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Our next show will be on June 10, 2017 - Hadassah: the story of Esther
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New Year Edition 2017 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 1

Happy New Year!

We are still basking in the afterglow of two successful performances of "A Snow White Christmas" but have already begun preparing our minds for "Esther." We did this show six years ago (Spring 2010) but are planning on doing an entirely new version this time around. The Esther we did in 2010 had eight guys in it, but only one male dancer. We only have two older male dancers right now and had to call on Brad Bruns to do a major role in the December show of Snow White. Brad stepped in as he has in previous shows and did a fine job of portraying the Hunter in Snow White. I think he even surprised himself as he did some dance movement and partnering. Way to go, Brad! If anyone has a brother, father, or husband who is good at acting, we will have the following roles available: priest, scribe, assassin, Esther's friend, and two royal guards. I used the holiday break to finally get extra costumes and props put away from the December show, the costume closets reorganized, Christmas decorations put away, studio cleaned, and a new display done for "A Snow White Christmas." My wonderful assistants, Josh and Sarah, traveled to Florida with their parents to see relatives. That meant I got to teach their classes Thursday, December 22nd. I especially enjoyed teaching a jazz and tap class. The entire month of December was a relaxing month for Josh, Sarah, and I as we taught classes to Christmas music and some dances from the past. It was fun for everyone, teachers and students alike. Ms. Sunny, Ms. Sarah, and Mr. Josh will be traveling to Sioux Falls on January 6 to take students to pointe shoe fittings and to see Dance Gallery's performance of Coppelia on Saturday, January 7. Dancers traveling to Sioux Falls to get their first pair of pointe shoes are Mackenzie Sarratt, Gracie Zeeb, Jessica Saunders, and Olivia Chase. Make sure you take a look at the calendar. Several new students will be joining classes in January in every level except Ballet V. We will begin choreography in January and also resume Cecchetti technique studies in preparation for March and June testing. (Hosanna Dance is the only school in Pierre that offers this method that encourages students to be nationally examined. For more information on this method of ballet instruction, click here for the Cecchetti Council of America national website.)





Tentative Casting for Hadassah: The Story of Esther Esther: Kat Bruns
Mordechai: Josh Easter
Queen Vashti: Cassandra Ryckman / Alternate: Deni Zeeb
The King: Dustyn Klave
Haman: TBD
Priest/Scribe: John McVey
Angels & Jewish Women: Ballet V
Jewish Dancers: Ballet III
Vashti's Court: Intermediate Pointe
Persian Dancers: Pre-Pointe
Court Dancers: Ballet IV
Jewish Intercessors: Modern
Palace Children: Ballet II
Garden Nymphs: Ballet I
Jewish Children: Pre-Ballet



Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Esther: 4:14







show viewing

"A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS" DVD SHOWING will be held at Magpie's Gathering Place (formerly Cup of Hope) in Fort Pierre this Sunday, December 11th at 5 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Come early to get a good seat.

Reminder

Classes continue through December.
Christmas break starts December 23. Classes resume January 2.

Now accepting new student enrollment.

Reminder

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Performance!


Reminders

Performance shirt
Snow White T-shirt sign-up is at the studio. The cost of the t shirts is $26.00. Payment must be made when you sign up. Deadline for ordering is November 15. If we don't have enough signed up ordering will be postponed and shirts will not arrive before the show.




Pictures
Snow White pictures for all classes - Friday, November 18. You need to be there for your group photo.
In addition to bringing your costumes, you need to have the correct clean tights and shoes. And don't forget Ballet hair!
Pictures are from 5:30-8:00 pm at the studio. We will start with pre-ballet and continue in the order of the levels with solos/specials at the end. Pre-ballet can show up at 5:15 to get costumes on.


Runthroughs

Don't forget run-throughs are for everyone on November 21 AND November 28 from 5:30-8:00. Be in the studio by 5:30, dressed, and out of the dressing rooms. Only exception is pre-ballet. They may show up a little closer to 6:00.
-We are aware that the Parade of Lights has been moved to Monday, November 21. In order for this show to be successful everyone needs to make it to run-throughs on November 21 at 5:30.


Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal is Dec 2 at Riggs Theatre
*** Be ready to start at 5:30pm.
Get to the theater at 5pm to find dressing rooms and get situated.
Warm-up to be followed up with notes for everyone - dancers, adults, actors, helpers included. Then costumes on for all levels with hair properly & neatly fastened.
Remember, have everything you need with you. Treat this like a performance. Have your hair in a proper ballet bun (no messy buns, ponytails, or side tendrils). Very short hair needs to be pinned back. Have all your costumes, tights, shoes, and accessories with you. To stay organized try keeping all your things in a small laundry basket. Keep the dressing rooms organized by not scattering your things everywhere.
Performance & dress rehearsal guidelines

 Friday and Saturday will be will be busy so make sure you rest up.

Performances
We have two performance -- a Matinee at 2pm and an Evening Performance at 7pm

Be at the theater by noon on Saturday, December 3. Get settled and make sure you have everything you need for the day with all your costumes, shoes, etc where they need to be. Do your hair and makeup and be ready for notes.
Warm-up for everyone at 1:00pm. You should already be settled in with hair done and class clothes on.
If someone is sent saying it is time for notes and warm-up, go, the first time. No staying in the dressing room messing with hair or makeup during notes or warm-up. You must be on stage for both. 
Costumes on after warm-up. And then it's show time!

Be back at the theater at 5:30pm. Check that all your things are where they need to be, hairspray/pin any escaping tendrils, touch up any melted makeup and be ready for notes and warm-up by 6:00. Then back into costumes!
Performance & dress rehearsal guidelines

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