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Fitting Miss Auti for Pointe Shoes

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Fitting Miss Auti for Pointe Shoes

Josephine fits youtuber, Miss Auti! This week Josephine hung out with Auti Kamal from the Youtube channel, Dance with Miss Auti! Aside from giggling and just having a good time, Josephine helped Auti find a new pair of pointe shoes. Josephine has fit Auti before, but this time around was a little bit different, because Auti had not been training on pointe for a quite a while. The needs of a dancer when they're coming back to pointe are often different than when a dancer has been training consistently. Since Auti was dealing with a little bit of sinking, they...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts To Olivia Rodrigo's "Brutal" Music Video

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts To Olivia Rodrigo's "Brutal" Music Video

Josephine reacts to Olivia Rodrigo! In the world of dance there is often two universes people think about: concert dance and commercial dance. Traditionally, ballet is only seen in concert dance, on stage and occasionally in curated films. With that said, ballet has more recently snuck into the other side of the dance universe, with music videos and other commercial projects. One of the music industry's most recent breakout artists, Olivia Rodrigo, is one among many artists who have chosen to use classical ballet in their music videos! Although there is some really lovely ballet moments, there are, of course, also...

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Pointe Shoe Fitting For Going To College (with Ashley Lew)

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Pointe Shoe Fitting For Going To College (with Ashley Lew)

Josephine fits Ashley Lew! When dancer's go off to college, the expense of pointe shoes can become quite overwhelming. With that said, Josephine likes to move dancers to a longer lasting pointe shoe when they get to this point in their life. One of the most common "long-lasting" pointe shoes is the Gaynor Minden! The materials they are made of are vastly different from a traditional pointe shoe, so they do not break down in the same way that many shoes do. Because of this, Ashley is able to make them last around a year, as opposed to the 1-2...

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Let's Talk About Gaynor Minden (old vs. new)

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Let's Talk About Gaynor Minden (old vs. new)

Have you noticed a difference in your Gaynor Minden pointe shoes? Here's the story! While Gaynor Minden used to be one of the few pointe shoe companies still producing their shoes in the United States, due to the pandemic, the factory they contracted out to had to shut down. Luckily, they did already have a factory working in Europe!  The biggest difference is in the satin. The satin on the new, European made shoe is much stiffer, making it feel tighter to your foot. Here are a few tips to transition from the U.S. made Gaynor Minder, to the European...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet TikToks pt. 6 (is there an end??)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet TikToks pt. 6 (is there an end??)

Yes, yes we did traumatize Josephine, yet again, for your viewing pleasure... From ballet teacher skits and doing the worm, to pointe shoe education and, yes, more cups on feet as pointe shoes... TikTok has it all! 

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