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About the ARC

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

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About American Rhythm Center

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

CHRP has developed the ARC, which offers diverse, high-quality dance and wellness / fitness 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.

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

American Rhythm Center Partners:




Gang of Toes  |  Matt Crowle  |  Tom Boettcher  |  Jimmy Payne Jr.  |  Daniel Desir

Bollywood Groove  |  Meredith Ann Seeley  |  Red Clay Dance Company  |  Tammy Mader

Natya Dance Theatre  |  Jillian Garza  |  J. Lindsay Brown Dance


American Rhythm Center Space

3rd Floor Studios

4th Floor Administrative Space

Support for American Rhythm Center

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.

Updated December 2014