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BALLERINAS IN THE WILD aka not in the studio lol

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BALLERINAS IN THE WILD aka not in the studio lol

What happens when you take the ballerina out of the studio? Welp. It might as well be the wild lol. In this reaction, Josephine observes the typical dancer in a new space, a foregin environment. A place without marley and barres and mirrors. Anywhere but the dance studio.  Can you spot a dancer in public? Is it obvious? How can you tell?  And if you're a dancer, how does it feel to be away from your second home? 

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Tik Toks 33

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Ballet Tik Toks 33

Somethings will never change, and that will be the ballet internet creating funny and informative content - albeit, sometimes more of one than the other. So long as the ballet internet keeps turning, these tik tok reactions will keep on coming. Fun fact: when producer Jazley Faith filmed this with Josephine, she has no idea that there was a baby on the way. So while standing in a chilly production studio, she was impressed at Josephine's big and emotional reactions. About a month later, Josephine would tell the team the news, and it all made sense. So it's interesting editing and...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Tries VIRAL "Ballet" Shoes

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Tries VIRAL "Ballet" Shoes

As the internet news cycle is ever changing, we are also trying something new.... Buckle up, this isn't our regular content! We've seen these shoes. In fact, our audience has been tagging and sending videos to us.  But here at The Pointe Shop, we try to keep everything ballet related. So in addition to having fun and being a bit silly, we do have to ask an important question: will it pointe shoe??? Josephine tries heelless high heels...pregnant! Will these be easier to balance in than pointe shoes? Which on is taller? All things we explore in this video. What...

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Explaining VIRAL POINTE SHOE HACKS

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Explaining VIRAL POINTE SHOE HACKS

Can you believe it's been nearly 3 whole years since our first Tik Tok reaction video?!  And in that time, lots of trends have come and gone on the ballet internet.  But there is one type of content, above the others, that still hits: Pointe Shoe Hacks! What started out as a ballerina's version of 'get ready with me' has turned into a staple on ballet tik tok and Instagram.  The cool part is in addition to the yummy tingly ASMR feels, there's also an educational aspect. As pointe shoes have changed over time, so have the ways ballerinas prepared...

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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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