Our Vision

Twenty years in business of providing professional dance classes at affordable rates!

Dance Trends strives in providing a warm and fun environment for all of our students. With highly qualified instructors, we teach our dancers discipline as well as self-confidence that lasts a lifetime.

We offer small classes, so our dancers can receive individual attention. As our studio grows we are offering new classes, with more times and days available. Check out our schedules for days and times. Our dancers perform in two recitals each year!

Cara Damier, New Artistic Director

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Miss Cara is now the new owner of Dance Trends. She has been teaching with us since 2010 and we are proud she is taking over. She is committed to upholding the vision of Dance Trends and looks forward to this new role.

Cara Damier began her formal dance training at the age of 7. She received extensive training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, and contemporary dance, and some basic training in African dance. After high school, Cara danced with and choreographed for the Danza Dance Company at the University of Florida for 4 years. Performances were held at the Curtis M. Philip's Center for the Performing Arts and in showcases at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Her teaching career began in 2002 teaching in several Palm Beach County Elementary School's after-school dance programs. While in college, she taught at the award-winning Levy County All-Stars cheer and dance company. Cara has been with Dance Trends since 2011 teaching ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop dance through the Boynton Beach Parks and Recreation Department and YMCA of Boynton Beach. Dance is one of her passions and she feels fortunate to have the opportunity to share this gift with others. She enjoys seeing her students evolve and develop a love for dance as well as skills for life.

 

Cara was an officer, varsity squad member, and feature dancer in the national champion and award-winning Atlantic High School Eagle-Ettes dance team. She performed in Miami Dolphin's and Florida Panthers halftime shows, and at one Super Bowl halftime show. Her performance and technique skills won her dance scholarships from Tremain Dance Conventions and Competitions and summer intensive programs at dance studios. Cara also choreographed the dance portion of a singing/dance group performance which won first place at the Best New Talent Competition in Los Angeles, California.

 

Currently, Cara holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and along with teaching dance, is a therapist for children, teens, and adults.

Jenae Douglas, Former Artistic Director

With a bittersweet heart, we say goodbye to Miss Jenae. Jenae has retired from Dance Trends and passed the baton on to Cara. She has built a wonderful dance program throughout these many years and will be back to visit and help out with recitals. Let's all make her proud and keep Dance Trends going strong! We love you and will miss you!

Jenae Douglas (Artistic Director) began her formal dance training at the age of 2 1/2 years. She has studied extensively including the Boca Ballet, Klein Dance,and with Ballet Florida. She then danced under such dance masters as: Frank Hatchett, Kathryn Mowat Murphy, Sam Pierlon, and Jo Samuels. While in New York Jenae danced in numerous showcase performances throughout the city. Jenae also did some film and television work.


She has been teaching Creative Movement, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and Musical theatre for sixteen years in various studios and Middle schools. Jenae is a certified dance instructor through the Parks and Recreations Department as well as through the Palm Beach County School Board.

Jenae was captain of the national champion award winning Eagle-ettes from Atlantic High School. With this dance troupe she competed and performed nationally. Jenae was a featured dancer in the Super Bowl Halftime Show, when it was held here in Miami. She performed and choreographed pieces in numerous Miami Dolphins half time shows.

Today Jenae holds a degree in Musical Theatre from Florida Atlantic University.  She feels so fortunate to be sharing her passion for dance with all of her students at Dance Trends.

Jenae lives with her husband and three children in Boynton Beach.

Nicole Rodriguez, Senior Instructor

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Nicole began her formal dance training right here at Dance Trends at the age of 5. She received instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop, and returned as a teacher in 2020. Her passion for dance can be seen in her desire to continue dancing and training in all areas and styles of dance while also teaching. She is also an amazing babysitter!


Nicole is currently attending college towards a degree in veterinary medicine.

Kara Cooper, Instructor Assistant

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Bio Coming Soon!

Testimonials:

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My daughter has danced at Dance Trends with Miss Jenae for the last 11 years. It has been her home away from home. Jenae has truly made such a difference in her life." - Angela S.

2

“Miss Jenae is so sweet and patient with my little one. My daughter has really come out of her shell since attending miss Jenae's class." - Nicole F.

3

“Our family looks forward to the recital each year. Dance Trends does such a great job putting it altogether and the kids always have a great time being on stage." - Rebecca P.