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7
Dec

2017 Winter Arts Showcase & Bronzeville Holiday Pop-Up Shop Gallery

Showcase & Market 17

7
Dec

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Chicago Style Nutcracker School Performances

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6
Dec

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #4thSaturdays #FREE #TAPJAM @ Harold Washington Cultural Center 5pm

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 2nd Saturdays #TapJam

and we want you there!


4701 S. King Dr.

Chicago, IL 60615

Saturday 12/23/17

5pm

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate. TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#FREE #Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

6
Dec

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #3rdSundays #FREE #TAPJAM @ Lou Conte Dance Studio 2pm

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 3rd Sundays #TapJam

and we want you there!

1147 W. Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60607

Sunday 12/17/17

2pm

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate.

TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#FREE #Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

 

6
Dec

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #2ndFridays #TAPJAM @ American Rhythm Center 8:30pm

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 2nd Fridays #TapJam

and we want you there!

410 S. Michigan Ave.

3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

Friday 12/8/17

8:30pm

$1 Suggested Donation

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate. TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

30
Nov

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Chicago Style Nutcracker

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30
Nov

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Chicago Youth Unity Day

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30
Nov

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Chicago Youth Dance Exhibition

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22
Nov

Bril Barrett & Star Dixon @ Wildcat Wednesday’s Comedy TONIGHT

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17
Oct

A Great Big THANK YOU!

thank-you1It is with a great debt of gratitude, strong sense of accomplishment and extreme humility that I extend this heartfelt “Thank You” to each and every one who made “The Return of the Chicago Tap Summit” and “Chicago: Sole Sounds of the Windy City” a resounding success! For 3 days straight, we immersed ourselves in the history, culture and rhythms of tapdance and came away with a renewed commitment to the legacy of the “HOOFERS”

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THANK YOU Harold Washington Cultural Center for giving us a culturally rich and historically Significant HOME. Thank You Tillman-Hunter Enterprises, Dancing Fair, Chicago South Loop Hotel, Northwest Chiropractix and GR33NINK for your years of unwavering support. Thank You Chloe & Maud, O’Mara Sprung Floors, Renaissance Bronzeville and MartyBoard for being new supporters. THANK YOU Sol Designs/The Black Mall for creating all our imagery and Branding.

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THANK YOU Ayrie King III aka Mr. Taps for taking me under your wing all those years ago. Thank You Martin “Tre” Dumas III for having my back and sharing your wealth of tap knowledge unselfishly. Thank You Nico Rubio for never forgetting where you come from while pushing yourself and the dance to new heights. Thank you Jumaane Taylor, Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Tristan Bruns for being my support system from inception to now! Thank You Victoria Jones, Ja’Bowen Dixon and Latrell Garnett for coming through in a clutch! Thank you Lee Howard, Nora Clark and Ian Berg for supporting in spirit and continuing to push the artform in your respective homes! Last, but not least, Thank you Megan Davis for taking on more than any one person should take on…..present company included……without you, this would not have happened! I am in your debt!

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THANK YOU Audrey Barrett aka Mama Rhythms for having me, raising me and supporting me in everything I do! Thank You to all the Apprentices and your families for being totally invested in M.A.D.D. Rhythms. Thank you Bemaji Tillman, Robert Hayes and Phoenix Singleton for making sure that we could be seen and heard on that stage! Thank you Ben “Jammin” Jonson, Charlie Johnson, Will Howard, Charles Heath and Peter Callaway for bringing JAZZ to everyone’s ears, hearts, souls and soles! Thank You 333, Creation Chicago, Purifyed Entertainment & Hip Hop ConnXion for showing up and showing out!

If I forgot to Thank anyone, please charge it to my head, not my heart! See you 2018!

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29
Sep

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Is Hiring 30 Teens For Our Fall After School Matters Advanced Apprenticeship Program

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