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Pointe Shoe Fitter on America's Got Talent

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Pointe Shoe Fitter on America's Got Talent

Ballet + TV talent competitions?! What does this equal? What does it mean?! What will happen?! Add Josephine in the mix, then what? Guess you'll have to watch to find out ;)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels - Part 2!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels - Part 2!

"are we cups people now" On this episode of 'traumatizing-josephine-with-the-ballet-internet,' we revisited the land of Instagram Reels! We don't wanna spoil the surprise. Just know there's some Barbie, some cups, some amazing things, and cute things. Ya know, just the usual ballet internet chaos that we love. What will Josephine make of it this time? Watch to find out!

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Fitting for Demi Pointe Shoes

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Fitting for Demi Pointe Shoes

This week, we join Josephine back in Tampa, FL at YAGP Finals. And she's doing something a little different - discussing demi pointe shoes. Although it is not common in the U.S.A., demi pointe shoes are an intermediary shoe for students preparing for pointe. The outer construction looks pointe shoe like, but there is much less paste in the shoe overall than a pointe shoe, and no shank. Demi pointe shoes are meant only for practice at the barre, for feet and ankle exercises. Demi pointe shoes should NOT be worn in center because there is simply not enough support...

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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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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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