Get to the Pointe — pointe shoe myths

Pointe Shoe Fitting the Founder of YAGP, Larissa Saveliev

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Pointe Shoe Fitting the Founder of YAGP, Larissa Saveliev

If you're into ballet at all, you probably know about YAGP - Youth American Grand Prix - even if you don't know you know about YAGP. Youth American Grand Prix is the world's largest non-profit international student ballet competition. YAGP holds regional competitions around the world, open to dancers 9-19, giving dancers-in-training stage time, master classes, and most importantly: opportunities to be seen by some of the most prominent figures in ballet.  You might recognize YAGP from the 2011 documentary, First Position. This film featured YAGP as the vehicle for many hopeful dancers to win scholarships to major ballet companies around...

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Busting Pointe Shoe Myths

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Busting Pointe Shoe Myths

Come one, come all - let us dispel the many mysterious myths around, you guessed it, pointe shoes! Over the years, we think we've done a pretty good job at bringing more pointe shoe education to the public. However, there are still some lingering thoughts around pointe shoes that still float around the internet and people's minds in general. In this video, Josephine goes over 5 common pointe shoe myths & explains why they are not true. The myths include: 1 - Pointe shoes are made out of wood.2 - Strong feet require strong/hard pointe shoes.3 - Pointe shoes will ruin...

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