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Fat Tuesday Ballerina Treats

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In honor of Fat Tuesday... I present to you, THE cutest, sweetest, prettiest, pinkest ballet pastries... I DIE.                                                                These are PERFECT for a princess ballerina party. Am I too old for that? I'm going to go with no. Totes adorbs. For more fun stuff, follow our Pinterest page! Link: The Pointe Shop on Pinterest Au revoir xoxo Josephine

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Saving Old Pointe Shoes

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I came across this picture of a dancer's collection of old pointe shoes over 10 years. That's a pretty awesome visual of dedication and hard work. But I'm sure her room smells like death.  When it comes to old pointe shoes, do you toss or keep? Au Revoir xoxo Josephine

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For the Love of Ballet

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Happy Valentine's Day lovelies! You can find romance in almost any famous ballet: Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. But one of the most romantic is Giselle: the story of love, betrayal and redemption. If you're not familiar with the story: it's about a beautiful peasant girl named Giselle who falls in love with a handsome young Duke disguised as a peasant. But when she finds out his true identity and that he is betrothed to another, she becomes so devastated, she loses her mind. Her insanity leads to her death. She becomes a ghost and joins spirits...

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Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremony

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Well played, Russia. Well played. Besides winning most-difficult-names-to-spell, Russia boasts some of the best ballet companies and dancers  in the world. So of course they called on Russia's world-renown Bolshoi Ballet to give the world this glorious performance in the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Spectacular. Stunning. Sensational. Svetlana. You. Are. Perfect. (Did I spell that right?)   Au Revoir xoxo Josephine

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