Outreach

CHRP can provide a number of outreach options to your school, from one-time lecture demonstrations to year-round tap residencies. Please contact Martin Bronson at 312-542-2477 or at mbronson@chicagotap.org for additional information.

Click here to view letters of recommendation for our lecture/demonstration.

Click here to view an after-school residency sample lesson plan.

Current Outreach Programs

After School Matters: Tap at American Rhythm Center Chicago, IL


After School Matters program gives Chicago teens the opportunity to get paid to study tap dance with some of the city's finest tap artists. Students meet several times a week at the ARC and learn the technique and history of tap, music theory, work skills, and much more. Program is provided through After School Matters www.afterschoolmatters.org

After School Matters: Tap at American Rhythm Center Chicago, IL

Feet by Feet

Star Dixon leads a tap residency program at Willa Cather Elementary in partnership with the Super 7 Girls Program. Super 7 Girls exposes young girls to the arts through after-school residencies with community arts organizations.

“We All Got Rhythm” Lecture Demonstration toured through Urban Gateways Chicagoland


BAM!’s lecture demonstration, now in it’s 7th year, showcases the best in tap and percussive dance and teaches that rhythm is an innate form of human expression that can be found in every culture throughout the world.

Past Outreach Programs

Paul Revere Elementary Chicago, IL (Greater Grand Crossing)



Having been in progress for more than 6 years now, this annual after school tap dance program is led by Nico Rubio and continues to be sucessful in enriching the lives of 1st-4th graders.

“We All Got Rhythm” Lecture Demonstration toured through Urban Gateways Chicagoland



Star Dixon leads a tap residency program at Willa Cather Elementary in partnership with the Super 7 Girls Program. Super 7 Girls exposes young girls to the arts through after-school residencies with community arts organizations.

University of Chicago Tap Club Chicago, IL (Hyde Park)



The University of Chicago's tap club began in the Fall of 2008 and is led by Kristi Burris, an ensemble member and Associate Director of CHRP's resident ensemble BAM! CHRP works with this student organization to help provide free tap classes to the students at the University of Chicago.

St. Sabina Academy Chicago, IL (Auburn Gresham)



Tre Dumas leads a tap residency program for 1st - 7th graders at this Chicago academy. The program at St. Sabina Academy has grown and now includes a class for beginners and a class for returning students.