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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

News from M.A.D.D. Rhythms

M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc. Newsletter
Everything you need to know about us and what we are up to

Summer may be leaving, but M.A.D.D. Rhythms is getting
hotter than ever! Mas Fuego! The summer has been filled
with events and travels for all. I taught at the ARISE
Conference in Willowbrook, Nora Clark and I represented at
The Motor City Tap Festival, Jaybo Dixon and I ran a 6-week
ASM/BBF teen summer program on the west side of Chicago
while Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Nora Clark, Jaybo Dixon
and I held a 2-week Youth TAP Boot Camp at M.A.D.D.
Rhythms' own studio. We did monthly performances at
Millennium Park and fed the crowd a delicious serving of
RHYTHM at The Taste Of Chicago. The entire family attended
the St. Louis Tap Festival and right after that I taught at
the Embracing The Dream Conference and The School Of
Performing Arts Dance Intensive. Nora, Jaybo and Star
represented at The L.A. Tap Festival where Star brought
home The Cutting Contest Victory for the second straight
year. The summer ended on a high note with me teaching and
performing at Tap Into A Cure in Edmonton where they raised
$10,000 for 2 worthy causes. I also went to Winnipeg the
very next week to share my love of TAP. Busy is an
understatement, but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!
This picture was shot by our resident photographer/graphic
designer named Alijah Villain and it is my connection of
TAP to GOD! It is a tap shoe in a bible because I am most
open and in tune, spiritually when I am TAPdancing! Respect
The Dance! Make A Difference the best way you can!
The M.A.D.D.Rhythms Tap Academy Fall Session begins Monday,
Sept. 15 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 20. Registration
will be held from 10am to 4pm on Sat., Sept. 6. ONE DAY
ONLY! The fall session is our most popular session, so
don't wait til the last minute to get registered!
M.A.D.D. Rhythms is performing at Millennium Park in the
Chase Family Tent on Friday. Aug. 29 at 12noon and 2pm. The
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Squad will also be performing. Best of
all it is FREE, FREE, FREE! M.A.D.D. Rhythms and The
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Jr. Squad will also, be performing at The
African Festival Of The Arts in Washington Park on Monday,
Sept. 1 at 1:30pm. Come enjoy some African culture and Tap
culture all in the same day!
P.S. As always, the monthly newsletter may not always be
monthly but it will contain everything I want to share
about M.A.D.D. Rhythms, The Tap Academy, Tappin' @ The
Shore: The Basement Jam, The M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Junior
Corps., The TAP Boot Camps and The Chicago Tap Summit! I
hope you enjoy.

Bril Barrett
M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap Academy
12-week Fall Session September 15-December 20

The 4th Annual Chicago TAP Summit
• Nov.14-16
• Workshops
• Tap Tour
• Panel Discussion
• Tap Jam
• All-Star Concert

phone: 773.604.1899

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