The weekend festival of everything tap, sponsored by M.A.D.D. Rhythms, celebrates its fourth year with classes, panel discussions, lectures and performances from the best hoofers in Chicago. Instructors include Robert L. Reed, Reggio McLaughlin, Ernest “Brownie” Brown, Jumaane Taylor and the M.A.D.D. Rhythms crew. If you want to learn a paradiddle but never laced on a pair of tap shoes in your life, this is the weekend to try; dancers of all levels are welcome and the amassed talent is sure to be inspiring. (Sharon Hoyer)
At South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr. (773)256-0149. Nov 14-16. $30 per class, $10 per performance, $300 all-weekend pass.