Sole Full of Rhythm, presents STEP by STEP

Concert featuring Sole Full of Rhythm Tap Ensemble under the Artistic Direction of Sara Randazzo with Musical Director Rick Roe. The concert features new and existing repertoire by the company of student dancers with special guests Tyler Driskell, Rob Bickley, Mark Kirschenmann and other surprise guest performers from the University of Michigan Musical Theater Department.


Artistic Director: Sara Randazzo
Musical Director: Rick Roe


Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron, Ypsilanti 48197

Thursday March 10th 7pm Pay what you can, donations accepted

Friday March 11 7pm $20
Saturday March 12 4 and 7 pm $20


Riverside Arts Center COVID Policy
The health and safety of our partners and patrons is our highest priority. Due to the rapid spread of the COVID virus in SE Michigan, we have determined that:
  • Properly-fitting masks should be worn inside the facility.
  • Those who enter the building should be fully vaccinated and boosted.
This policy may change as CDC recommendations are updated. Please email for questions about younger audience members and other possible exemptions.

Arts Thing 2016

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Sole Full of Rhythm has been working hard to bring you Arts Thing 2016, their 20th anniversary showcase! Artistic Director Sara Randazzo and Musical Director Rick Roe have curated an intellectually stimulating collaboration of dance and music, which is sure to excite and inspire any audience.

This show features advanced company members Arden Siegel, Eve Zikmund-Fisher, Rachel Goldberg, Griffen Walton, Connie Jo Ferguson, Audrey Slough, and frequent guest performer Paula Skimin along with its extremely talented company and apprentice members. Guest performers include students from Randazzo Dance and Katri Ervamaa!

Show Dates and Times:
Friday and Saturday, March 11th-12th 7:00 PM
Concert Doors open at 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 PM
Concert Doors open at 1:30 PM

The general admission price for tickets is $20. To reserve tickets, call (734) 477-9350 or email

Tap Into the Rhythm




Sole Full of Rhythm presents Tap Into the Rhythm, an exciting fundraising event to preface our upcoming show Arts Thing 2016. Come to enjoy live music, improvisation, and excerpts from our new repertoire.

Sunday, December 13th, 2-3 PM
Suggested donation $10

“Where’s the ONE?”


Sole Full or Rhythm
Artistic Director Sara Randazzo
Music Director Rick Roe

“Where’s the ONE?”

Live Music, Song, Dance and Comedy!!

FEATURING original compositions of award winning pianist Rick Roe, new choreography by Sara Randazzo, guest dancers Paula Skimin and Griffen Walton, Movement Artists Guild and Master of Ceremonies Michael Lee!!!

Friday and Saturday March 13, 14th 7:30 pm and Sunday March 15th at 2pm

Riverside Arts Center
76 N. Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

General Admission Tickets $17 in advance before March 11th,
$25 at the door 1/2 hour before performance

Sole Full of Rhythm 2015


March 13-15 2015
Riverside Arts Center
76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti MI 48197

The NEW Arts Thing!!

More news coming soon.

Sole Full of Rhythm Presents In-Studio Concert: Four on the Floor


Friday and Saturday October 11 and 12, 2013

8:00pm Concert doors open at 7:30pm

Randazzo Dance 4569 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Artistic Director Sara Randazzo, Music Director Rick Roe

Sole Full of Rhythm is thrilled to bring you an exciting evening of beautiful dance, original choreography, live music, and entertainment in an intimate performance setting. Featuring Sara Randazzo, Paula Skimin, Meredith Brown, Audrey Slough, Griffen Walton and Connie Jo Ferguson in collaboration with Jazz Pianist Rick Roe, the concert will highlight Rick’s newly composed works and a range of choreography both old and new.

Established in 1996, Sole Full of Rhythm presents shows and educational programming for organizations and schools across the Midwest. The troupe has also toured festivals throughout Michigan, thrilling audiences with spellbinding exhibitions of that unique American art form, Tap.

The general admission tickets prices are $15. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (734) 477-9350, email Visit their website at

Sole Full of Rhythm’s mission includes educating students, creating new choreography for the concert stage, preserving traditional material passed on by the tap masters, and incorporating improvisation and live music into performance as in the jazz tradition. The company’s three divisions – Professional, Student and Apprentice – gives an opportunity to study and perform to all who have a passion for tap.


Four on the Floor & More




Featuring Original Music by Rick Roe



This intimate showing of original choreography and live music features Sara
Randazzo, Paula Skimin, Meredith Brown, Audrey Slough, and Griffen Walton
in collaboration with Jazz Pianist Rick Roe.


$15 advance

$20 at the door

TAPATHON, February 3rd

Sara Randazzo and Sole Full of Rhythm
A Fundraising Improvisational Event
Sunday, February 03
2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Randazzo Dance Studio

directed and choreographed by
Sara Randazzo
Rick Roe
with Master of Ceremonies
Curt Waugh
Sole Full of Rhythm Dancers
. . . and you


A very unique event is happening at Randazzo Studio on February 3rd. We’re hosting our first-ever Tap dance Improv-a-thon Fundraiser (a TAPATHON), starring award-winning jazz pianist Rick Roe and master of ceremonies Curt Waugh. These improv specialists want YOU to join them in this fun afternoon of dancing.

Dancers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! (Randazzo loves non-dancers, too. We just want to share the joy of dance with you.) Bring your dancing shoes and come learn the national anthem of tap dance – the Shim Sham — and other famous tap moves in this celebration of art and music. Whether you come to participate yourself or just to watch the crowd, you will be taken on a journey that includes vocals, beat boxing and the art form of improvisational tap.

Bring your parents, your siblings, your ballet friends (your wallet) and anyone you know to join in on the fun!

For additional information or to hold tickets at the door, fill out the contact form on the bottom right of this page.

Sole Full of Rhythm presents “Feet on the Floor”, February and March

Sole Full of Rhythm presents “Feet on the Floor”, two sole-full events for 2013!
Artistic Director: Sara Randazzo

Sunday, February 3 (2-4pm): TAPATHON with Rick Roe and Sara Randazzo
Come learn the national anthem of tap dance called the Shim Sham and watch dancers of all ages improvise together.
Donations accepted at the door for this event.

Saturday, March 23 (4 and 7pm) & Sunday, March 24 (2pm): INSTUDIO CONCERTS featuring the music of Dick Siegel and the Brandos
General Admission Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Children 11 and under.

Photography: John Kargul
Video Clips: John McCarthy

Both events will be held at:
4569 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Advance tickets available at Randazzo Dance.
For additional information or to hold tickets at the door, fill out the contact form on the bottom right of this page.