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Elizabeth Joy

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Area Director
  • Company Stockholder
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 1990


Elizabeth received the inaugural John Monte Award of Excellence as a Pro/Am competitor and never looked back. With her husband, Tad Joy, she co-owned the St. Petersburg, Florida Fred Astaire Dance Studio for 25 years and maintained its excellence as one of the best studios in the country. She received numerous “Manager of the Year” awards and Freddy Awards. Her B.A. in Journalism/Advertising has always been a benefit in this business! While she loves the “ins and outs” of studio systems, she also had great success on the dance floor as both a Pro/Am competitor (both sides of the partnership) and a Professional competitor. Elizabeth is an undefeated FADS United States Smooth Champion and 3-Time Fred Astaire Dance Studios National International Ballroom Champion. Both styles were dancing with her husband, Tad. She is now the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Area Developer for Tampa Bay, FL. She’s also a company stockholder and a proud mom!


  • Fred Astaire Undefeated American Smooth Champion
  • 3-Time Fred Astaire National International Ballroom Champion
  • Championship Certified in American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard, International Latin and Theatrical Style


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • Theater Arts
  • Choreography
  • Business Training

Elizabeth Joy is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Dance Council, which oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional, National & International Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students. For more information on the Fred Astaire International Dance Council or any of its members, please contact us.