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Pointe Shoe Fitting for Hypermobility

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Pointe Shoe Fitting for Hypermobility

Being hypermobile and double jointed are NOT the same thing! This week, Josephine fit Shea Hancock, a freshman dance major at USC Kaufman who is suuuper bendy! Shea mentioned that growing up, people thought she was just double jointed, but in reality, her hypermobility can be assessed & treated. While these hyperextended lines are often highly sought-after in the ballet world, it can be dangerous and shorten a dancer's career if not taken care of properly. When fitting people with joints like this, Josephine's number one priority is safety through proper alignment & stability. Having this much range of motion means...

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Black Swan

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Black Swan

Josephine reacts to Black Swan! Black Swan is one of the most well known ballet movies among the general population, but how accurate to the ballet world is it really? Watch the video to hear all of Josephine's thoughts and feelings about this iconic ballet movie! (and see some beautiful pointe work from Natalie Portman's dance double <3)

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Amazon Pointe Shoe Reviews

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Pointe Shoe Fitter Reacts to Amazon Pointe Shoe Reviews

Today we further scarred Josephine with video review from Amazon pointe shoes.... From incorrect pointe shoe terminology and spelling, to poor technique, these reviews just sound like pure nonsense to anyone who knows anything about ballet.... But nonetheless, we put Josephine through this traumatic experience for your viewing pleasure, so enjoy her full reaction in the video! p.s. pleeeeeeeease get professionally fitted for your pointe shoes and definitely do not buy them off of Amazon or Wish :-)

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Pointe Shoe Fitting a Transgender Dancer (ft. Lennon Torres)

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Pointe Shoe Fitting a Transgender Dancer (ft. Lennon Torres)

"I think living my truth is more important than the fear of not having a dance career" - Lennon Torres This week Josephine fit Lennon Torres, a transgender dancer, for her first pair of pointe shoes! For a first pair, Josephine likes to look for a shoe that will be very stable, while still giving the dancer something soft enough to roll through and build strength with. A couple of things that Josephine noticed with Lennon's feet were that she has a tendency to sickle, she has a nail bed that would likely be sensitive, and that she would likely...

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (google auto complete pt. 2)

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Answering The Most Googled Pointe Shoe Questions (google auto complete pt. 2)

1. What are pointe shoes made of? A lot of people think pointe shoes are made of wood, but actually they're made of different fabrics and fibers, held together with glue, kind of like paper mache! There are also some newer shoes on the market which are made out of synthetic materials, such as polymer. 2. What pointe shoes last the longest? Shoe that are traditionally made will not last as long as those made with synthetic materials. Shoes such as Gaynor Minden and SoDanca Elektra typically last longer than other shoes. 3. What pointe shoes are made for wide...

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