Posts tagged "Chicago tap"

Try Bollywood, Tap, Flamenco and more for free this week.

Try Bollywood, Tap, Flamenco and more for free this week.
Have you heard of the American Rhythm Center? It’s a new space that just opened in the Fine Arts Building to serve as the headquarters to multiple dance organizations that rehearse and/or offer dance classes. To show off the various programs, each dance group is offering a free class from its current schedule from now... Read more »

Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free

Try tap/Bollywood/Tai Chi/Latin for free
I was fighting it before, but now I’m in full fall mode. Flat boots, skinny jeans and quaint seasonal activities. Here are a few of my favorites for the weekend. Ever want to try out a Bollywood class? How about a tap class? Or Latin? To celebrate its grand opening, the new American Rhythm Center... Read more »

Celebrate Chicago street food

Celebrate Chicago street food
This weekend should be celebrated in every corner of the city! The world, in fact! Why? IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Chicago Quirk turns 28 on Sunday. But since giving thanks for my existence won’t take up your entire weekend, here are a few activities to check out in your free time. Ribs = delicious. Ergo, you... Read more »
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Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building

Chicago oldest and most historic artists' building
My tap company has undergone a very large and very cool upgrade: the Chicago Human Rhythm Project finally has its own space in the famous and historic Fine Arts Building. The space is going to be called the American Rhythm Center, and it’s so pretty! I won’t bore you with all of the details of... Read more »

This is why you should skip Naperville Ribfest

This is why you should skip Naperville Ribfest
The summer is in full swing, and there are rooftops to enjoy, festivals to attend, beaches to lay on. Now is the time to be selective with your time. Here’s a few suggestions for how enjoy what is hopefully a gorgeous weekend. Must See I admit that I’ve never been to the World’s Largest Block... Read more »

World Nutella Day

World Nutella Day
I can’t stand the Super Bowl, but I always find myself being dragged to Super Bowl parties. Well, this year I have a silver lining: tomorrow is World Nutella Day - yes, that’s a real thing – and I’m celebrating by baking this lovely creation you see to the left. If you have not tried Nutella, take this... Read more »
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Dreidel & Santa Rampage

Dreidel & Santa Rampage
This is about the time of year where it starts to occur to me that New Year’s is coming up, and I better figure out what other options there are other than the usual $80 bar party. (Sure, I’ll give you an obscene amount of money for well drinks and the privilege of standing all... Read more »

Navy Pier takes it to '11' with a "Spinal Tap" viewing and free ferris wheel rides

Navy Pier takes it to '11' with a "Spinal Tap" viewing and free ferris wheel rides
This is my denial time of year; everyday I wake up and hope that it will be 70 degrees again. I’ve been living here my whole life, so I’m not sure where my delusion comes from, but I’ll tell you the 10 minutes of snow I saw this week almost made me cry. I guess I’ll just... Read more »

Get to know the Chicago tap scene with "Tap Like Water" tomorrow night

Get to know the Chicago tap scene with "Tap Like Water" tomorrow night
If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you’ve probably notice my love of tap dance. It’s an art form that deserves infinitely more appreciation than it gets. And I’m also a tap dancer. I know I’m always recommending various shows you should go see, but this time I’m underlining it: you must go... Read more »
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Tap dancers have taken over Chicago

Tap dancers have taken over Chicago
It’s true. The city has been overrun with all sorts of them – from 15-year-old girls hoping to improve their skills to some of the greatest tap dance masters in the world. And, believe it or not, this happens every year. The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), a non-profit that presents American tap dance and... Read more »