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The American Rhythm Center

American Rhythm Center
Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor
312-922-1272 (1ARC)

American Rhythm Center Information

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) announces the establishment of the American Rhythm Center (ARC), a shared, affordable and sustainable education, rehearsal and administrative facility for several leading Chicago arts organizations. This new institution is located in renovated spaces on the 3rd floor of Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue.

CHRP will develop the ARC, a collaborative effort to foster community growth through rhythmic expression, in several phases. The aim is to offer diverse, high-quality dance and movement classes to the general public while centralizing the education programs, rehearsal space and administrative offices of several core groups, as well as additional emerging companies and independent artists.

Major funding for has been provided by Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Boeing Company, Pamela Crutchfield, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture at Prince, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, the James. S. Kemper Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, Northern Trust, The Jane Ellen Murray Foundation,Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner, matching funds from the Polk Bros. Foundation through IFF, and many generous individuals. Pro bono legal support was provided by Jenner & Block LLP.

For more information, please contact ARC Program Manager, Timothy Bowser, at

ARC in the news!
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In the first phase of development, CHRP updated a space occupied for three decades by the Boitsov Ballet, which now features three professional, flexible-use studios ranging in size from 750 to 1,500 square feet, as well as a remodeled lobby, dressing rooms and a separate floor of administrative offices. In the second and third phases, CHRP will add supplemental program space, a black box theater and updated administrative facilities. Call (312)922-1272 or visit American Rhythm Center.

3rd Floor Studios

4th Floor Administrative Space

American Rhythm Center Partners:

Updated September 2014