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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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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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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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