2019/2020 Dance Year Registratoin is open Register online! Ballet V starts in August! Regular classes start September 3rd! ...
Welcome to the Quality Dance Program of Hosanna Dance, formerly MainStreet Dance, serving Pierre/Ft Pierre and the surrounding area since 2000 ... * Your central South Dakota nationally qualified ballet teachers *
Quick glance at 2019/2020 schedule

New Year, Nutcracker,

Classes started last week!

Students need to be registered and in class this week to be in the Thanksgiving weekend performances of Nutcracker.

Ballet costumes fees are due upon registration. Costumes for other classes TBD.

CALENDAR
- Make sure you add all class dates to your calendar. Consistent attendance is a very important part of any learning endeavor as well as group activities like dance.
- In addition to your classes be sure to add these dates:
Nutcracker performances on November 30.
All performing classes have required run-throughs every Monday in November from 5:30-8:00 at the studio (Nov 4, 11, 18, 25).
All performing classes have required dress rehearsal Friday, November 29, from 5:30-8:00 at the theatre.
All performing classes have two performances on Saturday, November 30.

HD Dance Newsletter, Fall Edition

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Fall Edition 2019 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Think Nutcracker!
Where has summer gone? Technically it is still summer until September 21 but we always think of summer as being over when the kids go back to school.

We have already begun working on Nutcracker which we will perform the earliest we have ever done it - on November 30. 


August 6, our Ballet V students and some of our Ballet IV students began working on the Waltz from Nutcracker. This piece is over six minutes long and takes a lot of practice.

We will be ordering costumes for Nutcracker in September which requires all students to be registered and in class right away to get their measurements taken as costumes will be ordered the middle of September.


What's new at Hosanna Dance? We have changed over to online registration and billing system that will save us a lot of administrative work by hand and snail-mail. To register your child go online to our registration portal (https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance) and set up an account, add your students, and pick their classes. The new program is very user-friendly but if you have difficulty, we can help you.
Our online portal has a full listing of classes and will allow us to send you friendly reminders of payments due and keep you apprised of weather cancellations and other helpful information related to performances etc. It will even allow us to post pictures of your child's costumes. [who loves getting a sneak peek?]


Summer Frozen dance camps were a success with 18 attendees. Thank you to Becca Brusven who was a student assistant. Next summer we are looking at Lion King as the theme for summer dance camps.

Gracie Zeeb passed her student Cecchetti Grade IV exam in the spring. Mr. Josh and Ms. Sarah passed their Grade IV Teacher's exam in June.

Besides attending the Cecchetti summer intensive in June, Mr. Josh, Ms. Sarah, and Ms. Sunny went to the Christian Dance Educator's Leadership Summit at the end of June in Orland Park, IL, just outside Chicago. This was a wonderful seminar where we met Christian dance educators from all over the country. We also met and took class from Randall Flinn, the director of Ad Deum. This has been on our bucket list for a long time. We had sessions in studio administration as well as how to carry out our mission and goal to operate a Christian dance studio in a secular world.

Besides attending two workshops, your teachers found time to prepare the small dance studio and reception area with a new coat of polyurethane after they were sanded and got a little more painting done.

CALENDAR
- Make sure you add all class dates to your calendar. Consistent attendance is a very important part of any learning endeavor as well as group activities like.
- In addition to your classes be sure to add these dates:
Nutcracker performances on November 30.
All performing classes have required run-throughs every Monday in November from 5:30-8:00 at the studio (Nov 4, 11, 18, 25).
All performing classes have required dress rehearsal Friday, November 29, from 5:30-8:00 at the theatre.
All performing classes have two performances on Saturday, November 30.
Spring showcase is May 8 & 9.
All performing classes have required dress rehearsal May 4 from 5:30-7:45.
All performing classes have two performances
Holidays and Breaks: Sep 2, Nov 27-28, Dec 23 - Jan 1, Mar 23 - Apr 2, May 25.


Fall workshop:  SD Dance Network convention 2019 is in Sioux Falls October 25-27. 
Brochure and registration information at www.dancenetwork.sd.org


We Encourage All Our Students to Prepare for Cecchetti Examinations This is such an excellent way for students to become technically proficient and thoroughly learn the terminology of ballet. There is something about preparing for an exam that makes students work harder and helps them develop as dancers. And bonus, you get a certificate as a memory of all the hard work, study, and effort.
If you or your student are interested in getting started with Cecchetti student examinations let us know. Ballet III and up are eligible to start working on Grade 1. Examinations take a lot of preparation, study, and commitment. (Normally 1-2 years is spent studying per grade. More as you progress through the grades.) Our studio is affiliated with the Cecchetti Council of America. We added the Cecchetti syllabus to our classes in 2013. All teachers are professionally examined by the CCA to hold certificates in the Cecchetti Method grades.
- A Cecchetti Grade V/Elementary class is being taught on Thursday nights from 5:30-7:00 pm. (open to intermediate level Ballet V) - A Cecchetti Grade III class is being taught on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm. (open to Ballet IV and V) - A Cecchetti Grade VI/Intermediate is being taught on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:00 pm. (open to advanced level Ballet V students) Even if you are not interested in doing exams, attending these classes is an excellent way for ballet IV/V to get another ballet class in and work hard on perfecting technique and getting more one on one corrections. Hosanna Dance instructors attend all Cecchetti intensives at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls and attend the International Cecchetti Teacher's Summit at least every other year.



