Chicago Human Rhythm Project RHYTHM WORLD Preview – 27th Year!

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) presents its 27th annual Rhythm World dance festival from July 17th through July 23rd. The festival, taking place at four different venues across Chicago, will showcase a wide variety of tap and percussive dance, from legends like Maurice Hines to graduates of CHRP’s Tap Scholar program.

From left to right: Savion Glover by Savion Glover Productions, Maurice Hines by Scott Schuman, Maud Arnold by William Frederking, Lane Alexander by Christiano Prim Photo courtesy of Chicago Human Rhythm Project

The festival begins with on Monday, July 17th at the Jazz Showcase, featuring faculty dancers and an accompanying jazz trio. An improv tournament will follow on Tuesday, July 18th. On Wednesday, the teachers and students of Rhythm World will perform for free at Navy Pier’s Polk Bros. Performance Lawn.

A performance at the Jazz Showcase Photo courtesy of Chicago Human Rhythm Project

Rhythm World’s centerpiece, The JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance concerts, will take place on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd at the Studebaker Theater.

For more information, including a full schedule, visit

When and Where:

Monday, July 17 – faculty performance
Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Ct

Tuesday, July 18 – improv tournament and student showcase
Curtiss Hall, 410 S Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor

Wednesday, July 19 – free Rhythm World performance
Navy Pier’s Polk Bros. Performance Lawn, 600 East Grand Avenue

July 21 and July 22 – JUBA!
Studebaker Theater, 410 South Michigan


Tickets to the Jazz Showcase and JUBA! Performances are $10-$55 and can be purchased at

Wednesday’s Navy Pier performance is free.

Lisa LaTouche Photo courtesy of Chicago Human Rhythm Project
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