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M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Southside Youth Arts Showcase



M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ CP10: CityPoint Community Church’s 10th Anniversary Service


Ten years ago today with the prayer and diligence of Pastor Demetrius Davis, Karla Evans Davis and eight other individuals, CityPoint Community Church (originally Proviso Community Church) was founded. The vision was to plant a new church community that recaptured the heart of the original church in the Book of Acts. The primary focus was community and commitment to learning and living the principles of the Bible.

From a school auditorium in the west suburbs to posh spaces in the South Loop, we have seen much growth and much transition over the years. All in all, we remain committed to being “simply caring, simply community, and simply church.”

Join us on Sunday, August 12th at 10a as we celebrate this milestone in our church’s history. Pastor Wendell Martin will be joining us as the guest speaker, Jessica Love will lead us in worship, M.A.D.D. Rhythms will perform a dope tap dance, and we’ll have catered bites by Zita Cooks, photo opportunities, and more.

We hope to see you there! #HappyAnniversaryCityPoint #CP10


M.A.D.D. Rhythms #2ndFridays #TAPJAM @ American Rhythm Center 8pm

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms’ is hosting our 2nd Fridays #TapJam

and we want you there!


410 S. Michigan Ave.

3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

Friday 8/10/18


$1 Suggested Donation

TAP JAMS are our way of paying homage to the HOOFERS of old and the traditions they set.

TAP JAMS make us better. TAP JAMS give us new ideas.

TAP JAMS help us communicate. TAP JAMS allow us to express ourselves.

TAP JAMS show us where we came from and where we are going.

TAP JAMS are absolutely necessary to nudge your growth as a tapdancer!

#Fun #OpenToThePublic #SeeYouOnTheWood

#ImprovToImprove #RespectTheDance


M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Lollapalooza’s Kidzapalooza 8.4.18 12:30pm



M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Rock Your Drop On The Block



M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ After School Matters Summer Dance Summit



Bril Barrett @ Jersey Tap Fest


M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Ellis Park Performance


oin us for one of our city’s favorite summer traditions! Now in its seventh year, the FREE FOR ALL Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour heads out to neighborhood parks across the north, west, and south sides of the city with a 75-minute abridged production. At each location, a specially equipped truck rolls into the park, a stage unfolds, and a company of professional actors shares Shakespeare’s magical comedy with families and neighbors of all ages.

The citywide tour is made possible by a renewed civic, cultural, and corporate partnership between Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Boeing, and BMO Harris Bank. Since the inception of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program seven years ago, more than 130,000 Chicagoans have taken advantage of free performances in their communities.

For the first time since the establishment of the Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour in 2012, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines is adapting and staging this production for audiences across Chicago. Gaines brings a vision of merriment to the enchanting story of four young lovers who set out for the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing. When the Fairy Court discovers these mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn.

On the occasion of the Illinois Bicentennial, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks will expand its summer tour with FREE SHAKESPEARE at Glen Oak Park in Peoria, Illinois. Duplicating its successful community engagement efforts piloted in Chicago over the first seven seasons of the program, the Theater makes its first foray beyond city limits to work in partnership with Peoria residents and community organizations, reaching new audiences from neighborhoods across the down-state region.


Bril Barrett’s #GrownAndSexy Adult Tap Classes Start TODAY @ American Rhythm Center

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Bril Barrett, Star Dixon @ Rhythm World

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We are excited to have you join Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s 28th year of Rhythm World!! Rhythm World is a tap and percussive arts festival which hosts internationally acclaimed faculty for a week of classes and performances.

During the week we have courses, masterclasses, workshops, an exclusive STOMP Intensive, teacher certification, a kids program and our Youth Tap Ensemble Conference. These classes are taught by masters of the art from and range in intensity from fast beginner to professional level tap dancing. Check out more details on our website

On July 16th, we have our opening night kick-off jam at the Jazz Showcase at 7:30pm! This jam will host faculty, students and a live band for a must not miss event of the festival. Tickets are on sale now so buy them before we sell out!

Next up on July 18th we have a show at Navy Pier’s Polk Bros. Performance Lawn! Jason Janas’ company Co.MMIT and Charles Renato’s company CHR Project will be featured as well as different youth tap ensembles. This event is free and open to the public. Get there before the start time of 6:30pm to have the best view!

Finally we close out our festival with JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance concerts at the Studebaker Theater in the Fine Arts building. These shows start at 7:30pm and will be on Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st. These shows are different each night and provide a unique wonderful tap dance experience. Tickets are one sale so buy yours now!
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M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Soul Yoga Fest


Chicago:  July 13, 14, 15, 2018

2014-soul-yooga-fest1.jpgSoul Yoga Fest has expanded our emphasis to include more natural food vendors, workshops in vegan and raw food preparation as well as more dance, martial arts and other types of movement arts.   The annual  Yoga festival which was created by Master Kemetic Yoga Instructor and founder of the global Kemetic Yoga Movement, Yirser Ra Hotep-Lawrence to introduce Yoga, especially Kemetic Yoga from the cultural perspective of Africa, to communities that otherwise would not know of Yoga, do not have access to it, nor know of its African and Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) roots. Soul Yoga Fest is held in Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Paris, South Africa and Jamaica.  Soul Yoga Fest is open to all persons interested in Yoga, Meditation, Health, Nutrition, and Fitness.