Dance Star instructors have over 57 years of experience both in teaching and receiving dance instruction. 

They enjoy not only teaching, but building and establishing a relationship with every  student and their families. It is a blessing and privilege to watch them grow both as dancers and individuals throughout the years.

Ms Cole – Owner / Instructor

Ms Cole began her dance career at age 3.  By age 5 she entered into the competition world of dance and twirl, placing at each event. Cheerleading was also a passion of Miss Cole’s beginning in elementary school and continuing through her senior year, which also dealt with competitions and camps.  In 1994 she was the youngest member dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon, taping 2 to 3 shows per week.  At this time she was also an assistant teacher and attended conventions for country western dance.  Ms Cole began her student teaching at the age of 16 both taking and teaching classes throughout her high school years.  In 2006 she opened Dance Star with the hopes of sharing her love of the performing arts with everyone.  In 2012 she was asked to choreograph a dance for an Autism event which was filmed for a documentary.  In 2013 she became the first person in the state of Tennessee to become certified in Autism Movement Therapy.  In 2015 she partnered with a non-profit, 2 Dance 2 Dream, to teach dance to children and adults with special needs at no cost to the families. 

Ms Candace

Ms Candace started taking dance at 2.5 years old.  She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Irish Step, Pointe, and Lyrical.  She began as a teacher’s assistant at 13 years old.  She became a teacher at 15.  She took a break to have a family,  but returned to her love of dance to begin teaching and dancing again.  She has a total of 20 years experience. She is also a dance mom.  Both of her children have taken dance and her daughter continues to do so. She is married to Anthony and they have 2 children.  Lucas who is 13 and Ainsley who is 5 and is a student of Dance Star.   When Mrs. Candace isn’t taking care of her family or dancing,  she loves to garden, be outdoors, and be a nanny to all children.

Ms Klaine

Ms Klaine began her journey in the dance world many years ago as a dance mom.  She handles all of the administrative duties as well as assisting our families with their dancing needs.  Ms Klaine is also our Zumba and toning instructor.  In 2009, she became certified in Zumba and has been teaching at Dance Star ever since.

In 2013 she traveled to Portland Oregon to become certified in Autism Movement Therapy along with Ms. Cole. 

In January of 2015 she participated in training with 2Dance 2Dream.  She is a very important and intricate part of our Dance Star team. Ms Klaine is always willing to go the extra mile, and always ensures that every detail is taken care of.