Chicago Human Rhythm Project

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Overview

Chicago Human Rhythm Project builds community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs. Percussive dance is one of the oldest forms of human expression and tap dance is America's contribution to the evolution of this ancient art. Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrates the primal impulse to make rhythm and presents programs throughout the year that bring diverse individuals and communities together to share this common experience.

CHRP presents four annual performance/education programs at venues around Chicago including The DuSable Museum of African American History, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, the historic Jazz Showcase, the Cindy Pritzker Theater and the Fine Arts Building ! CHRP's resident education program - We ALL Got Rhythm - provides in-school and after-school arts education classes to many students and schools, including Joseph Warren, Catalyst Circle Rock, Thonas Hoyne and more. Our "We ALL Got Rhythm" instructors also perform our acclaimed lecture demonstration throughout Chicago, which has been seen by more than 60,000 school children over the last five years. We dance together - we create together - we are moving forward - together!

About two years ago, CHRP moved its education center/arts incubator - the American Rhythm Center - to Calumet Heights and reopened as the MAYFAIR ARTS CENTER (MAC). CHRP and its Core Resident Partners  - including Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Black Girls Dance, Joel Hall Dancers, NAJWA Dance Corps, Russell Talbert Dance Studio and SunRays Dance Studio  - are offering classes for children, teens, adults, and elders.  The MAC also provides business development services and subsidized space for classes, rehearsals, informal performances and special events for small to medium-sized nonprofit arts organizations and independent artists. For more information about classes, space rental, or how to become a partner, please contact us at info@chicagotap.org.

Dance Classes

CHRP and its Core Resident Partners  - including Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Black Girls Dance, Joel Hall Dancers, NAJWA Dance Corps, Russell Talbert Dance Studio and SunRays Dance Studio  - are offering classes for children, teens, adults, and elders. CHRP offers a range of tap dance classes with Jumaane Taylor on Saturdays, Lane Alexander on Tuesday, or Lane on Saturdays at the Fine Arts Building. Monday nights are Hip Hop Fundamentals with Monte Rezzell and West African/Carribbean Dance with Markeya Howard. Thursday mornings, Khalidah Kali teaches Egyptian Belly Dance. Saturday afternoons we also have Stepping, with Dawud and Lura. As mentioned, our partners also offer many dance classes throughout the week at the Mayfair Arts Center, ranging all ages and genres.

Hours
Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm Friday: 10:30am - 6:30pm Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday: By Appointment
Parking

FREE Parking in lot adjacent to building. 

Dance Styles
African American
Ballet
Family
Fitness
Hip Hop
Jazz
Modern / Contemporary
Tap / Rhythm
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
West African
Skill Levels
Beginner
Adult Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Professional
Age Levels
Children
Young Adults
Adults

Location

Chicago Human Rhythm Project

8701 S. Bennett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
(312) 922-1272

Reviews

Lynn Colburn Shapiro | Jul 29, 2015
Lynn Colburn Shapiro | Jul 30, 2014

Past Events