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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 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.



HWCC Arts Partner Showcase & Ujamaa Marketplace – $10



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


SUMMER 2011 6-week session

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

Satellite classes at The Harold Washington Cultural Center

4701 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL. 60615

Online registration is encouraged
6-week Summer Session Jul. 9 – Aug. 13 – Sat. Only

Register TODAY for your session. Space is limited.

Saturday 11am – 12noon Star Toddler Tap $90 3-4
Saturday 12noon – 1pm Bril Beginning Basics $90 5-8
Saturday 1pm – 2pm Bril Never 2 old 2 start $90 18+
Saturday 2pm – 3pm Star Intermediate $90 All Ages
Saturday 3pm – 4pm Bril Advanced $90 All Ages

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

Satellite classes at Big City Swing

1012 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL. 60607

Online Registration is encouraged
Tap – Options for all levels
4-Week Summer Session July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4
Early Bird Registration $45 until July 10, 2011
$50 after

Online registration only

Thursdays Tap I – 6:00pm – 7:00pm Bril Tap I $45 All Ages
Tap II – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Bril Tap II $45 All Ages
Thursdays Tap III 8:00pm – 9:00pm Bril Tap III $45 All Ages

Please register early as spaces are filled on a first come-first served basis. Any class with less than 5 students will be cancelled immediately and all monies refunded. Call 773.256.1899 or email us at for more information.

Download our tap shoe supplier list. CLICK HERE

Use the pull down menu below to select your class and register for the 2011 Winter Session of the M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy.

For more information about the Tap Academy email or call (773) 604-1899


Tap Academy | Fall 2010

M.A.D.D. Rhythms has a new home! As a matter of fact we have 4 new homes!
The Harold Washington Cultural Center

Lou Conte Dance Studios
Latin Street Dancing
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Youth Boot Camp 2010

Register today for the M.A.D.D. Rhythms Youth Tap Boot Camp.

The early bird special will not last long. Register today for just $175.00. Early bird registration ends May 21st, 2010. Then the regular price will be in effect ($200.00). Don’t let your children miss out on this exclusive week of training from the world renowned M.A.D.D. Rhythms crew!


Youth Tap Boot Camp runs June 21 – 25, 2010.
(Week 2 details coming soon)

Snacks will be provided everyday.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Youth Tap Boot Camp Daily Schedule

1pm – 2pm     Improvisation
2pm – 2:05    Break
2:05 – 3:05   Technique
3:05 – 3:20   Snack (always healthy)
3:20 – 4:20   Choreography
4:20 – 4:30   Break
4:30 – 5pm    Footage/History


Rise and Fall of Miss Thang DVD – On Sale

For a limited time only, purchase a copy of the award winning independent film “The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang” and get free shipping for all orders within the USA.  Get your DVD today.

Winner of the Best Feature Award at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville, The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang is a thrilling dance drama about a young Chicago woman who finds herself at a cross roads when her love for tap dance conflicts with her mother’s expensive addiction. The film stars internationally acclaimed dancer Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, the only woman tap dancer to star in Broadway’s Bring N Da Noise, Bring N Da Funk.

Director Stacie E. Hawkins was born and raised in Aurora, IL and attended West Aurora Senior High School. She received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and her Masters in Film production from Chapman University in Orange County, California.

DVD’s are only $14.99! Get yours today.


Capezio Tap Shoe Sale

625C – Child’s Jr. Tyette
A great tap shoe for beginners, it features Capezio taps, a plastic heel and a rubber sole. Made of synthetic materials, it has matching nylon binding, a rounded toe and a gross-grain bow tie.


Dancing Fair Tap Shoe Sale

tap_shoesDancing Fair Tap shoes. Perfect to stomp some wood with.