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7
Dec

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

Showcase & Market 17

21
Sep

CHICAGO: Sole Sounds Of The Windy City – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!!

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CHICAGO: Sole Sounds of the Windy City

Join M.A.D.D. Rhythms Saturday October 14th, 2017 for CHICAGO: Sole Sounds of the Windy City @ the Harold Washington Cultural Center. 4701 Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653

This year’s special guests include: M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Tap That Brass, 333, Creation Chicago, Purifyed Entertainment & Hip Hop ConnXion

This years faculty include: Martin “Tre” Dumas III, Nico Rubio and Lee Howard. M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ own: Bril Barrett, Jumaane Taylor, Starinah Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Tristan Bruns, Megan Davis, Nora Clark, Ja’Bowen Dixon & Victoria Jones.

This year’s esteemed honoree is: Ayrie King III, better known as “Mr. Taps”

Tickets are $40, get your tickets now. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Group rates available. CLICK HERE

15
Sep

Chicago Tap Summit Is 1 Week Away! Register Now! Classes are filling up FAST!

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12
Sep

Fall 2017 Tap Classes Start This Week. Register Now.

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3
Sep

Chicago Tap Summit 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

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We are reaching out to you, our community, our friends and supporters, to participate in this event by being a sponsor for the upcoming Chicago Tap Summit 2017 and production titled “Chicago: Sole Sounds of the Windy City”.  The sponsorship rate is $1,000 and includes your logo placement on all printed and web specific materials, tickets to the show and the ability to make an announcement from the stage if you’d like.  Please send your check/money order to our office by September 30, 2017, to be presented at our October 13th – 15th event.

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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.

25
Jun

Jumaane Taylor Names As A Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2017 Lab Artists

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Chicago Dancemakers Forum is thrilled to announce the six dancemakers who have been selected to be receive the 2017 Lab Artist Awards: Brittany Harlin, Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood, Joshua L. Ishmon, Jumaane Taylor, Rika Lin and Victoria Bradford.
For the first time since its inception Chicago Dancemakers has increased the number of Lab Artist awards from four to six. Each artist will receive a $15,000 cash grant combined with a year of mentorship to support the research, development and presentation of a newly choreographed work.
Awardees will be honored during the 2017 Lab Artist Awards Celebration and Benefit on July 13 at The Arts Club of Chicago.

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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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

24
May

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

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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!
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