Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth: Blog https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog en-us (C) Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Sun, 21 Aug 2022 21:49:00 GMT Sun, 21 Aug 2022 21:49:00 GMT https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/img/s/v-12/u886622146-o463613294-50.jpg Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth: Blog https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog 120 120 Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth for Alderwoman 48th Ward https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2022/8/leni-manaa-hoppenworth-for-alderwoman-48th-ward It's official! I am running for 48th ward alderwoman in Chicago!

Please check out my campaign site at lenifor48th.com.

RSPV to join me at my launch party, Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Andersonville at 6pm.

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Donate here and sign up to volunteer now to help me get on the ballot and to win in 2023!

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Headshots by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth: Mario LaMothe https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2022/5/headshots-by-leni-manaa-hoppenworth-mario-lamothe Mario is cocoa skin toned with black and grey dreadlocks. He wears a lilac buttoned down short sleeved shirt. He is smiling and looking at the camera. Mario LaMothePhoto: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

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2022 Chicago Dance Summit https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2022/5/2022-chicago-dance-summit

Headshots by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth at FUTURE PRESENT: 2022 Chicago Dance Summit

Saturday, May 14, 2022


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Let's Dance! Year of Dance Chicago x Andersonville, April 30, 2022 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2022/5/lets-dance-year-of-dance-chicago-x-andersonville-april-30-2022

Photos: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Go to viewing gallery here.


Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE and the Local Dance Community Designate 2022 as The “Year of Chicago Dance”

Citywide, year-long focus on dance will address critical issues facing Chicago’s dancers and the field of dance including funding, space, and capacity building.

Andersonville hosted a day of celebration for the Year of Chicago Dance on Saturday, April 30, 2022 [read Block Club Chicago feature].


Trey Elder, of music group Quiet Pterodactyl, served as emcee and the event’s “music mix master guru.”

Sponsors of the event include:

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

Chicago Dance Supply

Swedish American Museum

Edgewater Historical Society

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy


Participating dance groups include:

Helen C. Peirce School

Desueño Dance 

Illinois Center for Kathak 

Chicago Casineros 

Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago 

Chicago Tap Theatre 

Glenwood Dance Studio 

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Youth Company 

312 Movement 

The Met Down 

Joel Hall Dancers



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Photos from the Reader editorial union’s rally on April 21, 2022. https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2022/4/photos-from-the-reader-editorial-union-s-rally-on-april-21-2022 Reader editorial editorial team hold signs: Free the Reader, Save the Reader at a rally on a sunny day.Sun and solidarity

Sun and solidarity

Photos from the Reader editorial union’s rally on April 21, 2022.

by Reader staff April 28, 2022

On April 21, the Reader editorial union rallied with labor allies, nonunion staff, and supporters outside the Lakeview mansion of the newspaper’s co-owner, Leonard C. Goodman, to demand he allow its long-planned transition to a nonprofit to proceed. The demonstration attracted national media attention, and helped break a four-month stalemate between opposing factions on the Reader’s board. 

On Tuesday, April 26, Goodman announced he and three board members allied with him were stepping down.—Jim Daley



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Praize Productions Inc. Red Carpet Movie Premiere of NINE https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2022/4/praize-productions-inc-red-carpet-movie-premiere-of-nine From Praize Productions

During a global pandemic, we all have had the opportunity to step back, take time and reevaluate the world as we know it. Praize Productions Inc. has taken that space to reimagine it’s ninth theatrical production into its first motion picture entitled NINE!

Masterfully weaving dance, spoken word and music, NINE brings to life a story of self-discovery, healing, and triumph in a one-of-a-kind experience that only the award-winning PPI can create.

Come experience an evening of Black Excellence, as Praize Productions Inc. brings Hollywood to the South Side of Chicago with its red carpet movie premiere of NINE.


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#IAmIrish Exhibition - Irish American Heritage Center https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2022/1/-iamirish-exhibition---irish-american-heritage-center  

Select images were part of the #IAmIrish Portrait Exhibition displayed at the Irish Books Art and Music (iBAM!) Festival 
Saturday 23rd October at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox. Ave, Chicago, IL 60630).

#IAmIrish came to Chicago though a partnership between Ireland Network Chicago, Irish Community Services and the IBAM! Festival.


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Cook County Jail Freeze In https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/12/cook-county-jail-freeze-in

CBS: Group Demands Improved Release Conditions For Cook County Jail Inmates, Including Provided Coats When Cold

Fundraiser link here.


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Jueves Milonguita - Fully Vax'd w/ DJ Khoi- November 18, 2021 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/11/jueves-milonguita-november-18-2021---dj-khoi

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Ballet on Saturday Mornings with Nick at Visceral - Oct. 9, 2021 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/11/ballet-on-saturday-mornings-with-nick-at-visceral---oct-9-2021

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Center on Halsted Oct. 13, 2021 and Windy City Times https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/10/center-on-halsted-oct-13-2021-and-windy-city-times

Activists speak about former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's LGBTQ legacy
by Max Lubbers


LGBTQ+ advocates reflected on former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's legacy at Center on Halsted Oct. 13, discussing his role in the city's Human Rights Ordinance and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community. A display of 1980s Windy City Times covers featuring Washington was available in the lobby.

When Washington won the 1983 mayoral election, he became the first Black mayor in Chicago's history. He was later re-elected in 1987 and died in November of that year, but activists said his impact lasted far beyond his tenure and life.

Channyn Lynne Parker, who served as co-MC with Kim Hunt, said his influence is not only evident in his specific accomplishments for the LGBTQ+ community, but also in his ability to inspire.

"When we think about the legacy of Harold Washington, it is all around us. It is sitting with us today," she said. "I see it in the faces of individuals, right now, who dare to dream."

Many of the activists in the room Wednesday worked directly with Washington to effect change, with two panels of key players. The first panel, moderated by Mona Noriega, featured Peggy Baker, who Washington appointed to be the city's first paid liaison to the lesbian and gay community, and Ann Christophersen, who served on Chicago's first gay and lesbian advisory committee and is co-founder of Women & Children First bookstore. 

Baker said she moved to Chicago right before Washington's first election, but quickly realized how critical it was for him to serve as mayor. 

"My 'We're not in Kansas anymore' moment came when I put on a Washington button and I was walking down State Street by Marshall Field's, and this old white guy spit at me," Baker said. "… I came to feel that supporting Washington's work was about the most important thing that you could be doing in Chicago."

Both Baker and Chrisophersen spoke about the way Washington deeply listened to their concerns and made LGBTQ+ rights a priority. Christophersen said he was particularly interested in hearing personal stories. 

"It plugged right into his civil-rights agenda," she said. "We were certainly ready for him and so happy to have him, and he was ready for us."

Former Chicagoan Tom Donelan spoke briefly from the audience about Ken Glover, a top Washington staffer who took the title as the first Washington liaison to the gay community (in addition to his other duties), to make sure the community was not left out of the mayor's first administration. Community ally Kit Duffy was formally appointed later, as a volunteer gay and lesbian liaison for Washington.

