Category Archives: People
Claire Bauman | June 21st, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, People

Today, Ginger got her first pair of pointe shoes at Chicago Dance Supply! She purchased the Russian Pointe Almaz shoe. The reinforced stitching and tapered shape of the box helped support her en pointe. Ginger dances at Ruth Page and began ballet when she was 7 years old. With her new pointe shoes, she’s very excited […]

Claire Bauman | June 20th, 2014 | Posted in News, People

This weekend is the closing weekend of Ensemble Espanol’s performance, Mil Clavos. Catch this CDS sponsored company’s fusion of flamenco and contemporary dance. Renowned choreographer and pillar of the Chicago dance community, Ron de Jesus, brings Ensemble Espanol and world famous flamenco dancers to the stage at North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie. […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | June 13th, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, News, People

CDS customer Quint Lattimore, 17, stocks up on dance supplies before his 6 week summer program at The Ailey School.  

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | June 12th, 2014 | Posted in News, People

Marissa Horton and Karl Watson of Visceral Dance Chicago Monica Cervantes, “Changes” Rehearsal at Visceral Dance Center Chicago Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Claire Bauman | June 9th, 2014 | Posted in News, People

Perched on our second floor, the CDS crew and I watched the festivities of Midsommar Fest from our window. We had the perfect view of the Berwyn Street stage from our own “box seat”. We cheered and hooted as the Chicago Spirit Brigade performed a lengthy number to pop hits performing high flying cheerleading tosses, […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | June 8th, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, News, People

I have two boys of my own. I remember teaching ballet class with my first born strapped to my back. My youngest took my creative movement class with his older sister. They’ve long since stopped dancing moving on to other sports and activities. I encourage them in whatever they’re interests may be, of course. It […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | June 7th, 2014 | Posted in News, People

Come to shop, stay for the fest! Andersonville’s annual street festival, Midsommarfest, happens this weekend. Check out the schedule of events here at Chicago Dance Supply will be open during our regular business hours. Saturday from 10-7 and Sunday from 10-4 Hope to see you there!

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | April 12th, 2014 | Posted in Argentine Tango, News, People

Last two days to shop with Chicago Dance Supply at Rosemont Hilton O’Hare! Join us at the 2014 Chicago Tango Mini Festival where we are showcasing our entire line of Argentine Tango dance shoes for men and women. Go to to view the entire schedule.

Claire Bauman | April 7th, 2014 | Posted in People

CDS Crew Michelle and Janna in Sansha character shoes available at Chicago Dance Supply. Try our new Sansha jazz sneakers too!

Claire Bauman | March 31st, 2014 | Posted in How To, News, People

           A well-rounded theater performer, Claire has been  studying ballet for years. Since moving to  Chicago, she’s found a great mixed-level class  and is preparing for her triumphant return to  pointe! I wanted to help her find just the right  shoes…           Before we started her pointe […]