Rhythm World 30th Anniversary Celebration

Event Type
Event Description

Rhythm World 30  – America’s oldest and most comprehensive festival of tap – is BACK and under the direction of Jumaane Taylor, a visionary and accomplished teacher, performer, choreographer and producer. Taylor has reimagined this year’s anniversary festival to offer three weeks of rhythm bending, in-person education and performance programs by a new ensemble of teaching and performing artists. Classes will return to Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building with concerts at Navy Pier’s Lake Stage, Jazz Showcase, the Black Legislator’s Theater a the DuSable Museum of African American History and the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Tickets to performances will be available as their own respective events on See Chicago Dance. 

All programs are LIVE and IN PERSON. All programs are limited to 20 participants unless COVID-19 protocols are updated to allow higher occupancy rates.

Students will be asked to verify whether they have been or intend to be vaccinated at least two weeks prior to their first class.

CHRP will comply with all City, State and Federal mandates related to vaccination status, room and theater occupancy as well as rigorous cleaning protocols.

This year’s festival spans three completely distinct weeks and attendees, other than those enrolled in the American Tap Conservatory (ATC), may come for one, two or all three weeks. ATC attendees may choose to enroll for either the first and second week, or the second and third week.

To find out more information about the programs and register, please visit chicagotap.org/rhythm-world


Running Time
3 weeks
Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm