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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Magnifique

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Magnifique

This one's a long requested reaction! On this episode of 'Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts,' Josephine watched a piece called Ballet Magnifique.  Lauren Gonzales' choreography for Regional Dance America/Southwest, brings waves of humor and amusement to Jacques Offenbach score. The performance was by dancers of the Collin County Ballet Theater, Honor Company in 2018.  "This is better than Mistake Waltz!" Josephine exclaimed.  Which do you prefer? Ballet Magnifique or Mistake Waltz?   

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Tik Tok - Part 13

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Tik Tok - Part 13

Happy holidays y'all. You asked. We listened. It's Josephine being traumatized by the internet...for the 13th time.  What shall the ballet algorithm bring us today? Comment "flamingo" below if you enjoyed this video! 

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Overtraining Flexibility

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Overtraining Flexibility

*Viewer Discretion Advised* This week, Josephine watched a video of some pretty extreme training. It's not super clear what they are training for ballet specifically - it could also be circus, acrobatics, rhythmic gymnastics, or gymnastics. As a company, we took some time to decide if we should post this video. We certainly do not want to attract any hate towards the dancers or culture. We ultimately decided to post this video after discussing how the comments are turned off in the original video. We hope we can share a perspective and spark discussion. To be clear, overstretching is NOT...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Mistakes

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Mistakes

Are ballerinas perfect?  In this episode of 'Josephine Reacts,' a popular youtube compilation of "ballet mistakes" was presented to the pointe shoe fitter. Ballet is widely known as an art form that cultivates high levels of perfectionism. So when ballerinas mess up, it feels like a big deal.  What did Josephine think? Watch to find out!

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Pointe Shoe FItter Reacts to Fat Shamed Ballerina

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Pointe Shoe FItter Reacts to Fat Shamed Ballerina

On this episode of 'Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts,' Josephine reacted to a Dhar Man video featuring Jordan Matter and Lizzy Howell. This skit video is actually based on Lizzy Howell's experience as a plus sized dancer. Although some elements may be dramatized, it gives insight to her specific experience and story. And one of our favorite dance photographers, Jordan Matter, makes an appearance as well!  Do you know Lizzy's story? It's certainly a lesson we can all learn from.

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