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Thanksgiving 2013

“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 featured on Gooch Too Photography

This year marks our 10 year anniversary at Chicago Dance Supply. I feel most shocked about it when my once-upon-a-time elementary aged customers come into the store towering over me and sharing stories about their professional or college achievements.  So much happens in a decade! This week, I was interviewed by Renee Gooch Photography. We […]

Now Available: Dance Photography by Appointment at Chicago Dance Supply

Now available at Chicago Dance Supply: Photography for dancers by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth 773-216-2067

Photo Album: LEVELdance Rehearsal “One”

LEVELdance at Extensions Dance Center Chicago.  Photos by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Go for it, girlfriend.

Have you ever thought of competing?

Somehow, in my dance life, I managed to never compete.  I’m talking in the general sense of the word where there are judges and scores and a champion is crowned and consequently there is medal or cash prize.  Perhaps for athletes, it’s a given.  An obvious goal.  Because as an athlete, perhaps the goal is […]

Argentine Tango: CDS Goes to Buenos Aires – Intro

November 4, 2011 My name is Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth.  I’m a wife of 14 years, a mother of 3, a sister and friend, and the owner of Chicago Dance Supply.  I’m also a life long dancer (thanks Mom and Dad) who discovered Argentine Tango in 2007.  Back then, we started getting many requests for Argentine Tango […]