Karen's Dance Academy was started in 1988 by owner/operator, Karen Frantz. Prior to starting her own studio Karen was a professional entertainer for 5 years. She could be seen singing and dancing in such shows as the Palace Music Hall at Six Flags Over Mid-America, The Lt. Robert E. Lee Showboat and the S. S. Admiral Showboat. Karen was an Exclusive Model and Talent Agent, with Talent Plus Inc., where she specialized in runway, print, broadcasting, fashion modeling and voice overs. Karen is an active part of her traveling K.D.Ette Danceline- a specialty performance and competition dance team. This year marks her 32nd year of teaching excellence.