• 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:

    Bloch Eurostretch
    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
    Hand-flattened crown
    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.
    Black only
  • Our jazz shoes include:

    Split-Sole Jazz Shoe
    Leather Jazz Oxford
    Colors: Black/Tan/White
    Sizes: 10 Child-12 Adult

    Split-Sole Jazz Boot
    Slip On Jazz Shoe
    Colors: Black/Tan
    Sizes: 10 Child-12 Adult

    Bloch 401
    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
    Antibacterial Wicking
    • 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
    Pink/Black/Jazzy Tan/White

    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
    Sizes 1-3/4-7/8-14

    Childrens Convertible
    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
    Capezio 9
    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

    Convertible Tight
    Capezio 1816
    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

    Bloch Tights
    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:

    Supplex Capri
    NUX Focus Capri
    Sizes S/M/L
    Black & Titanium

    Supplex Ankle Pant
    NUX Focus Legging
    Black Only
    Sizes S/M/L

    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.

    Footless Mondor 3367 - Suntan
    Very opaque footless tights, matte, ribbed knit
    Size: 4-6,6-8,8-10,10-12,12-14,S-P,M,L-G

    Footless Mondor 3393 - Suntan
    Very opaque footless tights, matte and soft, quick drying
    Size: 4-6,6-8,8-10,10-12,12-14,S-P,M,L-G,XL-XG

    Evolution Clip
    Evolution boot cover tights.New easy release Fastex® buckles. Ultra soft matte finish and quick dry comfort.
    Style: 3338 Suntan
    Size: 4-6,6-8,8-10,10-12,12-14,S-P,M,L-G,XL-XG

    Skate gloves
    In Black, Fuschia, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal, Teal & White

    Skating Bags
  • 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.