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July 22, 2019

Bril Barrett, Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson & Tristan Bruns @ 29th Annual Rhythm World


Rhythm World is Chicago’s annual festival of tap and percussive dance, celebrating its 29th year! Each summer, many of the world’s finest tap dance teachers and performers educate, entertain and enlighten students and audiences from around the globe through classes, performances and more.

Rhythm World offers a sophisticated and comprehensive variety of education and performance programs that allow students and audience members to design their own experiences. Students can take a single class or immerse themselves in up to 50 hours during the week.

Audience members will have the opportunity to enjoy 6 different nights of percussive and rhythmic arts at some of Chicago’s most cherished venues. Opening night at the Jazz Showcase, JUBA! Concerts at the Dance Center of Columbia College and free performances & TAP JAM at Navy Pier Polk Bros. Performance Lawns followed by their weekly fireworks spectacular!

Classes are held at the American Rhythm Center in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave. See below for complete information about Rhythm World 29!

Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC) | July 22-25 | Mon – Thurs
>>CHRP’s annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC), now in its 19th year, is a training and repertory development program for pre-professional tap repertory companies. This year’s program has been completely re-imagined, with classes in tap choreography, body percussion, boomwhackers composition, tap and live instrument composition and improvisation. The 2019 YTEC choreographers will be Kilian Deissler and Dani Borak.

>>The Teacher Certification program covers elements of tap history, repertory, pedagogy, physiology and music theory. This program is taught by Linda Sohl Ellison, Dianne Walker, Bril Barrett and Jason Janas.

KIDS PROGRAM* | JULY 22-25 | Mon – Thurs
>>Faculty: Demi Remick, Monti Ellison, Sean Kaminski
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for kids to accelerate to
the next level! The curriculum of this program will cover: oral
and video histories; rudiments of tap including technique,
timing, syncopated rhythms, and improvisational skills; and the
developments of each dancer’s individual style and expressive

*Program includes twelve classes, one ticket to a JUBA! concert and a festival t-shirt.

OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED INCLUDE four day courses, Friday Workshops, weekend masterclasses AND adult courses.

For complete Rhythm World 29 Information please visit

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