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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


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 communities, 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 under-served 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.




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M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ KWANZAA: Harambee Na Nguzo Saba



Winter Wonderland Arts Partner Showcase @ Harold Washington Cultural Center


Winter Wonderland Showcase

Performances by:

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

Sammy Dyer School Of The Theatre

M.A.D.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy

Hidef Dance Ensemble

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew

World Performance Team


Donnetta Jackson’s Chicago Footwork Pop-Up Class @ Harold Washington Cultural Center



Tristan Bruns, Time Brickey @ Holiday Rhythms


HOLIDAY RHYTHMS will feature Emmy Award winner and Broadway star, Ted Louis Levy, guest appearances by SCROOGE (from the Goodman Theater’s A Christmas Carol), classical violinist Liz Stein and Irish fiddler Katie Grennan, renowned clarinetist Gail Kalver, fashionista Irene Michaels, Tristan “Tapman” Bruns, song and dance man Time Brickey . . . the Eric Hochberg Trio featuring, Reggie Thomas, Tim Mulvenna and more! A night full of music, song, dance, drama, fashion, holiday traditions and of course . . . RHYTHM!

Proceeds benefit CHRP’s Arts Education programs – WE ALL GOT RHYTHM – which ignite the imagination, engage the soul and immerse young people in the culture of rhythmic expression.

Date and Time

Mon, December 10, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

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Jazz Showcase

806 South Plymouth Court

Chicago, IL 60605

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Bril Barrett To Receive “Lifetime Of Mentoring Award” @ Timeless Gifts’ 9th Annual Christmas Concert & Gala A Soulful Christmas

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms & M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration




M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Logan Center For The Arts’ School Matinee Series


Logan Center School Matinee Program for students and teachers

The sixth season of the Logan Center School Matinee Program offers a dynamic series of free performances for students and teachers in grades K–12 across the Chicagoland area.

Each matinee features world class artists in engaging educational presentations. Our matinee programs also include teacher workshops prior to each performance designed to support educators in connecting field trip experience with classroom learning and common core learning standards. Our innovative field trips introduce youth to a diverse range of experiences providing opportunities for dynamic learning, critical inquiry, and cultural engagement.

The matinee programs take place throughout the school year in the state-of-the-art Performance Hall at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Matinees are offered on weekday mornings throughout the school year from October through May.

Dec 5, 2018 / 10:3011:30am
M.A.D.D. Rhythms
Recommended Grades: K–5
M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS is a phenomenal tapdance collective whose “sole” purpose is to spread the love and joy of tap worldwide. What started as Bril Barrett & Martin Dumas, III’s formula for giving back is now a full-fledged performing arts company, quickly gaining a reputation for representing the true essence of tap: rhythm. The company is composed of young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago. Their ages range from 13 to 42, and their backgrounds are as equally diverse. The one thing they all have in common is a love for “the dance.”




Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th Street
ChicagoIL 60637


773.702.ARTS (2787)



Tappy Birthday Izaiah Harris & Megan Davis

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms Pop-Up Tap Jam @ Black Friday Black Business Summit with Sir the Baptist, Kierra Sheard and more at Reggies



Fall Break – No Classes Today-Sunday. See You Next Week!