Co-founder of Windy City Times Tracy Baim, who organized the program, offered insight into Washington's commitment to civil rights, speaking earlier in the night about an interview she did with Washington in 1986. 

At the time, he told WCT that he didn't need an election to support gays and their rights, it was just natural. 

However, the second panel of activists, moderated by Mary Morten, emphasized that Washington did not do the work for them. Instead, he encouraged them to fight for their rights. 

That panel of speakers—Laurie Dittman, Rick Garcia and Art Johnston—helped push the passage of the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance along with the late Jon-Henri Damski.

It would take three tries for it to pass, Johnston said. 

When the first version failed, Johnston said they realized Washington could try to sway City Council members—but he wouldn't somehow create a miracle.

"It was a moment of intense education for all of us, when we lost that vote," he said. "And the mayor made clear to us: Don't rely on me to get your rights for you. You must learn to do it for yourselves."

They said that through their work with Washington, they learned important political strategies. 

Garcia spoke about the importance of including nuns in their strategy to go after Catholic aldermen, and Dittman said it was important that she was able to do this work as part of her paid political work with IVI-IPO.

Illinois State Sen. Mike Simmons, who concluded the event, spoke of lessons he takes from Washington's legacy.

Simmons said that as the first openly gay member elected to the Illinois Senate and first senator of color to serve the state's 7th District, Washington's story resonates with him.

"He just had such a marvelous way of connecting with ordinary Chicagoans … but he did it in a way where he built these huge incredible coalitions of people," he said. "He was elected mayor at a time when Chicago was still overtly racist, where people will literally tell you they will not vote for 'the Blacks,' and some of those people lived in the neighborhood I grew up in [Lincoln Square]."

Simmons said that now, as the senator of representing so many different neighborhoods, he's learned to be a coalition-builder, too—and hopes that it will be easier for the generations that come after him. 


"We do these things together," he said. "We leave a ripple effect that redefines the political culture, and when I'm done in 10, 20 or 30 years from now, the next generation of people are going to be able to do even more and say more and create more tension."


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2021 Chicago LGBTQ Hall of Fame https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/10/2021-chicago-lgbtq-hall-of-fame The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, the only city-sanctioned LGBT Hall of Fame in the world, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was founded to honor people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made significant contributions to the quality of life or well-being of the LGBT community in Chicago. The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inductees for 2021 were selected from a slate of candidates submitted by Chicago's LGBT community.
See listing and descriptions for 2021 inductees here on Windy City Times.

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Brunch, Mimosas and Maria Hadden - July 31, 2021 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/8/brunch-mimosas-and-maria-hadden

Alderwoman Maria Hadden of the 49th Ward in Chicago held a fundraiser at Honeybear Cafe in Rogers Park on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Below is the thank you note as posted on Facebook:

"I am so grateful to serve a community like the one we have in the 49th Ward and to have the support of so many wonderful people. Thank you to everyone who came out, supported and made this an event to remember.

Thank you to Prudence, George and their team at Honeybear Cafe for a fabulous hosted event and delicious food, to Picnic Wine & Provisions for supplying the bubbly for the mimosas and to Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth for these fantastic photos!

Thank you to members of my Host Committee, Stacy Davis Gates, Erica N. Bland-Durosinmi, Hope Pickett, Sean Tenner, Rebecca BurWei, Joi Imobhio, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Sen. Mike Simmons, Sen. Heather Steans, Jane Ramsey and Network 49 for making this such a successful event.

A big thanks to the elected officials who joined me yesterday, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, State Rep. Greg Harris, State Rep. and Committeeperson Kelly Cassidy, Committeeperson Sean Tenner, Committeeperson Dean Maragos, Judge Pam Saindon, Judge Diana López, and Judge Rena Marie Van Tine.

And a giant hug to our event team, Jacqueline Anderson, Karri DeSelm, Holly Hahn, Megan Sit, Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, Anna Mangahas, and of course, Natalia Vera for your ideas, time and talent. ❤️😊 I love Rogers Park, and I wouldn’t be here without all of you."

- Maria Hadden


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Lawyers for Social Justice - July 28, 2021 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/7/lawyers-for-social-justice---july-28-2021

Gallery: July 28, 2021 Lawyers for Justice benefit for the Chicago Reader Institute for Community Journalism, the new nonprofit publisher of the Chicago Reader. Sponsored by City Winery and Haymarket Beer Company. 



Tracy Baim | Jim Bennett & Terry Vanden Hoek | Greg Cameron | Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation | Leonard C Goodman | Venu Gupta | Christie Hefner | Kim L. Hunt | Fritz & Rebecca Kaegi | Jackie & Ann Kaplan-Perkins | Lopp Mathias Law | Michael Leppen | Eileen Rhodes | Jan M. Saks & Emma Ruby-Sachs | Alex Sims


The Bernstein Law Firm, LLC | Judge Tom Chiola (Ret.) | Steven Cohen | David Daskal | Jan Dee & Janet Gutrich | Judge Julian Frazin (Ret.) | Georges & Synowiecki | Brenda Grauer | David Hiller | David Hoffman | Mark Ishaug | Johnson, Jones, Snelling & Gilbert, P.C. | Brian C. Johnson | Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | Nancy Katz & Paul Hanover | Charles Katzenmeyer | Michael Kreloff | Law Offices of Marvin Husby | Loevy & Loevy | Joseph Loundy | Ed Mogul | Gail H. Morse & Lauren Verdict | David Ernesto Munar | Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. | Hadley Rue | Brendan Shiller | Coco Soodek | Scott Turow | George A. Zelcs | 


American Constitution Society - Chicago Lawyer Chapter | Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights



Eileen Rhodes, Board President, Reader Institute for Community Journalism

Christie Hefner, Chicago Reader "Century Fund" Advisory Committee

Karen Hawkins, Chicago Reader Co-Publisher, Co-Editor in Chief with 
Sujay Kumar, Chicago Reader Co-Editor in Chief and
Brianna Wellen, Chicago Reader Managing Editor

Mara Dukmasova and Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader Senior Reporters

Tracy Baim, Chicago Reader President, Co-Publisher with
Jackie Kaplan-Perkins, Board member, Reader Institute for Community Journalism


Contact tbaim@chicagoreader.com



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Windy City Tango Festival 2021 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/7/windy-city-tango-festival-2021 Chicago welcomed dancers across the continent for the first Argentine tango dance festival since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown in March 2020. The four day Windy City Tango Festival was hosted by 312 Movement at Dance Center Chicago over the July 4th weekend. 



