ABOUT US

Point B Dance is an adult dance studio that strives to bring the cutting-edge and fast-paced world of dance to the heart of the Midwest. We focus on providing classes for all levels of dancers and we're committed to helping you enjoy dance at your own pace. No commitments here. Enjoy one class each week or get started with an unlimited card and come and go as you please, on your own schedule.

CATHY PATTERSON - Owner and Director

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.

DEENA SCHAUMBURG - Assistant Director

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 travelled and studied with many choreographers across the country. Back home, she is in her seventh 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 at Point B this year.

PAIGE COMPARATO - 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 - Hip Hop

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 loves Point B Dance because of the creative and accepting atmosphere. Blair's goal is to focus on continual improvement of technique training in her classes, while emphasizing the artistic side of dance and overall health of a dancer's mind and body.

ANDIE STITT - Hip Hop

Andie Stitt grew up in Kansas City, Kansas where she began dance training at the age of four.  She took from many different teachers at studios, conventions, camps and workshops throughout her elementary years.  In high school, she was given the experience of a lifetime to travel with a well-known convention to assist famous choreographers such as Dave Scott, Nappytabs, Brian Friedman and many more.  She continued training at numerous studios, and decided to take her dance training to the next level by attending Wichita State University.  In May of 2014, Andie graduated from Wichita State with a BFA focused in dance.  Since then, Andie has had countless amazing opportunities.  She was hired directly out of Wichita State’s dance program as an adjunct professor and was employed there for 2 years. With the help of a company called Arts Partners, she travels to low-income schools, and teaches dance to at risk children during the day.  She spends most weekends traveling to teach master classes, choreographing for dance teams, or teaching at intensives/camps throughout the Midwest.  Andie is also employed by Triumph National Talent, and travels with their convention to teach many talented dancers throughout the United States.  She residentially teaches at a pre-professional studio in Lawrence, and guest teaches at studios all over the country.  She moved to Kansas City in late June, and accepted a teaching job in the dance department at Kansas University.  At Kansas University she teaches hip-hop, rhythm tap, jazz and modern She also works with the University Dance Company.  She is honored and humbled to have the opportunity to work with so many talented dancers young and old.

JENNIFER WALKER - Contemporary

Jennifer started dancing at age five, taking ballet, tap, and jazz. She went on to study Theatre and Dance at KU where she performed with the University Dance Company as well as the Kansas Repertory Theatre. While at KU, she studied ballet, jazz, and modern dance along with creative drama, movement choreography, and improvisation. She also has extensive experience on the production side of dance as well including stage direction, set design, and lighting design. Currently, she is a student of a vigorous Vinyasa Yoga Training and choreographing for the Point B Dance Company. Her favorite styles of dance are modern and contemporary.

LIZZY RODRIGUEZ - Contemporary

Lizzy has trained in jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and other various styles for the past 13 years. This is her fourth year dancing at Point B Dance and her first year on staff. She strives to speak through dance by incorporating wide ranges of emotion into her choreography.

SAMMI HAYES - Jazz Technique

Sammy is from Eden Prairie, MN and started dancing at the age of 3. She trained in jazz, tap, lyrical and ballet at Victoria Dance Productions in Edina, MN and was part of the Eden Prairie Dance Team in HS. She moved to Lawrence in 2004 to attend the University of Kansas. She joined the Flare Dance Team in 2004 and coached the team from 2008-2012. In 2013 she graduated with my Masters from UMKC and joined the AIM Dance Company.
She lives in Olathe with my Husband Dyllan, Daughter Elsie and Dog Phog. She works at Rasmussen College as the Senior Advisor.

TAYLOR FLORY - Jazz Funk

Taylor Flory was born and raised in Brentwood, California where she began her dance career at the age of 4. She joined a competitive studio at age 6 and continued competing with that studio until she was 18. She was trained in jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap and ballet and was also an avid performer in musical theater productions throughout the bay area. In 2013, she came to Lawrence to attend the University of Kansas, where she danced for the University Dance Company for a year before finding Point B and joining their company. While dancing at Point B, she has focused on training in jazz, hip hop and contemporary. She is very excited to share her love and passion for dancing and explore her choreography side.

CARLY MALSOM - Hip Hop

Carly Malsom’s love affair with Hip Hop began while studying dance at the EDGE PAC in L.A.  Since then she has honed her skills as a Hip Hop dancer by studying under Dante, Sir Charles, Leslie Scott, and Noland Padilla.  Recently she studied in the Debbie Reynolds Commercial Dance Training Program. While Hip Hop is not the only style of dance that Carly is proficient in teaching, it is definitely where her passion lies.

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