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14
Jun

M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Needs Your VOTE – Help Us Get An $100,000 Grant To Make Even MORE Of A Difference Dancing Rhythms

Dear friends, family, fans, supporters and recipients of various opportunities provided by

M.A.D.D. Rhythms,

We are calling on you to help us reach the next level of consideration for a $100,000 grant from Chase.

All it takes is 1 click of the above image and your vote is cast.

We are more than halfway there, but we need you to put us over the top!

Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to help us continue to help our communities!

-Bril Barrett

Founder/Director of M.A.D.D. Rhythms

19
Jan

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Is Living The Dream

WE TAPDANCE FOR A LIVING AND THAT IS A DREAM COME TRUE

WE TEACH TAPDANCE AS AN ART FORM AND AS AN ALTERNATIVE

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE DANCING RHYTHMS.

THAT IS HOW WE CONTRIBUTE TO DR. KING’S LEGACY

WE ARE LIVING THE DREAM AND WE ARE THANKFUL TO ALL WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE

#LivingTheDream #MakingMADDMoves #MADDAboutDrKing

24
Dec

MAKE A DIFFERENCE! DONATE TODAY

When you or a family member wants to learn about tap, where do you turn?

If you’re like most in our community, you turn to M.A.D.D. Rhythms

Why?

Because you know you will receive an absolute top notch tapdance education.

And you also know that you’ll be treated like a real person, by dedicated, compassionate tap professionals in a warm, caring environment.

Your contributions have helped make M.A.D.D. Rhythms one the leading tapdance organizations in the Country.  We are so grateful to you for supporting our mission to preserve, promote and contribute to this artform called tap .

Thanks to you, our organization has touched the lives of thousands of youth – whether they needed a positive alternative to the streets, an outlet to express themselves or sought to improve their quality of life.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms is your community tapdance collective.  We exist to serve you and your loved ones – to spread joy, love, discipline and creative expression.

In this uncertain economic time, we count on your support – now more than ever.

Your gift is extremely important to M.A.D.D. Rhythms because it provides resources that make an immediate impact – that will help us through these interesting – and tough – times.

Your gift of $100, $500, $1,000 or $5,000 can make all the difference…… to our instructors, our students, our programs, our communites, our support staff – to every one here who works to serve you.

Please consider making as generous a gift as you can.

As Chicago’s underserved communities continue to experience an increase in youth related violent crimes, your tap collective is committed to staying at the forefront – for you, for your loved ones, for every person in the community.  Please help to make this possible with your contribution.

Your donation will make a world of difference.  I promise you.

Thank you so much for your help.

Sincerely,

9
Oct

Bril Barrett’s #FREE #MiniClass & M.A.D.D. Rhythms #TapJam @ ARC’s FALL INTO DANCE

FALL INTO DANCE
Friday, October 10, 2014 5:30-9

Join the partners of the American Rhythm Center on Friday, October 10 for a series of mini class samples! During this time participants will be have the opportunity to try out some of the ARCs favorite classes including Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and more!

Free Class Schedule:
5:30-5:50:  Nia with Deborah Darr

5:30-5:50: Jazz with Darling Shear

6:00-7:00:  Mad Haus with Monica Morris

6:00-8:00:  Improv Jam with J. Lindsay Brown

7:00-7:20:  Body Drumming with Lane Alexander

7:30-7:50: Improvization 101 with Bril Barrett

7:30-7:50: Hip Hop with Geena Williams

8:00-8:20:  Zumba with Jillian Garza

8:00-9:00:  Tap Jam with Bril Barrett

The evening will also feature our monthly JAMS! Improvisation Jam for modern/contemporary movers, musicians, and other artists. The Improv Jam starts at 6PM. Tap Jams are for hoofers and tap dancers of all tapping levels! Tap Jams start at 8pm! There is a $5 suggested donation for both jams!

Upcoming Jam Dates:
October 10 (8:00pm-9:00pm)
November 14 (8:00pm-9:00pm)
December 12(8:00pm-9:00pm)

#Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood #ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance

3
Sep

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ 2014 Music In The Air “Summer Dance”/O’Hare Airport

“Music in the Air”

is a year-round program, organized in conjunction with Chicago’s downtown festivals and holiday celebrations.

The popular program is original to Chicago and has led to similar live music programs at other airports around the country.

In 1998, the Department of Aviation, along with key individuals in the Chicago music scene, enlisted help from local labels, music organizations, clubs, bands and individual musicians to bring local artists’ recordings to O’Hare International Airport.

Friday, September 5, 2014

2pm-5pm

(Performances every 30 minutes)

Terminal 1

Baggage Level

(Near Door 1E)

3
Aug

M.A.D.D. Rhythms, M.A.D.D. Rhythms West & More @ Millennium Park’s Family Fun Festival

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Millennium Park’s Family Fun Festival

August 7, 2014
Family Fun Festival @ Millennium Park
1pm-2pm
Chase Promenade North

Featuring:

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

M.A.D.D. Rhythms West: The BBF Crew

World Performance Team

The Pebbles Foundation

TAP @ American Rhythm Center

……….and many more

The Family Fun Festival presented by Target returns offering interactive activities, arts and crafts and games for kids of all ages. The 2014 Family Fun Festival schedule is below.

June 23 – August 24, 2014  •  10 am – 3 pm  •  FREE Admission

The Target Family Fun Festival returns offering interactive activities, arts and crafts and games for kids of all ages. The 2014 Target Family Fun Festival schedule is below.

Wiggleworms® at 10 am

Join the Wiggleworms® instructors from the Old Town School of Folk Music as they lead children in sing-alongs, circle dances and more.

Download Complete Schedule (PDF)

Reading Circle at 11 am

Chill out with a story time that is sure to delight.

Family Performances at 1 pm

Enjoy a mix of live music and interactive dance performances that are sure to have you up on your feet.

Download Complete Schedule (PDF)

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Hours:
10 am – 3 pm

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Location:
Millennium Park, Chase Promenade North
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

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Admission:
FREE

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Accessibility:
Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assisted listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth

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Public Transportation:
For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.org.

7
Jul

M.A.D.D. Rhythms #TapJam @ American Rhythm Center

Photo By Kristie Khans

25
Mar

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ The Power To Break: A Musical Celebration

Power to Break Musical Celebration

Saturday March 29th at 4 – 6pm

Come and Join us. It will be awesome!

Special Guests include: M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Ade Williams,
David Davis, Stephen Johnson, New Beginnings Church, and Jerard Woods & Christian Heritage Community Ensemble.

Mistress of Ceremony -The Wonderful Dana Divine of WGCI

12
Feb

People Get Ready: Dance Movements Of The Civil Rights Era

Navy Pier presents

“People Get Ready”

Celebrating Black History Month

Sunday, February 23

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Navy Pier

Crystal Gardens

In celebration of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, join us at Navy Pier for an afternoon of dance. Various styles of Black American Dances throughout history will be brought to life by the famed tap dance company, M.A.D.D. (Making A Difference Dancing) Rhythms. They will be joined by some of Chicago’s best professional dance companies including Ayodele Drum And Dance, FootworKINGZ, Hip Hop ConnXion as well as youth companies M.A.D.D. Rhythms West: The BBF Crew, Move Me Soul, Colored Girls Are Cover Girls, The World Performance Team and more.

26
Dec

Alexandrya’s Future Rhythm Leaders Scholarship Program

26
Dec

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ The First Annual Kwanzaa In Englewood Celebration