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Portrait by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth: Khoi Dang-Vu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/6/portrait-by-leni-manaa-hoppenworth-khoi-dang-vu Khoi Dang-Vu, AttorneyKhoi Dang-Vu, AttorneyPhoto: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth of Khoi Dang-Vu, Attorney. Khoi is wearing a dark blue blazer over a blue pin-striped shirt with a burgundy striped tie. His arms are crossed over his chest. He is smiling into the camera and standing outside in front of Sulzer Library, Lincoln Square, Chicago.

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Pride Trees Dance in Andersonville https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/6/pride-trees-dance-in-andersonville

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Lily from LBP at CDS https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/6/lily-from-lbp-at-cds young dancer with long black hair wearing a tie dye long sleeved top and blue romantic tutu jumps in the air on the sidewalk in front of a yellow house.  The sky is blue and grass and trees are green.Lily in AndersonvilleLily from LBP in Andersonville

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Angel Alice in Andersonville https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2021/4/angel-alice-in-andersonville Alice wears a hot pink tutu over a navy camisole and cut of shorts. She wears white Nike sneakers and a scarf around her neck. She is standing in front of a mural with a blue sky and white clouds. There are wings and a halo around her. Alice in AndersonvilleAngel Alice

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Andreas - June 24, 2016 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2020/12/andreas---june-24-2016 Brown skinned father looks down at yawning, diapered infant. He holds baby on chest on top a white blanket. In background, there are white and blue streamers. One blue balloon reads "it's a boy"Andreas - It's a BoyFil holds newborn baby Andreas. Photo: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Portraits by Leni

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Andersonville Chalk the Walk June 12, 2020 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2020/8/andersonville-chalk-the-walk-june-12-2020 Leni-0102-BLMLeni-0102-BLM Leni-0104-BLMLeni-0104-BLM Leni-0107-BLMLeni-0107-BLM Leni-0113-BLMLeni-0113-BLM Leni-0122-BLMLeni-0122-BLM Leni-0134-BLMLeni-0134-BLM Leni-0135-BLMLeni-0135-BLM Leni-0146-BLMLeni-0146-BLM Leni-0141-BLMLeni-0141-BLM Leni-0111-BLMLeni-0111-BLM Leni-0129-BLMLeni-0129-BLM

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Andersonville Antiracism Aville Black Chalk Chicago Clark Community Lives Matter Neighborhood North Street the walk https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2020/8/andersonville-chalk-the-walk-june-12-2020 Sat, 29 Aug 2020 21:37:42 GMT
Antiracism Andersonville Rally July 3, 2020 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2020/7/antiracism-andersonville-rally-july-3-2020 On June 22nd two incidents of hate graffiti were discovered in Andersonville. Our goals for this rally are to condemn the recent racist vandalism in Andersonville, make space for Black and BIPOC Trans voices to be heard in our neighborhood, and elevate the ten demands of Black Lives Matter: Chicago.

The rally kicks off the 4th of July weekend. It is important to remember that celebrations of freedom mean little until we are all truly free. 

ASL Interpreters will be present for the speeches and performaces. 

Andersonville Business & Organization Endorsements Include: 
- Black Cat Kitchen
- Chicago Reader
- Chicago Dance Supply
- Chicago Magic Lounge
- Chicago Therapy Collective
- Helix Cafe
- Hopleaf
- TK Photography
- Windy City Times
- Women & Children First Bookstore

Sign up to support Anti-Racist Andersonville here: https://bit.ly/AntiracistAndersonvilleSignup

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DO NOT TOUCH Chicago Reader Souvenir Issue March 26, 2020 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2020/3/chicago-reader-souvenir-issue-march-26 Creativity and caring continues even in the days of coronavirus and social distancing.

Check out a few of my favorites from my recent set with Sydney.  And don't worry, we're related. 

I go over the rules daily with the rest of the family: wash hands, keep hands away from face, and most importantly - STAY HOME. 

Also, consider making a donation to Chicago's legacy, free, alternative newsweekly, the Chicago Reader.

Donate to Chicago Reader now and get the March 26, 2020 souvenir limited-edition delivered to your doorstep.

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Super Tuesday 2020: Chicago Reader Watch Party at Promontory https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2020/3/super-tuesday-with-chicago-reader-at-promontory Chicago Reader’s Ben Joravsky and Maya Dumaskova  Super Tuesday Watch Party at Promontory with special guest panelists Jeanette B. Taylor, Kofi Ademola and Delmarie Cobb.  Activism tables by Chicago Votes, Student Votes Matter, Planned Parenthood and Human Rights Campaign  


Watch livestream here. https://www.facebook.com/chicagoreader/videos/191007638850232/


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Forum Dance Studio, Company 2019-2020 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2019/12/forum-dance-studio-company-2019-2020

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Women and Children First, Chicago Therapy Collective and Andersonville Chamber of Commerce hosts.  Alderman Andre Vasquez in attendance. 

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Community Celebrates Honorary Joel Hall Way https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2016/5/community-celebrates-honorary-joel-hall-way

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MSRDA Festival 2016, Northshore Center for the Performing Arts https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2016/5/msrda-festival-2016-northshore-center-for-the-performing-arts  

MSRDA Viewing Galleries:


Salt Creek Ballet, Beatbox, Eddy OcampoSalt Creek Ballet, Beatbox, Eddy Ocampo



Related links:

Salt Creek Ballet


Eddy Ocampo

2015 Photo Gallery MSRDA

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Visceral Dance Chicago at Harris Theatre, "Last Round" https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2016/4/visceral-dance-chicago-at-harris-theatre-last-round Nick Pupillo's tango-tinged “The Last Round” is set to the Chicago Philharmonic’s live playing of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Last Round,” a string nonet with all the flair of his wildly varied influences: Argentine tango, klezmer, avant-garde music a la George Crumb. The second movement is a tribute to Astor Piazzolla, who’d just died when Golijov composed it. (Chicago Tribune review: http://goo.gl/7AUvo9) - Visceral Dance Chicago SPRING THREE.  #visceral #tango — at Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

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Artango Bistro Milonga, Nunca Tuvo Novio https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2016/2/artango-bistro-milonga-nunca-tuvo-novio Artango 20160205

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Lauren and her tango shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2016/2/lauren-and-her-tango-shoes Lauren and her Tango Shoes

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Tango: First Milonga Pizpireta 2016 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2016/1/tango-first-milonga-pizpireta-2016

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Joshua and Aerris https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/12/joshua-and-aerris Joshua and AerrisJoshua and Aerris

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Chicago Tap Theatre's Tap-aoke Season Kickoff Benefit https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/11/chicago-tap-theatres-season-kickoff-benefit Chicago Tap Theatre's Season Kickoff Benefit at R Public House

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Zilliewear in black and white https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/11/zilliewear-in-black-and-white Leni-5744-ZilliewearLeni-5744-Zilliewear

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Somer and Jessica, Chicago 2015 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/11/somer-and-jessica-chicago-2015 Follow Somer and Jessica on Facebook here.

