Category Archives: People
Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | January 31st, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, News, People

A new shipment of leotards arrived at Chicago Dance Supply this week including not only your basic black, but also an array of vibrant colors. Check out Michelle in this video wearing a sampling of our newest Capezio leotards. Shop our leotards online 24/7 here.

Claire Bauman | January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, News, People

This weekend we had a great group fitting with a group of girls from Chicago Ballet Center with their teacher, Paul Abrahamson or Mr. A according to his students. We spent the morning finding the perfect shoe for each student. As this was the first pair of pointe shoes for the girls, we first discussed their […]

Claire Bauman | January 24th, 2014 | Posted in Events, News, People, Uncategorized, Wellness

A week ago, I took my first ballet class in roughly seven months. That’s the longest break I’ve taken from ballet with the exception of my Achilles injury and that time I don’t remember when I stopped ballet for a year when I was six. But otherwise, I’ve been continually dancing for the past 16 years and it’s […]

Claire Bauman | January 17th, 2014 | Posted in Events, News, People

This past December Miss Nancy’s ballet and jazz students from Old Town School of Folk Music took to the stage in an electrifying recital closing out the year on a celebratory note. We look forward to watching these young dancers grow and perform. Miss Nancy’s Dancers:  please message or call if you would like to view your […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | January 5th, 2014 | Posted in Class Attire, News, People

After trying on a variety of brands and styles with our fitter, Tia decided on the Russian Pointe Almaz pointe shoe. This winter, she played Clara in the Bloomington Twin Cities Ballet Nutcracker. The choreography called for many piqués and she felt that she was going over the box a bit too much. She tried […]

Claire Bauman | December 18th, 2013 | Posted in News, People, Wellness

Looking for a way to keep your young dancers active over the winter break? Eager for a healthy alternative to video games and TV during the long days without school and dance class? Look no further! River North Dance Chicago is running the city’s only two-day mini camp, Chance to Dance! Created for young movers […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | December 17th, 2013 | Posted in Argentine Tango, News, People

Thanks to all who shopped or stopped by to visit our booth at the Midwest Tango Fest last month in St. Louis! Here are a few links to the photos and videos we shot during the fest. Please message me for any reason regarding the photos at I’ll be updating the album with more […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | December 10th, 2013 | Posted in Argentine Tango, Class Attire, News, People

Thanks to all who came for our Late Night Event last Friday!  There’s one last chance to grab 15% off of all regular priced items and an additional 20% off all sale items in the store. WHAT:  Storewide Sale at CDS during Late-er Night Andersonville WHEN:  Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm.  Last […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | November 27th, 2013 | Posted in News, People

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice To all the fire starters in the dance world who illuminate my life and to all those who continue to fan the flames, I thank you. Have a brilliant holiday. Leni […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | November 22nd, 2013 | Posted in News, People

Congratulations to Nick Pupillo’s Visceral Dance Chicago on their inaugural performance Thursday 11/21/13!