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This January, CHRP moved its education center/arts incubator - the American Rhythm Center - to Calumet Heights and reopened as the MAYFAIR ARTS CENTER (MAC). CHRP and its Core Resident Partners  - including Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Black Girls Dance and Joel Hall Dancers  - are offering classes for children, teens, adults, and elders as well as neighborhood public schools.  The MAC also provides business development services and subsidized space for classes, rehearsals, informal performances and special events for small to medium-sized nonprofit arts organizations and independent artists. For more information about classes, space rental, or how to become a partner, please contact us at


MAY 15 * JUNE 19 * JULY 31 * AUG 21 * SEPT 18  * OCT 16


On May 15th, join us between 1:00 -4:30pm for FREE classes and a collaborative performance by incredible groups including Black Girls Dance, the Meher Dance Company (Indian dance), Juliani Ensemble (chamber music), and the Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts (CICA-Mexican folkloric dance)!

Enjoy 1 of 3, FREE introductory classes from 1-1:50pm or from 2-2:50pm. Classes will be taught by artists from Meher Dance Company, Juliani Ensemble, and CICA! Class sizes are limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.


From 3:30-4:30, all four companies will share their rhythms and cultures. 

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Ishti Collective Photo Michelle Reid

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Class Rates for CHRP Classes

Parking & Directions

The Mayfair Arts Center is located in Calumet Heights on the corner of 87th and Bennett. MAC is easily accessible from all major highways and transit lines, and parking is available in lot adjacent to the building.


8701 S Bennett Ave

Chicago, IL 60617

The Mayfair Arts Center (MAC) is a program of Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Major funding has been provided by the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Economic Development Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, Philip and Marsha Dowd, Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin, Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner, Pamela Crutchfield, Paul Levy and Mia Park, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Project Grant and the Illinois Arts Council. Pro bono legal services were provided by Henry Krasnow.

This move enables CHRP to expand services and programs as well as to honor the 63+ year legacy of Tommy and Peggy Sutton's Mayfair Academy - a true South Side institution. 

See how you can help Chicago Human Rhythm Project advance our mission of building community through Tap and contemporary percussive arts in world class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs! 

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