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How to make a dancer bun, by Lily https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/10/how-to-make-a-dancer-bun-by-lily stop motion and video project

How to make a dancer bun by Lily

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CDS Class Attire Photo Campaign https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/9/cds-class-attire-photo-campaign Chicago Dance Supply

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Lincoln Park Convervatory, Somer and Jessica Tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/8/lincoln-park-convervatory-somer-and-jessica-tango Lincoln Park Conservatory, Somer and Jessica TangoLincoln Park Conservatory, Somer and Jessica Tango

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Joel Hall Dancers, Logan Theatre: Anja https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/8/joel-hall-dancers-logan-theatre-anja

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Chicago River https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/chicago-river

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LEVELdance presents MASCULUS, Athenaeum Theatre: Coven https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/leveldance-presents-masculus-athenaeum-theatre MASCULUS
Co-Artistic Directors:  Eddy Ocampo and Joshua Paul Weckesser
Piece:  Coven
Choreography: Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli
Dancers: Braeden Barnes, Brandon DiCriscio, Brian Hare, Stephanie Hilton, Aaron Rogers, Ricky Ruiz, Jeff Wolfe


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Milonga Pizpireta: July 22, 2015 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/milonga-pizpireta-july-22-2015

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Kisses https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/kiss-tita

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Milonga Pizpireta: Jose's Birthday https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/milonga-pizpireta-joses-birthday

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Visceral Studio Company Viewing Gallery https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/visceral-studio-company-viewing-gallery Visceral Studio Company in rehearsal at Athenaeum Theatre Chicago

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River North Summer Intensive 2014 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/river-north-summer-intensive-2014

view collections from gallery here:  http://www.chicagodancephotography.com/river-north-summer-intensive-2014

Go to River North Dance Chicago here.

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Aiden 7 weeks https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/aiden-7-weeks Aiden 7 weeksAiden 7 weeks

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Mindful Medicine Worldwide Nepal Earthquake Relief Benefit at Firehouse Chicago https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/7/mindful-medicine-worldwide-nepal-earthquake-relief-benefit-at-firehouse-chicago June 28, 2015 at Firehouse Chicago

Mindful Medicine Worldwide founder:  Grainne McKeown 

Food:  Anne Kostroski and Mike Bancroft, Sauce and Bread Kitchen

Florist:  Anne McKeown

Guitarist:  Rich Logan

Live Auctioneer:  Sae Mickelson

$8,030 raised for home and health clinic rebuilding in Chanauti, Nepal

Live auction items included 7 roofs for 7 new homes, 8 walls and 6 doors for new clinic

Donate here for the Earthquake Relief Fund

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MIlonga Pizpireta: Shireen and Matthew's birthday https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/6/milonga-pizpireta-shireen-and-matthews-birthday Milonga Pizpireta

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Milonga Pizpireta: Farewell Naomi https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/6/milonga-pizpireta-farewell-naomi

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Chicago Tap Theatre "The Sideshow" Gala https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/5/chicago-tap-theatre-the-sideshow-gala CTT Gala 2015 Honorees:
Harrison McEldowney – Inspiration Award
Rich Ashworth – Dedication & Service Award


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Gus Giordano Dance School "That's Entertainment" https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/5/gus-giordano-dance-school-thats-entertainment http://www.chicagodancephotography.com/gus2015

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La Glorieta Outdoor Milonga Chicago https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/5/la-glorieta-outdoor-milonga-chicago

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Aria Alekzander, Odalisques https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/4/aria-alekzander-odalisques Aria Alekzander performs Odalisques at the RDA MidStates 2015Aria Alekzander Aria Alekzander performs Odalisques at the RDA MidStates 2015

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Regional Dance America MidStates Festival "Learn. Perform. Inspire" https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/4/regional-dance-america-midstates-festival-learn-perform-inspire "Learn. Perform. Inspire"
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Paola Tacchetti, Tango in Chicago https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/4/paola-tacchetti-tango-in-chicago

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Milonga Benefit for Olga at Latvian Center https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/3/milonga-benefit-for-olga-at-latvian-center Benefit Milonga for Olga Koffman.  Donate on gofundme.com  Olga Koffman's Cancer Fight

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Headshots: Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/2/headshots-lizzie-mackenzie-pontarelli Headshot of Lizzie MacKenzie Pontarelli, Chicago dancer and choreographer, Owner and Artistic Director Extensions Dance Company

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Headshots: Daniela Roig https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/2/headshots-daniela-roig

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2015 Oliver Kolker Weekend in Chicago, 312 Movement https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/2/2015-oliver-kolker-weekend-in-chicago-312-movement 312 Movement Visiting Teacher in Chicago:  Oliver Kolker

Performance by Oliver Kolker and Jenny Teters on YouTube

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312 Movement Milonga Roaring 20's Theme https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2015/1/312-movement-milonga-roaring-20s-theme 312 Movement Miilonga Roaring 20's Theme

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Happy New Year 2015! https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/12/happy-new-year-2015 New Year 2014 Joel Hall Dance Youth CompanyNew Year 2014 JHDYC #chicagodancesJoel Hall Dance Youth Company

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tanguera and her shoes #5 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/12/tanguera-and-her-shoes-5

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tanguera and her shoes #4 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/12/tanguera-and-her-shoes-4

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Pet Portrait: Pasha, tutu and tango shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/12/pasha-and-tango-shoes

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tanguera and her shoes #3 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/11/tanguera-and-her-shoes-3 Daniela Roig wears Elda de la Rosa Couturetanguera and her shoes #3Daniela Roig

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tanguera and her shoes #2 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/11/tanguera-and-her-shoes-2 Krista Marie Messam wears Elda de la Rosa Couturetanguera and her shoes #2Krista Marie Messam wears Elda de la Rosa Couture

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tanguera and her shoes #1 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/11/tanguera-and-her-shoes-1 tanguera and her shoes #1tanguera and her shoes #1Grainne Mckeown Related links:  Elda de la Rosa Couture

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Alejandro Larenas and Marisol Morales at 312 Movement Chicago 2014 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/10/alejandro-larenas-and-marisol-morales-at-312-movement-chicago-2014

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Dancers at sunrise: Montrose Harbor Beach, Chicago https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/10/dancers-at-sunrise-montrose-harbor-beach-chicago

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Heather Zimny Paula Ward ballet beauty chicagodances dance dancers duo form jazz movement sunrise urban https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/10/dancers-at-sunrise-montrose-harbor-beach-chicago Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:56:05 GMT
Argentine Tango in Chicago: Daniela and Hernan https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/9/daniela-and-hernan Daniela Roig and Hernan Prieto


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine tango Chicago chicagodances dance dance couple dancers performers tango shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/9/daniela-and-hernan Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:01:17 GMT
Fletcher Pilates® with Gretchen LaWall, RNDC https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/8/fletcher-pilates-with-gretchen-lawall-rndc Dancer Wellness: Explore, Refine and Challenge Your Movement Potential with Fletcher Pilates® - See more at:http://www.chicagodancesupply.com/2014/08/dancer-wellness-explore-refine-challenge-movment-potential-with-pilates/

