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We at Chicago Human Rhythm Project have continued to  adapt, innovate and reimagine the way we “do business” (NOT as usual)! As we look forward to 2022,  we want to share some transformative news. 

This January, we will be launching our new arts incubator - the Mayfair Arts Center or “MAC”.  Continuing the work of the American Rhythm Center, 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. Just as importantly, the MAC will also honor the 63+ year legacy of Tommy and Peggy Sutton and the Mayfair Academy - a true South Side institution.

Please help us RAISE THE ROOF and support us by making a  pledge or a gift today. 

We are very grateful for your past support and look forward to seeing you in 2022 at the MAC, at  our May 12 Jubalee honoring Paul Levy and Mia Park or at our 32nd Annual summer festival  RHYTHM WORLD, July 8 - 24! 


Some areas in which our volunteers help:

  • Artist Transportation (travel to/from hotel, airport, venue)

  • Front of House assistance (such as collecting surveys, assisting patrons)

  • Registration at workshops and festivals

  • Merchandise selling at all events

  • Taking photos at special events

  • Distributing flyers to promote special events

  • Administrative mailings (such as press releases, appeals, etc.)

  • Special projects as necessary

  • Serving on one of our committees (Fundraising, Marketing, Finance)

  • Administrative mailings (such as press releases, appeals, etc.)

  • ​CHRP is grateful to receive assistance from The Saints for our ushering needs. To learn more about The Saints, click here. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers for:

Volunteering awards include: Access to the performance after your duties are done, free classes at the ARC, or a free T-shirt! Other benefits can be discussed as well.

American Rhythm Center (Ongoing) 

-Work Study Program

Help Meet and Greet students as they sign in for classes and help clean the studios afterwards (4 hr shift)


STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in distinct communities throughout Chicago showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Throughout the festival, unique combinations of artists from multiple ensembles perform and teach in schools, community cultural centers.

See more info and dates, Here (March – May)

Rhythm World

Rhythm World is Chicago’s annual festival of tap and percussive dance, celebrating its 29th year! Each summer, many of the world’s finest tap dance teachers and performers educate, entertain, and enlighten students and audiences from around the globe through classes, performances, and more.


This event takes place in July 22-28.