The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) welcomes students and performers to its annual Winter Tap JAMboreeFebruary 8-10, featuring master classes, classes and Tap Scholarship Auditions at the American Rhythm Center, Chicago's newest collaborative arts space, located in the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, in Chicago.
Winter Tap JAMboree faculty and class schedule
Michelle Dorrance, one of the most sought-after tap dancers of her generation, will teach several classes. Winner of a 2012 Princess Grace Award, the first for tap choreography in the award's 30-year history, Dorrance also will create a new work for CHRP's resident ensemble BAM!. Also on the faculty are STOMP performer Lisa La Touche, CHRP Founder/Director Lane Alexander, Nico Rubio, Bril Barrett and more. Classes for teens and adults take place Friday, February 8 from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a Tap JAM from 9 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, February 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by an Open Forum about tap from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., all at the American Rhythm Center.
Tap Scholarship Auditions
CHRP offers up to $10,000 in tuition awards to dancers between the ages of 12 and 18 who compete in its annual Tap Scholarship Auditions Saturday, February 9, 7-9 p.m. at the American Rhythm Center. These scholarships make it possible for deserving young tap dancers to attend CHRP's annual Rhythm World, the preeminent festival of American tap, this year taking place July 22-August 4, with a faculty of more than 25 master teachers/performers from around the globe. Participants must register for at least one Tap JAMboree class.
General registration is $15. Master classes are $17.50 per class. Tap Scholarship Audition registration is $15. To register for Winter Tap JAMboree classes or the Tap Scholarship Auditions, visit chicagotap.org.
CHRP's Winter Tap JAMboree is supported by a major gift from The Chicago Community Trust, with additional support from the Illinois Arts Council.
CHRP is supported by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Target, The Boeing Company, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, The Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, The Jeanette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, Live Marketing, Charter One Foundation, The James S. Kemper Foundation, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Arts Midwest, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg Family Foundation, L&L Hardwood Flooring, So Danca, People's Gas, The Service Club of Chicago, The Walmart Foundation and generous individual donors.