Chicago Dance Classes At MAC

A program of Chicago Human Rhythm Project


This January, CHRP will close its dance/arts incubator - the American Rhythm Center in the Fine Arts Building - and reopen in our very own new home - the MAYFAIR ARTS CENTER - or MAC - in Calumet Heights. This move will not only allow CHRP to expand our own services and programs, but also to honor the 63+ year legacy of Tommy and Peggy Sutton's Mayfair Academy - a true South Side institution. The MAC will serve more independent artists, more small to medium-sized dance companies and more children, teens, adults and elders - through classes, performances and business development services.


The MAC also serves as a community development center with studio space available for rent. For more information about classes, space rental, or to become a partner, please contact us at


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


Class Rates

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 at a lot across from our space.


8701 S Bennett Ave

Chicago, IL 60617

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