Author Archives: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Year-Round 15% Class Attire Discount at Chicago Dance Supply

Year-round 15% class attire discount at CDS when you purchase one top, one bottom and one pair of shoes! Exclusions-see store for details.  In-store purchase only.  Shoes, top and bottom must be included in one transaction.  No other discounts apply. 773-728-5344  (photo:  Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth.  Dancer:  Erin Siebert, Ruth Page Center for the Arts)  

Spotlight on: Miss Nancy’s Dancers at Old Town School of Folk Music

As the elevator doors open on the third floor of the Old Town School of Folk Music, you notice there is a charge in the air. There is a mixture of chatter and movement. It is generated from the community of young dancers that have come to call Old Town School their dance home. Dance […]

Show and Save! 30% off Tango Shoes

Good through 1/9/16! Must show this ad at the register. 30% off all men and women’s tango shoes EXCEPT take only 10% off all Bandolera. Already marked down tango shoes take an additional 30% off! Show and save! Show this tango pic at the register and receive 30% off your tango shoe purchase! Exclusions apply […]

Show and Save! 30% off Capezio Tap Shoes

Show this pic at the register to receive 30% off any Capezio tap shoe now until 1/9/2016! Hey Chicago! Show this pic at the register and get 30% off all Capezio tap shoes now through 1/9/2016! 5301 N Clark St, 60640 #sale #tapshoes #chicagodancesupply #tapdance #dance #dancer #tappynewyear A photo posted by Chicago Dance […]

Dancer Inspiration: Dria Fair, CDS Crew

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. – Sigmund Freud #cdscrew #latenight #splits #joelhalldancers @chicagodances A photo posted by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth (@lenicds) on Dec 28, 2015 at 8:11am PST Follow Leni on Instagram!

Photo Blog: Dani McGowan, Senior Choreographer, Chicago Academy for the Arts High School

This month, CDS had a chance to catch up with Dani McGowan during her rehearsal for “Flight” at the Chicago Academy for the Arts High School. Here’s what Dani shared during her interview with Ashley Rockwood, including what she learned about herself and others during her first choreographic experience. Check out the link below and […]

Chicago Tap Theatre, Tidings of Tap, Shim Sham!

A favorite holiday tradition of ours is to go see Chicago Tap Theatre’s Tidings of Tap! The entire audience is invited to do the shim sham at the end of the night! check out Chicago Tap Theatre here

Photos and Video: CDS at Midwest Tango Festival

Thanks to all for a lovely weekend at the Midwest Tango Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio! We enjoyed seeing dancers in their new shoes on the dance floor! Related links: Midwest Tango Fest Facebook album Midwest Tango Fest Shop Chicago Dance Supply

Tango in Chicago: Daniela and Hernan at Milonga Pizpireta

Watch Daniela Roig and Hernan Prieto perform for the first time at Milonga Pizpireta! Join Milonga Pizpireta on Facebook here!

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