Located in Mars, PA - Dancing Instruction for Ages 3 and up

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Tina Kay 
Owner/Instructor/Competitive Choreographer

Tina Kay began dancing at the early age of 7 under the tutelage of Abby Lee Miller. She grew up taking master classes from instructors nationally and internationally. Her extensive training in ballet, tap, jazz, acro and contemporary has opened many doors for her during her career. Her performance credits include: The Nutcracker, West Side Story production, and Chicago the Musical to name a few. Ms. Kay had the privilege to represent the United States during the Canadian and United States Dance Wars. Very early on she came to the realization that teaching and sharing her knowledge of dance was her passion. Many of her students have pursued professional careers in the arts. Tina’s students credits include: Wicked the National Tour, Tokyo Disney, Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, MTV Video Music Awards, Just Dance 4, and numerous music videos, touring casts and cruise lines. Tina recently joined the teaching staff at Millennium Dance Complex which also has branch studios in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Ms. Kay continues to travel the country teaching master classes and setting choreography. Her innovative choreography and positive teaching techniques have been her foundation to a successful career.

Jamie Demarco
Instructor/Competitive Choreographer

Jamie DeMarco began her extensive dance schooling at the early age of three with Maria Torrence at Maria's School of Dance in New Brighton. There, Jamie trained, and competed in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, and Lyrical for 16 years. At the age of eight, Jamie extended her training with the Civic Light Opera's Pre-Professional Program; here she trained not only in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and African Dance; she also intensely trained in CLO's Voice, Acting, and Musical Theater Programs as well. Jamie became a CLO Mini Star at the age of eleven. A few years later, Jamie was accepted into Point Park's Pre Professional Program where she trained in Ballet, Pointe, Pas de Deux, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Voice. During this time, Jamie also began training in Ballroom; specializing in Swing, Jitterbug, Cha Cha, Mambo, Rumba, and the Waltz. Jamie has completed the first year of her Dance Masters of America from the University of Buffalo NY while still in High School. Jamie has performed in such shows as, Cabaret as Helga, The King and I as Eliza, Grease as Cha Cha Digregorio, Damn Yankees, Guys & Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Annie, God Spell, Peter Pan, 100 Years of TV, as well as many others. After High School, Jamie was accepted to dance with Pop Starz in Hollywood Florida where she trained with Laurie Ann Gibson from "Making the Band," Wade Robson from the "Wade Robson Project," John R. Leonetti the Choreographer from "Honey," and the cast and crew from "You Got Served." Jamie also danced The Off-Broadway Show in New York City with Choreographer Chris Moss; as well as danced pre-professionally for Savion Glover at Broadway Dance Center. In Addition, Jamie received the opportunity to fly to New York City with the 1st season of SYTYCD, and had been picked as one of the top 10 dancers on Aron Carters World Tour. Jamie has choreographed for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the Red Barn Theater, as well as Annie Get Your Gun at Ellwood City High School. Jamie has also performed professionally for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh and in Florida for three years.
Jamie attended La Roche College, where she founded, choreographed, and danced for the La Roche College Dance Team. Jamie lead La Roche College dance Team to their first ever Collegiate Dance National; winning their first ever Div. IV Title. Jamie then later completed her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and Psychology from Geneva College.
Jamie's love for teaching, and passion for the Preforming Arts, has taken her far in her career. Throughout her journey, she has also found time to not only teach recreational dance and competitive dance, but has also had the opportunity to coached cheering, dance teams, and volunteered to help with different events/fundraisers where Preforming Arts is prominent. Jamie's love for teaching, along with her award winning choreography and training, is what she feels is beneficial to helping children grow to reach and fulfill their dreams.

Samantha Penberthy Instructor

Sam started dancing at the age of three. From there, her passion and desire only grew and she started teaching her very own classes by the age of fifteen. Sam graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Pittsburgh. During her college years, Sam was very active in the dance company and performed at many collegiate events. Sam strives to make each child feel special by adapting her teaching style to help him or her become the best dancer possible. She works diligently to prepare all of her students for any competitions, conventions, or events, and supports the dancers by attending each opportunity. She has been teaching for the past seven years and can’t wait to continue teaching for many more years to come.

Megan Lewis- Instructor/Competitive Choreographer

Rachel Kaminski- Instructor

Susan Rhodes- Office Manager



Welcome to Intensity Dance Academy

​At Intensity Dance Academy, our mission is to give each student the opportunity to reach their full potential and to enhance their lives as they practice and learn the art of dance. We welcome all ages and levels of dancers, and strive to provide the most positive and memorable experience for all of our students.

We offer two levels of Intensity to meet the needs of all our dancers. Intensity I is
our non-competitive level and Intensity II is our competitive level.