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 shoes. Of course, they’re beautiful.  But for social dance it seemed like a tremendous investment for something that looked like a lovely street shoe.  So, I took many Argentine tango classes with many different teachers wearing many different types of shoes:  ballet, jazz, character, street shoes, dance sneakers and of course, hand made Argentine tango shoes.  Granted, people will have their opinions on which one works the best for them.  But in general, the consensus is this among tango dancers and teachers:  Argentine tango shoes are the best for Argentine tango.  I must agree.

So, here’s my quest:  to have the best selection of quality Argentine tango shoes at the best prices available in the midwest.  To do this, I’ve travelled to the heart of the dance: Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I’m here for a month so that I can see, feel and smell Argentine tango shoes.  I invite you to come with me!