professional Open American Smooth Semi-Finalist
  • World FADS Professional Open American Smooth Semi-Finalist
  • Professional American Rising Star Smooth Champion
  • Professional Open American Smooth Finalist
  • Regional FADS Rookie Teacher of the Year
  • Regional FADS Overall Top Teacher
  • Certified FADS Dance Instructor


David is an Indiana native and a graduate of Greenfield Central High School

David started dancing when he was very young, training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Modern.

He started dancing Ballroom with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 2015 and has never looked back.

He brings an energy and fire to every lesson, and loves inspiring his students to achieve things they never knew possible. His experience includes teaching all styles of dance, and he competes professionally in the American Smooth style with his partner Elizabeth Krug !


  • To become the best competitive ballroom dancer I can be
  • Be a great teacher for each one of my students as I help them achieve their goals in dancing.


I enjoy art of every form and specialize in the use of charcoal with my 2-D art. I also love playing guitar, trumpet and piano.

Favorite Quote:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”

Mahatma Gandhi

I love being in the dance Industry because:

Dancing is one of my dreams, and being able to see that dream become a reality in the faces of the people who walk into our doors, for me, is truly a dream come true.

David Elser