The danger of amplifying tappers’ footfalls, especially with up to eight dancers onstage, is that if anyone goes a hair off-beat or doesn’t tap cleanly, it’s exposed. Dorrance and her seven dancers nailed it, whether in tight unison or doing a counterpoint like a downpour of sound—a downpour in which you can hear individual raindrops, they’re that precise.

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“On the Corner of Rhythm & Rhyme” at the San Diego Fringe Fest isn’t just a display of virtuoso tapping. California Rhythm Company director Nancy Boskin-Mullen and artistic director Pam Thompson-Spinner have put together San Diego’s answer to “Stomp.”

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