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Founder Melisa Charise Thideman started her dance journey as a little girl. Her parents, Ardell and Mick Ladd, would drive over an hour each week to bring their daughter to dance class. Thanks to their commitment, Melisa went on to start her own dance studio with her husband's help in 1983. Together, they served the Tomah community in dance instruction and passed on their love for dance to hundreds of local students.

Dancers of all experience levels and backgrounds are welcome to experience dance at DanceArt Centers. You are never too old to explore the world of dance! Students are placed into groups based on their age. This allows them to participate with their classmates. We do not attend competitions as groups, as our focus is on personal growth.

DanceArt Centers

                                                                 by Melisa


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Our studio location is located at:

1115 N Superior Ave

DanceArt Centers by Melisa has served the Tomah community in dance instruction since 1983, first under Melisa Thideman, now operated by her daughter Charise Liebhart. Offering classes for ages 3 and up, our studio focuses on the individual growth of our students.

Explore classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, and hip hop. DanceArt Centers staff members also offer private lessons for individuals or small groups.