The SOLE


Dynamic. Infectious. Energetic.

SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a “Percussical,” an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of percussive dance and multi-media with acting, singing. Each show is a power-packed performance to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement.

Quoted by The Washington Post for performing “the coolest number of the night with its high-stepping and toe tapping blend of style,” SOLE Defined has performed in distinguished venues both nationally and internationally including: The Children’s World Festival in Italy, The Kennedy Center, Jacobs Pillow, The Shakespeare Theater, The Smithsonian, International Cajon Festival and DancEncore International Dance Festival. Over the last five years, SOLE Defined has premiered four new shows, Black Amer-I-Can (2013), The Experiment (2014), Phenix (2015) and Frequency (2016).

“SOLE Defined brings energy, story, and artistry to every show they perform. Percussive dance at its best!” (Samantha Pollack, Washington Performing Arts Society)







ARTISTS

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Brandy Blaha


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Justin Myles


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Jodeci Millhouse


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Ryan Johnson


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Quynn Johnson


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Alyse Jones


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Joseph Webb


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Caylin Frye




SHOWS


Arts in Education

Sole Stepz, provides performing arts residencies, workshops, and assemblies to educate and entertain youth. The 45 minute assembly promotes the traditions and history of tap dance and body percussion. Additionally, our workshops promote fun and fitness, all aiming to inspire and motivate students grades K-12.

Arts in Education

SOLE Defined’s Arts in Education program, Sole Stepz, provides performing arts residencies, workshops, and assemblies to youth in under-resourced areas. Our assembly performances promote the traditions and history of tap dance and body percussion, while our workshops promote fun and fitness through percussive dance all aiming to inspire and motivate students grades K-12. SOLE Stepz performance range from 45mins to 1hour in length.


Festival Performances

Igniting the senses of the audiences in non-traditional venues, SOLE Defined customizes highly energetic performances perfect for art festival, corporate and private events and much more. Performance lengths range from 5min-60min to fit your needs.

Festival Performances

Festival performances are guaranteed to leave audiences cheering to a new beat. Known for its dynamic fusion of percussive dance styles, SOLE Defined’s highly energetic festival performances, capture the ears and imaginations of all ages. Festival performances can range from 5 min – 60 min in length.


Theater  Performances

Transforming their bodies into human drums, the cast of SOLE Defined creates a percusical. An action packed fusion of acting, singing, percussive dance and multi-media. Taking art lovers on a rhythmic rollercoaster while attracting new theater goers to an exciting ride.

Theater Performances

Transforming their bodies into human drums, the cast of SOLE Defined creates a percusical. An action packed fusion of acting, singing, percussive dance and multi-media. Taking art lovers on a rhythmic rollercoaster while attracting new theater goers to an exciting ride.





SOLE   STEPZ


SOLE Stepz Arts in Education program offers performing arts residencies, workshops, and assemblies to schools and youth servicing organizations.

The goal of SOLE Stepz is to promote positive self expression through the performing arts. We achieve this by using percussive dance (tap and body percussion) as a tool to educate and promote collaboration, teamwork, and the importance of self-expression. SOLE Stepz teaches the traditions and history of tap dance and body percussion, basic steps and movement, and improvisation where students enhance their ability to create their own movement.

SOLE Defined believes its arts in education programming has the ability to reinforce and enhance the learning experience. The SOLE Stepz program is designed to integrate tap and step principles as well as the concepts of beat, tempo and rhythm demonstrating how kinesthetic activity enhances literacy and mathematics. With SOLE Stepz, students will be able to create physical and personal connections to extend the learning experience.

SOLE Stepz programming includes:

ASSEMBLY An interactive and rhythmic performance, aiming to inspire and motivate students grades K-12. The assembly combines elements of music, history, with high energy percussive dance.

WORKSHOP Teaches fun and fitness through percussive dance fused with music from around the globe.

RESIDENCY explores music & movement through percussive dance while learning collaboration, teamwork and the importance of self-expression.


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