Chicago’s American Rhythm Center Hosts Free 4 All, 6 Days Of Free Dance Classes

[Chicago, IL] – Kicking off its third 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, six days of free dance classes on the third floor of the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue. The event takes place Monday-Saturday, September 8-13, 2014.

The Free 4 All features free classes for all ability levels in a range of genres and styles, including tap, flamenco, Zumba, modern, hip hop, Tai Chi 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, DMX Dance Company, Ensemble EspaƱol Spanish Dance Theater, Esoteric Dance Project, Gang of Toes, Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, MPulse, Muntu Dance Theatre, Movement Revolution Dance Crew and more.

On Friday, September 12, the ARC hosts a free Improvisation Jam at 6 p.m. for modern and contemporary dancers and a free Tap Jam for hoofers and tap dancers at 8 p.m. Donations are welcome.

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 2014 session of classes begins Monday, September 15.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Free 4 All takes place Monday-Saturday, September 8-13 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.

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Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Founded in 1990, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) builds community by presenting American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts in world-class and innovative performance, education and community outreach programs.

CHRP’s vision is to establish the first global center for American tap and percussive arts, creating a complete ecosystem of education, performance, creation and community in a state-of-the-art facility uniting generations of diverse artists and the public.

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