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Bril Barrett @ 4th Annual Las Vegas Tap Festival




M.A.D.D. Rhythms West: The BBF Crew @ We Run The Runway



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


M.A.D.D. Rhythms West: The BBF Crew @ Let Hope Rise

Join us for Let Hope Rise, a new, all-ages, FREE, monthly, one-day event in the parks.

Featuring Sandra Delgado, Kristina Isabelle, Bril Barrett & M.A.D.D. Rhythms West: The BBF Crew, Priya Shah,Mac Strongg, John Bitoy, The Collaboraction Teen Ensemble, and Crime Scene:The Next Chapter.

LET HOPE RISE is all about increasing the peace, art, love, hope, and fun in Chicago.

Taking place the 2nd Saturday of each month, LET HOPE RISE kicks off with a free community lunch at Noon featuring free pizza by Connie’s pizza with performances beginning at 1pm followed by artistic and education workshops.

Learn more at



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 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.



Bril Barrett’s #FREE Tap Classes @ ARC’s DANCE FREE-4-ALL


Bril Barrett @ CHRP’s Rhythm World 24 Tap Festival

Bril Barrett will be teaching at the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Rhythm World 24,

July 7 – August 3, 2014


RHYTHM WORLD is America’s longest running and most comprehensive festival of
American tap and contemporary percussive arts.
Rhythm World hosts an opening night concert at Chicago’s historic Jazz Showcase, three concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, a tap jam, a student showcase, and a vast array of masterclasses, workshops, courses, and residencies with worldrenowned performers and teachers.
See more HERE

Registration is open!

Click here to purchase tickets to the July 30 & 31, August 2 performances @ MCA.

For more information about the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and Rhythms World visit


M.A.D.D. Rhythms & Be The Groove @ The Chicago Bulls Game TONIGHT


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

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Is Looking To Hire 30 Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Teen Tapdancers For Our Spring After School Matters Tap Program!

M.A.D.D. Rhythms West: The BBF Crew is now the official training program for one of Chicago’s best professional tapdance companies, M.A.D.D. Rhythms. If you love tapdance and would love to get paid to learn and perform all over the city of Chicago this Spring, then check out our…

2.5 hours a day (5pm-7:30pm); 3 days a week (M, W, F).

Program Dates: January 27th – April 4th/10 weeks.

Program Completion Award $100

Past Performance And/Or Field-trip Opportunities Have Included…

Family Fun Fest @ Millennium Park

Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s 23rd Rhythm World Tap Festival

MPAACT Summer Jams Festival

Jubalee…Tap Into the Night

High School Musical: On Stage

Sankofa Cultural Arts Center

And many more………….

If you are interested in working with M.A.D.D. Rhythms or any of the other work programs offered this Spring, you must attend the MANDATORY SPRING ORIENTATION.

Friday, January 10, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Where: Better Boys Foundation
1512 S. Pulaski
Chicago, IL. 60623


M.A.D.D. Rhythms West: The BBF Crew @ Black Youthstory


M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Celebrate My Drive

M.A.D.D. Rhythms takes the stage @ 5:30pm

You’re invited! So are your friends, and their friends, too.

Celebrate My Drive is one special day – Saturday, September 15. The Chicagoland area is hosting a marquee Celebrate My Drive event to rally around and support teens as they get their driver’s license and prepare for the road ahead.

By registering online and joining in person at the Yorktown Center in Lombard, you can increase your chances to win great prizes – including a brand new car – and help your high school win $100,000!

We want to see everyone on September 15. Join this event to get inside information on what’s happening and reminders as we get closer to the date.

8/23- Hey Illinoisans! Guess who will be celebrating with you on September 15…

Taj Gibson from the Chicago Bulls!