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February 2017

Tap Scholar Audition at the American Rhythm Center

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Founded in 1995 to honor the life of CHRP co-founder, Kelly Michaels, the Rhythm World Tap Scholar Award program has provided more than $350,000 in financial aid to over 300 talented, deserving young dancers from around Chicago, the United States and international exchange. The Tap Scholar Award program conducts an audition in Chicago every February as a part of the Winter Tap Jamboree where the majority of awards are made and holds auditions in Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Zurich, Toronto…

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April 2017
FREE

STOMPING GROUNDS – Chicago Cultural Center

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

STOMPING GROUNDS is a free two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures, including American tap, Spanish, Mexican, African, Chinese, and Irish dance. The series culminates with the grand finale Chicago Rhythm Fest, at the Harris Theater on June 2. The program kicks off its third year on Monday, April 3 at the Chicago Cultural Center. This opening event will feature all of the companies participating in 2017 (see below for a list) and…

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STOMPING GROUNDS – National Museum of Mexican Art

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

STOMPING GROUNDS is a free two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures, including American tap, Spanish, Mexican, African, Chinese and Irish dance. The series culminates with the grand finale Chicago Rhythm Fest, at the Harris Theater on June 2. The series visits Pilsen on Saturday, April 8 at the National Museum of Mexican Art. This event will feature the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company alongside other featured companies and like all STOMPING GROUNDS events,…

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STOMPING GROUNDS – DuSable Museum of African-American History

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

STOMPING GROUNDS is a free two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures, including American tap, Spanish, Mexican, African, Chinese and Irish dance. The series culminates with the grand finale Chicago Rhythm Fest, at the Harris Theater on June 2. The series visits Hyde Park on Saturday, April 15 at the DuSable Museum of African-American History. This event will feature Muntu Dance Theatre alongside other featured companies and like all STOMPING GROUNDS events, is completely free and…

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STOMPING GROUNDS – Irish American Heritage Center

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

STOMPING GROUNDS is a free two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures, including American tap, Spanish, Mexican, African, Chinese and Irish dance. The series culminates with the grand finale Chicago Rhythm Fest, at the Harris Theater on June 2. The series visits Chicago’s Northwest Side on Saturday, April 29 at the Irish American History Center. This event will feature the Trinity Irish Dance Company alongside other featured companies and like all STOMPING GROUNDS events, is completely…

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June 2017

Chicago Rhythm Fest at the Harris Theater

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As the culminating event of CHRP’s STOMPING GROUNDS community performances, the Harris Theater presents five percussive dance companies in Chicago Rhythm Fest.

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