Category Archives: People
Ashley Rockwood | October 13th, 2015 | Posted in News, People

Chicago Dance Supply had the pleasure of joining Lizzie Mackenzie Pontarelli in her Advanced/Professional Contemporary class at Lou Conte Dance Studio at the Hubbard Street Dance Center. Advanced Contemporary class with Lizzie focuses on three main principles: • The need for a strong foundation in technique as it relates to body mechanics, and movement concepts […]

Ashley Rockwood | September 30th, 2015 | Posted in News, People

Join River North Dance Chicago as they celebrate and honor Artistic Director of 23 years, Frank Chaves and his retirement.   This historical performance is not to miss, filled with both the company’s and the audience’s most beloved works from Chaves’ tenure.  Proudly apart of the Auditorium Theatre’s “Made in Chicago” series, this is the […]

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 contactus@chicagodancesupply.com 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!