The History of
Broadway Dance Arts
At the time of opening in early 2000's, competition dance was becoming popular and Miss. Shawn was a sought after judge. Aware that competition dance can benefit dancers in many ways and that Williamsburg did not have a competition dance team, she formed the first competition team in Williamsburg.
Over 22 years later, our competition teams have been awarded top awards on the National level from the highest ranking competitions in the country. These competitions include Starpower, World Class Talent Experience, Starquest, Access Broadway and more. Our soloists are commonly found in the top 10 at all competitions that we attend.
Jasmine Tubach, BDA current owner and artistic director. She is a 2015 James Madison Alumni, seasoned and awarded choreographer, as well as a professional modern and contemporary dancer.
Miss. Jasmine grew up taking dance classes from Miss. Shawn. She has been a teacher at BDA since 2015 and is very excited to be the new owner and artistic director. She loves her students and loves sharing dance with the community. Miss. Jasmine has many hopes and dreams for the studio that will all be developed over time.
Broadway Dance Arts was founded in 2000 by Shawn Blasingame. After many years of performing as a professional dancer and choreographer, Miss. Shawn wanted to bring something new to the Williamsburg area. Seeing that most studios catered to the classical areas of dance, Miss. Shawn wanted to bring a studio that would bring more versatile, theatrical and Broadway styled dance offerings. In addition to this, she wanted a studio that would give more performance opportunities to the students of not only dance, but our singers and actors.
Our Mission Is to Empower
At Broadway Dance Arts our mission is to give every child a chance to be in the spotlight to showcase their unique talents and skills. To provide high quality performance opportunities to dancers, singers, and actors. Our stars feel at home on stage both in the air and on the ground performing year-round.