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We also share this info on our public Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HosannaDanceStudio
The link is also on the right side of this page.
If we can find/friend you on Facebook (or you friend us or another dancer/parent 😊 ) we can add you to a private Facebook group where you can share with the other dancers and parents as well as have another means to get notifications about info shared on the website and the public Facebook page.
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.
In addition to bringing your costumes, you need to have the correct clean tights and shoes. And don't forget Ballet hair!
*** 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.
Friday and Saturday will be will be busy so make sure you rest up.
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.
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!
Another important date change is the date of our spring show. Riggs Theatre has informed us that they are not letting anyone book the theater in May. They are closing it for maintenance. This has forced us to schedule our performance of Esther for June 9 & 10, 2017. Dress rehearsal will be June 9 and there will be two performances on June 10.
Josh Easter, Sarah Easter, and Ms. Sunny have been to two dance workshops in October: the Dance Network of South Dakota Convention in Rapid City on October 7 & 8, and the Northern Plains Cecchetti Council Fall Workshop in Sioux Falls on October 21-23.
Hosanna Dance students Becca Brusven and Rae McVey attended the Rapid City workshops where they got to take classes from Repertory Dance Theater Company from Salt Lake City. This excellent modern dance company taught classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and hip hop.
Deni and Gracie Zeeb and Rae McVey were the Hosanna Dancers attending the Sioux Falls workshop with Ms. Sunny, Ms Sarah and Mr Josh. Ballet classes were taught in the first six grades of Cecchetti Technique, jazz, modern, musical theater, hip hop, lyrical, clogging, pointe, and theraband.
Three Hosanna Dance students are preparing to take their Cecchetti Grade II exam in March. They are Deni Zeeb, Gracie Zeeb, and Becca Brusven.
Josh and Sarah Easter are preparing to take their Cecchetti Grade IV Teacher's exam some time in 2017 and Ms. Sunny is planning to take her Cecchetti Grade VI teacher's exam also some time in 2017.
Cast of A Snow White Christmas
Snow White: Kat Bruns
Little Snow White: Lilly Niles
The Stepmother/Evil Queen: Cassandra Ryckman
The Prince: Dustyn Klave
The King: Josh Easter
The Huntsman: Brad Bruns
The Nannie: Savannah Shrake
The Dance Master: Josh Easter
Dove, Raven, Owl: Jessica Saunders, Jessica Hays, Savannah Shrake
Snowstorm: Ballet V
Seven Dwarfs: Ballet III
Birds: Beginner & Intermediate Pointe
Snow White's Friends: Pre-Pointe
Animals: Ballet IV
Flowers: Ballet I
Palace Children: Ballet II
Some Hosanna Dancers never stopped dancing this summer. The studio offered two dance classes a week for two weeks in June, July, and August and threw in a couple of bonus weeks for serious dancers. Thursday night ballet classes were taught by Ms. Sunny and Thursday night Worship Dance classes were taught by Mr. Josh and Ms. Sarah. Dancers who attended learned "In Christ Alone," "Your Great Name," and "Not Forgotten." By the time this newsletter is published, we will have performed these dances for the residents at Golden Living Center Septmeber 4th.
June 19-23, Ms. Sunny, Josh and Sarah Easter, and Deni Zeeb attended the Dance Gallery Cecchetti Ballet Intensive in Sioux Falls. The Easters took their Cecchetti Teacher's Grade III on June 23rd.
On July 16, Ms. Sunny, Josh and Sarah Easter drove to Holland, MI for the Cecchetti International Teachers Seminar July 17-23 for a week of classes and theory in all grades. We had a great time traveling and while in Holland. Josh got to room with a dance teacher from England and we all watched some really good pas de deux and men's classes. After watching the student performance on the 23rd, we hit the road to return home and had the good fortune to see the Blue Angels do flyovers when we drove through Sioux Falls.
Ms. Sunny returned to Sioux Falls Autust 18 & 19 for a coaching session in Cecchetti Grade VI for which she will be testing in spring.
Josh, Sarah and Ms. Sunny are planning to attend the Dance Nework of South Dakota annual workshop October 6, 7 7 8 in Rapid City and the Dance Gallery Fall Cecchetti Workshop in Sioux Falls October 21, 22 & 23. Any dancers interested in doing either of these workshops should let us know the first week of classes.
We are beginning to cast A Snow White Christmas but will not be able to complete and confirm casting as registrations are still coming in.
Preliminary Casting for
A Snow White Christmas
Snow White: TBA
The Stepmother: TBA
The Prince: TBA
The King: TBA
The Huntsman: TBA
The Nanny: TBA
Seven Dwarves: TBA Ballet III
Dove, Raven, Owl: Advanced Pointe
Snowflakes/Snowstorm: Ballet V
Animals: Ballet IV
Cup Cakes:Ballet II
Flowers: Ballet I