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Broadway Dance Academy (BDA) is a curriculum-based program, inspired by Broadway’s innovative jazz and tap choreography. BDA is ideal for serious jazz and tap dancers (both traditional and Broadway-style), as well as those looking to supplement their theater studies.

Students will follow a structured curriculum with classes in jazz, tap, and ballet, as well as supplemental dance styles and performance opportunities, to create a well-rounded dancer prepared to pursue college dance programs, musical theater, and more.

Through the BDA program, students will connect their training in dance and the arts to learning life skills which will enable them to become strong, healthy individuals with the ability to succeed in both dance and life. Admission to the Broadway Dance Academy is by audition only.



Joy of Motion is pleased to name Ms. Katy Tabb, as the Broadway Dance Academy’s dedicated director. Katy is thrilled to join Joy of Motion Dance Center and the Washington DC dance community after spending the past decade performing and choreographing in LA, NYC, and Seattle. A musical theatre choreographer, she choreographed productions of Newsies (Gregory Award Recipient), Singin’ In The Rain, and Billy Elliot for Village Theatre in Seattle. She recently worked with the writers of Urinetown on the workshop production of their new musical, ZM, as well as the world premiere of the new musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. As a performer, select favorite credits include: Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, The Producers, Chicago, Funny Girl, Elf, 42nd Street, 9 to 5, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys & Dolls, White Christmas, Young Frankenstein, and new work, Great Wall. She loves sharing her passion for storytelling through dance with her students. Katy received her BA in Dance from Chapman University.