Missoula’s Premier Performing Arts Studio
Thank you for choosing On Center Performing Arts!
Our desire and goal is to offer the very best instruction of all performance arts, while instilling the appreciation, discipline, and knowledge required to excel in the chosen field.
Our staff is carefully selected for their professionalism, intelligence, caring, positive attitudes, and attention to detail.
We take pride in offering the absolute best right here in Missoula, Montana. Professional training, atmosphere, attitudes, careers, and results! Welcome to the On Center Dance family.
This place is such a wonderful place to bring your kiddo!! I happen to be one of the teachers as well as the Assistant Director, so I might be a little biased, but I have seen so many positive experiences take place under our roof. Whether it’s a Baby Ballerina seeing her costume for the first time or a Dance Dad watching his child dance on stage – the love, pride, thrill & joy is universal. I feel so honored that I get to share my passion with others and give our youth inspiration that they can keep for a lifetime. Come join our family…it’s FUN!!Meagan Hensley
Our daughter has been coming to On Center Performing Arts for dance, music, and acting lesson for the last 12 years. We chose On Center, all those years ago, because we had heard they offered a variety of dance lessons (ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap) and didn’t focus solely on ballet. Director/Owner Lisa Deer works tirelessly to make sure each of her instructors are not only qualified to teach the specific dance, music, acting class they are hired for, but that they also know how to work well with children, teens, and adults. Any performer will tell you that good technique is extremely important and every instructor at On Center Performing Arts stresses the significance of good technique, but there is far more that your child will get from taking classes at On Center. They learn poise, self-control, how to follow instructions, confidence on and off stage, how to work with others, the ability to take constructive criticism (and to say, “thank you” afterward!), time management, a love of the arts, and how to change costumes in nothing flat! The Lund Family LOVES On Center Performing Arts and we know you will too!Cris and Dana Lund
Our introduction to On Center Performing Arts Studio was in the summer of 2008 when our daughter was just over 2 years old when we were invited to attend the annual Student Appreciation Day at the studio after inquiring about the Pre-Ballet/Tap class. We thought, “Let’s put her in a class and see how she likes it” not knowing that we would still be in the studio almost 7 years later because of her enthusiasm and love for dance that the staff at On Center has nurtured. After her first recital performance, she came running off the stage yelling “Sign me up for next year!” it was that much fun. She was hooked. And we were hooked on the family atmosphere and the love that Lisa and her staff have for the children they teach, which is simply unmatched. We see it every time we walk into the studio.Jason and Aimee Tupeck
Love, love, love On Center!!! We have been part of the On Center family for almost 11 years. Our daughter has learned valuable life skills in addition to the wonderful dance instruction. I highly recommend this studio to everyone. The teachers are fabulous, office staff wonderful and Lisa Deer is amazing.Jodi Feist
I can’t say enough wonderful things about On Center!! We’ve only been part of the On Center family for 2 years now but I can say my daughter is hooked and we are here for good! I highly recommend On Center to everyone looking for a performing arts center with outstanding teachers and wonderful office staff! Thank you Lisa Deer and all the amazing people at On Center for showing my daughter what it means to love dance and performing!Brandy Marshall
At On Center Performing Arts, we strive to bring out the best in our students. Our staff at combines many years of experience into one dynamic team and we are here to meet the needs and desires of children and adults of all ages through a variety of dance, theatre and musical classes.
Co Director/Studio Manager/Instructor
Hours of Operation: Mon – Thurs Noon-8pm and on Friday Noon- 5pm
You can find us just off Broadway at:
1521 Cooper Street
Missoula, MT 59802