The range of Bloch dancewear and the technical Bloch shoes and footwear products have been designed as a perfect marriage with the dancer’s form driven by the desire and passion to aid in any way possible to the mastery of the dancer’s performance.
Bloch is more like a family than a company, although maybe a “company” of dance enthusiasts, as many in their previous lives were dance professionals and there are many friends and confidantes who are mainly dancers.
Bloch dancewear’s history
The family began as one man escaping from depression-torn Europe in 1931, Jacob Bloch, who fled to Australia and started making hand-made shoes from his workshop. His reputation grew as his love of ballet gave him focus and the skill to create some of the best dance shoes and especially ballet shoes available at the time. Jacob Bloch’s innovation when he first made design changes to a ballet pointe shoe for a young dancer is still alive today in the form of his grandson, David Bloch the managing director of the international arm of the company.
Over the years, with the synergy that exists between Bloch and their clients, the company has developed an impressive range of dance clothing and dancing accessories, everything, in fact to meet the functional and aesthetic requirements of the dancer.
Bloch dancewear range
Today the Bloch dancewear, including the Bloch shoes product range covers everything a dancer needs whether it’s for classical ballet, jazz, tap and chorus right through to salsa, latin, ballroom and hip hop.
There are 3 categories for leotards and separates, basic, performance and fashion and for each there are options for girls as well as women.
Leotards are made largely from a blend of 88% nylon and 12% spandex (lycra) in a variety of colours and with a choice of designs like the beautiful “Aolani” the ladies rouleaux lattice back leotard from the fashion section or the subtle “Kina” with a twist cap sleeve. Then there is the constant bestseller, the “Cleopatra”, a ladies corsette seamed camisole leotard which is made from 87% tactel for extra softness and 13% spandex (lycra).
Separates include tops, pants, shirts and skirts so there is a great selection for looking and feeling good on the dance floor, performing or rehearsing. Bloch dancewear is only for those who crave the best and in the fashion section check out the “Anela”, a stunning ladies satin frill trim skirt, microlux 88% nylon and 12% spandex (lycra). For shorts the ladies terry shorts with tie is 92% cotton and 8% spandex stretch terry is a bestseller in white, light grey and black.
In the knitwear range there is everything you need to keep the muscles warm, scarves, micro shirts, leg and ankle warmers, long sleeve tops, cardigans and shrugs all made from 100% acrylic cashmere like yarn and available in popular colours.
There are body tights, calf length, adaptable, stirrup and convertible tights to choose from. There are several “adaptatoe” styles allowing a switch between ballet flats and pointe shoes; the “Hipstar” features a V shaped waistband which is ideal to wear with low back leotards with a silicon waistline for comfort without slippage. Then there is an adaptatoe version with or without a mesh texture and seam detailing. The body stocking comes in sizes for girls or ladies and is convertible with detachable straps and is available in black, pink, tan and light tan.
To carry your range of Bloch dancewear and shoes there are bags galore, ballet, tote, dance and compartment bags. There is a very sweet and useful bag for all the useful stuff, the Bloch messenger bag with silver, pink and white print front and back with small item pockets, velcro fastening flap and made from 100& polyester. To carry all your dance apparel though the Bloch dance bag has a mesh exterior pocket, wet items pocket and adjustable strap with the superb Bloch logo in metallic silver embroidery.
You can’t go wrong with Bloch dancewear products and that includes the stunning array of Bloch shoes.