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BALLERINA MOM advice & pointe shoe hack (ft. Frances Chung)

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BALLERINA MOM advice & pointe shoe hack (ft. Frances Chung)

  In case you haven't heard - Josephine is going to be a mom! In preparation for the first baby of ThePointeShop, Josephine sat with San Francisco Ballet Principal, Frances Chung. Chung has 2 babies of her own. In fact, when Josephine started working for SF Ballet as their official shoe fitter, Chung was on maternity leave for her second child.  Then, Josephine saw a video of Frances doing fouettes en pointe with her baby bump.  And months later, the two sit down on a studio floor to talk about babies, ballet, and motherhood. Oh, and pointe shoe hacks of...

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Reacting to POINTE SHOE SURGERY

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Reacting to POINTE SHOE SURGERY

We just need to highlight this comment from one of our viewers: "@TheTimHall" said: "Ballet Dancer Breaking In A New Car:- Rips out the seats. - Jumps up and down on the hood. - Drives the car down some steps. - Drives it for 1 day. - Buy a new car..." Yep. That pretty much summarizes pointe shoes hacks - but thank goodness it's a shoe and not a car!  This is Josephine's favorite series to react to. It features all the cool little - but sometimes brutal - ways that ballerinas will customize their pointe shoes. Every person's feet...

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pointe shoe fitter reacts to BALLET TIKTOK 28

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pointe shoe fitter reacts to BALLET TIKTOK 28

To those who are new here, welcome to Josephine vs. the Ballet Internet. In this series, we tackle a myriad of topics pertaining to ballet with our favorite pointe shoe fitter, Josephine Lee!  In this video, you'll see beautiful pointe shoes, commentary on ballet donors, the cutest baby ballerina, some interesting costuming choices, and of course, dead pointe shoes too. Part of the lore of this series is cups - which is markedly not in this episode.  In the second Tik Tok reaction video, we saw that our audience commented about cups on tik tok. This is a bit where...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Viral Pointe Shoe Hacks

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Viral Pointe Shoe Hacks

It's pretty well known on the internet that ballerinas *DESTROY* their shoes. But what are they actually doing? And more importantly: why??? In this video, Josephine watches and explains some of the most popular pointe shoe hacks on the internet. Some may work for you, but for the vast majority of people, there is no need. Especially if you are a dancer in training, these hacks are not sustainable for you - or your mom's bank account. Darning the tips of your shoes in one thing, but cutting out half the shank may not be. And for dancers who are...

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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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