Breakaway Ballroom Studio

Breakaway Ballroom StudioThe Breakaway Ballroom Studio was founded on the belief that ballroom dancing is to be enjoyed by all. We strive to provide family-friendly costuming, choreography and music choices displayed in energetic and technical showcase routines. We believe that any willing and dedicated student should have the opportunity to participate, regardless of financial limitations. We also believe that ballroom dance training provides youth with opportunities to build self-confidence and social intelligence while providing constructive recreational activity.
Trevor Dougal
(Owner/ Instructor)
Trevor Dougal earned a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Communications from the University of Idaho in 2010 and his M.S. in Educational Technology from Boise State University in 2017. His full-time employment is as a Seminary Teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Trevor started dancing at age 11, he was hoping to attract some young ladies with his skills. He joined the Class Act Ballroom team shortly thereafter and danced with the group throughout high school. Following high school, he served a mission in Washington D.C. He and his wife, Chantal, married in 2006 and moved to Moscow, Idaho to attend college. During his time at the University of Idaho, they cofounded the Ballroom Dance Team at the University of Idaho and Trevor taught many dance electives for the University. Upon graduation, they moved to Nampa, Idaho at were hired to direct the Class Act Ballroom Company at the Impulse Dance Academy. Within 2 years they took over the program and ran it until 2015, when they rebranded to Breakaway Ballroom Studio. Trevor enjoys participating in all types of athletic activities and enjoys challenging the youth to athletic competitions. In his free time, Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children.
Chantal Dougal
(Owner/ Instructor)
Chantal Dougal is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She began her ballroom dance journey when she and Trevor got married in 2006. Prior to that, she had no dance experience at all! In 2007, she and Trevor chartered the Ballroom Dance Team at the University of Idaho. After graduating from college in 2010, they moved to Nampa, Idaho and were hired to direct the Class Act Ballroom Company at the Impulse Dance Academy. Within 2 years they took over the program and ran it until 2015, when they rebranded to Breakaway Ballroom Studio. Running this team and spending time with the many youth who participate in it has been one of the greatest joys in Chantal’s life. Trevor and Chantal have 4 kids, the oldest two are ready to start dancing themselves!
Amber Weed
(Instructor)
Amber Weed is a graduate of Brigham Young University and an alumnus of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company. In 2010, she performed on a two-week tour in Nauvoo Illinois, including a show at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. She discovered her love of ballroom dancing as a freshman at BYU and is excited now to share that with the members of Breakaway Ballroom. Originally from Denver, she shamefully admits that she cannot ski or snowboard, but loves any chance she can get to go hiking. Amber Weed is a wife and mother to 3 young children.

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