Tap Academy | 2021

M.A.D.D. Rhythms will continue to act in accordance with the state and federal guidelines to keep our students, partners, and staff safe during the current health situation. We are ecstatic to share the wood and virtual space with you all!

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy

The Tap Academy is the teaching arm of M.A.D.D. Rhythms and was founded out of the necessity to teach tap as a musical form of expression.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms is a proud Arts Partner in Residence with the Harold Washington Cultural Center located at 4701 S. King Drive in beautiful Bronzeville. We are grateful to call this historic facility our home.

We have 4 gorgeous dance studios where we hold our classes. We have our own dedicated entrance to the studios on the 47th St. side of the building. There is even free street parking along 47th and King Drive.

Class Announcements

The 2021 – 2022 session runs from September to June. During the session we have a select number of holidays where classes will be cancelled such as:

September 29, 30
October 2
November 6, 24, 25, 27
Winter Break from December 19 – January 11
Spring Break from March 27 – April 5

We are also excited to offer on Saturdays: Tap for Tots. We know your tots will be excited to come learn how to tap dance with our very own Star Dixon.

Youth Program

Our Youth Program is for dancers ages 2+ at all skill levels. If you are unsure about which class to attend, feel free to contact us.

We require that all of our dancers adhere to a strict dress code of our M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy T-Shirt and a pair of black bottoms. We want all of our students to have tap shoes for class. Shoes are available for rental or purchase at our facility. For a wider variety of shoes, please take a look at our tap shoe supplier list here.

The Youth Program runs for the entire academic year, but you are able to join at any time. If you register before September 13th, there is an early bird discount of $50! Spots do fill up in classes quickly so be sure to register in advance.

Performance Opportunities

We are not a recital based studio, but there are several opportunities for the students to perform throughout the year.

  • Winter Wonderland : Kick off to Winter Break
  • The Gala : Harold Washington Cultural Center’s annual fundraiser
  • Open House : at the end of the session

Class Dates

Due to COVID-19, all of our classes will be hybrid until otherwise specified. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

  • Fall Session : September 15 – December 18
  • Winter Session : January 12 – March 26
  • Spring Session : April 10 – June 12

During the session we have a select number of holidays where classes will be cancelled such as:

September 29, 30
October 2
November 6, 24, 25, 27
Winter Break from December 19 – January 11
Spring Break from March 27 – April 5

Saturday

TimeInstructorLevelAges
11:00 – 11:45Star DixonTap for Tots ( Tap 1 )5 – 9
12:00 – 1:00Star DixonTap 2All Ages
1:00 – 2:00Bril BarrettTap 3All Ages
2:00 – 3:00Star DixonTap 4All Ages
3:00 – 4:00Bril BarrettTap 5All Ages

Adult Program

It is never too late to start your tap journey. We want to invite all grown and sexy individuals to join us at our Tap Academy to share in the power and soul of the dance.

We want you to be at ease in your own skin, so come as you feel most comfortable for class. We want all of our students to have tap shoes for class. Shoes are available for rental or purchase at our facility. For a wider variety of shoes, please take a look at our tap shoe supplier list here.

The Adult Program is seasonal: fall, winter, spring, and summer. Each session runs around 10 weeks. Spots in classes fill up quickly so be sure to register in advance.

Class Dates

Due to COVID-19, all of our classes will be hybrid until otherwise specified. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out.

  • Fall Session : September 15 – December 18
  • Winter Session : January 12 – March 26
  • Spring Session : April 10 – June 12

Holiday Dates

  • September 29, 30
  • October 2
  • November 6, 24, 25, 27
  • Winter Break from December 19 – January 11
  • Spring Break from March 27 – April 5

Wednesday

TimeInstructorLevelAges
11:00 – 12:00Bril BarrettGrown & Sexy 116+
12:00 – 1:00Bril BarrettGrown & Sexy 216+

Thursday

TimeInstructorLevelAges
6:00 – 7:00Bril BarrettGrown & Sexy 116+
7:00 – 8:00Bril BarrettGrown & Sexy 216+
8:00 – 9:00Bril BarrettGrown & Sexy 316+

Program Rates

Registration is always open! If you have any questions, call +1 (773) 604 – 1899 or email us at tapacademy@maddrhythms.com for more information.

Youth Program Rates
Annual Tuition$1,000
Family Rates and Discounts Available
Adult Program Rates
Single Class Drop-In$15
– Professionals, Students, Seniors$12
10 Class Card$150
– Professionals, Students, Seniors$120
20 Class Card$225
– Professionals, Students, Seniors$180
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