Author Archives: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Video: Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin on dancing in Chicago

CDS hit the streets with Chicago’s very own Reggio McLaughlin. Here’s a clip of Reggio tapping on State Street. Thank you Reggio! Catch Reggio’s holiday show, The Nut Tapper, at Old Town School of Folk Music 11/29/2015. More information and buy tickets here. Related links: Old Town School of Folk Music

CDS at Moving Dialogs: Deeply Rooted and Flatfoot Dance Company

Last week, CDS attended the Audience Architects event, Moving Dialogs.   Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Artistic Director, Kevin Iega Jeff shared some moments about his collaboration with Durban, South Africa’s Flatfoot Dance Company. Flatfoot Dance Company came to Chicago in 2014 where company members trained and collaborated on the creation of a new work titled Encounters, […]

In her own words: Melissa Metro on hip hop in Chicago

  This fall, CDS had a chance to catch up with hip hop dancer and jazz dance performer, Melissa Metro.  In this interview, Melissa talks about: — her take on the current state of hip hop in Chicago — foundational hip hop and the 5 elements of hip hop — getting paid as a dancer […]

CDS on the road again! Tango shoes at Champaign Urbana Tango Workshop 2015**

**please note that most of our tango shoe stock will be available at the following event this weekend!  For best service, make your in-store tango shoe fitting at 773-728-5344 Visit Chicago Dance Supply in Champaign Urbana and shop for Argentine tango shoes for men and women!  CDS will offer handcrafted tango shoes from Buenos Aires and […]

Halloween Costumes at Chicago Dance Supply!

Get your costume accessories, basics and tights at Chicago Dance Supply!  Select items on sale up to 40% off! Related links: Shop online at Chicago Dance Supply

Dancer How-To Video: Making of a Bun by Lily

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Photos: Pasional Third Coast Tango Marathon 2015

We had a blast at Pasional Third Coast Tango Marathon 2015! If you missed shopping our tango shoe collection at the marathon, check out our Andersonville storefront at 5301 N Clark St Chicago IL 60640. Call for your tango shoe fitting appointment at 773-728-5344 Check out our photos below or see the photos on Facebook

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre 2015 Fall Concert Series

Experience a compelling, multi-sensory evening that only Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre could provide. Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre presents its 2015 Fall Concert Series – when the company’s full Dance and Music Ensembles perform together, debuting new work and sharing repertoire favorites in their unique fusion style that combines contemporary dance, original live music, and visual […]

I want to DANCE: Recent high school graduate shares details about his upcoming move to New York City

Quint Lattimore, 18, sat down to share with CDS Blog what his next steps are now that he has finally graduated from Chicago Academy for the Arts. His initial plans included continuing his academic education by pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and majoring in Dance. He looked at programs in Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, […]

Photos: Chicago Dance Supply at Pasional

All photos from Pasional II Third Coast Marathon will be posted by September 19, 2015. For questions or concerns regarding your photos, contact or 773-728-5344