Karen Elder is a proud mother of three successful children, and grandmother of seven. Dancing is Karenís passion and God given talent. She has been teaching many styles of dance since 1980. Among the styles are line dancing, country western couples, basic ballroom and clogging. She has competed in clogging taking home first, second and third place ribbons. She recently completed Rhythm Ballroom. Karen and her partner took home three first place positions, which is the number of dances they competed in. Dancing is not only great exercise for our bodies, but because of the fellowship we gain from our dancing friends, it can be medicine for our souls.