American Rhythm Center Hosts Free Classes at Fine Arts Building, Now thru 9/8
Celebrating a year of offering Chicago a range of dance classes at its innovative, collaborative dance/arts facility, the American Rhythm Center(ARC), a program of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), hosts a Free 4 All, four days of free dance classes on the third floor of the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue. The event takes place Thursday-Sunday, today, September 5-8.
The Free 4 All features free classes for all ability levels in a range of genres and styles, including tap, jazz, flamenco, classic Indian, swing, Latin, reggae soul 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, Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, (Isadora) Duncan Dance Chicago, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, FootworKINGz, Gang of Toes, Tommye Giacchino, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Dave Maxx Steppin, Muntu Dance Theatre, Onye Ozuzu of Columbia College Chicago, Stick and Move Dance Crew and more.
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 fall 2013 session of classes begins Monday, September 9.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project's "Free 4 All" takes place Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday andSunday, September 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the American Rhythm Center at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor. For information or an updated class schedule, visit arcchicago.org or call 312-922-1272.