THE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW REFLECTS THE 2016 RHYTHM RHYTHM WORLD PROGRAM.RHYTHM WORLD 2017 PROGRAM INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE BEGINNING MARCH 6, 2017.FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 312-542-2477 OR EMAIL info@chicagotap.org

Rhythm World

SAVE THE DATE: July 17-23, 2017

27th Annual Festival of American Tap and Contemporary Percussive Arts featuring an acclaimed roster of leading teaching and performance artists. More information and additional dates coming soon! For more information about the festival, see information from last year's festival below.

A message from CHRP’s Founder and Artistic Director, Lane Alexander:

Rhythm World 26 leaps into its second quarter century with a new 5-year cycle of programming - Root and Branch - honoring the dancers, teachers and mentors who inspired us . . . and supporting the next generation of artists who are bending the beat in new and breathtakingly original directions! Rhythm World offers a sophisticated and comprehensive variety of programs that allows participants to design their own curriculum and to study with the faculty of their own choice. Depending on one’s stamina (and budget), participants can, over three weeks, study between 80 minutes to 150 hours with an extraordinary faculty of master teachers and performers. I invite you to join us to learn, dance and begin this journey together.

Register for Rhythm World online!

You can also register by printing, filling out, and returning the paper form below:

Programs

Intensive Residencies
July 11-15 (Mon-Fri)

4 intensive residencies with 4 distinct teachers, 4 unique approaches, 10 hours each.

Fees: $200 for 1, $400 for 2, $550 for 3, $675 for 4. Or if you register on or before May 25: $175 for 1, $350 for 2, $500 for 3, $625 for 4.

Faculty

Starinah Dixon, Glenn Leslie, Nico Rubio, Nicholas Young.

YTEC & PrepTEC
July 18-22 (Mon-Fri)

CHRP’s Annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC) and Preparatory Tap Ensemble Conference (PrepTEC), now in their 16th and 9th years, are training and repertory development programs for pre-professional tap repertory companies. YTEC and PrepTEC students study technique and improvisation, alternative movement practice, theater-related seminars, history, music theory and choreography. 2016 YTEC/PrepTEC choreographers are Linda Sohl Ellison, Nico Rubio and Starinah Dixon.

You must be part of a tap ensemble to participate; the program is not designed for individual students. Write to registration@chicagotap.org if you’d like additional information.

Fees: $500, or $450 if you register on or before May 25.

Faculty

Linda Sohl Ellison, Nico Rubio and Starinah Dixon

Courses
July 18-21 (Mon-Thurs)

Spend four consecutive days with the teachers of your choice. Each course runs six hours total.

Please note that advanced approval is required to register for Next Step-level courses.

Fees: $110, or $100 if you register on or before May 25.

Adult Program
July 18-21 (Mon-Thurs)

An intermediate program for adults! Includes two courses by faculty members Glenn Leslie and Marty Bronson, along with a daily seminar.

Fees: $250, or $225 if you register on or before May 25.

Faculty

Lane Alexander, Maud Arnold, Bril Barrett, Marty Bronson, Ayodele Casel, Zada Cheeks, Glenn Leslie, Nico Rubio, Linda Sohl Ellison, Jumaane Taylor, Cartier Williams, Sam Weber

Kids Program
July 19-22 (Tues-Fri)

Designed to take young tap dancers to the next level. For 9-12 year-old intermediate students.

Fees: $250, or $225 if you register on or before May 25.

Faculty

Lane Alexander, Maud Arnold, Bril Barrett, Marty Bronson, Ayodele Casel, Zada Cheeks, Glenn Leslie, Nico Rubio, Linda Sohl Ellison, Jumaane Taylor, Cartier Williams, Sam Weber

Workshops
July 22 (Fri)

6 Master Teachers, 6 Original Perspectives, 3 hours each.

Fees: $70, or $60 if you register on or before May 25.

Faculty

Lane Alexander, Ayodele Casel, Glenn Leslie, Jumaane Taylor, Sam Weber, Cartier Williams

Masterclasses
July 23-24 (Sat & Sun)

31 classes, 13 Incredible Master Teachers, 80 Minutes each.

Please note that advanced approval is required to register for Next Step-level masterclasses.

Fees: $35, or $30 if you register on or before May 25.

Faculty

Lane Alexander, Maud Arnold, Bril Barrett, Marty Bronson, Ayodele Casel, Zada Cheeks, Starinah Dixon, Tre Dumas, Nico Rubio, Linda Sohl Ellison, Jumaane Taylor, Cartier Williams, Sam Weber

Sponsors