News — Giselle

Dancer Spotlight - Robbie Downey

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The Pointe Shop caught up with one of our customers and owner of Ballet Freak, Robbie Downey, for a quick Q&A session. Get to know this beautiful girl.  The Pointe Shop: What kind of pointe shoes do you wear? Robbie Downey: I currently wear Suffolk Stellars, which I get from Dancers Choice!   TPS: How many years have you trained in dance? RD: I have been dancing for about 11 years.  I started taking ballet seriously around 10 1/2.   TPS: Tell us about your favorite moment you had in dance. RD: There have been so many!  A great moment for...

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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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