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RHYTHM WORLD is America's premiere festival of American tap and contemporary percussive arts. RHYTHM WORLD features an extraordinary master faculty of 18 teachers and two weeks of performance, education and community outreach programs including free public performances, tap jams, panel discussions and extraordinary faculty concerts at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Registration for for Rhythm World 22 is open!
The following programs are SOLD OUT:
Saturday, August 4th  

10:00-11:20am Michelle Dorrance SOLD OUT

11:30-12:50pm Dianne Walker SOLD OUT

1:30-2:50pm  Randy Skinner SOLD OUT

1:30-2:50pm  Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards  SOLD OUT

1:30-2:50pm  Michelle Dorrance  SOLD OUT

1:30-2:50pm  Diane Walker  SOLD OUT

3:00-4:20pm Sam Weber  SOLD OUT

3:00-4:20pm Derick Grant SOLD OUT

Sunday, August 5th  

11:30am-12:50pm  Randy Skinner SOLD OUT

11:30am-12:50pm  Nico Rubio SOLD OUT


Other programs close to selling out so register ASAP for the last remaining slots!!!

Click here to register online! 

Or download registration forms here:

Individual            Group Discount            YTEC

All classes will be held at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
Performances will be held at Jazz Showcase and Museum of Contemporary Art.
Click here to purchase tickets to the August 1, 2 & 4 performances @ MCA.


Program Offerings


"I just submitted my registration earlier today for Rhythm World. I am so glad to be coming back (yet again!) this summer; it always proves to be an incredible experience and a true highlight of the entire year--I have learned an enormous amount from participating over the years, and the festival has unequivocally had a large hand in shaping me into the dancer I am today--so thank you, for your work and energy that you have put into it. It truly is amazing. I feel as though I have grown an incredible amount, as a human and dancer, from participating in CHRP almost every single summer for the past (roughly) eleven years now."    - Elizabeth Burke, New York 



                     The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Program Fees

Early Registration Price
by May 25, 2011
Regular Registration Price
after May 25, 2011
Registration Fee
$25 (required)
$25 (required)
1 Intensive Residency
2 Intensive Residencies
3 Intensive Residencies
4 Intensive Residencies
$100 per Course
$110 per Course
After-Work Adult Courses
$115 per Course
$125 per Course
$65 per Workshop
$75 per Workshop
Master Classes
$30 per Master Class
$35 per Master Class
Kids Program
$150 for Program
$175 for Program
$425 for Program
$450 for Program



CHRP has finalized a special group rate with the Residence Inn Marriott. It's located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood at 201 E. Walton Place; one block east of the "Magnificent Mile" and one block west of Lake Michigan's sandy beaches.  Some of their prestigious "neighbors" include the John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place, Bloomingdale's, Oak Street's finest boutiques and, of course, the Museum of Contemporary Art!  [For returning dancers, as a reference, the Residence Inn Marriott is in the general vicinity of the Seneca and Rafaello hotels.]

All suites feature a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, place settings for four and a sitting area!  There is also a complimentary breakfast buffet available.  Tuesday-Thursday they offer a complimentary evening hospitality hour (light meal, beer, wine and soda).  Wednesday evening they host a complete dinner buffet complimentary to all in-house guests!

CHPR has a special rate of: 
$149 per room/night for a studio (approx. 450 sq ft) with king bed and pull out queen-sofa-bed
$169 per room/night for a one bedroom (approx 750 sq.ft) with separate room with king bed and pull out queen-sofa-bed in other room.

** OUR ALLOTMENT OF ROOMS at the Residence Inn IS SOLD OUT ** 

BUT the Residence Inn may still have rooms available at a standard rate.

Otherwise, Chicago has many lodging options in the Loop and near the Fine Arts Building.  Following are some helpful links.

  • To find the best hotel for you, based on location and pricing, visit the Find a Hotel page of the Choose Chicago web site.
  • Students may also want to consider the International Youth Hostel - 24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago
  • Another option is a room share.  If you're looking to share a hotel room, checking to see if someone has an extra room at their Chicago area home, or if you have a room to offer, all you have to do is "TAP" into our Facebook group!   Click link for more info!

You can reserve your stay at the Residence Inn by calling reservations at 800-331-3131.  Please reference group code "hrphrpa" or indicate that you are with the Chicago Human Rhythm Project Room Block when making your reservation.  Rooms can also be reserved online by simply clicking this Residence Inn Marriott logo.

IMPORTANT:  This rate is guaranteed until June 4, 2012 ONLY or until our room block has been reserved.  Please don't delay!

See a map where the Residence Inn is located and get directions.
     Directions from Residence Inn to Fine Arts Building
     Directions from Residence Inn to Jazz Showcase

     Directions from Residence Inn to Museum of Contemporary Art

For more information about Rhythm World, please visit our FAQ page.

We look forward to a great Rhythm World 2012 !