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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ Young Queens Brigade @ Summer Dance Village – 12pm


In collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Audience Architects presents Dance Village, a summer celebration highlighting various forms of dance through neighborhood competitions, with finale performances at a day-long dance festival in Millennium Park!

Dance Village will take place on Saturday, August 26th from 12-6 pm at Wrigley Square in Millennium Park. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to enjoy the festivities.

Can’t wait to see you upcoming Saturday the 26th!
Here’s a schedule for the upcoming performance –

12:00 – M.A.D.D. Rhythms – Tap Dance Performance

12:15 – Meher Dance Company – Bollywood Dance Performance

12:30 – Concert Dance Inc – Contemporary Dance

12:45 – Ballet Chicago – Classical Ballet Performance

1:00 – Najwa Dance Corps Organization – African American Dance

1:15 – Ginger Jensen, Choreographer – Contemporary Dance

1:30 – Sarita Smith – Childs – Groove 3: Dance Exercise Mini Class

1:45 – Mandala Arts – Classical and Contemporary Indian Dance

2:00 – Ballet 5:8 – Classical Ballet Performance

2:15 – REIdance group – Contemporary Dance Performance

2:30 – Red Clay Dance Company Youth Ensemble – Afro – Contemporary Dance

2:45 – Duncan Dance Chicago – Isadora Duncan Dance Performance

3:00 – Dancing Petals – Traditional Kathak India Dance

3:30 – Stomping Ground Movement – Breaking / Capoeira

3:45 – Yin He Dance Company – Classical Chinese and Folk Dance

4:00 – Chicago Swing Dance Community – Swing Dance Performance

4:15 – Movement Revolution Dance Crew – Hip – Hop and Breaking

4:30 – Off Center Project – Classical Ballet Performance

4:45 – Joel Hall Dancers & Center – Jazz Dance

5:00 – BeMoved Dance – Dance Fitness Mini Class

5:15 – Nomi Dance Company – Contemporary Dance Performance

5:30 – Evanston Dance Ensemble – Contemporary Dance Performance

5:45 – Aloha Center Chicago ACC – Hula and South Pacific


Bril Barrett @ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s “The Best Of”


Experience Chicago’s most innovative orchestra, Orbert Davis‘ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, presenting a culmination of some of its most celebrated works from its 13-year catalogue of repertoire bridging jazz, classical and other genres. The dynamic program will include selections from The Chicago River, Collective Creativity, Home and Away, and more, featuring 60 of the very best Chicago musicians and singers including Maggie Brown, Terisa Griffin, Bobbi Wilsyn, in addition to tap dancing duo Bril Barrett and Tre Dumas (Martin Dumas III) plus the CJP Youth Ensemble under the direction of Roosevelt Griffin…guaranteed to leave you inspired and wanting more!


M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance – TONIGHT


We want to share a very special offer with you to see and hear JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance, Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 at the New Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave!

We are offering you 25% off JUBA! tickets with the promo code ARC25. Don’t miss out!

Friday Tickets:

Saturday Tickets:

Extraordinary foot drummers and percussive arts masters from around the globe share the Studebaker Theater stage for JUBA!

This concert features performances by some of the country’s leading masters of tap and percussive dance, including a world premiere by CHRP’s new Artist in Residence, Dani Borak; solo performances by former Tap Scholars Jumaane Taylor and former CHRP ensemble member Tristan Bruns; STOMP alumna and Broadway hoofer (Shuffle Along) Lisa LaTouche; and many more.

JUBA! performances are on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 and both shows are completely distinct. For more information about the line-up for Friday’s performance, or to purchase tickets, click here. More information about Saturday’s line-up will be available on this page soon.

The JUBA! concerts are the culminating events of Chicago’s prized citywide festival, Rhythm World. Rhythm World runs July 17–23 and includes scores of courses, master classes, and workshops, the 17th Annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference, a brand new STOMP intensive focusing on body drumming and found-object percussion and teacher certification. For more information about the festival, click here.


