Category Archives: People
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 […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | March 24th, 2014 | Posted in News, People

Setting the lights.  LEVELdance shoot with Brandon DiCriscio and Joshua Paul Weckesser at Gus Giordano Dance School Chicago. Related links: LEVELdance company auditions March 30, 2014 See this gallery on Chicago Dance Photography Blog

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | March 10th, 2014 | Posted in News, People

Congratulations Thodos Dance Chicago on their winter engagement at the Harris Theatre this weekend! Highlights include the acclaimed story ballet by Melissa Thodos and Ann Reinking, “A light in the dark: The story of Hellen Keller and Ann Sullivan” and Panem Nostrum Quoditianum, choreography by River North’s Ahmad Simmons. Photos: Thodos Youth Ensemble perform during […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | March 6th, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, People


Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, News, People

Are you ready for a pair of pointe shoes? Chicago Dance Supply introduces Claire Bauman and Nicole Rhoden Wilson, CDS pointe shoe fitters and associates, here to talk about pointe shoes, pointe shoe fittings and pointe shoe accessories. Whether it’s your first, fifth or final pair of pointe shoes, it’s always beneficial to try your […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Argentine Tango, People