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



Bril Barrett @ OKC Tap Fest



M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ The ABLE Factor Annual Fund & Friend Raiser



Star Dixon @ Tap Family Reunion NYC


Artistic Directed by world-renowned tap dance luminaries Dormeshia Sumbry-EdwardsDerick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, the first annual Tap Family Reunion is a three-day celebration of National Tap Dance Day – Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s Birthday. Events include performances, gatherings, workshops and so much more! Taking place at key locations throughout the city, this event is centered on the original American art form of Tap Dance to attract participation from tap dancers and enthusiasts worldwide as well as further engage our local community. All programming is meant to highlight the intergenerational importance of our culture; celebrate our elders and make our history accessible to our youth and everyone in between; and focus on the historical connections of the original American art form of Tap Dance that is deeply rooted in New York City.

This event is made possible by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, So Danca, Da Super Villianz (Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant & Jason Samuels Smith), MYTE (Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble), Elka Samuels Smith – Divine Rhythm Productions, Tamia Santana – The Brooklyn Arts, Dance NYC, and Fractured Atlas. 




M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ In Tribute 5/18/18

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ DC Tap Fest





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.




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

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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.



The Entire M.A.D.D. Rhythms Family @ Big Deal: 13th Annual Performing Arts Gala


May 15, 2017 will mark a brand new milestone for gem of Chicago as executive producer Jimalita Hunter and Harold Washington Cultural Center host “Big Deal”, a theatrical fundraising gala. This production is a continuation of its Broadway in Bronzeville series. The gala will feature songs and scenes from over 10 top Broadway and off Broadway productions, including 42nd Street, Othello, Fosse, Phantom of the Opera, and more. This marks the kick off to the Harold Washington Cultural Center’s 13th year anniversary celebration. Each year we present our alumni and current members of Broadway in Bronzeville/ Off the Streets on the Stage programs. We also have an awards ceremony and pre-event reception. The goal is to raise funds to operate and expand our performing arts program for 2017-2018. Donell Jones, Louis Car, Josilyn Martin, Jahkil Jackson, and Betty Magness are listed as awardees.


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

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms “Grown & Sexy” Crew



M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ 11th Annual KBMF Dance Showcase


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The Kathryn Bender Memorial Dance Showcase brings together dance companies from the area to perform and raise money to help with research and prevention of sudden cardiac death as well as to provide scholarships in the community. Kathryn Bender was a senior at NNHS and only seventeen when she passed away in 2005 from sudden cardiac death. Participants in the showcase include the orchesis troupes from NVHS and MVHS along with Academy of Dance Arts, Extensions Dance Company, Beyond the Stars, Dream Contemporary Dance, Steps Dance Center, Elan Dance, School of Performing Arts, and M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Company. On May 13, 2017, the evening will begin at 6:30pm with raffles, silent auctions and concessions, and the show will begin at 7:30pm.