We’re known for our great selection of ballet shoes and the expert advice and fitting that comes with our forty years of experience serving Chicago’s North Shore.
Our brands include Bloch, So Danca & Angelo Luzio.
A few of our favorites are:
Bloch Full Sole
Bloch's "Dansoft" is an ideal student ballet slipper with the elastic already attached and a full suede sole with a strong but flexible leather upper and a cotton lining.
Bloch Split Sole The original Bloch 203 split-sole ballet slipper: It has a leather upper with a soft and flexible canvas arch insert, elastic drawstring, cotton lining and suede leather sock lining.
So Danca Canvas Split Sole SD16 Fully elasticized canvas ballet shoe. Amazing adherence to the foot, contouring the arch and toes perfectly. Elastic binding replaces both drawstring and casing.
Angelo Luzio 246A Antibacterial & Wicking Stretch Canvas
• high protective, secure front vamp • machine washable antimicrobial moisture wicking stretch canvas • anatomically curved last for left & right foot • foam cushion lining • elastic drawstring • suede leather sole & heel patch • spongy cotton heel insole • short front sole & long pleats • stain resistant
Available in peach, white and black.
Body & Sole, Ltd. offers expert pointe shoe fitting. All fitters have at least 10 years experience in the industry. Whether it's a first-time shoe or time to make a change, rest assured your feet and a proper fit are our expertise.
For experienced dancers we offer discounts of 20 - 25 % for multiple shoe purchases.
Our great selection includes:
Split sole design allows maximum stretch at the arch as the dancer moves from flat to pointe; never compromising the streamlined fit against the foot
High and wide platform encourages easy weight distribution while en pointe
Low profile with elastic drawstring
Leather grip at heel to ensure non-slip off fit
Cotton insert designed for easy ribbon and elastic stitching Bloch Serenade Strong Ballet Pointe Shoe
Stronger shank 2.5mm board. A wide platform for balancing en pointe. Longer vamp and firm shank help to prevent flexible feet from bending too far over pointe. Suited to a dancer with square shaped toes.
Bloch Dramatica II S01732L
Bloch Sonata S2130G
Capezio Glissé 102
Broad, feathered toe box
Round shape throat and elastic drawstring
New pleating with quiet toe construction
Soft cotton lining
Chacott Veronese Pointe Shoe
Five of our favorite tap shoes:
Black Patent Mary Jane So Danca Tap Shoe
• Pliable man-made patent leather upper.
• Aluminized over toe "lip" toe tap and full heel tap attached.
• Fully lined for comfort.
• Long lasting man-made sole and heel.
• Attractive grosgrain ribbon tie included.
Available in sizes child 7-2 M&W
Tan Mary Jane Shoe
Bloch & Capezio leather upper, leather sole tap shoes with ¾" heel. The buckle is attached by elastic for a firmer fit and the taps are screwed on top of a resonating board. Rubber pad on metatarsal.
Tan Only. Available in sizes 8C - Adult. Medium width only.
Bloch’s Slip-on Jazz Tap
Bloch's Tap Flex split-sole tap shoe features a supple all leather upper design shaped to relieve pressure on the Achilles tendon. The tap sound resonates with the aid of new screw-on alloy taps, stacked leather heels and soundboards. Elastic holds the foot securely and comfortably in this form fitting slip on.
Black and Tan. Sizes 12C- 11 Adult.
Bloch 388 Black and Tan Lace up split sole full grain leather upper and leather stacked heel. Exclusive Bloch 'sling technique' upper allowing the shoe to bend in one direction and give resistance in the other. Wick away lining for comfort and to reduce moisture. Heel notch to relieve pressure on the Achilles tendon.
Children’s 11 - Adult 12
Bloch Audeo 381
Lace up full grain leather upper and leather stacked heel. Wick away lining for comfort and to reduce moisture. Heel notch to reduce pressure on the Achilles tendon.
Our jazz shoes include:
Split-Sole Jazz Shoe
Leather Jazz Oxford
Sizes: 10 Child-12 Adult
Split-Sole Jazz Boot
Slip On Jazz Shoe
Sizes: 10 Child-12 Adult
Available in Black and
Tan childrens 8 to
Adult 11 1/2
Bloch 495 Neo Flex Slip On
Specially developed soft, strong leather, extra sheen jazz shoe.
Body & Sole carries a large inventory of character shoes in black and tan from children's size 1 to adult 13 in N,M & W widths. We also offer character skirts for children and adults.
Character shoes include:
1½" So Danca CH 50 Character Shoe
Our best selling character shoe with a buckle strap and 1½” heel.
Leather sole and cushion lining.
Available in Black Only
1 - 13 M and W
2" So Danca CH 52 Character Shoe
Character shoe with buckle strap, 2” heel, cushion lining, premium detailing. Available with rubberized sole in black.
