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Welcome to the Quality Dance Program of Hosanna Dance, formerly MainStreet Dance of Ft Pierre, serving Pierre/Ft Pierre and the surrounding area since 2000 ... * Your central South Dakota nationally qualified ballet teachers *
Quick glance at 2017/2018 schedule

End of year performance - important dates

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Monday, May 14, 2018
Dress Rehearsal, Rejoice Always!
Hosanna Dance in-house
5:30-7:00 pm (make sure you are here at least 10 minutes early so we can start on time)

- Girls will use Studio 2 (smaller studio) as their dressing room/staging area.
- Guys, their usual dressing room.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Spring Showcase -- Rejoice Always!
at Hosanna Dance, 119 N Deadwood St, Fort Pierre, SD
Studio 1
7:00 pm. Doors open 6:30

*Dancers be at the studio at 5:30 pm to find your spot in the dressing/staging area followed by the dancers warm-up at 6pm.  Bring a book or activity to keep occupied after warm-up & notes. Doors open at 6:30 and kids will have to stay in their spot in the dressing/staging area and not wander the building.
- Girls will use Studio 2 (smaller studio) as their dressing room/staging area.
- Guys, their usual dressing room.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Class pictures
Hosanna Dance in-house
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All dancers need to be here at 10.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Spring Showcase -- Rejoice Always!
at Hosanna Dance, 119 N Deadwood St, Fort Pierre, SD
Studio 1
3:00 pm. Doors open 2:30

*Dancers be at the studio at 1:45 pm.

HD Dance Newsletter, New Year Edition 2018

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
New Year Edition 2018 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 1

A Happy Belated New Year!
Here we are already a month into the New Year and we haven’t brought you up to date on our spring plans. We are doing our spring performances in the studio on our in-house stage. This is another exciting new experience for us and one of the reasons we relocated to the new space.

As some of you know, we have struggled every spring finding a date early enough for our missions bound students and when Riggs Theater is available - a near impossibility. This fact definitely affected our casting for Esther last spring.

We have some work to do on the stage area to prepare the surface and need to add some lighting but will gear our performance to be simpler than the lavish one we do for our dance theater performances at Riggs Theater.

We plan to do a performance entirely of worship dances. This performance has been on our bucket list for a while and should fit perfectly on our studio stage. The bonus will be having worship dances available for any church or concert that want us over the summer.

We have not yet picked our next winter show but it will once again be a dance theater performance at Riggs Theater. We are currently researching possibilities including Cinderella. We were very pleased with the response to our “Greatest Gift of All” performances in January. They were very well received with bigger audiences than in the past in spite of a cold weekend.

Todd Thompson graced us with his beautiful photography during dress rehearsal and we will be preparing a display of his photos soon. Our faithful videographer came out of retirement to give us very good video of the matinee performance. A showing was held for Ballet IV and V on January 20th at the Hilmoe’s home and refreshments were served.

We offer Cecchetti syllabus classes for those interested in progressing as a dancer and who take more than one ballet class a week. We have a Grade IV class going and would like to have a Grade I class for those that would like to get started with Cecchetti examinations or would like to work on perfecting their technique. So please sign up! Ask Gracie Zeeb and Becca Brusven about how Cecchetti has helped them become better dancers!

We encourage all our students to try Cecchetti examinations!
This is such an excellent way for students to become technically proficient and learn the theory and terminology of ballet. There is something about preparing for an exam that makes students work harder and helps them progress as dancers.

Ms Sunny, Josh, and Sarah will be attending the Cecchetti Intensive June 17-21 at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls. Parents, we will let you know when registration opens. When information and brochure are available they can be found by going online to
We usually rent a couple rooms at Home 2 Suites and split the cost. Tuition to the workshop is very reasonable.

We have added a few new classes since the show. A Cecchetti Grade IV class is being offered Monday nights at 5:30 pm. On Tuesday night is a Variations class at 5:30pm. Adult Ballet is being offered Thursday night at 7pm and Adult/Youth Line Dance at 7pm Friday night. On Saturday at 10 am a Strength & Conditioning class. In order to attend the Friday or Saturday classes please contact us in advance to register.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice!  — Phil 4:4

T-shirt orders

Nutcracker shirts: Here's the sign up info for t-shirts!
We won't have a sign-up at the studio. Please pay online. If you absolutely cannot order online let me know. If we get enough orders by Dec 30, we should get the shirts by dress rehearsal.
If you are interested in supporting Hosanna Dance’s production of The Greatest Gift of All...consider ordering a t-shirt!! (You must be able to pick up in Pierre/Ft Pierre.)

Order shirts here

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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