Family Oriented Dance Studio
In Murfreesboro, TN
At Dance Star we pride ourselves in being an affordable studio. We offer sibling discounts, affordable classes, costumes and fees. Throughout the year we also offer fundraisers for optional participation to help offset costs. We also offer dance wear and shoes at a low price! We are happy to place orders frequently to help assist our busy families.
Meet Our Instructors
Dance Star instructors have over 30 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 Klaine – Instructor
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 Acro instructor, she teaches intro to acrobatic arts and advanced acro. She also handles some of our private lessons.
In 2009, she became certified in Zumba. 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.
Ms Megan – Instructor
Ms. Megan graduated in May 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in History from MTSU and is currently pursuing my Masters in Library Science, also from MTSU.
Her dance training has spanned close to twenty years and includes traditional styles such as Ballet and Tap, and more diverse styles such as Irish and Aerial Silks. She is an alumna of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts program. In addition, she was a member of the pre-professional company at MTSU. It is through MTSU that she became one of three dancers chosen to represent the department at an international festival honoring modern dance pioneer, Isadora Duncan.
Ms Carissa – Instructor
Ms. Carissa teaches a variety of classes a the studio. She has previously taught ages 3-18 in Anderson, SC while obtaining her B.A. in Psychology. and minors in Dance, Theatre, and Marketing.
She is currently a student at MTSU where she is working on my M.A. in IO Psychology. No matter where life may take her she hopes to keep teaching and sharing her love of dance.
Reviews and Testimonials
What Parents Are Saying...
"Cole and Klaine are fantastic and truly care for my daughter."
- Kimberly J.
"Ms. Cole and Ms. Klaine are both so personable and compassionate, and the class is both fun and structured."
- Kat M