American Rhythm Center to Host FREE-4-ALL Dance Classes, 1/6-11

Inviting Chicagoans to start the new year with a fun way to get some exercise, the American Rhythm Center (ARC), a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), hosts "Free-4-All," a week of free dance classes on the third floor of the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue. The event takes place Monday-Saturday, January 6-11, 2014.

The Free-4-All features free classes for all ability levels in a range of genres and styles, including tap, jazz, hip hop, flamenco, classic Indian, modern, soul swing (Chicago steppin'), ballet, Mad Haus and more. Teaching the classes are professionals and young dancers representing the ARC's community partners and other affiliated groups, including Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, (Isadora) Duncan Dance Chicago, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Gang of Toes, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Dave Maxx, Muntu Dance Theatre, Onye Ozuzu of Columbia College Chicago, Stick and Move Dance Crew and more.

Students also will have the opportunity to "Tour the ARC," trying one of each type of class, and enter a drawing for a free 10-class card and other prizes.

The ARC is Chicago Human Rhythm Project's collaborative initiative to provide a shared, affordable and sustainable education, rehearsal and administrative facility for several leading Chicago arts organizations. The aim is to offer diverse, high-quality dance and movement 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. The winter 2014 session of classes begins Monday, January 6.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Free-4-All takes place Monday, January 6 through Saturday, January 11 at the American Rhythm Center at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor. For information or an updated class schedule, visit or call 312-922-1272.

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