Available in Black and Tan
Sizes 4 - 13 M and W
T-Strap Character Shoe CH 54
The stitched "T-strap" design by So Danca CH 54 has a leather upper, 2" wrapped leather heel and scored leather sole. It has a tapered vamp, suede sock lining with heel counter and arch cushion.
Available in Black / Tan
Sizes 5 - 11 M/W
Our great collection of modern shoes includes:
Angelo Luzio Twyla Canvas Pleated Half Sole Slipper 620A in Jazzy Tan
• revolutionary adjustable strap
• sure-grip natural vegetable dyed suede sole
• anatomically curved last with left and right construction
Capezio Half Sole Sandasol HO3
Silky suede upper and insole
Half-sole completely covers the ball of the foot
Thong design fits between the big toe and the second toe
Short elastic straps on the instep and at the heel hug the foot
And a Hip Hop favorite:
Capezio Fierce Dansneaker DS11
Both indoor and outdoor use coupled with durability and comfort has made the Fierce an industry standard for years. Hip-hoppers, jazz dancers, teachers, Salsa and practicing ballroom dancers and Zumba aficionados alike enjoy the comfort and stability of Dansneakers®.
Body and Sole carries a complete line of dance tights in children's and adult sizes including footed, footless, convertible, crop and fishnet tights.
Our selection includes:
Body Wrapper Tights
Body Wrappers Micro Fiber A30 A31 A33
Footed, Footless, and Convertible
Sizes S/M L/XL Tall
Girls Full Footed Light
Body Wrapper C30
Children's Full Foot
Made of popular microfiber, these tights come in all the classic colors. This is a perfect tight for dance class or recital.
Theatrical Pink, Petal Pink, Light Toast, White & Black
Body Wrapper C31
These back-seam tights appear to elongate the leg to give the illusion of a smoother line and has a convertible foot. Helpful when teaching proper alignment.
Theatrical Pink, Black, White & Suntan
Sizes S/I M/L
Seamed Convertible Tight
Professional mesh convertible tight.
Mock seamed tight features a 1" plush waistband and is designed not to sag.
Adult only S/M and L/XL
Professional Pink Only
Adult ultra soft seamless tights with slit on foot for comfort and performance. Great for dance, exercise, recital, costuming and fashion.
Sizes S/M. L/XL & Tall
Pink, Black, White & Light Suntan
Footed and convertible in adult and children’s, pink black and tan.
Body Wrappers & Capezio Stirrup Tights
Black and jazzy tan
Capezio Fishnet Seamless Adult Tights 3000
Black and toffee
Our selection of premier dancewear and exercise attire includes:
NUX Focus Capri
Black & Titanium
Supplex Ankle Pant
NUX Focus Legging
Capezio Supplex Ankle Pant 1562
86% Supplex® Nylon,14% Lycra® Spandex
Gusset for comfort and performance
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle, hang dry
KURVE/IDEA Leggings Motionwear Leggings & Capris
Leg warmers include:
16" multi striped leg warmer
24" striped leg warmer
27" 36" and 48"
Available in Black, White Pink & Burgundy
48" only available in black
AMB Designs Camisoles
Layer these sheer camisoles with long sleeve tops or under dancewear. Fabric is matte stretchy nylon/lycra.
One size fits kids 8-10 through adult large.
We also feature a great selection of child and adult bra tops, camisoles and booty shorts from KURVE/IDEA, SugarLips, Studio B and Motionwear plus a large assortment of dance sweaters
We have a new shipment of Chloe Noel pants and skate jackets available in purple & turquoise, a great selection of Mondor pants and jackets plus a large selection of skating dresses.
In Black, Fuschia, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal, Teal & White
Body & Sole carries a wide variety of leotards in sizes ranging from Toddler Child to Extra Large Adult.
We have in stock camisoles, halters, tanks, short sleeve, capsleeve, ¾-sleeve and long sleeve in a wide variety of colors and fabrics.
Some of our most popular leotard brands include: Motionwear, Capezio & Body Wrappers.
We feature a large selection of undertards and nude bras, including:
Body Wrappers 266 in Nude with clear adjustable straps.
Child M - XL Adult
Body Wrappers 279 in Nude Liner with support.
Adult M - XL
Capezio 3680 with nude and clear straps.
Pink, pink and more pink.
Body & Sole carries a huge line of dance dresses for children. Available are short sleeve, long sleeve, tank, and camisole strap ballet dresses. The fabrics are in cotton, chiffon, silkskyn and velour in black, white, lilac, light blue and more. And, of course, pink.
Innovative design, highest-quality yarns and dyes, superior comfort and Made In The USA! Check back for details on what we stock.
We’ve got dance bags for all ages, from the strictly professional to bling bling bling!
Accessories from head to toe including Bunheads scrunchies, hair pins and more.