Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | August 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Argentine Tango, Community, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography, News

Thanks to all who made the UChicago Tango Fest a great success this year. Keep scrolling to enjoy some photos and videos from this weekend.


Tangueras at the milonga: Staci, Jacqueline, Rosalia, and Jennifer. Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth


Shoe shopping with CDS at UChicago Tango Fest. Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Joaquin Amenabar, instructor, UChicago Tango Fest

Joaquin Amenabar, instructor, UChicago Tango Fest. Photo: Michael Manaa-Hoppenworth


Milonga at Logan Center for the Arts. Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

screening for Glorias del Tango at UChicago Tango Fest

Rod Relucio, Jenny Teters, Rosalia Llorens, Fabrizio LeNoir, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth with Glorias del Tango movie director, Oliver Kolker at movie screening

Brenna Glaeser | July 13th, 2016 | Posted in News

Thodos Dance Chicago New Dances 2016

Thodos Dance Chicago, a vibrant modern dance company, will be showcasing new work this weekend at the Athenaeum Theatre in their latest show,  New Dances 2016. Thodos, sponsored in part by Chicago Dance Supply, is unique because of their mission to inspire expression through dance education, dance creation, and dance performance. Currently in their 24th season, Thodos Dance Chicago has made a name for itself as an innovative presence in the modern dance landscape of Chicago.

New Dances 2016 is an extensive in-house choreography project which provides TDC ensemble members the unique opportunity to step backstage and call the shots as choreographers and directors.

New Dances 2016 will feature World Premieres by TDC Company members John Cartwright collaborating with Danielle Gennaoui, Tenley Dorrill, Abby Ellison, Alex Gordon, Hattie Haggard, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, Brennen Renteria, Briana Robinson, and a guest choreographer, Shannon Alvis.

Showtimes are Saturday July 16th at 7:30 pm and Sunday July 17th at 3 pm. Tickets range in price from $14-$40 and are available here. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see one of Chicago’s premiere modern dance companies showcase their new pieces.

Check out this video on choreographer Shannon Alvis.

Brenna Glaeser | July 13th, 2016 | Posted in News

Chicago Dance Supply has just received three new styles of Very Fine ballroom shoes! Come in and check out these great new shoes and the largest selection of ballroom dance shoes in Chicago at Chicago Dance Supply today.

Very Fine SERA1135

Very Fine SERA 1135 in Dark Tan Satin, 2.5″ heel, $98

S92304 Tan Satin

Very Fine S92304 in Tan Satin, 2.5″ heel, $98

Very Fine CD2803-3

Very Fine CD 2803 in Tan Satin with Crystals, 2.5″ heel, $105

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Brenna Glaeser | July 12th, 2016 | Posted in News

Cheyenne, a ballet student at Lake Havasu Ballet in Arizona, made a special trip to Chicago Dance Supply to be fit for her very first pair of pointe shoes! This is a truly special day that all young ballerinas dream about and work hard to make happen. Cheyenne was fit in the Russian Pointe Rubin, a best seller at CDS! Congratulations on your achievement, Cheyenne, and thank you so much for visiting us at Chicago Dance Supply. To schedule your own pointe shoe fitting at Chicago Dance Supply call the store at 773-728-5344 for appointment availability! For more information on pointe shoe fittings at Chicago Dance Supply, check out our blog.

Cheyenne at Chicago Dance Supply

Cheyenne in her first pointe shoes Photograph: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Cheyenne and her father at Chicago Dance Supply

Cheyenne is all smiles as she tries out her new Russian Pointe Rubin’s with her father Photograph: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth 

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Brenna Glaeser | July 7th, 2016 | Posted in News

level dance nocturne

Chicago Dance Supply sponsored local dance company, LEVELdance, is bringing back NOCTURNE this weekend at the Athenaeum Theatre! This new show, NOCTURNE le passage, is a late night, site-specific, 55 minute show exploring the world of after-hours and anything that happens from nightfall through day-break. Six choreographers: Artistic Associate, Brandon DiCriscio, Ricky Ruiz, Braeden Barnes, Taylor Mitchell, Christian Denice and Co-Artistic Director Eddy Ocampo, with brilliant lighting by Joshua Paul Weckesser, asks the audience to partake in a journey of dance in nontraditional spaces.

Get your tickets here! Tickets are only $25!


Thursday July 7th at 10:30 pm

Friday July 8th at 10:30 pm

Saturday July 9th at 10:30 pm

Sunday July 10th at 8 pm



Brenna Glaeser | July 5th, 2016 | Posted in Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography, News

Mercy Herron at Chicago Dance Supply. Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Mercy Herron at Chicago Dance Supply. Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

This July at Chicago Dance Supply enter to win a free photoshoot with CDS owner and photographer Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth! Every Friday this month at 5 pm we will draw a winner. Enter in store (no purchase necessary), one entry per person per day.

Prize includes:

  • 30 minute headshot, portrait, or dance photograph and one hi-resolution digital image (a $150 value)
  • Creative freedom to shoot in studio or outdoors
  • Photoshoot opportunity expires 30 days after the drawing

Check out Leni’s website here to preview her work and for photoshoot ideas! Get ready to #strikeapose with CDS!



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Brenna Glaeser | June 29th, 2016 | Posted in News


Chicago Dance Supply will be closed on Monday, July 4th. We will reopen on Tuesday at 10 am. Enjoy the holiday!

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Brenna Glaeser | June 29th, 2016 | Posted in News

Summer is a great time to stock up on dance apparel for both summer intensives and the school year to come! In preparation of the year to come, we are getting new styles and products in weekly to keep you in the latest dance fashions. This past week we received great new products in from Body Wrappers! Check them out below and in store daily.

Chelsie 112A

Angelo Luzio Chelsie 112A ballroom shoe, 3″ heel, black or champagne satin, $115

Hoodie 5180

Body Wrappers Hoodie 5180, charcoal heather or black, $38

Asymmetrical leotard P520

Body Wrappers Asymmetrical Leotard P520, available in violet, $28

Cap sleeve leotard P863

Body Wrappers Cap-sleeve Leotard P863, black and white, $28

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Brenna Glaeser | June 14th, 2016 | Posted in News

Chicago Pride

Happy Pride month! In celebration of Pride, Chicago Dance Supply is running a special sale during the month of June. All tights, tiaras, and tutus are 20% off all month long! Come in and get your Pride outfit and accessories. To promote this great sale, CDS crew member Bryan as his alter ego #Btutucool, took to the streets of Andersonville during Midsommarfest to spread the joy of tutus, tights, and tiaras! Check out our album on Facebook!
and our gallery of Pride Parade on Chicago Dance Photography!

#Btutucool (aka Bryan) and Dom share the love of tutus, tights, and tiaras outside Chicago Dance Supply

#Btutucool (aka Bryan) and Dom share the love of tutus, tights, and tiaras outside Chicago Dance Supply

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Brenna Glaeser | June 13th, 2016 | Posted in News

We Will Tap You!

Chicago Tap Theatre debuts their latest work, We Will TAP You!, on Saturday June 25th at 7:30 pm at the Athenaeum Theatre! This show is one night only, so don’t miss your chance to see this celebration of the music of Queen and tap dance. Get your tickets here.

Chicago Tap Theatre wants YOU to be a part of the finale of We Will TAP You! The goal is to have a huge, diverse dance party on stage to celebrate tap dance. All you have to do is join CTT for one short rehearsal then meet them at the show. The rehearsal will be held at Joel Hall Dancers and Center on June 16th at 6 pm. The choreography will be simple and fun for all ages and experience levels! Don’t miss your chance to tap with Chicago Tap Theatre!

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