Category Archives: People
Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | September 1st, 2015 | Posted in News, People

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, […]

Claire Bauman | April 8th, 2015 | Posted in Argentine Tango, News, People

  Chicago Dance Supply travels to the Chicago Mini Tango Festival from April 9-12th! Visit the Chicago Mini Tango Festival Facebook page here. Remember a limited number of our tango shoes will be left at the store. Please call (773)-728-5344 ahead for availability. Call or email for requests at the Festival.

Claire Bauman | February 11th, 2015 | Posted in News, People

CDS hits the road TOMORROW to visit the Chicago International Salsa Congress through Sunday February 15th. A majority of our men’s and women’s salsa shoes and select men’s and women’s tango shoes will be at the Congress. CDS brand, select Werner Kern and Supadance, and sale shoes will be available in stores. See you on […]

Claire Bauman | February 4th, 2015 | Posted in News, People

Valentine’s Day means Salsa season for us at Chicago Dance Supply! Find a date and show off on the dance floor at the Chicago International Salsa Congress. When: February 12-15, 2015 Where: The Westin O’Hare 6100 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018 We’ll be featuring BRAND NEW styles from Stephanie, GoGo Dance, and  Nueva Epoca […]

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

To be a dancer in your senior year at a top performing arts high schools is like having pre-show jitters times 100…or 100,000 I should say. I am a male dancer, and I am getting ready to take that big step and graduate from high school in the spring. I am moving on into adulthood. […]

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

Studio showings are one way to experience concert dance in a more intimate setting. Removing the distance between the performers and audience exploits vulnerability. This ultimately can lead to a genuine connections between the dancers, live musicians and audience that may be unique to the setting and deeply satisfying in its own way. I was […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | August 17th, 2014 | Posted in News, People, Wellness

Lythe, long and strong would be some words that may describe River North Dance Chicago‘s Gretchen LaWall* in action, either on stage or in the classroom. Recently, I had the pleasure of viewing her Fletcher Pilates® class at River North’s Teen Intensive. There was a quiet but fierce depth of concentration in the room as dancers […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in News, People

Thanks for all your help, Ericka and Alee! We’ll miss you at the end of summer!

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | June 29th, 2014 | Posted in News, People

  CDS regular business hours: Monday-Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 10-4. Pointe, tango, wedding shoe fittings by appointment 773-728-5344 or

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 […]