Rhythm World 29

America's Premier Festival of Tap and Percussive Dance

Due to technical difficulties, our online registration system has been temporarily suspended. A manual form will be available before Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and interest in Rhythm World!

Rhythm World 29

America's Premier Festival of Tap and Percussive Dance

Please select all the classes and programs 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 for Teens and Adults – July 22-25 (Monday-Thursday)
Spend four consecutive days with the teachers of your choice. Each course runs six hours total.

Early Registration Rate: $110 per course
Regular Registration Rate: $120 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 Jason Janas Lane Alexander Star Dixon
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Star Dixon Demi Remick Linda Sohl Ellison
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Donnetta Jackson Tre Dumas
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM Nico Rubio Cartier Williams Tre Dumas
4:30 PM - 5:50 PM Charles Renato Donnetta Jackson Dianne Walker
 Courses For Adults – July 22-25 (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: $110 per course
Regular Registration Rate: $120 per course

Level: Intermediate Fast Beginner
4:30 PM - 5:50 PM Demi Remick Cartier Williams
 Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC) – July 22-25 (Monday - Thursday)
CHRP’s annual Youth Tap Ensemble Conference (YTEC), now in its 19th 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.


This year’s program. “SYNERGY” is led by CHRP’s Artist in Residence Dani Borak and the Musical Director from 9 Point Ink, Kilian Diessler and will help students strengthen their work as dancers AND musicians.

Program Fees
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.
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Tap Choreography
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Body Percussion Piece
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM Boom Wackers - Piece
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Composed Tap & Live Instrument Piece
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Improvisation
4 approaches from 4 teachers
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 Teacher's Certification – July 22-25 (Monday - Thursday)
The Teacher Certification program, returning for Year 3, will cover elements of tap history, repertory, pedagogy, physiology and music theory.

Program Fees
Early Registration Rate: $300
Regular Registration Rate: $325


Enroll: Enroll
9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Linda Sohl-Ellison
Foster Johnson and Eddie Brown exercises and repertory.
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Dianne Walker - Leon Collins exercises and Rep
Monday & Tuesday
Bril Barrett - Improvisation and the Culture of the JAM Session
Wednesday & Thursday
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM Jason Janas - Steve Condos rudiments and beyond
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM Tre Dumas
 Kids Program –July 22-25 (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 a JUBA concert at the Dance Center Columbia College, and a festival t-shirt.

Early Registration Rate: $225
Regular Registration Rate: $250
Enroll: Enroll
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Demi Remick
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Monti Ellison
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sean Kaminski
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 Workshops – July 26 (Friday)
Rhythm World once again offers a dedicated day for workshops. Spend 2.5 hours with your favorite faculty.

Early Registration Rate: $75 per workshop
Regular Registration Rate: $90 per workshop

Level: Int/Adv Adv/Pro Advanced
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Linda Sohl Ellison Bril Barrett
Nina Simone
Jason Janas
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Sam Weber Donnetta Jackson Star Dixon
Nina Simone
 Master Classes – July 27 (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 *Dani Borak Jason Janas Charles Renato Donnetta Jackson
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM *Cartier Williams Dani Borak Sam Weber Dianne Walker
2:00 PM - 3:20 PM *Sam Weber Demi Remick Dianne Walker Alexander Ostenin
Fast Beginner
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM *Charles Renato Alexander Ostenin Cartier Williams Demi Remick
Fast Beginner
 Master Classes – July 28 (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 JaBowen Dixon Tre Dumas Lane Alexander
11:30 AM - 12:50 PM *Marty Bronson Lane Alexander Star Dixon Ja'Bowen Dixon
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM *Tre Dumas Tristan Bruns Sean Kaminski Bril Barrett
Fast Beginner
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM *Bril Barrett Sean Kaminski Tristan Bruns Marty Bronson
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 2019 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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