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Why This Ballerina Couldn't Get Over Her Pointe Shoes

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Why This Ballerina Couldn't Get Over Her Pointe Shoes

In this debut video of a new format, Josephine goes in depth about a fitting from an Instagram reel. Josephine discusses the case of a professional dancer who came to her unable to get over her pointe shoes. Many ballet schools are often connected to professional companies, and often prefer specific brands. Because of this, the dancer had only been in one brand her whole dance career.  This is actually a really common issue, but over time, many companies/schools have started to open up to other brands. The reality is that dancers can often fit in many different shoes across...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to TOE TAPPING

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to TOE TAPPING

Ever in a rush from ballet to tap class that you just don't have the time to switch shoes?  Well, Josephine has discovered a solution for you! Toe tapping! In this week's video, Josephine reacts to an old movie that features a vaudevillian dance break featuring a woman and man tap dancing en pointe. The dancers appear to be wearing pointe shoes that have little taps at the tip of them, and perform gravity defying feats. Since the video is quite old, it's a bit hard to tell much more - but we're interested. If you or anyone you know has...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Lily K!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Lily K!

We've fallen through the Dance Moms YouTube rabbit hole & we can't get out.

This week, we had a little blast from Dance Moms past and had Josephine react to Lily K!

Josephine didn't know any of this of course. She had a lot of fun watching adorable 11 year old Lily portray expectations vs. reality of a first dance class. And while this fun skit included pointe shoes in a first ballet class, we all know that doesn't happen in real life.

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to "Dance Moms" - Again!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to "Dance Moms" - Again!

This week, we revisited a highly requested series - Dance Moms! The first time Josephine reacted to this hit TV series, loads of comments requested her reaction to Chloe and Maddie - so here we are. It's 2022 and we're trying to give the people what they want. This is for you. The internet has spoken. So be sure to watch!    

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Dance Memes

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Dance Memes

This week, we had Josephine react to Dance Memes - sorta like Tik Tok, but older LOL.  Fun fact: Josephine started making dance memes almost 10 years ago, when she first started ThePointeShop! Since then,@thepointeshop Instagram has always had a few ballet memes because we love to laugh. How long have you been on the ballet internet? Do you recognize any of these memes from pre-Instagram/Tumblr days?! Watch to find out!

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