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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Eugene Lee Yang's "I'm Gay"

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Eugene Lee Yang's "I'm Gay"

Grab your tissues, everybody. This week Josephine reacted to Eugene Lee Yang's coming out video, simply titled "I'm Gay." Released on YouTube in 2019, this dance shot film tells Eugene's story. Born and raised in a conservative, Catholic town in Texas, he struggled through his adolescence with his sexuality, but also his Asian identity. The video shows the conflict he faced as an adult, and where he stands now. Needless to say, Josephine picked up a lot of what Eugene was putting down. As a fellow Korean, there were many moments of empathy. Like this video, we are also fundraising...

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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 Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Instagram Reels

This week, Josephine takes a look another dive into the ballet internet: Instagram Reels edition. We've been loving the Tik Toks everyone's been tagging us in, but we also couldn't ignore reels! In our very first Tik Tok reaction video, Josephine reacted to Dr. Mike reacting to some intense knuckle stands (and jumps yikes). There were a few comments that mentioned a cultural dance associated with this - and Instagram algorithm has delivered.  How did Josephine react? You probably know, but it's way more fun to see it for yourself ;)

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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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