CDF Lab Artist Star Dixon

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Assistant Director Star Dixon, 2022 Lab Artist for Chicago Dancemakers Forum, will spend this collaborating with musicians to compose and arrange original music.

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CDF Lab Artist Bril Barrett

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Director Bril Barrett, 2020 Lab Artist for Chicago Dancemakers Forum, presents "Hoofin' It: The Untold Story of the Founders of Tap".

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Our first M.A.D.D. Documentary

M.A.D.D. alum has been working with director Bril Barrett to create and share why we Make A Difference Dancing Rhythms.

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In-Person & Virtual Classes, Panel Discussions, Tap Jam, Cutting Contests, Footage and More...

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Here's To The Next 20 Years Of Making A Difference

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Tap Academy | 2022

Tap Academy | 2022

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Offers In-Person and Virtual Classes for all. M.A.D.D. Rhythms will continue to act

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Tap Jams

Tap Jams

Bronzeville Community #TapJams are back and better than ever. We are here and so are

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About Us

It is our responsibility to educate ourselves and those around us about the true nature and history of tap dance. #RespectTheDance

The Legacy

M.A.D.D. Rhythms focuses on the unsung founders of tap. We want to tell the stories of the things they endured to make this art form possible.

The Cypher

Every time M.A.D.D. Rhythms connects on the wood, we circle up and honor the roots of tap dance: improvisation.

The Vision

M.A.D.D. Rhythms teaches tap dance as a musical form of expression. We empower every dancer to create, not imitate.