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Paige Patterson Comparato

School of Dance


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 for many years, performing several principal roles. Paige received ballet training at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX before returning to Kansas University to pursue a degree in Art History. She has taught many dance forms, but primarily teaches ballet to all ages and skill levels. She also choreographs, directs and costumes dance productions including The Sleeping Beauty, La Fille Mal Gardee, Snow Queen and Cinderella. Paige also teaches ballet for Point B adult dance. She is certified to teach Progressing Ballet Technique. Paige has worked for the arts center, in many capacities, for over 20 years.

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Adult Ballet II-III[24SU]
06/3/24 - 07/22/24, 6:00PM - 7:10PM | MO
Ages 14 to 120 | Paige Patterson Comparato | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CDAB31
Members $126 | Non-Members $140
The adult dance program offers a variety of techniques for first-time dancers as well as those pursuing a lifelong interest in dance. Instructors specifically organize curricula to emphasize progress over perfection and experiencing the joy of dance.

This is an intermediate-level class for those with prior ballet experience.

Those enrolling are expected to be familiarize with general policies, attire, and opportunities outlined in the School of Dance Handbook.

This class accepts Drop-In Dance Cards. Details can be found on the School of Dance main page.

Have a dance-specific question? Contact the School of Dance

woman in ballet pose
Adult Ballet II-III[24SU]
06/6/24 - 07/25/24, 6:30PM - 7:40PM | TH
Ages 14 to 120 | Paige Patterson Comparato | Lawrence Arts Center
Class is Full - contact about waitlist | CDAB34
Members $112.5 | Non-Members $125
The adult dance program offers a variety of techniques for first-time dancers as well as those pursuing a lifelong interest in dance. Instructors specifically organize curricula to emphasize progress over perfection and experiencing the joy of dance.

This is an intermediate-level class for those with prior ballet experience.

No Class on July 4.

Those enrolling are expected to be familiarize with general policies, attire, and opportunities outlined in the School of Dance Handbook.

This class accepts Drop-In Dance Cards. Details can be found on the School of Dance main page.

Have a dance-specific question? Contact the School of Dance

woman in ballet pose
Adult Pointe[24SU]
06/6/24 - 07/25/24, 7:45PM - 8:15PM | TH
Ages 14 to 120 | Paige Patterson Comparato | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDAP4
Members $49.5 | Non-Members $55
The adult dance program offers a variety of techniques for first-time dancers as well as those pursuing a lifelong interest in dance. Instructors specifically organize curricula to emphasize progress over perfection and experiencing the joy of dance. For those with prior experience No Class on July 4.
Little Red Riding Hood - Dance Performance Camp[24SU]
07/8/24 - 07/19/24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM | MO, TU, WE, TH, FR
Ages 7 to 14 | Paige Patterson Comparato | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYSDC
Members $171 | Non-Members $190
Looking for an exciting summer dance experience? Join us as we retell the popular fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood through movement and music.  What part will you play? As Little Red Riding Hood sets out on her journey to her grandmother's house, she encounters the townspeople, the forest animals, a field of daffodils and the noble huntsman.  And, of course, her fateful meeting of the Wolf changes everything.  Don't miss out on this fun performance opportunity as everyone works together to present the show.  Enroll by May 20 and save $10.
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Choreography for Adults[24SU]
06/3/24 - 07/22/24, 7:15PM - 8:10PM | MO
Ages 14 to 120 | Paige Patterson Comparato | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CDAP1
Members $112.5 | Non-Members $125
This class provides adults the opportunity to learn choreography and experience working as an ensemble of performers. Must also be enrolled in Monday's Adult Ballet II-III
girls in ballet poses
Ballet Vb-VII[24SU]
06/6/24 - 07/25/24, 5:00PM - 6:25PM | TH
Ages 12 to 18 | Paige Patterson Comparato | Lawrence Arts Center
Enrolling Now | CDYB64
Members $121.5 | Non-Members $135
This is an intermediate-advanced class for dancers in levels Ballet Vb-VII or equivalent. Pointe shoes are optional for level VI-VII students. Students at this level are encouraged to attend the Senior Lawrence Dance Intensive. No Class on July 4.
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Ballet for Teens[24SU]
06/3/24 - 07/22/24, 4:45PM - 5:55PM | MO
Ages 11 to 18 | Paige Patterson Comparato | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CDYTB1
Members $126 | Non-Members $140
The Teen Ballet program is specifically designed to introduce students to ballet technique and prepare them developmentally until they are ready to join the sequential ballet program. Geared toward more mature learners, actors, and musical theater students who may have little experience with dance but understand concepts and can work toward self-correction. This is a beginner/intermediate-level class for those with a least 1 year of prior ballet experience.

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