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YOU Can Keep the Beat Alive
Support Disaster Relief, Operations, Performance, Education, and Community

Our shared space - the American Rhythm Center - has been closed in response to COVID19 and our arts education programs - We ALL Got Rhythm - have also been shut down with Chicago Public Schools. A donation of any size will help us support our staff and teaching artists.


We know you are being asked to help many people and organizations at this time of crisis and are extremely grateful for your consideration and support.


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.