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How Pointe Shoes INJURED this Dancer

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How Pointe Shoes INJURED this Dancer

What do you prioritize in a pointe shoe? In this week's video, Josephine shares her fitting experience with a dancer in Reno, NV. (Did you know that ThePointeShop travels? Email us at info@thepointeshop.com to book a studio fitting!) It's not uncommon for some ballet companies to put all their dancers in the same brand. However, this dancer is from a studio that puts all of their dancers in the same model of shoe. Josephine discusses why this is limiting as a pointe shoe fitter.  She also explains how this can be harmful for dancers - even to the pointe of...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to En Pointe Obstacle Course (Australian Ballet!)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to En Pointe Obstacle Course (Australian Ballet!)

This week, Josephine got to watch a beautifully produced video by the Australian Ballet!  "En Pointe Obstacle Course" was specially crafted with soloist Nicola Curry & dancers of the company. What at first appears to be a challenge video actually turns out to be beautifully choreographed piece that interact with customized set pieces in a warehouse.  Curry was a dancer with American Ballet Theater for 10 years before joining Australian Ballet for 7 years. In February 2022, she announced that this season would be her last with Australian Ballet, and that she was retiring from ballet.  Although she will be missed...

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Busting Pointe Shoe Myths

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Busting Pointe Shoe Myths

Come one, come all - let us dispel the many mysterious myths around, you guessed it, pointe shoes! Over the years, we think we've done a pretty good job at bringing more pointe shoe education to the public. However, there are still some lingering thoughts around pointe shoes that still float around the internet and people's minds in general. In this video, Josephine goes over 5 common pointe shoe myths & explains why they are not true. The myths include: 1 - Pointe shoes are made out of wood.2 - Strong feet require strong/hard pointe shoes.3 - Pointe shoes will ruin...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Alex Hall (Ex ballerina trying ballet after 1 year)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Alex Hall (Ex ballerina trying ballet after 1 year)

Josephine reacts to Alex Hall! For those who are not familiar, Alex Hall is a YouTuber who used to be a professional ballerina! This week Josephine reacted to Alex's video of her returning pointe work after 1 year off. Watch the video to see Josephine's full reacting!  

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Chinese Circus

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Chinese Circus

  This week, Josephine reacts to a video of the Great Chinese State Circus from 2008. Although the quality of the video is old, the talent is timeless.  The performance starts off pretty normal, with an excerpt from Swan Lake. The corps de ballet - or corps de circus in this case - is beautiful, with some pretty awesome feathered tutus.  And then the acrobatics begin.  All we can say is that we're impressed. Josephine is VERY impressed. You'll have to watch the video to see why ;)   

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