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Pointe Shoe Fitting YAGP Hope Award Winner

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Pointe Shoe Fitting YAGP Hope Award Winner

This week, Josephine was in Florida at YAGP Finals, and fit a dancer from Japan named Asuka Hara. This adorable and beautiful dancer is 11 years old. She is the 2022 recipient of YAGP's Hope Award, which is presented to the dancer for best overall performance in the Pre-Competitive category (9-11 years old). Asuka competed and performed on flat, in a variation from Graduation Ball. Although Asuka does have pointe shoes, she has not performed or competed en pointe yet. YAGP's guidelines do not allow 10 year olds to compete en pointe, and 11 year olds are strongly discouraged. However, during the...

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How To Fix Reverse Arching in Pointe Shoes

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How To Fix Reverse Arching in Pointe Shoes

This week, Josephine shared a fitting story from a studio in Sacramento. At first glance, there was nothing functionally wrong with this shoe. Sometimes dancers get fittings even if they like their current shoe, just for a second opinion. Sometimes everything is fine - but other times dancers sometimes don't realize when things are not as they should be. In this case, Josephine thought the shoe was doing everything it needed to: supported the dancer kept her stable en pointe, and wasn't causing injury. However, the shoe could look better under the ball of the foot. The shoe was reverse...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Leap!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Leap!

This week, we're finally fulfilling a fan-favorite - the animated ballet movie, Leap!  In this video, Josephine watched and reacted to the final dance battle scene of this fun and heart touching kids' movie. Ballet doesn't tend to have 'dance battles' like other dance styles do, but if they do, we sure hope they are as thrilling as this movie! Have you watched Leap? Do you like it? Let us know if in the comments! 

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Tik Tok (PART 9)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Tik Tok (PART 9)

You've been asking. We're listening. Here it is.... Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to TIK TOK PART 9! This week, Josephine gets another dose of the internet's finest pointe shoe content. And a special surprise appearance from Gg - our San Diego fitter! You know you gotta watch it to see what's up. Let us know if you want a Part 10!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Claudia Dean!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Claudia Dean!

 Claudia Dean & Wish pointe shoes?! One of our favorites with one of our...least favorites (lol). In this week's video, Josephine witnesses Claudia & her friend Ailysh as they unbox and try of 4 PAIRS of Wish pointe shoes! You may already know that Josephine has had her experience with Wish pointe shoes, so she was interested to see Claudia's take.   How do you think it went? You'll have to watch to find out!

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