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16
Apr

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Regal Nights: Live Theatrical Fundraising

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16
Apr

M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ The One: Urban Dance Showcase

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25
Dec

MAKE A DIFFERENCE! DONATE TODAY

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

Why?

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.

Sincerely,

 

19
Dec

Take Bril Barrett’s #GrownAndSexy Tap Classes for $1 @ American Rhythm Center’s DANCE All-4-ONE

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Join us for a week of $1 Dance Classes at the American Rhythm Center! This All-4-One features more than 30 classes for all ability levels in a range of genres and styles, including Tap,Hip Hop, Contemporary, Capoeira, Modern, Ballet, Afro-dancehall, Ethno Fusion, Heels, Jazz and more.

Teaching the classes are professionals representing the ARC’s diverse community partners and other affiliated groups, including Chicago Human Rhythm Project , A&A Ballet, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Gang of Toes, Mandala Arts, M.A.D.D. Rhythms Blu rhythm Collective & the Crew, The Happiness Club, Move Me Soul Movement Revolution Dance Crew , Bollywood Groove, Ron Mendoza Fitness Specialist as well as independent artists including Brandy Ford, Jabowen Dixon, Ethan Sherry, Sekou Conde, Amber Tiara, Ayesha Jaco, Daz Harris, Tanji Harper, Daniel Borak, Torrin Clifton Patricia Hampton, JC Hopkins, Nadell Jackson, Nico Rubio, Asha Rowland, and Ricketa Boss!

The American Rhythm Center’s “All-4-One” takes place Tuesday, January 2 through Monday, January 8 at the American Rhythm Center in the Fine Arts Building – 410 S. Michigan Ave. 3rd Floor.

We Hope To See You There!

21
Sep

CHICAGO: Sole Sounds Of The Windy City – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!!

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CHICAGO: Sole Sounds of the Windy City

Join M.A.D.D. Rhythms Saturday October 14th, 2017 for CHICAGO: Sole Sounds of the Windy City @ the Harold Washington Cultural Center. 4701 Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653

This year’s special guests include: M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Tap That Brass, 333, Creation Chicago, Purifyed Entertainment & Hip Hop ConnXion

This years faculty include: Martin “Tre” Dumas III, Nico Rubio and Lee Howard. M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ own: Bril Barrett, Jumaane Taylor, Starinah Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Tristan Bruns, Megan Davis, Nora Clark, Ja’Bowen Dixon & Victoria Jones.

This year’s esteemed honoree is: Ayrie King III, better known as “Mr. Taps”

Tickets are $40, get your tickets now. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Group rates available. CLICK HERE

15
Sep

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

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12
Sep

Fall 2017 Tap Classes Start This Week. Register Now.

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3
Sep

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.

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22
Jul

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

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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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juba-masters-of-tap-and-percussive-dance-friday-july-21-tickets-34698650598?aff=es2

Saturday Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juba-masters-of-tap-and-percussive-dance-saturday-july-22-tickets-34699678673?aff=es2

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.

7
Jun

HWCC Summer Arts Intensive Registration Now Open

Summer Intensive 2017

1
Jun

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

SG17_PstCrd_FRONT_FINALFREE TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT, BUT YOU CAN STILL GET ON THE WAIT LIST!

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

 

Location

Studebaker Theater

410 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605