SWEET 16th FOR TAP TROUPE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ann Arbor’s premier Tap Dance ensemble, Sole Full of Rhythm, takes the stage for their 16th annual concert, “Be to Bop 2012,” on April 27, 28, & 29 in the Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, just north of Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti.

This year’s show features new choreography performed to the music of Thelonious Monk and Charlie “Bird” Parker, rendered live by award winning jazz pianist and Be to Bop 2012 Music Director, Rick Roe. Acting as Special Guest and Master of Ceremonies will be longtime area favorite Michael Lee of Opus Mime.

Established in 1996, Sole Full of Rhythm presents shows and educational programming for organizations and schools across the Midwest, including Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Lincoln Consolidated Public Schools, as well as local private and charter schools. The troupe has also toured festivals throughout Michigan, thrilling audiences with spellbinding exhibitions of that unique American art form, Tap.

Performances are at 7:30pm on Friday, 4 and 7:30pm on Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday; General admission tickets are $20 at the door or just $16 for online advance orders to:
http://www.seatyourself.biz/solefullofrhythm

For more information or to reserve tickets, call (734) 477-9350.

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Sole Full of Rhythm
4569 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI. 48108
Press Contact: Sara Randazzo, Artistic Director
Studio phone: (734) 477-9350,
Cell phone: (734) 904-9592
email: solefullofrhythm@me.com

Annual Concert at Riverside Arts Center, April 27-29, 2012

Sole Full of Rhythm will be performing their Annual Concert at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, MI on April 27th, 28th and 29th, 2012.

Sole Full of Rhythm
Sara Randazzo Artistic Director
Rick Roe Musical Director
Presents:
Be to Bop 2012

16th Annual Concert
Friday April 27 7:30pm
Saturday April 28 4 and 7:30
Sunday April 29th 2pm

Riverside Arts Center
76 N. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Tickets $16 General Admission
Tickets online: http://www.seatyourself.biz/solefullofrhythm
or $20 at the door

Featuring the music of Thelonious Monk and Charlie “Bird” Parker

With Special Guest and Master of Ceremonies Michael Lee

New choreography!

Guest Appearance with the Ypsilanti Area Dancers Annual Holiday Performance, Dec 3-4, 2011

[PAST PERFORMANCE]
Sole Full of Rhythm will be featured as guest performers at the Ypsilanti Area Dancers (YAD) Annual Holiday Performance on December 3rd and 4th, 2011 at Ypsilanti High School.

For more information on how to purchase tickets, please check back or sign up for our email newsletter using the form on the right side of the page. We hope to see you there!

Additional Past Performances

Guest Appearance with Ypsilanti Area Dancers

December 1-2, 2007
Presenting “Ain’t Misbehavin” A Tribute to the music of “Fats” Waller with Rick Roe Musical Director.

Annual Concert, Arts Thing 2008 featuring new choreography

April 3, 2008
Special Guest: Dick Siegel
Demonstrations for school students.
Towsley Audiorium
Morris Lawrence Bldg.

Harlem Renaissance performance and workshop

April 22, 2008
Genesee District Library, Flint MI

Apprentice Sole Full of Rhythm Ensemble

June 1st 2008
Taste of Ann Arbor
2:30 pm Main Street in
Ann Arbor, MI

Rat a Tap Tap

February 4-6 2009
Riverside Arts Center

Sounds to Soles

An Evening of Music, Dance Art and Mime
November 8th, 5pm performance to benefit Community High School
Riverside Arts Center
76 N. Huron Street in Historic Ypsilanti

Siegel, Tap Troup Take a Village

Ann Arbor’s Sole Full of Rhythm dance ensemble teams up with renowned songwriter/ singer Dick Siegel to present “Village Jump!” at 7:30p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 25, 26, & 27 and at 4p.m. on Saturday, March 27, in the Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, north of Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti.

Besides local favorite Siegel, who will perform with The Brandos, guest artists also include acclaimed jazz pianist Rick Roe, vocalist Surry Scheerer, percussion master Don Allen, major mime/ raconteur Michael Lee, and SFOR Artistic Director Sara Randazzo.

Showcasing the tapping toes of Sole Full of Rhythm, “Village Jump!” will feature the newly choreographed Siegel composition, “Skin,” internationally known tap artist Josh Hilberman’s “Capella Josh,” executed for the first time with music, and a crescendo of multi-aged movement in the show’s namesake piece, “Village Jump!”.

In addition to annual concerts, Sole Full of Rhythm regularly presents shows and educational programming to organizations and schools in the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Lincoln school districts, as well as to private and charter schools. The troupe has also toured festivals throughout Michigan, thrilling audiences with that unique American art form, Tap.

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