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) CDS Fletcher Pilates® Gretchen LaWall Heliios Center for Movement Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Pilates RNDC Ruth Page balance chicagodances conditioning dancers exercise strength stretch wellness https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/8/fletcher-pilates-with-gretchen-lawall-rndc Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:47:49 GMT
Pasional Third Coast Marathon 2014 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/8/pasional-third-coast-marathon-2014-at-oak-street-beach http://thirdcoasttango.org

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine Chicago Pasional Third Coast Marathon chicagodances dance dancers tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/8/pasional-third-coast-marathon-2014-at-oak-street-beach Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:58:18 GMT
Friday Night Tango at ARTango Bistro https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/7/friday-night-tango-at-artango-bistro

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) ARTango Argentine Tango dancers dancing milonga tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/7/friday-night-tango-at-artango-bistro Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:51:54 GMT
Dancers Rod Relucio and Jenny Teters; bandoneonist Richard Scofano and trio https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/7/rod-relucio-and-jenny-teters-tango-at-milonga-cumparsita Milonga Cumparsita ''The Chicago tribute to the centenary of Anibal Troilo''. July 11, 2014 at Candela Latin Restaurant Chicago.  Argentine tango dance performances by Rod Relucio and Jenny Teters.  Live music by bandoneonist Richard Scofano and Trio.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine Tango Candela Restaurant Jenny Teters Milonga Cumparsita Richard Scofano Rod Relucio chicagodances dancers https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/7/rod-relucio-and-jenny-teters-tango-at-milonga-cumparsita Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:42:17 GMT
Elijah https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/7/elijah  

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Elijah headshots kids head shots smile https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/7/elijah Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:21:47 GMT
Dance portrait: Brian Hare and Rebecca McLindon, LEVELdance https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/6/dance-portrait-brian-hare-and-rebecca-mclindon-leveldance

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Brian Hare LEVELdance Rebecca McLindon black and white dance dance photography dance portrait, dancers https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/6/dance-portrait-brian-hare-and-rebecca-mclindon-leveldance Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:33:43 GMT
Raoni Xavier, LEVELdance https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/6/raoni-xavier-leveldance

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) LEVELdance Raoni Xavier black and white chicagodances contemporary dancer dance Photography dancer https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/6/raoni-xavier-leveldance Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:40:30 GMT
Elda De La Rosa Couture, Age of Opulence, Montgomery Club https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/elda-de-la-rosa-couture-age-of-opulence-montgomery-club

The "Elda de la Rosa Presents The Age of Opulence" event will benefit the Edgewater Development Corporation (EDC). This local non-profit (501c3) is a community-based organization with the mission to better and to improve the business development of the entire Edgewater community of Chicago. In addition to the Elda de la Rosa creations, guest designer Ricorso also presented his line of fashions.

Among the event's Host Committee are the following Chicago media names:
- Dawn Hasbrouck, WFLD-TV news anchor
- Candace Jordan, Chicago Tribune society columnist/blogger
- Amy Tara Koch, Style expert, WLS-TV's "Windy City Live" contributor, Huffington Post columnist
- Susanna Negovan, Editor/Publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times' Splash and WFLD-TV contributor
- Diana Palomar, longtime Vice President of Community Affairs for WLS-TV

Guest fashion models for the night:
- Diana Palomar, longtime Vice President of Community Affairs for WLS-TV
- Sylvia Perez, former news anchor with WLS-TV
- Ericka Pino, WGBO-TV/Univision Chicago Chief Meteorologist

WMAQ-TV's morning news anchor Zoraida Sambolin served as the evening's emcee.

source: Chicago Radio and Media


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Age of Opulence Amy Tara Koch Candace Jordan Dawn Hasbrouck Diana Palomar Elda de la Rosa Ericka Maria Villari Montgomery Club Pino" Susanna Negovan Sylvia Perez Zoraida Sambolin couture evening wear fashion fashion show wedding dresses https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/elda-de-la-rosa-couture-age-of-opulence-montgomery-club Sat, 31 May 2014 18:05:06 GMT
Nomi Dance "Spring Maneuvers" at Athenaeum, Chicago 2014 https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/nomi-dance-spring-maneuvers-at-athenaeum-chicago-2014

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Athenaeum Chicago Kariotis Laura Nomi Dance Spring Maneuvers chicagodances dance performance https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/nomi-dance-spring-maneuvers-at-athenaeum-chicago-2014 Mon, 26 May 2014 14:45:22 GMT
Steve's Birthday https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/steves-birthday

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Peckish Pig Steve birthday family friends tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/steves-birthday Thu, 22 May 2014 13:35:58 GMT
setting the bow, Nomi Dance at Athenaeum https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/setting-the-bow-nomi-dance-at-athenaeum

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Athenaeum Laura Kariotis Nomi Dance dance dancers performance stage https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/setting-the-bow-nomi-dance-at-athenaeum Sun, 18 May 2014 06:05:08 GMT
Nomi Rehearsal, Visceral Dance Center https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/nomi-rehearsal-visceral-dance-center Nomi Dance Company in rehearsal for "Spring Maneuvers" at Visceral Dance Center, Chicago.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Nomi Nomi Dance Visceral Dance Center chicagodances dance performance dance rehearsal dance studio dancer rehearsal https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/nomi-rehearsal-visceral-dance-center Sat, 10 May 2014 23:38:06 GMT
Kadon, 5 years old https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/kadon-5-years-old

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) 5 Kadon birthday celebrate cousins family kids party https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/kadon-5-years-old Thu, 08 May 2014 16:15:18 GMT
Cole Vernon, LEVELdance https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/cole-vernon-leveldance LEVELdance, Cole VernonLEVELdance, Cole Vernon

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Cole Vernon LEVELdance beauty chicagodances dance in Chicago dancer feet jump pointe https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/5/cole-vernon-leveldance Mon, 05 May 2014 00:18:13 GMT
Natalie Tursi, LEVELdance Chicago https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/natalie-tursi-leveldance-chicago Natalie Tursi, LEVELdance Chicago in black and whiteNatalie Tursi, LEVELdance Chicago in black and white

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Chicago LEVELdance Natalie Tursi black and white chicagodances dance dancer https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/natalie-tursi-leveldance-chicago Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:27:28 GMT
kites and kids https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/kites-and-kids

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Chicago family kids kites park playground https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/kites-and-kids Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:04:22 GMT
2014 Chicago Mini Tango Festival, Por que razón, Juan D'Arienzo https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/2014-chicago-mini-tango-festival-por-que-raz-n-juan-darienzo Group dance with instructors Maximiliano Cristiani and Jesica Arfenoni - 2013 World Tango Champions (Buenos Aires) Marcela Duran (Buenos Aires/Kentucky), Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas (Buenos Aires), Oscar Casas and Ana Miguel (Buenos Aires), Christopher Nassopoulos (San Francisco), and Mariana Fresno

