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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!

Busta Keaton featuring Tristan Bruns

Come see a painted-up metaphor spin on it’s head at The Trials of Busta Keaton

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays April 15th – May 1st

You will NOT be able to contain yourself. Reserve your tickets while you can by clicking HERE.

WARNING: This is one of those shows you’re at great risk of putting off till the last weekend and not getting in. Don’t let that happen. Reserve now. See it right away.


Jaybo’s Private Tap Lessons

NOW AVAILABLE: Private Tap lessons taught by Jaybo Dixon of M.A.D.D. Rhythms.

To schedule your private tap lesson call Jaybo at (773) 977-9878 or email

Student rates are available.


M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Detroit Jazz Festival

Detroit Tap Repertory presents: M.A.D.D. Rhythms with special guest Rod Ferrone

M.A.D.D. Rhythms is a tap dance collective whose “SOLE” purpose is to spread the love and joy of tap worldwide. What started as Bril Barrett’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! Special guest Rod Ferrone is a tap dancer and entertainer who has performed to critical acclaim internationally, wowing his audiences with a unique blend of tap, physical comedy, eccentric moves and dazzling hat tricks. He is joined by the Detroit Tap Repertory, founded by former Radio City Rockette Denise Caston.

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Rhythm World

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) in association with MCA Stage present JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, three distinct programs featuring a host of extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters. The JUBA! concerts are the culminating events of Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive summer festival of tap and percussive dance in the world. The two-week long festival also features classes, workshops, tap jams, concerts, panel discussions and development conferences.

The concerts at MCA Stage also feature the JUBA! Awards, which honor esteemed members and supporters of the tap community. For its 20th anniversary season, CHRP has selected four awardees who have been important to the organization’s history as well as to the overall advancement of American tap as an art form: Gene Medler, founder and director of the highly acclaimed North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble; Sam Weber, internationally respected performer, master teacher and choreographer; Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, the “Ella Fitzgerald” of tap and a pioneer in the art form’s resurgence; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago which has contributed to the field through its longtime presentation and sponsorship of tap performance and education programs.

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Article from December 2008 edition of ‘Dancer’ magazine


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