Category Archives: How To
Joan Oberndorf | October 19th, 2017 | Posted in How To, News, Wellness

We all love to get a massage when our bodies are sore and tired, but sometimes because of time or finances (or both) this isn’t possible. The solution? A variety of tools that you can use on your own to ease knotted muscles, overworked feet, and more. Some of them only require a little ingenuity […]

Joan Oberndorf | September 21st, 2017 | Posted in Community, How To, News, Uncategorized

Finding the studio that fits you best is like finding the perfect pair of dance shoes-it can take a little time and patience, but once you’re successful it feels great! Us Chicagoans have the advantage of being in a large metro area, with lots of choices, but even those in smaller cities should be thoughtful […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | September 8th, 2016 | Posted in How To, News

Four Essential Questions to Ask Before Buying a Ballroom Dance Shoe So, you’ve decided it’s time to buy yourself some new ballroom dance shoes?  Congratulations!  Whether it’s your first or fifteenth pair, here are four basic questions that may help you on your dance quest. What kind of dancer are you? A competitive dancer may want something […]

Brenna Glaeser | March 29th, 2016 | Posted in Community, How To

When it comes to picking out a new pair of salsa or ballroom shoes, there are so many factors to consider that the process can seem overwhelming! Never fear, the sales associates at Chicago Dance Supply are here to help you find the perfect dance shoe for your particular style and needs. One of the […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | September 30th, 2015 | Posted in Class Attire, How To, News

  Related links: Shop online at Chicago Dance Supply Old Town School of Folk Music

Ashley Rockwood | September 8th, 2015 | Posted in How To, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Photography

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. […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | March 30th, 2015 | Posted in Class Attire, How To, News

How pointe shoes are made by Grishko. Related links: Pointe Shoes and Accessories at Chicago Dance Supply Am I Ready for Pointe Shoes? by April C. Lewis, Chicago Dance Supply

Claire Bauman | March 31st, 2014 | Posted in How To, News, People

           A well-rounded theater performer, Claire has been  studying ballet for years. Since moving to  Chicago, she’s found a great mixed-level class  and is preparing for her triumphant return to  pointe! I wanted to help her find just the right  shoes…           Before we started her pointe […]

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth | March 18th, 2014 | Posted in How To, News

We dyed our pointe shoes this week! Check out our photos below! What you need to dye your pointe shoes What you will need: pointe shoes with ribbon and elastic, paint sponge, fabric dye, plain paper, tape, cup, workspace protected by paper, and gloves step one: cover the parts of the shoe that you would […]

Julie Carrico | September 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Class Attire, How To, News

Unitard Halloween Ideas!