Karen opened SMDS to provide the community with a fun and safe dance environment for students of all ages. We offer quality instruction and fine technical artistry for all of our classes. With nearly 20 years of dance teaching experience, Karen has enabled many young dancers to achieve their individual goals within the varying forms of dance. Her students have the opportunity to perform throughout the community, which instills a strong passion for dance as a form of art and entertainment in today’s society.
Karen Elliott is a UT graduate with a degree in dance, is from Houston and attended Langham Creek High School where she was an officer on their award winning drill team. She was also a member of the Houston Theatrical Jazz Company. She studied dance under Paula Abbott in Houston and has continued her studying under such well-known dancers/choreographers as Rhonda Miller, Joey Dowling, Jay Fagan, Leslie Scott and Thayne Jasperson. Karen is a member of Texas Association Teachers of Dancing; having taken the entrance exam in jazz. Her love of teaching and dancing is unparalleled.