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M.A.D.D. Rhythms #2ndFridays #TAPJAM @ Harold Washington Cultural Center 8pm


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

and we want you there!


HWCC Logo4701 S. King Dr.

2nd Floor

(Use 47th St. Entrance)

Chicago, IL 60615

Friday 3/13/20


$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


Bril Barrett, Star Dixon @ The Cleveland Tap Experience



Star Dixon’s Tap For Tots Pop-Up @ KIDO



Bril Barrett, Star Dixon @ Tap Dance Festival U.K.


TDFUK is back for our 4th Annual Festival!! Once again we’re bringing two days of workshops with an incredible faculty to Pendleton College in Manchester.

We have classes available for all levels of tap dancer, from beginner to advanced, as well as our ‘Junior’ and ‘Adult’ specific tracks!

Visit to book your place! We offer full weekend passes as well as single day passes.

Don’t miss out on our other festival events:
Student-Faculty Showcase: Friday 14th February
Tap Jam: Sunday 16th February


Tristan Bruns In Sophisticated Ladies @ Ruth Page Dance Center


Tickets On Sale Now!

Music by Duke Ellington
Concept by Donald McKayle

Direction & Choreography by Brenda Didier & Florence Walker Harris
Music Direction by Jermaine Hill

A celebration of the artist many consider “the most important composer in the history of jazz,” this stylish salute to “The Duke” will transport audiences on a high-stepping, dynamic journey through the life and times of one of America’s greatest showmen.

From his early days at Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club through growing success at Carnegie Hall, on Broadway, in Hollywood and around the world, this elegant, Tony Award-nominated entertainment features Ellington’s biggest hits, including “Mood Indigo,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” “Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce,” “Perdido,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “In a Sentimental Mood” and many others.

Featuring Lydia Burke, Donterrio Johnson, Molly Kral, Donica Lynn, John Marshall, Jr, Lorenzo Rush Jr and Eustace J. Williams 
and Shantel Cribbs, Madison Piner, Jenna Schoppe, Terri K. Woodall, Chuckie Benson, Tristan Bruns, Kaimana Neil and Joey Stone
with Ariel M. Dorsey, De’Jah Jervai and Darren Patin


Carmen Paquette @ Dance To Evolve


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M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ 9th Annual MLK Day Celebration



Star Dixon @ RIFF Dallas

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Star Dixon @ Taptastic German Tap Dance Festival


What´s a better way to begin 2020 than a Tap festival? Let´s welcome the New Year together!

For four days, there will be 6 Teachers from the USA, Spain, Switzerland and England going to get you rocking. We will have classes for everybody – from Beginners to Advanced+! During the days you can learn from the artist – at night you can admire them on stage.

Wilhelmshaven is a beautiful city in northern Germany, located at the Jade Bight, a bay of the North Sea. The city counts many beautiful sights such as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Bridge, lots of museums, the South Beach and the harbor. You can go shopping in Wilhelmshaven´s beautiful downtown area or enjoy the nightlife in the city´s many bars and clubs. There are many reasons to come to Wilhelmshaven!

Dunses Dance School and the Tapdance Factory are well known for their fantastic Tapdance Events in Wilhelmshaven. Now it´s time to host the second international Tapdance festival in Wilhelmshaven. Let´s make music together and learn from each other to make the Tap community bigger and stronger!

You can already look forward to Ruben Sanchez (Barcelona), Avalon Rathgeb (London),  Charles Renato (New York), Aaron Tolson (New Hampshire), Daniel Borak (Swiss) and Starinah Dixon (Chicago)!

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms Needs Your Help To Continue Making A Difference In Our Community

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 communities, 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 under-served 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.




Look to the right! See the yellow DONATE button. Click it and make your year-end contribution today!


M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ KWANZAA Celebration Harambee Na Nguzo Saba 2019