Elizabeth Krug – Instructor

Where are you from:  Santa Barbara, California


  • 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 Top Female Teacher
  • Certified FADS Dance Instructor


Elizabeth has been singing and dancing since childhood. Being involved in choir, band, and theater in school instilled in her a love for all of the performing arts. With a degree in theatre, she has acted in, designed, and directed many productions. She started teaching at Fred Astaire Dance Studios right after college and has not looked back.   She loves teaching all styles of dance.

Currently, Elizabeth is competing and performing Pro-Am with her students Regional, National, and World level.  She also is professional competing in the American Smooth Style with her partner David Elser.


  • Be the best dancer
  • Be best Instructor I can be!


Dancing, Cooking, and Camping

Favorite Quote:  

The astonishing structure of the body and the amazing actions it can perform are some of the greatest miracles of existence. Each phase of a movement, every small transference of weight, every single gesture of any part of the body reveals some feature of our inner life.

Rudolf Laban

I love being a dance teacher because:

I get the chance to change people lives everyday, by helping them achieve goals they never thought possible.

Elizabeth Krug