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American Rhythm Center

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) announces the establishment of the American Rhythm Center (ARC), a shared, affordable and sustainable education, rehearsal and administrative facility for several leading Chicago arts organizations. This new institution is located in renovated spaces on the 3rd floor of Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue.

CHRP will develop the ARC, a collaborative effort to foster community growth through rhythmic expression, in several phases. 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.



  • Alliance Dance Company
  • Audible Odyssey
  • Columbia College
  • Clinard Dance Theatre
  • DMX Dance Company
  • Duncan Dance Chicago
  • Ensemble Espanol
  • Evelyn Sanchez
  • Gang of Toes
  • Human Alignment
  • M.A.D.D. Rhythms
  • M-Pulse LLC
  • Matt Crowle
  • Micki Selander
  • Movement Revolution Dance Crew
  • Muntu Dance Theatre
  • Tess Collins
  • Tommye Giacchino

Major funding for has been provided by Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Boeing Company, Pamela Crutchfield, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture at Prince, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, the James. S. Kemper Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, Northern Trust, The Jane Ellen Murray Foundation, Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner, matching funds from the Polk Bros. Foundation through IFF, and many generous individuals. Pro bono legal support was provided by Jenner & Block LLP. 

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