Rhythm World 27

America's Premier Festival of Tap and Percussive Dance

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Rhythm World 27

America's Premier Festival of Tap and Percussive Dance

Please select all the classes you wish to register for and enter billing information below. All students must confirm acceptance of our Registration Policies and Participant Agreement. If you have any questions, please call 312-542-2477 or send an email to registration@chicagotap.org and we will be happy to assist you.

To register for a group, to add, to change or to remove prior registrations please call 312-542-2477 or send an email to registration@chicagotap.org and we will be happy to assist you.
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1. Master Classes and more!

Registration Rates:
Registration Fee (required for all): $30
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 Courses –July 17-20 (Monday-Thursday)
Spend four consecutive days with the teachers of your choice. Each course runs six hours total.

Early Registration Rate: $100 per course
Regular Registration Rate: $110 per course

*To register for Next Step Courses, you must submit a video audition. You can learn more about video auditions here. Please check this box if you have submitted your video audition AND have received approval to register. 
Level: *Next Step Advanced Intermediate
9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Dani Borak Maud Arnold Bril Barrett
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Jumaane Taylor Lee Howard Linda Sohl Ellison
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Lisa LaTouche See Teacher's Certification Dani Borak
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM Tre Dumas Nico Rubio Lisa LaTouche
4:30 PM - 5:50 PM Nico Rubio Star Dixon Lee Howard
 Courses For Adults –July 17-20 (Monday-Thursday)
Designed specifically for intermediate and fast beginner adults, at a convenient time after work. Courses meet four consecutive days for a total of 6 hours..

Early Registration Rate: $100 per course
Regular Registration Rate: $110 per course

Level: Intermediate Fast Beginner
5:30 PM - 6:50 PM Tristan Bruns Maud Arnold
 Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC) – July 17-20 (Monday - Thursday)
CHRP’s annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC), now in its 17th year, is a training and repertory development program for pre-professional tap repertory companies. YTEC students study technique and improvisation, alternative movement practice, theater-related seminars, history, music theory and choreography.

Program Fees
Early Registration Rate: $475
Regular Registration Rate: $525


Please Note: To register for YTEC, you must submit a Video Audition. You can learn more about Video Auditions here. Please check this box if you have submitted your video AND have received approval to register.
Enroll: Enroll
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Technique
Lee Howard and Donnetta Jackson
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Improv
Nico Rubio
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Drumming
Sekou Conde
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Afro Fusion
Stacy LeTrice
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Choreography
Maurice Hines and Yukiko Misumi
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 STOMP Intensive – July 17-20 (Monday - Thursday)
Join members of the hit show for a 4-day intensive of all things STOMP! Classes include body percussion, found object percussion, tap, and composition, which will include the creation of a short work.

Program Fees
Regular Registration Rate: $400


Please Note: To register for the STOMP Intensive, you must submit a Video Audition. You can learn more about Video Auditions here
Enroll: Enroll
9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Body Percussion
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Found Object Percussion
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Tap
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM Composition
 Teacher's Certification – July 17-20 (Monday - Thursday)
A new Rhythm World program! The Teacher Certification program will cover elements of tap history, repertory, pedagogy, physiology and music theory. This year’s program will include classes by Maurice Hines, Lane Alexander, Sekou Conde (Master African Percussionist), Tre Dumas, and Linda Sohl Ellison..

Program Fees
Early Registration Rate: $175
Regular Registration Rate: $225


Enroll: Enroll
9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Tap Literature and Pedagogy
Lane Alexander
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Technique and Composition
Various Faculty
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Advanced-level Course
with Linda Sohl-Ellison
 Kids Program –July 17-20 (Monday - Thursday)
Rhythm World’s Kids Program takes young tappers to the next level. For 9-12 year-old intermediate students. Program includes all classes, one ticket to Friday night’s JUBA concert at the Studebaker Theater, and a festival t-shirt.

