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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts To Tiny Pretty Things

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This week Josephine reacts to the Netflix series "Tiny Pretty Things"! Though the dancing is beautiful and their depiction of the pointe shoe room is pretty accurate, it is definitely a bit overly dramatic and the dancers are so rude to each other! Most ballerinas are actually very nice :-) Watch the video for Josephine's full review!

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Michelle Khare Ballet (yikes!)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Michelle Khare Ballet (yikes!)

This week Josephine reacts to Michelle Khare's video "I trained like a ballerina for 6 weeks"! First thing, Michelle put on a very poorly fitted pair of pointe shoes....  Though you should never go on pointe after only training for 6 weeks, we were glad to see that Michelle had hold of the barre while going all the way up in her shoes. Michelle also described this as "the most painful experience of her life." (Don't ever give birth Michelle LOL). While pointe work will come with a certain amount of discomfort, it should never be excruciatingly painful! When fitted correctly,...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts To Try Guys Trying Ballet

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts To Try Guys Trying Ballet

Josephine reacts to the Try Guys trying ballet! Though the part where they try on pointe shoes is incredibly cringey, they are the cutest thing every and Eugene Lee Yang has enormous ballet potential <3 (Please hit us up Eugene)  

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5 Brands, 1 Dancer (ThePointeShop 2021 Senior Model Search Winner)

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5 Brands, 1 Dancer (ThePointeShop 2021 Senior Model Search Winner)

Josephine fitted our 2021 Senior Model, Keliah, in 5 different brands of pointe shoes for her to try out! Keliah's type of foot tends to twist in a lot of pointe shoes, because the foot does not sit completely straight in the shoe. The first pair Keliah tried on was the So Danca Elektra. This shoe has interchangeable shanks, so they were able to try both with no shank and with the shank. It fit Keliah pretty well, but it was just slightly too tapered. The next shoe they tried on was the Capezio Ava. This shoe looked really good...

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (Nike Pointe Shoes?)

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (Nike Pointe Shoes?)

  Google auto complete: pointe shoe edition!   Where are pointe shoes made? All over the world! Pointe shoes are handmade in many different places, such as Australia, Russia, England, Thailand, and New York.    Where were pointe shoes invented? The person who is credited with wearing the first pair of pointe shoes in a full ballet production was Marie Taglioni at the Paris Opera Ballet. They were not like the pointe shoes that you see today and she was only able to go up on pointe for a moment.   Where to buy shoes? At The Pointe Shop... DUH!...

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