ARC to Kick Off Fall 2017 with 'All For ONE' Open House Week

ARC to Kick Off Fall 2017 with 'All For ONE' Open House Week

The American Rhythm Center (ARC), Chicago's shared education, rehearsal and special-event facility for dance and theatre arts, kicks off the fall season with "All For ONE," a week of $1 classes September 5-11 in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 300, Chicago.

Led by Chicago Human Rhythm Project, the ARC's "All For ONE" features more than 50 classes for all ability levels in a range of genres and styles, including tap, tai chi, capoeira, modern, ballet, Zumba, flamenco, hip hop, Afro-dancehall, footworking, break dancing, house, popping, jazz and more.

Teaching the classes are professionals representing the ARC's diverse community partners and other affiliated groups, including Chicago Human Rhythm Project, A&A Ballet, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, Gang of Toes, Mandala Arts, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Blu Rhythm Collective, The Happiness Club and Movement Revolution Dance Crew, as well as independent artists including Formanda Colibri, Tre Daniels, Donnetta Jackson, JC Hopkins, Nadell Jackson, Dome Lorusso, Nico Rubio, Monyett Crump and more.

The American Rhythm Center's "All For ONE" takes place Tuesday, September 5 through Monday, September 11 at the American Rhythm Center in the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd floor, Chicago. For information and an updated class schedule, visit chicagotap.org or call 312-922-1272.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs. Believing tap is to dance what jazz is to music-an American contribution to global culture-CHRP has been presenting American tap and global percussive dance for almost 30 years, evolving from a summer tap festival into the world's first, year-round presenter dedicated to foot-drumming and contemporary rhythmic expression. Central to CHRP's performance, education and community activating programs is its mission to build bridges between individuals and communities through the practice and appreciation of rhythm.

Whether as part of the oldest and largest tap festival on the globe, Rhythm World; the collaborative citywide percussive dance festival, STOMPING GROUNDS; year-round education programs in Chicago Public Schools, We All Got Rhythm; or its shared dance/arts incubator, the American Rhythm Center (ARC), CHRP focuses on artistic excellence, innovation, authentic diversity and cultural pluralism.

CHRP received an Emmy nomination for its PBS-ITVS documentary JUBA! Master of Tap and Percussive Dance; curated the first-ever full-length tap concert in a major theater at the Kennedy Center; has officially represented the U.S. in dance festivals in South America, Asia and Europe; and has been lauded as a pioneer in the field by the New York Times. Past students receiving great acclaim include, among many others, MacArthur "Genius" Michelle Dorrance, Broadway hoofers Karissa Royster and Lee Howard and Jazz at Lincoln Center soloist Jared Grimes. For information, visit chicagotap.org.

Pictured: Bril Barrett and M.A.D.D. Rhythms.

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