2014 Chicago Mini Tango Festival2014 Chicago Mini Tango Festival with instructors Maximiliano Cristiani and Jesica Arfenoni - 2013 World Tango Champions (Buenos Aires) Marcela Duran (Buenos Aires/Kentucky), Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas (Buenos Aires), Oscar Casas and Ana Miguel (Buenos Aires), Christopher Nassopoulos (San Francisco), and Mariana Fresno

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) 2013 World Tango Champions Alicia Pons and Luis Rojas Argentine Tango Chicago Mini Tango Fest Christopher Nassopoulos Juan D'Arienzo Marcela Duran Mariana Fresno Maximiliano Cristiani and Jesica Arfenoni Oscar Casas and Ana Miguel Por que razon dance performance hilton O'hare https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/2014-chicago-mini-tango-festival-por-que-raz-n-juan-darienzo Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:53:04 GMT
Joel Hall Dancers Youth Company https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/joel-hall-dancers-youth-company Joel Hall Dance Youth Company, Joel Hall Dancers and Center, ChicagoJoel Hall Dance Youth Company, Joel Hall Dancers and Center, Chicago

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Chicago JHDC Joel Hall Joel Hall Dancers Youth Company jazz jazz dance shadow dancers https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/joel-hall-dancers-youth-company Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:15:40 GMT
Ruthie 16 weeks https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/ruthie-16-weeks Ruthie 16 weeks

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) baby bump beautiful mom-to-be pregnancy https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/4/ruthie-16-weeks Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:54:54 GMT
Claire's pointe shoe fitting https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/claires-pointe-shoe-fitting pointe fitting 5pointe fitting 5Claire uses gel toe spacers to prevent deviation of her big toe joint, which can lead to bunions. Claire wore her spacers during her fitting to ensure that her new shoes could accommodate this extra accessory. Click HERE to view the entire gallery and to read about Claire's entire pointe shoe fitting at Chicago Dance Supply.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Capezio Chicago Dance Supply Claire Bauman Russian Pointe ballerina ballet dancer dances pointe shoe fitter pointe shoe fitting pointe shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/claires-pointe-shoe-fitting Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:08:51 GMT
testing the lights https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/testing Co-director Joshua Paul Weckesser of LEVELdance sets lights on dancer Brandon DiCriscio.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Brandon DiCriscio Gus Giordano Joshua Paul Weckesser LEVELdance chicagodances dance dance photography https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/testing Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:37:43 GMT
Ode to Andersonville's Water Tower https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/ode-to-andersonvilles-water-tower

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Andersonville CDS Chicago Dance Michelle McCrea Supply arabesque ballet crane dance dancer rooftop water tower https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/ode-to-andersonvilles-water-tower Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:15:57 GMT
the men https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/the-men

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) JHDC Joel Hall Dancers and Center dancers men dancing men jumping https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/the-men Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:09:26 GMT
Rebecca https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/rebecca

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Brian Hare Eddy Ocampo LEVELdance Rebecca McLindon dance dance photo dancer https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/rebecca Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:43:41 GMT
Roses at Los Besos Milonga https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/roses-at-los-besos-milonga

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine Tango Forever Young Los Besos Milonga dancers embrace flowers roses tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/roses-at-los-besos-milonga Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:03:07 GMT
Black ballet slipper series https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/black-ballet-slipper-series

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) CDS CDS Crew Michelle McCrea ballerina ballet ballet shoes black and white black ballet slippers dancer pointe sissone tutu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/black-ballet-slipper-series Sat, 08 Mar 2014 22:55:10 GMT
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/dance-is-the-hidden-language-of-the-soul-of-the-body Michelle McCrea at CDSMichelle McCrea at CDSMichelle McCrea at CDS Michelle McCrea at CDSMichelle McCrea at CDSMichelle McCrea at CDS

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) CDS Chicago Dance Supply Martha Graham Michelle McCrea dance dance quote dancer pointe pointe shoes shadow shadow dance https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/3/dance-is-the-hidden-language-of-the-soul-of-the-body Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:56:11 GMT
Michelle and Nicole https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/michelle-nicole

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Michelle McCrea dance pants dancer glitter heel platform shoes salsa pants satin shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/michelle-nicole Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:33:02 GMT
2014 Winter Tango Festival Champaign-Urbana https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/2014-winter-tango-festival-champaign-urbana

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine tango Champaign-Ubana tango Daniela Roig and Hernan Prieto Winter Tango Fest couples dance dancers dancing embrace milonga tango performances tango workshops https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/2014-winter-tango-festival-champaign-urbana Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:31:41 GMT
2014 CDS at Chicago International Salsa Congress https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/2014-chicago-international-salsa-congress Photo contributions by the CDS Crew at the Chicago International Salsa Congress 2014, Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Chicago Dance Supply Chicago International Salsa Congress Hyatt Regency O'Hare dance dancer salsa salsa dance festival https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/2014-chicago-international-salsa-congress Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:53:07 GMT
Black and White Salsa: Michelle and Scott https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/black-and-white-salsa-michelle-and-scott

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) CDS Shoes Michelle McCrea Scott Barker dance ek clothing salsa salsa dress salsa pants salsa shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/black-and-white-salsa-michelle-and-scott Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:36:38 GMT
Michelle wears Capezio https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/michelle-wears-capezio Michelle McCrea wears CapezioMichelle McCrea wears Capezio

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Capezio Capezio pointe shoes Chicago Dance Supply Michelle McCrea Tiffany pointe shoes ballerina ballerinas ballet contemporary dance dance dancer dancers leotards pointe shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/2/michelle-wears-capezio Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:44:09 GMT
CBC dancers get their first pair of pointe shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/pointe-shoe-fitting-chicago-ballet-center-at-chicago-dance-supply After months of hard work, Chicago Ballet Center's pre-pointe class graduated and received their first pair of pointe shoes.  Congratulations, dancers!


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Chicago Ballet Center Chicago Dance Supply Paul Abrahamson ballerina ballerinas ballet dance dancer dancers pointe shoe fititngs pointe shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/pointe-shoe-fitting-chicago-ballet-center-at-chicago-dance-supply Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:28:28 GMT
Thursday Night Ballet with Betsy Herskind at JHDC https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/thursday-night-ballet-with-betsy-herskind-at-jhdc

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Betsy Herskind JHDC arabesque ballerina ballet ballet class dancer https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/thursday-night-ballet-with-betsy-herskind-at-jhdc Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:01:35 GMT
Louis and Jennifer's Surprise Party https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/louis-and-jennifers-surprise-celebration Marriage couldn't have happened to a sweeter couple.  