M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The BBF Crew @ International Festival of Life 7/1/17 4pm

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Jumaane Taylor Names As A Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2017 Lab Artists

7132017_ImageAnnouncing the 2017 Lab Artists!

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Chicago Dancemakers Forum is thrilled to announce the six dancemakers who have been selected to be receive the 2017 Lab Artist Awards: Brittany Harlin, Daniel “Bravemonk” Haywood, Joshua L. Ishmon, Jumaane Taylor, Rika Lin and Victoria Bradford.
For the first time since its inception Chicago Dancemakers has increased the number of Lab Artist awards from four to six. Each artist will receive a $15,000 cash grant combined with a year of mentorship to support the research, development and presentation of a newly choreographed work.
Awardees will be honored during the 2017 Lab Artist Awards Celebration and Benefit on July 13 at The Arts Club of Chicago.


M.A.D.D. Rhythms Performs Supreme Love @ Jacob’s Pillow


Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience Curated by Michelle Dorrance

Jun 28 – Jul 2

For the first time ever, astonishing tap artists from our backyard and beyond come together in a program curated and introduced by the “tireless ambassador of tap” Michelle Dorrance (The New York Times). TIRELESS exhibits the endless talent, depth, and perseverance of the international tap community.

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award recipient and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow, Dorrance introduces this Pillow-exclusive engagement featuring tap dancer and bassist couple Reona and Takashi Seo of Japan in AUN; Chicago-based choreographer and performer Jumaane Taylor and his ensemble work Supreme Love; Joe Orrach of San Francisco in his solo performance entitled In My Corner; and tap dancing siblings Joseph and Josette Wiggan of Los Angeles.




M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Summer of Opportunity



Benefit For Diane Ellis @ The Logan Center for the Arts


$20 RUSH Tickets available 
only on Wednesday June 14, 2017
sponsored by the Hyde Park Jazz Society
7:00 PM @ the Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson & Tristan Bruns w/ Chicago Human Rhythm Project @ Stomping Grounds Grand Finale: Studebaker Theater


The series completes its third year with the grand finale on Friday, June 2, at the Studebaker Theater. This event will feature ALL five dance companies and, like all STOMPING GROUNDS events, is completely free and open to the public.

The featured Chicago companies are:
Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater
The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
Trinity Irish Dance Company

NOTE: Ticket holders are allowed priority entry up to 20 minutes before showtime, otherwise seats will be given to those on the waitlist.

Date and Time

Fri, June 2, 2017

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT



Studebaker Theater

410 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605


Bril Barrett Tap Master Classes @ Great Gig Dance Co. In Atlanta, GA.


Thursday, June 1 at 6 PM8 PM EDT
Great Gig Dance Co.

4200 Wade Green Road,
Suite 128,
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
This Thursday, June 1st we are hosting Tap classes with Bril Barrett from 6:00-8:00pm at the studio! The 6:00 class will be Intermediate and the 7:00 class will be Advanced. You may take both classes if this is appropriate to your level.
Classes are $20.00 each for non-Ensemble dancers.
This class is available and open to ALL ATL tappers.
Bril Barrett is from Chicago and is a fabulous Tap dancer who regularly performs with M.A.D.D. Rhythms and teaches at many festivals and workshops across the country.

Bril Barrett w/ Heidi Coker @ Polecon 2017


The International Pole Convention (PoleCon), celebrates the diversity of the pole dance/pole fitness community. Come to learn, share and grow with men and women of all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities and fitness levels then stay for the community. #poleconisforeveryone

PoleCon 2017: Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency!

Tickets, paid-workshops, booths, sponsorship — all on sale now!

Room block, book here:

Book your booth here:

Contact us directly for your group discount code! 5-9 people = 5% discount; 10+ people = 10% discount!

Tickets Available Here