I’m so grateful when I get to fill my days with different creative projects and get to collaborate with so many special people... including creating The Paper Raincoat (@thepaperraincoatofficial) with @amberrubarth and @djdevvydev (both #NewSong alums) an original musical we’ve been working on for the past several years. This weekend we are staging a reading of our first full draft, so we’re out here in SF feverishly working on songs and script... oh with a small break in between to take a red eye to #asheville to come hang with you fine people! ✈️🌛
Choreographer.... Dancer.... Teacher... Creator... Meet Robin Passmore (@rpass133), a #performingartist & #tapdancer . If you enjoy listening to super sweet tap rhythms, Robin's your girl! There's even an adorable clip of her as a child dancing the role of Shirley Temple. See if you can find it on her feed!
How sure found her way into dance: 👯♂️
"I watched my sister’s classes for the first few years of my life. My mom always said she should have paid tuition because I picked up so much!! I started #dancing myself when I was 5 and started competing at 8. One of my first roles was #ShirleyTemple . Watching "Bring In Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" sealed the deal for me. I knew I wanted to tap!"
What she's currently working on: 🧗♀️
Robin informs me she "will soon be releasing a new #video with a #harpist ." They we high school buddies! "Just got back from teaching at the Xchange Convention in #Canada ," she continues. "After the New Year, I will be performing with the #CHRproject (@chrtap) in several venues." She's also working on @chloearnoldtaps Apt 33 & of course, getting her students ready for the new competition season!
Robin is never done learning!: 📖
"I’m constantly working on my improv skills and also taking vocal lessons. Always excited to improve!"
She's a business woman!: 👔
"I now own @passMORE_DANCE in Swedesboro, New Jersey!" She tells me. "I trained as a child with Barbara Lynn Adams and competed with the Delaware Valley Jazz Company. I currently train with my mentors, Jared Grimes (@grimeystepz) and Chloe Arnold (@chloearnoldtaps)."
Her advice for dancers:
"Take every class to the best of your ability. Never give up. Don’t forget where you came from." ❤️
Ever wondered what a dance feels like from the performer‘s perspective? Well here it is! 💃🏽 •
Come see us 9 venus goddesses/rebels perform Saturday, December 22nd, 8pm at the Colony Theater (@thecolonytheatre ) on South Beach and find out what it is all about! DM @almadancetheater for a promo code if you are a student, artist, woman. •
Director/Creator: @riss.alma •
Original music score by @hopelittwin
We got the lovely @angelacolonpurvis bar tending tonight... Try her signature cocktail The Panty Dropper🍹soooo goooood!!! OPEN STAGE 9:30-11:30pm $10 entry, $5 to perform, $20 vendor space .
Indie touring teaches you to turn any place (car, train, plane) into a place to work... so I’m currently listening through song demos from the amazing @meganslankard... she and I will be making a record together in February! If you haven’t checked out her music, take a 3 min break from insta and do it now! Actually, you can probably do both at the same time. Carry on then.
This clip from @sdyoutopia might be short and sweet, but it holds a special place in my heart because it was the first time I ever got to play on my own lyra in front of a stage.
My schedule and a winter cold have kept me out of the studio for a few weeks but I can’t wait to get back in the air!
The founders of Union Grail. With this guy I made music. Really good person, Multi-Instrumentalist, composer - Tim @sigidintimur.
⠀ ⠀ *You can find Union Grail on: SoundCloud, YouTube, BandCamp, Spotify, amazing, iTunes, Apple Music and via link in my bio. Enjoy!
Doing a cool thing today! I hear all the cool kids take over stuff on the internet, so thanks @newsongmusic for making me feel relevant... follow along at @newsongmusic all day today! See you in SF in a few hours... ✌🏽✈️
Morning, NewSong tribe! Alex Wong here, an artist/producer from Nashville TN. Excited and nervous to be taking over the @newsongmusic insta account today (my first takeover, I hope I do it right:)) I’m heading to San Francisco today to prepare for the first full reading of a musical I’ve been composing with fellow #NewSong alums @amberrubarth and @djdevvydev. More on that later, I’m getting yelled at to turn off my phone for takeoff... ✌🏽✈️
What an EPIC day today celebrating with the @rmituniversity graduates - all 5000 of them - with a parade through the city and being greeted by us at the finish line at @federationsquare #CONGRATULATIONS .
„Nächte ohne Fotos sind die besten.“ - @gpsmusik 🎶🤷🏼♀️ Vielen Dank an das ganze Team der @germansongwritingawards für den schönen Abend. 🥂 Es war wieder mal sehr schön, neue Kreativmenschen kennenzulernen und das in so einer lockeren Atmosphäre. Da vergisst man glatt, vor Ort ein Foto für Social Media zu schießen. So soll das sein. 😊 Für mich geht’s nun wieder nach Hannover. 🚂 Und euch allen wünsche ich einen schönen Tag! Liebst, L.