Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 23, 2017

One of the great traditions at Chicago Human Rhythm Project is our tap dance performance in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Each year, hundreds of dancers march down State Street together, experiencing the warmth and joy that both dance and the holiday season bring. We are delighted to unify Chicagoland through the love of tap dance and percussion year after year and continue to strive to expand ourdance community.

Interested in tapping in this year’s Parade?  Here’s how:

1.  Read the Parade FAQ form.

2.  If your studio plans to participate as a group, please have your studio leader complete the Studio Registration Form and the Payment Form and return to CHRP.

3.  Not part of a studio but want to tap?  No problem!  Complete the Individual Participant Form and the Payment Form and return to CHRP.

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Galicia at or 312-542-2477.

Below are rehearsal videos from the 2016 parade.  While some of the choreography may change, you can get a sense of what we ask dancers to perform as a member of the parade group.

TG Parade Shim Sham

Shim Sham Repeat

TG Parade Double Time

TG Parade Traveling Step