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Pointe Shoe Sewing Tutorial

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Pointe Shoe Sewing Tutorial

To kick off the new year, Josephine shows how to sew the ribbons and elastics on your pointe shoes! This is a long, overdue video but hope it can help any dancers who just earned their ballet boots. There are many ways to sew pointe shoes, but Josephine shares the very common whip stitch method with a single loop elastic & stretch ribbon. This video also includes some answers to some frequently asked questions about that super special, first pair of pointe shoes.  Getting your first pair of pointe shoes is a special milestone. Be sure to get properly fitted...

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Siri VS. Pointe Shoe Fitter (asking Siri pointe shoe questions)

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Siri VS. Pointe Shoe Fitter (asking Siri pointe shoe questions)

Josephine fact checks Siri's pointe shoe knowledge!   Does Siri know about pointe shoes? This week Josephine put her to the test! Although there is a lot of misinformation on the internet, Siri is pretty up on her pointe shoe info! Watch the full video to see what Josephine has to say!  

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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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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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