5 Core Programs


The AMERICAN RHYTHM CENTER is a collaborative space for sustainable development that provides diverse classes for the general public and business development services to independent artists and small to mid-sized companies.


STOMPING GROUNDS is a 10-week, City wide performance and education festival featuring Chicago-based, percussive dance/arts companies in community cultural centers, elementary and high schools and many of Chicago’s finest performing arts venues like the Harris Theater, the Auditorium Theater and the Pritzker Pavilion.


RHYTHM WORLD is the oldest and largest festival of American tap dance in the world. Presented annually in July and August. Rhythm World brings together students from around the globe to study with the greatest living masters of the art form and to enjoy nightly performances by students and masters alike. Recognized internationally as the “mother ship” of American tap, Rhythm World has helped to develop a global culture of more than 70 festivals in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.


Our innovative youth education programs, WE ALL GOT RHYTHM, have provided high caliber arts experiences for more than 24 years benefiting hundreds of thousands of Chicago elementary and high school students. Since 2004, CHRP has deepened its commitment to youth education through partnerships with many public schools and community organizations and programs with ignition, engagement and immersion programs delivering lecture demonstrations and master classes, multi-week residencies and intensive scholarship programs that change lives and strengthen our community.


STONE SOUP RHYTHMS is our project based, percussive arts collective that creates new work, supports the highest level of rhythmic expression and represents Chicago Human Rhythm Project throughout the region, nation and world.