Who We Are

Welcome to Mohler Dance Academy

We believe dance is a reflection of life. The lessons learned at Mohler Dance Academy go far beyond the fluid movement or perfect form. Students learn grace and poise in a way only proper dance instruction can instill. Beyond the visible lessons, our classes teach discipline, etiquette and self-esteem. We create an environment of encouragement and positive reinforcement that brings out the best in our students both in and out of the classroom. This is why we believe that the lessons learned at our school will truly last a lifetime. We feel there is no greater reward than the joy of a parent watching their child develop both as a dancer and as a person. We pride our school on providing a non-competitive environment for students of all levels and ages. All of our classes are taught by qualified and degreed adult instructors.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT "Mohler Dance Academy's purpose is to impart both the discipline and the joy of dance through a superior education. We offer a challenging, inclusive environment, focusing on fundamental principals and proven methods, delivered by highly qualified instructors. We treat every student as a unique individual and deliver them an education customized to their needs."

Why choose us

Welcoming Environment

From our spacious facility to our helpful staff, we offer an environment that is conducive to learning and relaxing for the parents. We are always available to answer questions, whether in person, phone or email.
Parents can rest assured knowing Mohler Dance Academy uses only age-appropriate music, costumes and choreography for all students.

First-Class Faculty

All of our teachers are seasoned, adult dance educators with experience teaching all ages. All have degrees in their field and/or professional experience to qualify them to successfully teach your child. Our teachers constantly enhance their own continuing education.

State-of-the-Art Facility

We encourage parents to watch every class through our wall of windows. Both studios are equipped with sprung flooring and a high-density marley overlay. Teachers are afforded the opportunity to utilize media-based teaching tools such as video/big screen playback and Ipad-based, interactive teaching aids.

A Place for Everyone

One of the basic tenets of Mohler Dance Academy is that dance is for everyone. Mohler Dance Academy is proud to accept ALL students. We will find an appropriate class for any student wanting to dance. We have classes for all ages and levels and can cater to all commitment levels.

Performing Opportunities

We offer a professionally-produced annual recital that gives students the experience of performing on stage. Mohler Dance Academy also houses M3 Dance Company, a non-for-profit performing dance company that allows dedicated dancers the opportunity to dance in many other events and concerts throughout the year.

Lessons Beyond the Classroom

Mohler Dance Academy recognizes the value in providing a structured learning environment that imparts etiquette, discipline and poise in a fun and inviting atmosphere. We also recognize these attributes carryover into other aspects of our students' lives and will serve them well in all of their future pursuits.

Our history

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Mohler Dance Academy was officially born

Tressa Mohler had been teaching for Ca-Mar Dance School in Old Town Bloomingdale under the direction of Lois and Roger Brindisi. In 2005, Ms. Tressa purchased the school and Mohler Dance Academy was officially born. Ms. Tressa started with 35 students and taught all of the classes.

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“Rite of Passage”, choreographed by Tressa Mohler, was selected as one of “The Best of the Midwest”

“Rite of Passage”, choreographed by Tressa Mohler, was selected as one of “The Best of the Midwest” among other colleges and amateur companies for the Chiwaukee Dance Festival Showcase. Mohler dancers shared the stage with Joffrey Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Giordano Jazz Dance, Especially Tap Chicago, and Cartier Collective.

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Mohler Dance Academy expanded into the adjoining suite, adding an additional studio.

Mohler Dance Academy expanded into the adjoining suite, adding an additional studio. At this point, 3 new faculty members were added and twice as many classes were added to the schedule.

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Mohler Dance Academy moved into Bloomingdale Road

Mohler Dance Academy moved into its current 3900sf studio on Bloomingdale Road. The entire facility was designed to fuse the feel of the previous studio with 21st century amenities.

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Mohler Dance Academy began bringing in master guest teachers

Mohler Dance Academy began bringing in master guest teachers to expose its dancers to what Chicago arts has to offer.

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Mohler Dance Academy began hosting its own annual Summer Intensive

Mohler Dance Academy began hosting its own annual Summer Intensive, featuring some of the dance industry’s most sought after teachers.
M3 Dance Company a non-for-profit performing company housed at Mohler Dance Academy, was established. The company is designed to cultivate the all-around dancer by training in all genres of dance.

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Mohler Dance Academy celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Mohler Dance Academy celebrates its 10th Anniversary

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Mohler Dance Academy creates the Chicago Ballet Conservatory

Mohler Dance Academy creates the Chicago Ballet Conservatory, a pre-professional ballet training program dedicated to the development of the aspiring professional ballet dancer.

Mohler Dance also added a third studio creating at total studio size of over 5,000sf