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Big City Swing Louis and Jennifer congratulations milonga party surprise swing tango wedding https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/louis-and-jennifers-surprise-celebration Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:20:29 GMT
Janna Barta at Chicago Dance Supply https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/janna-barta-at-chicago-dance-supply

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Anna Kern Capezio Fishnets Chicago Dance Supply Janna Barta Salsa wear ballroom dance dress dance shoes tights https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/janna-barta-at-chicago-dance-supply Tue, 07 Jan 2014 07:48:13 GMT
Tia https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/tia Twin Cities Ballet Tia Calvert played Clara in the 2013 production of the Nutcracker.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Bloomington Nutcracker Ballet Tia Calvert Twin Cities Ballet Twin Cities School of Dance ballerina dancer performer https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2014/1/tia Sun, 05 Jan 2014 07:34:58 GMT
Playing with light: available indoor window light versus outdoors with flash https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/playing-with-window-light-versus-flash-with-cto-outdoors Jessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica GreenJessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica GreenJessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica GreenJessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica GreenJessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO. Jessica GreenJessica Green shot with natural light versus flash with CTO.  Jessica Green of LivinGreen, NYC.  

View the slideshow of our shoot here.




photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) 24-70mm 300mm CTO Canon 6D Green Jessica flash photography headshot natural light https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/playing-with-window-light-versus-flash-with-cto-outdoors Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:51:37 GMT
Sean and Laura https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/congratulations-sean-and-laura So happy for my friends, Sean and Laura.  Congratulations and much love to you both!

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Sean and Laura cake dancers reception tango wedding https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/congratulations-sean-and-laura Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:08:34 GMT
Miss Nancy's Dancers at Old Town School of Music, Chicago https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/miss-nancys-dancers-at-old-town-school-of-music-chicago Galleries for Sunday Dec. 15th's recitals (Miss Nancy's Dancers) will be posted by Dec. 20, 2013.  Parents, message me to get your client ID at leni@chicagodancephotography.com


Miss Nancy's Dancers at Old TownMiss Nancy's Dancers at Old Town

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Lincoln Square Nancy Teinowitz Old Town School of Music ballerina ballet dancer recital rehearsal stage tights tutu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/miss-nancys-dancers-at-old-town-school-of-music-chicago Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:57:06 GMT
2013 Midwest Tango Festival, St. Louis, MO https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/2013-midwest-tango-festival-st-louis-mo

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine Tango Cortango Louis MTF Midwest Tango Fest Midwest Tango Festival Pub Sheraton St. dancers tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/2013-midwest-tango-festival-st-louis-mo Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:56:43 GMT
Michelle in green and yellow https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/michelle-in-green-and-yellow

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Mccrea Michelle attitude ballerina ballet dance dancer leotard tutu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/12/michelle-in-green-and-yellow Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:55:42 GMT
Holiday Spirit: Waltz of the Flower https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/holiday-spirit-waltz-of-the-flower For some dancers, music is everything.  Take Rowan, for instance.  Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet seemed to be all the inspiration needed to transport her to the Land of Sweets.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Nutcracker Ballet Rowan Waltz of the Flowers ballerina ballet slippers dance dancer holiday music pose tutu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/holiday-spirit-waltz-of-the-flower Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:21:29 GMT
2013-11-17 Milonga Rubia https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/2013-11-17-milonga-rubia Milonga Rubia's Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan at Chicago Dance.  

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine Tango Chicago Dance DJ Khoi Milonga Rubia Phoebe Grant birthday dance Alberto Vals dancers embrace pista stiletto tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/2013-11-17-milonga-rubia Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:13:21 GMT
2013-11-13 Milonga Pizpireta https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/2013-11-13-milonga-pizpireta  

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine Tango Barba Yianni Chicago Lincoln Square Melanie C. Klaric Milonga Milonga Pizpireta embrace social dance stiletto tango dancers https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/2013-11-13-milonga-pizpireta Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:47:00 GMT
Forest Nymph https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/forest-nymph It threatened to rain.  My fear was that all of the lovely fall leaves would drop overnight.  Luckily, the storm held off and we were able to shoot for 30 minutes in this brilliant courtyard.  It was a perfect Autumn shoot for our forest nymph, Michelle, dressed in the custom designed tutu by Amy Chen.  See if you can spot my assistant, Joshua, taking a shot with the 6D. 


Files in 3000 series shot with Canon 5D Markll, 70-200mm 2.8/f IS no flash.  Special thanks to Louis Parks for loaning me this beautiful lens.  Files in 5000 series shot with Canon 6D, 24-70mm 2.8/f L with off camera flash.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Amy Chen Andersonville Michelle McCrea autumn leaves ballerina ballet courtyard dancer nymph pointe shoes tutu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/forest-nymph Sat, 09 Nov 2013 17:22:35 GMT
2012 Midwest Tango Fest Album https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/2012-midwest-tango-fest-album Midwest Tango Fest 2012


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine Tango Midwest Tango fest St. Louis dance festival tango dancers https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/11/2012-midwest-tango-fest-album Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:41:44 GMT
Karen and Clara: Red Shoes meets Nutcracker https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/karen-meets-clara-the-red-shoes-meets-the-nutcracker In Hans Christian Anderson's "The Red Shoes", Karen, a poor peasant girl is doomed to dance forever until she learns her lesson about obedience and selflessness.  In E.T.A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker", Maria (we know her as Clara) breaks the curse of the Nutcracker with her love and devotion.

In this photo shoot, "Karen and Clara",  we wish we had a Mouse King for Clara.  Who needs swords when you have stomper boots?  Happy Halloween, dancers.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Barta CDS Halloween Janna McCrea Michelle Nutcracker Ballet Red Shoes Ballet ballerinas dance dancers fairytale pointe shoes tutu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/karen-meets-clara-the-red-shoes-meets-the-nutcracker Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:34:45 GMT
Chacarera: First Wedding Dance https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/chacarera-first-wedding-dance In the lively Argentine folk dance, the Chacarera, a couple starts in a group, but dances solely for each other.  Arms are spread high and the chest held proud throughout the dance.  It is a posture of one giving their heart freely to another.  Perhaps equally as important as the choreography, eye contact and a flirtatious intent adds to the flavor of this dance.  The rhythm and movement is mischievous and brings the dancers ever so close to one another, only to separate again and again.  The last phrase brings the two together to finally embrace as one.

How wonderful for Krista and Addis to choose the Chacarera for their first wedding dance.

