STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in distinct communities throughout Chicago showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Throughout the festival, unique combinations of artists from multiple ensembles perform and teach in schools, community cultural centers and in a grand finale at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. We stomp the earth to proclaim that we are here . . . and that we are here TOGETHER!

Thank you to everyone who attended STOMPING GROUNDS 2018!

We had an incredible showing and performance but don’t take just our words for it! Check out these articles for reviews and highlights! 

New City Stage

See Chicago Dance

Dancer Music

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Reader

The festival will be back March 20 – May 31st, 2019!

Until then, enjoy the pictures and videos featured below!

2018 Videos and Pictures

Ireland's Consul General Brian O'Brian tap dancing with Spain's Consul General Federico Palomera and Mario Gastelum, Administrative Assistant of the Mexican Consulate.
Commissioner Mark Kelly with Lane Alexander
Kids Dance Groups Celebrating the "Year of Creative Youth"

STOMPING GROUNDS is made possible with major support from the Chicago Free For All Fund at The Chicago Community Trust and Engaging Dance Audiences (a program managed by Dance USA and funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation) with additional funding from The Saints and National Endowment for the Arts. Chicago Human Rhythm Project is supported by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, BMO Harris, The Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, The Jeanette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Phil and Marsha Dowd, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Broadway in Chicago, Illinois Arts Council Agency, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, L&L Hardwood Flooring, Peoples Gas, The Service Club of Chicago, and generous individual donors.