For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,... - Ephesians 2:10 KJV

Ballet V - classes start in August

⭐️ BALLET V - Classes start next week!
➡️ Please go online and register now if you haven't done so already.
⭐️ NOTE:
If you start classes in September you will be in one of the two Ballet V corps dances. If you attend the August summer session you will be in both Ballet V corps dances. The Greatest Gift of All (Nutcracker) is this November!šŸ’ƒ
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šŸ”¹Regular classes for the 2019-2020 dance season begin Tuesday, September 3.
REGISTER online at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance

šŸ”· Make sure you add all run through rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performance dates to your calendar in addition to your weekly classes.


Register from your phone or computer.

Reminders
⭐️PARENTS and DANCERS! 
Nutcracker: The Greatest Gift of All is Thanksgiving weekend this year -- NOVEMBER 29TH!
We are casting dance roles right now so register online today and put all your classes and rehearsals in your calendar.
Ballet V -- Don't forget you start in August (5:30-7:30 every Tues).
For everyone else -- classes start September 3.
šŸ”¹ To be in this year's Nutcracker, students must be registered for classes and costumes must be paid for by September 15th as costume orders must be placed on time. (Costume fees and first month's tuition are due September 1.)

⭐️Dancers/Parents:
All performing classes have run-through rehearsals every Monday in November from 5:30-8:00 at the studio.
All performing classes have dress rehearsal Friday, November 29, from 5:30-8:00 at the theatre.
All performing classes have two performances on Saturday, November 30.

šŸŒøTuesdays in August Reminder
-- Ballet V has Nutcracker classes every Tuesday in August to learn one of the corps de ballet pieces. This class also serves as placement for some roles. There will be a small audition after the last class - Aug 27.
-- Ballet IV students may also take the Nutcracker classes to get ready for Clara auditions (after the last class Aug 27) and would also be in the corps de ballet piece if attending.

2019/2020 Dance Year Registration

Online Registration!
Visit https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance to register for the 2019/2020 year!

Ballet V needs to register for the summer August classes for Nutcracker.
   August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5:30-7:30 pm

Regular classes start September 3rd.

Register today!  
https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance

NUTCRACKER
Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet II, Ballet III, Ballet IV, Ballet V: You have mandatory run-throughs every Monday in November (November 4, 11, 18, 25)
Mandatory dress rehearsal is Friday, November 29.
Performances are on Saturday, November 30.

Spring Showcase
Mandatory dress rehearsal is May 4.
Performances are May 8 & 9.



2019-2020 Dance Season important dates
     
Holiday – September 2

Classes start September 3  ( Ballet V Nutcracker prep and choreography start Aug 6. )

October weekend workshops (Ballet III, IV, or V) –  Northern Plains Cecchetti  and  Dance Network of SD
  October 25-27 both in Sioux Falls

Nutcracker Ballet: The Greatest Gift of All – Thanksgiving weekend. Block out your calendar for November 29 & 30
   Mandatory Runthroughs November 4, 11, 18, 25
   Mandatory Dress Rehearsal Movember 29
   Performances November 30

No classes Thursday, November 28

Christmas break December 23 - January 1
   Classes resume January 2

Spring break
   March 23 - April 2

Spring showcase May 8 & 9.
   Mandatory Dress Rehearsal May 4
   Performances May 8 & 9

No classes Monday, May 25



2018/2019 classes end May

Don't forget to register online!

Online Registration!
Visit https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance to register.
If you need help contact Sarah. Let us know how it goes. We are looking for feedback on the process. Thanks


  Hosanna Dance Frozen Dance Camps - registration deadline is July 2
  Hosanna Dance Cecchetti Syllabus classes - register by the first class on July 23
  Ballet V August Nutcracker Prep classes - register by the first class on August 6.




We will be attending the DANCE GALLERY 2019 CECCHETTI SUMMER INTENSIVE in Sioux Falls on June 10-13.
For more info for those in Ballet III and up who would like to attend visit https://www.dancegallerysd.com/workshops-intensives


BALLET V - you have a summer session for Nutcracker choreography!

August Nutcracker Prep for Ballet V





2019-2020 Dance Season
       First Quarter
Holiday – September 2
Classes start September 3  ( Ballet V Nutcracker prep start Aug 6. )
October weekend workshops (Ballet III, IV, or V) –  Northern Plains Cecchetti  and  Dance Network of SD
Nutcracker Ballet: The Greatest Gift of All – Thanksgiving weekend. Block out your calendar for November 29 & 30


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Student Examinations

If you or your student are interested in getting started with Cecchetti student examinations let us know.

Ballet III and up are eligible to start working on Grade 1. Examinations take a lot of preparation, study, and commitment.
(Normally 1-2 years is spent studying per grade. More as you progress through the grades.)

Our studio is affiliated with the Cecchetti Council of America. All teachers hold certificates in the Cecchetti Method.


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