Re-designed for 2017! This year’s curriculum includes instruction on rhythm and drumming with Sekou Conde, tap technique and stepology with Dani Borak, and a dancing tour through the past, present, and future of tap with Maud Arnold.

Early Registration Rate: $225
Regular Registration Rate: $250
Enroll: Enroll
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Drumming
Sekou Conde
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Stepology
Dani Borak
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Past, Present, Future
Maud Arnold
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 Special Workshops –July 21 (Friday)
CHRP is thrilled to offer a day of special workshops with Savion Glover, Maurice Hines, and members of STOMP.

Registration Rate for STOMP and Maurice Hines Workshops: $90
Registration Rate for Savion Glover Workshops: $125 per workshop

To register for Savion Glover’s workshops, you must submit a Video Audition. You can learn more about Video Auditions here. Please check this box if you have submitted your video AND have received approval to register.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM STOMP Workshop 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Savion Glover Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Maurice Hines Workshop 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Savion Glover Workshop
 Master Classes –July 22 (Saturday)
Master Classes are 80-minute one-time classes with a single teacher.

Early Registration Rate: $30 per master class
Regular Registration Rate: $35 per master class

To register for Next Step Master Classes, you must submit a Video Audition. You can learn more about Video Auditions here here. Please check this box if you have submitted your video AND have received approval to register.
Level: Next Step Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Lisa LaTouche Yukiko Misumi Jumaane Taylor Tristan Bruns
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Ali Bradley Lisa LaTouche Jeremy Price Linda Sohl-Ellison
2:00 PM - 3:20 PM Tre Dumas Linda Sohl-Ellison Star Dixon Dani Borak
Fast Beginner
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM Dani Borak Jeremy Price Nico Rubio Star Dixon
Fast Beginner
 Master Classes –July 23 (Sunday)
Master Classes are 80-minute one-time classes with a single teacher.

Early Registration Rate: $30 per master class
Regular Registration Rate: $35 per master class

To register for Next Step Master Classes, you must submit a Video Audition. You can learn more about Video Auditions here here. Please check this box if you have submitted your video AND have received approval to register.
Level: Next Step Advanced Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Star Dixon Lane Alexander Donnetta Jackson Dani Borak
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Donnetta Jackson Star Dixon Lane Alexander Bril Barrett
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Tre Dumas Bril Barrett Jumaane Taylor Nico Rubio
Fast Beginner
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM Nico Rubio Jumaane Taylor Tre Dumas Tristan Bruns
Fast Beginner
*$15 Audition Fee. Must be registered for at least one master class to audition. Requires a separate application.

2. Registration Fee

Everyone must pay the $30 non-refundable registration fee.

Registration Fee:  $30

3. Purchase your festival T-Shirt

Purchase your 2017 festival T-shirts in advance and receive them when you check in at the festival! All shirts are in ADULT sizes and cost $15. Buy as many as you’d like for yourself, your friends and family.

*YTEC and Kids Program registrants already receive a free T-shirt as part of their program. If you would like to purchase additional T-shirts, please use this form.

Please enter your order quantity in the appropriate box(es) below. Your T-shirt purchase will be included in your registration total.

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4. Help support the CHRP Tap Scholarship program!

Since 1995, Chicago Human Rhythm Project has awarded more than $275,000 in scholarships to deserving and talented teens to study at Rhythm World. The scholarship program was initiated to honor the life of CHRP co-founder, Kelly Michaels, who passed away in 1995. This year alone, CHRP will award more than $20,000 in scholarships to almost 40 students from Chicago, around the United States, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Switzerland. Please consider making a donation of any size - $5.00 - $5,000 - to support this program and make tap dance available to young people from around the world. If you would like more information about our scholarship program or how you can sponsor a young dancer, please contact us at info@chicagotap.org or call (312) 542-2477 and thank you for your generous support!

A contribution of any size can help more worthy tap dancers study tuition-free at Rhythm World!
Please consider donating to the program now by filling out the form at this link:

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Online Donation Form

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