Category Archives: People
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

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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