Local Dance Company Captures Major Awards in Back to Back Competitions

passMORE DANCE studio, of Swedesboro, NJ, was awarded the ADCC Studio of Excellence Award at their first regional competition of the year, Breakout, in Somerset, NJ. This award is given to the studio who exemplifies excellence both on and off the stage. 

Dancers are:  Emily Aitken, Sofia Araujo, Mackenzie Beebe, Madison Betsill, Owen Boskey, Tyler Boskey, Meadow Chiarelli, Gia Chinnici, Dia Chitrabhanu, Willow Davis, Avery DeYoung, RileyMae Drummond, Lilybelle Fling, Sofia Garufi, Kallie Gilbert, Micaiah Goodwin, Emma Groce, Harper Holloway, Kylie Holloway, Cammie Jones,  Ava Lyons, Emma Lyons, Michael Mallozzi, Olivia Mayer, Kathryn Milligan, Arianna Morales, Jillian Olsen, Reese Polk, Kiersten Powell, Zoe Ruggiano, and Eva Soroka.

Other first overall winners at that event were: Michael Mallozzi, 1st Overall Celebrity Teen Solo, Mr. Teen Breakout for his tap solo, Heart Cry

September, a tap duet consisting of Michael Mallozzi and Madison Betsill, received 1st Overall Celebrity Sr. Duet

Fist Fight, a tap duet consisting of Michael Mallozzi and Eva Soroka, recived 1st Overall Celebrity 10-12 Duet

Beyonce’s Backup, a hiphop group consisting of Mackenzie Beebe, Harper Holloway, Kylie Holloway, and Sofia Garufi, received 1st overall, 6 and under Up and Coming Small Group

Rio, a large group tap number consisting of Emily Aitken, Sofia Araujo, Mackenzie Beebe, Gia Chinnici, Harper Holloway, Kylie Holloway, Sofia Garufi, Olivia Mayer, Arianna Morales, Reese Polk, and Eva Soroka received 1st Overall Celebrity 7-9 Large Group

A week later, at the Beyond the Stars regional in Millstone, NJ, the dancers from the teen small group Stereotypes were honored to win the Stellar Award, given to the highest scoring 13 and over group from the entire weekend.   Dancers in this group are:  Madison Betsill, Owen Boskey, Gia Chinnici, Michael Mallozi, Kathryn Milligan, Kiersten Powell, and Eva Soroka.  Other first overall winners at that event were:

Michael Mallozzi, Teen All Star Solo, Mr. BTS

September,  Sr. All Star Duet

Sofia Garufi, Petite Miss BTS, 1st Overall 7-9 All Star Solo, with her tap solo, Problem

Bleed the Same, a tap duet with Emily Aitken and Olivia Mayer, was 1st Overall 7-9 All Star Duet

Sweet Dreams, a hip hop solo by Willow Davis, 1st Overall Shooting Star, 10-12

Fist Fight, 1st Overall All Star 10-12 Duet

Beyonce’s Backup, 1st Overall Rising Star Small Group

Stereotypes, 1st Overall 13-15 All Star Small Group

Rio, 1st Overall 7-9 All Star Large Group

Love Never Felt So Good, 1st overall 13-15 All Star Large Group.  Dancers are:  Madison Betsill, Owen Boskey, Gia Chinnici, Lilybelle Fling, Michael Mallozzi, Kathryn Milligan, Arianna Morales, Jillian Olsen, Kiersten Powell, and Eva Soroka

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