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Support Disaster Relief, Operations, Performance, Education, and Community

Our shared space - the American Rhythm Center - has been closed in response to COVID19 and our arts education programs - We ALL Got Rhythm - have also been shut down with Chicago Public Schools. A donation of any size will help us support our staff and teaching artists. We know you are being asked to help many people and organizations at this time of crisis and are extremely grateful for your consideration and support.

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Your gift will support:

  • Dancing in our school - the American Rhythm Center – offering daily classes in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building.
  • Learning in our year-round, FREE, rhythm-based, arts education programs in a dozen Chicago Public Schools and in seasonal education programs like the Winter Tap Jamboree and in the world’s preeminent tap festival – RHYTHM WORLD!
  • Exhilarating, heart pounding performances as a part of Rhythm World – JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance - at the MCA; during our City-wide festival – STOMPING GROUNDS – in cultural centers throughout Chicago; at the CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST in beautiful downtown venues like the Auditorium Theatre; with our critically acclaimed resident ensemble BAM!; and, in international presentations featuring the world’s greatest percussive dance artists like Che Malambo, Sheketak, Tap Ole and TAO.

You can make a difference by contributing at any level.

  • $250,000: Name the American Rhythm Center and secure the future of percussive arts in the heart of Chicago’s cultural district!
  • $100,000: Name STUDIO B at the ARC and help us “burn the mortgage.”
  • $50,000: Name the ARC’s reception lobby OR be the Producing Sponsor of the 30th Anniversary Season OR support Dani Borak’s 3-year residency.
  • $25,000: Become a Presenting Sponsor of our STOMPING GROUNDS festival OR our RHYTHM WORLD festival OR our arts education program – WE ALL GOT RHYTHM!
  • $15,000: Be an ARC Angel and subsidize 1000 hours of rehearsals and classes OR replace the floor in Studio B OR commission the creation of a new work by Dani Borak.
  • $10,000: Provide a year-long residency in a Chicago Public School OR become the Presenting Sponsor of a 2018 RHYTHM WORLD concert.
  • $5,000: Provide and Name a new piano for the American Rhythm Center OR Sponsor a single Major Community Cultural Center concert.
  • $2,500: Sponsor a 4-week residency at a Chicago Public Elementary School or a 10-day residency by a world renowned artist like Dianne "Lady Di" Walker, Sam Weber, or Cartier Williams.
  • $1,500: Provide an extraordinary lecture demonstration– WE ALL GOT RHYTHM— for 3oo Chicago school children.
  • $1,000: Name a locker at the ARC OR Sponsor one FULL scholarship for a Tap Scholar student.
  • $750: Provide 5 master classes in American tap, African, Indian, Spanish, and Mexican dance in Chicago elementary or high school.
  • $500: Provide a PARTIAL scholarship for Tap Scholar immersion program OR costumes for 2 dancers.
  • $50: Provide a pair of tap shoes for an elementary or high school student.
  • $25: Provide a ticket for an elementary school student to a performance (includes admission and transportation).
  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project is a registered 501©3 corporation and your gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
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