WELCOME TO passMORE!
passMORE DANCE is relatively new, but has a long history! The owner/director, Robin Passmore, danced competitively with Delaware Valley Jazz Company, out of Adams Dance in Elmer, NJ, from 1992 through 2005. In 2006, Robin and her teacher/mentor, Barbara Adams, opened a studio in Woodstown, the Dance Conservatory. Their dancers continued to compete as Delaware Valley Jazz Company until Miss Barbara’s semi-retirement in 2014. In 2014, Robin started the competitive troupe, passMORE DANCE co. With Miss Barbara’s official retirement, Robin founded passMORE DANCE in 2015 in a Swedesboro, NJ. It soon became evident that passMORE had outgrown its first home, and in 2017, moved to a much larger facility, right down Kings Highway, where the studio was renovated from an old church.
What makes us different from many other schools, is that our teachers, in addition to being experienced and extremely proficient as dance educators, all still actively perform. This makes their choreography fresh and innovative, and means they can offer exciting performance opportunities for their students. Robin’s students have performed locally but also on prestigious stages in New York City, at regional workshops like the DC TapFest, and even in the Kennedy Center. passMORE DANCE brings a wealth of experience and opportunities to those who want to compete and to young dancers that just want to take their dance to the next level.
We are so proud of our incredible staff!
Meet The Team
Owner, Director, Choreographer
Robin Passmore has devoted her life to the art of tap dancing. Her love for performing has led her to perform in New York City, and Las Vegas, where she was dance captain for the closing act of Opium, at the Cosmopolitan. In 2019, she was thrilled to perform live onstage with Black Violin, She is the dance captain of Chloe Arnold’s Apartment 33 and she has performed with Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, on stage and in a Ted Talk. In 2018, she performed and taught at the UK Tapfest in London. Robin was a cast member of Jared Grimes’ Broadway Underground. Robin has performed at the Lincoln Center, for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala, and Summer at the Lincoln Center. She participated in preproduction workshops for the new 42nd Street. She was featured with Jared Grimes in the April 2015 edition of Dance Teacher magazine. She has also appeared in several Sesame Street segments and on Good Morning, America. Robin travels the United States and Canada teaching master classes and setting choreography.
Mark Boston, aka Smart Mark, is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator, and entrepreneur. In 2010, Boston founded I Am Phresh, the first and only hip-hop based dance studio in the greater Philadelphia region. With three dance companies, workshops, classes, and monthly performance events, I Am Phresh’s mission is to inspire audiences, engage youth, and foster diversity and inclusion through hip-hop dance. Boston has performed as a principal member of the Philadelphia-based company, Chosen Dance, at local and national events, including ESPN’s X-Games VIII, Super Bowl XL, BET’s 106 and Park, Philadelphia City Hall’s 100th Anniversary, and Season 2 of MTV/Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Central to Boston’s focus as a dancer and educator is the welfare and advancement of young people who desire further education and richer, more varied, world experience. Boston has helped numerous young dancers navigate the professional dance world, find gainful employment as performers and educators, and continually develop their technical dance skills. As a well-known leader and representative of Philadelphia’s hip-hop dance scene, Boston continues to perform, teach, and battle, bringing his passion and love for dance to generational audiences across the United States.
Lina has been sought after as a ballet, modern, jazz and contemporary teacher in the tri-state area. She has also taught on the college level at Temple University, West Chester University, Rowan University, and Bryn Mawr College. She is the long-time director of dance for the Longlake Camp of the Arts, NY. She is a resident choreographer of the Pennsylvania Academy of ballet, since 1994 and has also choreographed for the Longwood Ballet, the Berks Ballet, and the Brandywine Ballet. She founded and currently directs and performs as a principal dancer in Opus I, a contemporary dance company based in Philadelphia.
Gabby is an international dance instructor who started dancing at the age of three and hasn’t stopped since! She lived in New York City for 6 years where she earned a Business Degree with a concentration in Media and Arts Management from Marymount Manhattan College. In addition to dancing on the Marymount stage, she has had the pleasure of performing with the Opus 1 Contemporary Company, Koresh School of Dance showcase, on stages in Disney World, at the Premiere of Happy Feet the movie, and at the International Emmys. Gabby also spent a year as a junior member of the dance squad with the Philadelphia SOUL, a professional arena football team. She has trained at Broadway Dance Center and under many professionals including Shelia Barker, Derek Mitchell, and Luam. She has been seen on tour with both New York City Dance Alliance and Onstage New York, dance competitions, and as faculty for the NYCDA Summer Dance Intensive. Gabby started her career as an adjunct faculty member at Eastern University, PA in the Fall of 2016 teaching techniques and theories of Jazz dance and can be found teaching master classes and setting choreography on students across the United States. Recently Gabby has joined forces with Electric City dance convention, Beyond the Stars dance competition, and Step Up 2 Dance competition, as a judge. Gabby loves to teach new students how to be the best dancer they can be while helping them harness and express their individuality.
Alaina Hubbard began dancing at the age of two and has trained with choreographers from all around the world. She started her training at Bucks County Dance Center where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro and musical theater. Alaina trained in gymnastics for several years at Somerton School of Gymnastics in Feasterville, PA. At the age of seven she became a member of the Platinum All Stars Dance Team performing at events such as The Philadelphia 76ers, The Harlem Globe Trotters, Woman’s Final Four, College Lacrosse and miner league football games, etc. In 2011, Alaina moved to Millville, New Jersey, where she continued her studies at Rising Stars Dance Academy adding pointe, lyrical and contemporary to her dance curriculum. Alaina was a member of RSDA’s award winning competition team, where she competed for five years in group and solo numbers. Alaina continued her training at passMORE DANCE, in all genres. Alaina joined Beat Addikts United in 2016, training in hip hop with choreographers and dancers from the Tri-State area. In 2017 she was invited to join FloMotion Dance Company, a pre-professional hip hop group performing at various events and competing at huge competitions such as the Youth East Coast Dance Competition, Urban Love Competition, Prelude and Monsters of Hip Hop. Alaina has trained at many conventions to include Monsters of Hip Hop, Pulse, Believe and Elevate to name a few. Alaina has choreographed dances for Quinceaneras and Sweet 16 parties, and for elementary and middle school talent shows. She also held a weekly dance class for girls with special needs. She has choreographed for half-time shows for a midget league football team in Bridgeton, NJ. Alaina choreographed for FloMotion Dance Company and has co-hosted regional workshops run by their Director. Since joining the passMORE DANCE Family she has had the privilege of working with and choreographing for their competition teams. She brings passion and a wealth of experience to passMORE DANCE.
Bethani Hunsberger started dancing at the age of three. She received her training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hip hop, contemporary and acro at dance studios in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas. Bethani competed in numerous regional and national competitions, performed in yearly recitals, fundraisers and community service performances. She also had the opportunity to attend dance intensives and continues to take classes in New York City. Bethani began teaching various styles of dance in 2015 and has choreographed many award winning competition dances at the regional and national level. Bethani is a certified ADTA acro teacher. Her acro program includes learning flexibility, core strength and tumbling skills. Bethani’s program teaches dancers how to incorporate these skills into any style of dance for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level.
Our facility boasts two large beautiful state of the art studios with
WiFi enabled sound systems, high quality sprung floors, and UV-C lighting. There is also a small studio used for private lessons and small group sessions. There is a multi-level waiting area and handicapped accessible rest rooms.