Our Story

Point A Dance’s roots come from a great relationship built under Point B Dance, our sister studio. Deena Schaumburg started dancing and teaching for Point B Dance, a studio for adults, under the direction of Cathy Patterson. Seeing a need for a fun and inviting place for young dancers to grow and learn, Deena started working with a small group of dancers in 2012. These dancers, more committed than the recreational level, wanted a friendly place to compete, so Point A was born. As Point A started to grow, the need for more instruction grew and Cathy joined to contribute her expertise and passion for contemporary. The two instructors offer many years of dancing, teaching and passion. Now joined by more instructors, Point A Dance offers a wide range of style and instruction for all dancers 3-18.

Point A Dance

About Point A School of Dance

MISSION:

The Point A School of Dance is dedicated to dance education for the developing young dancer ages 3 to 18. We offer guidance through proper dance technique as well as individual attention and respect towards each student. Our philosophy is focused on instilling a passion for dance while also building confidence and poise in every child. We also promote positive group interactions and cooperation with others while providing a fun, structured physical activity in a positive atmosphere. We strive to be on the cutting edge of the dance world, bringing fresh and fun choreography while exploring the artistic side of dance. Our main goal is to inspire growth and passion in each dancer while providing them with a creative outlet. The Point A School of Dance is for a dancer that is more committed and serious than the recreational level.

 

GOALS:

To efficiently train dancers with modern or hip hop based technique while incorporating musicality. To develop a truly versatile dancer that can seamlessly transition between dance genres. To instill a depth of performance that will consistently move an audience.

Deena Schaumburg

Deena Schaumburg

Owner/Director, Hip Hop Crew and Competition Company

Deena grew up with a huge passion for dance and the creative arts. She has trained extensively in many styles and grew up competing at the regional and national level, earning numerous awards. She was a dancer on the Rock Chalk Dance Team at the University of Kansas and a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Deena has traveled and studied with many choreographers across the country. Back home, she is in her eighth year of coaching a high school dance team and continues her love for teaching at Point A, the sister studio of Point B Dance. With her award-winning choreography and experience, Deena is excited to pass along her knowledge to many dancers.

Cathy Patterson

Cathy Patterson

Director, Contemporary Company

As a young adult, Cathy studied dance in Los Angeles and New York,  and attended numerous dance conventions. She continued her danced education at the University of Kansas where she received a degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in dance. Cathy’s performance credits include “Rhymatix” a tap and hip-hop company based out of  L.A., Will Roger’s “Follies,” and several commercials on the Fine Living Channel for HGTV. Most recently, Cathy has been busy choreographing and teaching master classes across the nation, in addition to adjudicating dance competitions. She feels her most appealing attribute is her passion and love for dance.

Paige Comparato

Paige Comparato

Instructor, Ballet

Paige Comparato started her ballet training at the age of nine in Topeka, KS at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance and danced with Ballet Midwest. She has performed several principal roles including Clara, Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle and Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee. Paige continued her ballet training at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, TX for two years before returning to Kansas University to pursue a degree in Art History. Paige taught at Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance and Copeland’s Gymnastics.

Blair Armstrong

Blair Armstrong

Instructor/Choreographer, Hip Hop and Jazz

Blair has been a member of the AIM Dance Company where she trained under Cathy Patterson and Carly Malsom for four years. She began training in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance at a young age and received her dance education from dance studios right here in the Midwest. She has also travelled to numerous dance conventions and competitions, in addition to L.A. and Australia. Blair joins Point A as a hip hop and jazz teacher, as well as contributes her amazing choreography to the Competition Company and Hip Hop Crews.

Rikki Augustine

Rikki Augustine

Instructor, Tiny Movers Program

Bio coming soon!