|Dubuque Dance Studio and Gymnastics Club was founded in 1953 , by Carolu Digman Welbes and her
husband James Welbes. The business transferred ownership in 1996 to Deanne and David Hohmann.
|Deanne M Hohmann (owner and director) has been a member at the Dubuque Dance Studio and Gymnastics Club since the age of three.
Graduate of Hempstead High School in Dubuque, attended the University of Iowa and is now an adjunct Professor of Physical Education at the
University of Dubuque. She has been a professional instructor since 1980 in all disciplines; tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, tumbling, gymnastics, musical
theater as well as choreography for many musical and stage productions around the area. Many of her students not only continue through the
college level pursuing their dance, but have professional dance careers.
|David Hohmann has been coaching gymnastics since 1996. He is a graduate of Hempstead High School in Dubuque. He is certified as a skill
evaluator with USA Gymnastics, Safety Certified, and KAT Certified. He was nominated Nationally for Coach of the Year with AAU/USTA, has
several National, 1st Place Tumbling Champions and several first place contenders in Gymnastics under USA Gymnastics. David has also worked
along side Internationally known Bela Karolyi, attending his summer camps and worked with his coaches.
|David and Deanne have been married since 1986, have three children; Alicia, Austin, and AJ. Alicia toured nationally with Dance Caravan USA in
2004 and won National Awards, and was awarded Miss Dance Caravan Kid at the close of the tour. Austin and AJ are former State Tumbling
Champions. The Hohmann Family welcomes you and your child(ren) into their Studio Family.
|Austin Hohmann is a graduate
of Senior High School in
Dubuque. He is a former State
Tumbling Champion, and also
has a dance back- ground. He
attended NICC and has
transferring to Iowa
State University for Chemical
Engineering. Austin coaches
from preschool - competition.
He is also a certified gymnastics
team coach and tumbling team
coach. He is safety certified, 1st
aid and CPR certified and a skill
evaluator. Austin also works in
|Alicia was a Dance Caravan Kid in the summer of 2004.
At the end of this national tour she received the “Miss DCK”
for overall performance, talent, dedication and positive
attitude. While a Junior on the Dance Company, she
received the Junior version of the “Most Promising Talent”,
the “Junior Danny and Betty Hoctor Award” at Dance
Caravan, as well as a full PDTA scholarship. She was a
Cheerleader at Dubuque Senior High School, a volunteer
choreographer for the Central High School Hip Hop Club.
Alicia has performed at the Orange Bowl, Disney World, on the Royal Caribbean Cruise, and in
June 2006 will be performing at Pearl Harbor and on the Norwegian Cruise Line - Pride of Hawaii.
Alicia graduated from Senior High School and attended NICC. She was employed with Dance
Caravan the summer of 2006. She has received many choreography awards and scholarships.
Alicia is our Competitive Dance Coach and Choreographer, she is our instructor for Galena and
|Jessica Penn has taught
gymnastics is Pekin, IL for
over 6 years. She has a
back ground in both tumbling
and gymnastics, is safety
certified and currently
teaches Monday -
Thursday's at our Dubuque
Location, some Saturday's
and subs in Maquoketa for
assists with pointe
training as well as
solo classes. She
also fills in for the
office, dance and
classes. She is a
member of the
National 1st Place
Team. She is a
student of Senior
High School and
Captain of her
is a former
Member and is
currently on our
assists with our
has grown up with
our dance studio,
is a member of
Company and the
She is also a sub
tumbling and all
|Kristi Considine will be graduating from the
University of Dubuque with a BS in
Elementary Education, has a background
in Tumbling and Gymnastics with the
Gymnastics Academy of Rockford, as well
as coaching certifications. Kristi coaches
everything from tot through team.