Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | July 17th, 2020 | Posted in News

Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth. Dancer Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin. Check out our dancer spotlight on Reggio here.

2020 Summer Store Hours


Tuesday-Friday- 12-6pm

Saturday- 10-5pm

Sunday 12-4pm

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Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | April 3rd, 2020 | Posted in News

I hope this message finds you safe and in good health.

At this time, in accordance to a statewide mandate, Chicago Dance Supply at 5301 N Clark St. Chicago, is temporarily closed.

Like the rest of the Chicagoland dance community, we continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We plan to act in accordance to the guidelines for small businesses like ours for the sake of public health and safety.

We love you and we miss you.

Leni and the CDS Crew

Read Chicago Reader “Dancing Alone Together” by Irene Hsiao here.

Shop our online store https://shop.chicagodancesupply.com

Chicago Dance Supply COVID19 Response

Sydney jumps, hand outstretched, holding a Chicago Reader with headline “DO NOT TOUCH”

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Community, News

Chicago Dance Supply, Best Dancestore 2019, Chicago Reader

Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth. Dancer: Cam Nofsinger.

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | September 4th, 2018 | Posted in News

Tights Tuesdays at Chicago Dance Supply
$12 Tight Tuesdays at Chicago Dance Supply!

Any brand, any color, footed or convertible tights now $12 every Tuesday till the end of September 2018!

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Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | August 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Argentine Tango, News

Chicago Dance Supply offers men and women Argentine tango shoes by Sur, Ser, DNI and Bandolera.  Shoe fitting appointments available : mike@chicagodancesupply.com or call 773-728-5344.


Argentine Tango: Ashley Kalchek at Chicago Dance Supply

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Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | August 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community, News

Giordano Dance Sneak Peek

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Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | May 11th, 2018 | Posted in News

Contact us at the shop, by phone or by email.  We also consult by appointment via video chat. Thanks for shopping with us and hope to see you soon!


5301 N Clark St 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640



Pointe, wedding, tango shoe fittings by appointment.

Regular business hours:

Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM

Saturday 10AM-5:30PM

Sunday 10AM-4PM


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Dancers: Jarrett Rashad, John Cartwright, and Bryan Hurd

Dancers: Jarrett Rashad, John Cartwright, and Bryan Hurd

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Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | April 1st, 2018 | Posted in Argentine Tango, News

Chicago Dance Supply at Chicago Tango Festival
Chicago Dance Supply is excited to return to Chicago Tango Festival April 12-16, 2018 at the Rosemont Hilton! Come shop with us during the fest for tango shoes, clothes and accessories. Stay for the daytime classes and evening performances with the festival instructors:


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Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | January 7th, 2018 | Posted in News

Dance over to locally owned Chicago Dance Supply to shop for all your dance gear needs this year!

Shop our social dance shoe collection which includes comfortable women and men’s standard ballroom, latin and Argentine tango shoes. We have fashionable styles in various heel heights and colors as well as practice shoes appropriate for students and teachers.

Our contemporary dance shoe collection includes ballet, jazz, tap, character and flamenco shoes. Remember to call 773-728-5344  to make an appointment for your pointe shoe fitting. Click here for more info and resources on how to prepare for your pointe shoe fitting.

While you may come for tights, leotards, and other dance wear, don’t forget to pick up your accessories such as shoe brushes and hair pins while you’re here!

Our store is located in the charming Andersonville neighborhood, we are conveniently accessible by public transit via the Clark 22 CTA bus or a short walk from the Red line Berwyn L stop. If you travel by car, you’ll find metered parking on Clark street or free parking in the neighborhood.  You’ll find us at 5301 N Clark St. 2nd Floor.

Tutus, leotards, tights and ballet slippers at Chicago Dance Supply

Photo by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth: Miss Nancy’s Dancers at Old Town School of Folk Music. Contact Leni at  773-216-2067

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Joan Oberndorf | December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Argentine Tango, Class Attire, News

Looking for a way to warm hearts – and toes – this holiday season? CDS has some great ideas to share, and a great sale* to help you keep within that frugal dancer budget too! We’re kicking off (pun intended of course) our late night sale Friday December 15, and staying open until 9pm so you can have extra time to shop your heart out! Here’s some gifts that any dancer (and even some non-dancer folks) will be happy to find under the tree. Let’s work our way up.

Warm toes = Happy Feet!

bloch warm up bootierussian pointe fleece bootiebloch bootie - child's

Bloch & Russian Pointe booties; kid’s on far right

It’s truly winter out there, and everyone deserves to have toasty feet. Indulge that special someone (or yourself) with a pair of warm and cozy booties. Whether puffy or fleecy, these booties can be worn over soft ballet slippers, pointe shoes, or bare feet for barre or warming up. You may find them making their way out of your dance bag and serving double duty when you’re relaxing at home. The non dancer in your life might also appreciate a pair-remember all those hours mom spent taking you to dance class and sitting through recitals?

Full Body Warmth – bottom

                Wear Moi  for dance, yoga, lounging


Your bottom half is feeling kinda jealous right now, hm? Now that the feet are feeling it let’s consider Wear Moi’s warm up pants. Cozy and comfortable, with several fun color combos, guaranteed to keep you warm in the chilliest studio! Kinda wonderful for relaxing in too.

Full Body Warmth – top

Bloch shrugBloch Orion sweater

Bloch’s shrug and sweater are great for studio or streetwear

It’s time for the ratty old sweatshirt to hit the trash! Treat your dancer’s top half to a sleek shrug or “jumper” (sweater to us non-Anglophiles). Bloch’s shrug is snug while still allowing for movement; their Orion knit jumper is super flattering and covers the torso for extra warmth. Either one is stylish enough to move out of the studio and onto the street-pair them with a t shirt, jeans or a simple dress and you’re ready to go.

Visit CDS for lots more options and ideas. From stocking stuffers to shoes, Pasa Doble to Pointe, we can help make every dancer’s holiday merry and bright!

*Sale prices: 30% off all store items with the exception of Tango; 20% off Tango!




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