Registration for the 18th Annual Rhythm World summer festival is now
Visit our website for a full schedule
Rhythm World has a new home!
July 28 - August 3
More information on lodging and food at Loyola coming soon....
A Word from Dianne Walker & Derick Grant, Co-Directors
Welcome to the 18th year of CHRP's Rhythm World. We are excited about the opportunity to add our artistic voices and enthusiasm once again to the continued development of CHRP, and we are already gearing up for the 20th year celebration! We invite you and our artists to join in the opportunity to learn, share, have fun, and enjoy our common passion for tap dance while celebrating in Chicago.
We have again assembled a great faculty. These women and men have demonstrated a commitment to excellence through both education and performance, and we are proud to have them as our faculty for this year. Classes are designed to offer the highest quality educational experience that will attract participants from around the world.
Some of this year's highlights include tributes by faculty members. Ted Levy will pay tribute to his mentor, Finis Henderson, of the Sammy Dyer School; Martin "Tre" Dumas will recognize the work of Tommy Sutton, and Dianne Walker, Joan Hill (Leon Collin's accompanist), Barbra Duffy and others will pay tribute to the legacy of Leon Collins, who was also from Chicago.
We're also glad to welcome back from Chicago Billy Siegenfeld of the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project and Mark Yonally, Artistic Director of the Chicago Tap Theater. International guests include Guillem Alonso from Spain and Fernando Barba of Barbatuques in Brazil.
The young dancers' program will be taught by Reggio "The Hoofer" McLaughlin and Derick Grant. Other highlights include the cutting contest and, new this year, a performance showcase. We're also excited that we have evening classes from 6:15-7:30 and 7:30-8:45 for the later after-work crowd.
We hope to have a lot of time to spend together enjoying the beautiful and scenic Chicago. We are delighted to be a part of the CHRP family and look forward to the continued growth and development of this American institution. Can't wait to see you there!
Visit http://www.chicagotap.org/summerfestival/registration.htmfor the 2008 Registration Form
Classes fill up quickly, so REGISTER EARLY!
Sign up by May 14, 2008 to receive our Early Bird Discount