Author Archives: Ashley Rockwood

This Weekend In Chicago

Check out what is happening this weekend in Chicago: Chicago Tap Theatre : Tidings of Tap Dec. 11-13 2015 @ UIC Theatre Joffrey Ballet Chicago : The Nutcracker Dec. 10-13 2015 @ Auditorium Theatre Hubbard Street Dance Chicago : Winter Series Dec. 10-13 2015 @ Harris Theatre for Music and Dance Chicago Dance Crash : […]

Moscow Ballet Visits Chicago Dance Supply

Chicago Dance Supply had the honor of serving Moscow Ballet as they embark on their 2 month US and Canadian tour. In fact, we were the first stop for the group, straight from the airport. One can say, a dancer needs their shoes. 32 dancers with international flair were fitted for their performances. It was […]

Joel Hall Dancers in “Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn”

The three-month centennial celebration of Billy Strayhorn concludes at the Auditorium Theatre with Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.  Under the musical direction of Bruce Mayhall Rastrelli, this fully staged salute to Strayhorn features Broadway star Darius de Haas and local favorite Joan Curto with Alan Broadbent on piano, the Auditorium’s “Too Hot to […]

Rosetta Magdalen of Flamenco Chicago

Flamenco Chicago is the city’s most established and welcoming center teaching contemporary flamenco dance to a primarily adult student body.   Studio owner and artistic director Rosetta Magdalen has created a step-by-step training methodology that allows anyone to learn this beautiful and mysterious dance form.   Rosetta has more than 20 years of experience as a flamenco […]

Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli: Advanced/Professional Contemporary Class at Lou Conte Dance Studio

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 […]

Must See Performance: River North Dance Chicago

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 […]

Become the next CDS Brand Ambassador!

Attention Dancers:  EXCITING OPPORTUNITY!!!! CHICAGO DANCE SUPPLY IS HOLDING A MODEL SEARCH FOR OUR NEXT BRAND AMBASSADOR! And it could be you! Attend an open call and photo shoot for submission.* We are looking for well rounded, mature dancers with strong technique, great personality, outstanding communication skills and a desire to make a greater impact […]

How to Prepare for a Photo Shoot

How To Prepare For A Photo Shoot: Feeling and looking your best is half the battle.  Whether you are shooting your engagement, professional head shots, dance portraits, or any other special occasion, BE PREPARED.   Follow our timeline of tips to set yourself up for a fun, stress free, fabulous day in front of the camera. […]

Photos: Back to Class Attire Shoot

Chicago Dance Supply would to thank the following studios for sending such wonderful dancers to our first ever Back to Class Attire Photo Shoot.  Check out the posters from the shoot! Are you photo shoot ready?> Here are some tips from Chicago Dance Photography on How To Prepare For Your Next Shoot. Interested in shooting […]