Chacarera Wedding Dance-Krista and Addis


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Krista and Addis The Mitten Building chacarera first dance folk dance wedding dance https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/chacarera-first-wedding-dance Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:59:49 GMT
Sneak Peek: Visceral Dance Chicago studio reception and showing https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/sneak-peek-visceral-dance-chicago-studio-reception-and-showing 2013-10-17 Visceral Dance Chicago treated an intimate group of supporters to a sneak peek performance of works by Sidra Bell (NY) and Artistic Director, Nick Pupillo.  Follow this amazing company at their Inaugural Benefit at the Harris Theatre November 21, 2013.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Dance in Chicago Nick Pupillo Sidra Bell Visceral Dance Center Visceral Dance Chicago choreography dance dancers duet reception world premier https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/sneak-peek-visceral-dance-chicago-studio-reception-and-showing Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:32:30 GMT
at Visceral Dance Chicago: Cheryl Mann and Eddy Ocampo https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/at-visceral-dance-chicago-cheryl-mann-and-eddy-ocampo Three more reasons why I consider myself lucky to be a part of the dance community in Chicago:  1.)  photographer, Cheryl Mann; 2.) choreographer, Eddy Ocampo; and 3.)  Visceral Dance Chicago which makes its world premier this season 2013-2014.  Check out more pics from  Visceral Dance Chicago sneak peek event.

Here's one of Cheryl and Eddy that makes me quite happy to view.  (Thanks for your good humored patience Cheryl and Eddy!)


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Cheryl Mann Chicago Eddy Ocampo Visceral Dance Center Visceral Dance Chicago choreographer dance community photographer https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/at-visceral-dance-chicago-cheryl-mann-and-eddy-ocampo Sat, 19 Oct 2013 02:05:32 GMT
DanceWest Ballet's 2013 "Clara", Megan Troke https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/dancewest-ballets-2013-clara-megan-troke Megan Troke came to CDS for a pointe shoe fitting and stayed for an impromptu photo shoot in my new studio next door.   My small studio is roughly 11'x12' so I stepped out of the room and used a Canon 6D with my EF 24-70mm 2.8L.  We loved the effect of the shadow behind Megan . Changing it to black and white upped the drama.

Thank you Megan for stopping by.  (And special thanks to her very patient brother who stood by for the fitting and photo shoot without complaint!)  MERDE to Megan as Clara in DanceWest Ballet's 2013 Nutcracker!

Check out our Facebook Be CLARA!  photo shoot event at CDS

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Clara DanceWest Ballet Megan Troke Nutcracker ballerina dancer pointe shoes https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/dancewest-ballets-2013-clara-megan-troke Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:40:35 GMT
August Rose in white https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/august-rose-in-white There's not much I need to say about this sweet dancer, August Rose.  Her photos say enough.  Here she is practicing poses for our upcoming Clara photo shoot at CDS. Innocence and joy enveloped in white.


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) August Rose Fill Clara Nutcracker ballerina ballet white https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/august-rose-in-white Sat, 12 Oct 2013 02:13:01 GMT
ARTango's menu: a big plus for social dancers in Chicago https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/artango-dance-chicago There are many forms of dance.  The form of social dance includes, among others, ballroom, salsa, swing and my current favorite, Argentine tango. Located on Chicago's north side, ARTango specializes in Argentine tango as a social dance.  Check out some ARTango dance pics on my CDS FB page here.  

This year, ARTango rolled out a healthy and hearty lunch menu that's attracted immediate attention of the locals in the neighborhood.  Watch for future posts of their plans to offer a dinner menu before their free milonga (tango dance event) on Fridays.  BYOB and plan on kicking your weekend off with dinner and free social dancing on Friday's at ARTango Center Chicago.


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Argentine tango Artango classes dancers dinner lunch social social dance tango https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/artango-dance-chicago Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:25:34 GMT
Proof that dancing while your pregnant produces healthy babies: Dina and Owen https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/dancing-through-your-pregnancy When Dina was in her last month of pregnancy, I posted a pic of her on my CDS Facebook page.  It got many hits, a ton of "likes" and several comments including some hostile barbs about her thin body.   You can see the post here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151757706569388&set=a.451204484387.234570.19125449387&type=3&theater

Dina had a healthy baby boy, Owen.  He's living proof that smart dancers enjoy boundless possibilities when they take care of their bodies.  

This week when they visited the shop, I found a lovely tutu that matched his onesie.  Here are some of the pre and post Owen pics.  Hope you enjoy them.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Dina Maticuic Owen Studio M baby ballerina ballet pregnancy https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/dancing-through-your-pregnancy Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:55:19 GMT
Choreographer Caleb Teicher at Chicago Tap Theatre https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/choreographer-caleb-teicher-at-chicago-tap-theatre Every year, my daughter and I see Chicago Tap Theatre's holiday performance, "Tidings of Tap".  The live music and amazing tap dancing puts us in a holiday mood and is one of my favorite mommy-daughter dates.

This week, I was invited to sit in on the first rehearsal with acclaimed guest choreographer, Caleb Teicher from NY.  One thing I love to watch in action is the creative process from an efficient and organized mind.  Add that to a team of receptive, technical  performers and you get a brilliant piece of work in progress.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Caleb Teicher Chicago Tap Theatre JHDC Jennifer Pfaff Yonally Mark Yonally Matt Pospeshil Rich Ashworth Tidings of Tap dance rehearsal tap https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/choreographer-caleb-teicher-at-chicago-tap-theatre Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:27:53 GMT
Tiaras and Tutus: Anna https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/tiaras-and-tutus-anna I am thinking of video taping my photo shoots.  The most amazing thing happens to dancers when they hear music.  It doesn't matter how big the space is either.  They will expand to meet the space.  Children are most fascinating.  If your ever stuck on your choreography, I recommend spending time in a room with a child who loves music and dance.

Here is my dear friend, Anna.  I gave her a tutu and a tiara and played her favorite tune.  She could not be stopped.  "I never had my very own stage before. This is my luckiest day ever!"



photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Anna Leni Nutcracker ballerina dance dancer performance tiara tutu https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/tiaras-and-tutus-anna Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:02:28 GMT
Michelle McCrea: Leotard Ad for CDS https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/michelle-mccrea-leotard-ad-for-cds At Chicago Dance Supply, we find there are many excuses to have photo shoots.  Here's Michelle from our latest shoot.  If I could make a silver sculpture of her, I would use this shape.  We decided if she ever wanted to have a logo for her brand, Michelle McCrea, she should use this shape as her logo.


photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) Leni Michelle McCrea chicagodancephotography dancer leotard swoop https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/10/michelle-mccrea-leotard-ad-for-cds Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:00:58 GMT
Happy birthday album: 312 Milonga https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/9/happy-birthday-album-312-milonga Recently, I celebrated my birthday (21 yet again...).  I'm still feeling freshly washed from all the birthday greetings, and grateful for good friends and family.  I celebrated at the end of the week dancing Argentine tango at the 312 Milonga held at Arabesque Dance Studio.  Once again I was torn between shooting the scene and dancing a tanda.  Happily, I managed a few shots during the night including Krista and Mike's birthday dance and the performance of visiting instructors, Damien Thompson and Mariana Ancarola.

photos@lenihoppenworth.com (Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth) 312 Ancarola Arabesque Argentine Damian Dance Jenny Mariana Milonga Relucio Rod Teters Thompson birthday dance performance social tango welcome https://www.lenihoppenworth.com/blog/2013/9/happy-birthday-album-312-milonga Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:48:29 GMT