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22
Aug

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Young Queens Brigade @ The 27th Annual Music & Arts Explosion

2017 COMMUNITY EXPO

22
Aug

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Young Queens Brigade @ Summer Dance Village – 12pm

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In collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Audience Architects presents Dance Village, a summer celebration highlighting various forms of dance through neighborhood competitions, with finale performances at a day-long dance festival in Millennium Park!

Dance Village will take place on Saturday, August 26th from 12-6 pm at Wrigley Square in Millennium Park. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to enjoy the festivities.

Can’t wait to see you upcoming Saturday the 26th!
Here’s a schedule for the upcoming performance –

12:00 – M.A.D.D. Rhythms – Tap Dance Performance

12:15 – Meher Dance Company – Bollywood Dance Performance

12:30 – Concert Dance Inc – Contemporary Dance

12:45 – Ballet Chicago – Classical Ballet Performance

1:00 – Najwa Dance Corps Organization – African American Dance

1:15 – Ginger Jensen, Choreographer – Contemporary Dance

1:30 – Sarita Smith – Childs – Groove 3: Dance Exercise Mini Class

1:45 – Mandala Arts – Classical and Contemporary Indian Dance

2:00 – Ballet 5:8 – Classical Ballet Performance

2:15 – REIdance group – Contemporary Dance Performance

2:30 – Red Clay Dance Company Youth Ensemble – Afro – Contemporary Dance

2:45 – Duncan Dance Chicago – Isadora Duncan Dance Performance

3:00 – Dancing Petals – Traditional Kathak India Dance

3:30 – Stomping Ground Movement – Breaking / Capoeira

3:45 – Yin He Dance Company – Classical Chinese and Folk Dance

4:00 – Chicago Swing Dance Community – Swing Dance Performance

4:15 – Movement Revolution Dance Crew – Hip – Hop and Breaking

4:30 – Off Center Project – Classical Ballet Performance

4:45 – Joel Hall Dancers & Center – Jazz Dance

5:00 – BeMoved Dance – Dance Fitness Mini Class

5:15 – Nomi Dance Company – Contemporary Dance Performance

5:30 – Evanston Dance Ensemble – Contemporary Dance Performance

5:45 – Aloha Center Chicago ACC – Hula and South Pacific

22
Jul

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance – TONIGHT

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We want to share a very special offer with you to see and hear JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 at the New Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave!

We are offering you 25% off JUBA! tickets with the promo code ARC25. Don’t miss out!

Friday Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juba-masters-of-tap-and-percussive-dance-friday-july-21-tickets-34698650598?aff=es2

Saturday Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juba-masters-of-tap-and-percussive-dance-saturday-july-22-tickets-34699678673?aff=es2

Extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters from around the globe share the Studebaker Theater stage for JUBA!

This concert features performances by some of the country’s leading masters of tap and percussive dance, including a world premiere by CHRP’s new Artist in Residence, Dani Borak; solo performances by former Tap Scholars Jumaane Taylor and former CHRP ensemble member Tristan Bruns; STOMP alumna and Broadway hoofer (Shuffle Along) Lisa LaTouche; and many more.

JUBA! performances are on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 and both shows are completely distinct. For more information about the line-up for Friday’s performance, or to purchase tickets, click here. More information about Saturday’s line-up will be available on this page soon.

The JUBA! concerts are the culminating events of Chicago’s prized citywide festival, Rhythm World. Rhythm World runs July 17–23 and includes scores of courses, master classes, and workshops, the 17th Annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference, a brand new STOMP intensive focusing on body drumming and found-object percussion and teacher certification. For more information about the festival, click here.

28
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The BBF Crew @ International Festival of Life 7/1/17 4pm

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22
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Performs Supreme Love @ Jacob’s Pillow

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Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michelle Dorrance

Jun 28 – Jul 2

For the first time ever, astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond come together in a program curated and introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). TIRELESS exhibits the endless talent, depth, and perseverance of the international tap community.

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow, Dorrance introduces this Pillow-exclusive engagement featuring tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan in AUN; Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor and his ensemble work Supreme Love; Joe Orrach of San Francisco in his solo performance entitled In My Corner; and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles.

BUY TICKETS HERE

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22
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Summer of Opportunity

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12
Jun

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

Teen Summer 2017 Teen Summer back 2017

7
Jun

HWCC Summer Arts Intensive Registration Now Open

Summer Intensive 2017

7
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy Open House, Student Showcase & After School Matters Summer Orientation/Audition

Open House 2017

1
Jun

Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson & Tristan Bruns w/ Chicago Human Rhythm Project @ Stomping Grounds Grand Finale: Studebaker Theater

SG17_PstCrd_FRONT_FINALFREE TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT, BUT YOU CAN STILL GET ON THE WAIT LIST!

The series completes its third year with the grand finale on Friday, June 2, at the Studebaker Theater. This event will feature ALL five dance companies and, like all STOMPING GROUNDS events, is completely free and open to the public.

The featured Chicago companies are:
Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater
The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
Trinity Irish Dance Company

NOTE: Ticket holders are allowed priority entry up to 20 minutes before showtime, otherwise seats will be given to those on the waitlist.

Date and Time

Fri, June 2, 2017

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

 

Location

Studebaker Theater

410 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

24
May

National Tap Dance Day Is The EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE For RHYTHM WORLD – May 25 – Don’t Miss Your Chance To Save $$$

Early Bird Registration FINAL

MAY 25 – National Tap Dance Day!
MAY 25 – EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE!
One of the ways we celebrate is to offer discounts to our summer festival – RHYTHM WORLD – through May 25 – after all – how can you forget the date? It’s Bill Robinson’s birthday – so give yourself a present – SUMMER TAP FESTIVAL!
www.chicagotap.org