Karen Ogden is a certified coach that has students who have won awards consistently on a National Level of competition, as well as having been the coach of the La. State Grand Champion for many years. In 1996, Karen passed her Master Judge test which allowed her to judge the US Trials. In 1999, finally achieved the highest honor of being selected as one of the US Judges for the World Championships. Karen was named as a USTA judges Clinician. In this position she can instruct prospective judges in their workshops to become certified. Karen was also chosen to be one of the instructors on the last several Regional and NATIONAL Conventions staff where she presented classes on Effective Studio Operations and Pre-School Programs.
In the past, Karen has served as Chairman of the National Team Commission and was also a member of the United States Twirling Association Essential Commission. Then she was asked to join the Technical Advisory Group. This committee formulates the rules and procedures for the International and World Competition events.
She has taken KOS Teams 2 International Cup Competitions. One in the Netherlands and one in the US. Recently, KOS Students have been chosen to be on the US National Team competing in Canada, Sweden, and this year in Orlando.
This past fall, Karen was honored to be chosen as the parade marshal for our local Cal-Cam Fair Parade. In 2018 at Nationals, Karen was inducted into the United States Twirling Association Hall of Fame for her many years of service.
Along with Karen, the professional staff consists of Kristi O'Quain, Amy Weeks, Velvet Broussard, Katelyn Malone, Mikaela Devall, Brianna Boullion, Shelby Henson, Keragan Ogden & Julia Bourgeois. Guest instructors include Lori Perkins, Amanda Guidroz & LaZandra Broussard.