1. With over 30 partners-in-residence, and classes ranging from Afro-fusion, American Tap, Ballet, Bollywood, Modern, Hip Hop, Capoeira,and Zumba, the American Rhythm Center is one of Chicago's most diverse dance centers. Located on the third floor of the beautiful Fine Arts Building, the ARC offers classes seven days a week for students from 2 years old to 82 years young.

    ARC offers discounts for students, seniors, professional dancers and veterans, making your dance training or experience not only excellent, but affordable. Look for additional special discounts throughout the year and our All-4-One events that offer $1.00 public classes for an entire week!

    The ARC is an incubator and business development center for small to mid-sized companies, as well as emerging companies and independent artists. The ARC offers diverse, high-quality dance and wellness / fitness classes to the general public, while centralizing the education programs, rehearsal space and administrative offices of these independent organizations, nurturing organic business growth and sustainability.

    The ARC also serves as a community development center with studio space available for rent. For more information about classes, space rental, or to become a partner, please contact us at info@arcchicago.org or call 312-922-1272

    The American Rhythm Center (ARC) is a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and is supported by funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and gifts from generous individual patrons.

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