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HD Dance Newsletter - Fall 2020 Edition

 Hosanna Dance Newsletter

Fall Edition 2020 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Spring and Summer Zoomed By!
No pun intended! I don't know about you, but I am in a bit of a culture shock - Ms. Sunny

We were able to keep our dancers plugged in and with minimal in studio practices we did a streamlined performance of "His Story" in Steamboat Park in conjunction with Upper Room Worship event for our end of the year showcase in June.

Ms. Sunny, Mr. Josh, and Ms. Sarah continued to assist Stephen and Lynde Rockwell with Upper Room Worship at Griffin Park in July and August. Josh, Sarah, and Becca Brusven performed "In Christ Alone" at the July event and Sunny performed "The Lion & the Lamb" at the August event.

Ms. Sunny taught line dance at the August 13 Fort Pierre "Summer Nights."

Ms. Sarah, Josh and Becca Brusven worked on Cecchetti Grade V through the summer and Josh and Becca passed their student examination for that grade in August.

Hosanna Dance Studio teachers held an open registration at the studio on Saturday, August 1, and then traveled to Sioux Falls the next day for a 4-day Cecchetti Intensive. Also attending the intensive was Becca Brusven.

Ms. Sunny has been taking zoom classes in Cecchetti Grade VII since May. She began teaching the Ballet V dancers in August with the purpose of beginning choreography for "Through the Wardrobe" (Narnia) and also to begin casting.
She was informed in August that the high school would not be able to let outside groups in to use the theatre this year so we won't have a December show. She was able to book Riggs Theatre for March 2021 - keep the weekend of March 5/6 in your calendar for our Narnia show. Also be aware the month prior would have runthrough rehearsals pending how the situation looks

Breaks:
Thanksgiving Break is November 25-29.
Christmas/Winter Break is December 20-January 3.


Casting
Aslan -- Josh Easter
Jadis, White Witch -- Becca Brusven
Peter -- TBA
Susan -- Gracie Zeeb
Edmund -- Walter McVey
Lucy -- Rae McVey
Mr. Tumnus - TBA
Spring -- Jessica Hays
White Stag -- Olivia Chase
Robin Redbreast -- Selina Valeros
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver -- Josh Easter, Sarah Easter
Maugrim, the Wolf -- TBA
Turkish Delight Pas de Deux - Josh Easter, Becca Brusven
White Witch's Minions, Turkish Delight -- Modern, Acro
Mice, Father Christmas' Reindeer - PreBallet
Butterflies -- Ballet 1
Unicorns -- Ballet 2
Forest Animals -- Ballet 3
Dryads/Naiads -- Ballet 4
Snow, Flowers - Ballet 5

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(s) 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.)  Examinations - read more about what to expect here

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.


Hosanna Dance instructors attend all the Cecchetti intensives and workshops at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls and attend the International Cecchetti Teacher's Summit at least every other year.


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… Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne,... -- Revelations 5:13 NKJV

Classes for 2020-2021

Classes start September 1, 2020


Registration is online!


Class Sizes are limited. Register today!
 If space runs out you can be placed on a waiting list for future openings.

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HD Dance Newsletter - Spring 2020 Edition

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Spring Edition 2020 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Look Up for better days ahead!

It's so good to have warm weather, birds singing, and green grass. The last couple of months have been incredibly hard on us all in so many ways but there have also been good side effects.
While some of you might wonder what in the world I am talking about, others will agree...  Parents and children may possibly be spending more time together than ever before. You might have gotten some things done at home that you wouldn't have gotten done otherwise. Some of you might have been able to slow down a little - or not. 😊
It has been a good time to examine what is really important in our lives.

Josh, Sarah, and Sunny have continued to prepare and teach classes online and many classes are working on their dances for the end of year recital - "His story." Even though we won't be doing the dances in the studio this spring, our hope and prayer is that the dances have ministered to students and parents alike as they watch and practice at home. In addition to the online classes, you have separately recorded choreography videos in your parent portal.

Summer intensives have been canceled. Sunny, Josh, and Sarah were going to go to the Cecchetti International Teacher's Course in July at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Becca was also going to be in Holland attending the July, two-week, Student International Summer School.
We were also going to attend the summer Cecchetti intensive at Dance Gallery of Sioux Falls in June and that same week attend the inaugural gala performance of the South Dakota ballet and weekend workshop. The SD ballet has also had to postpone their performance.

Hosanna Dance has also had to rethink plans to do our summer dance camps in June so we will have to save Lion King for next summer.

Our winter show this year will be Narnia. We did Narnia several years ago (way back in 2012) so most of our dancers have not done it yet.

Good News: we have Steamboat Park Amphitheater reserved for Saturday, June 13. We hope to take the end of year recital outside. Some of the dances may be done on the grass while others may be done on the stage.
Details to follow as to how we would stagger the groups throughout the day to limit audience size. For those who can make it we do ask for you to be considerate of others and abide by the social distancing guidelines. Having the performances in the park will help allow families to spread out in their family groups.
For those unable to be there, we will live stream that day on our Facebook page.

⧫➽➤Please let us know whether you feel comfortable participating and if you will/will not be in town... Message us your yay or nay.
Facebook message or Email
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(s) 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.)  Examinations - read more about what to expect here

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.
Current Cecchetti Syllabus focused classes:
- A Cecchetti Grade V/Elementary class is being taught on Thursday nights from 5:30-7:00 pm. (open to intermediate & advanced level Ballet V students)
- A Cecchetti Grade VI/VII 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. You can register for one of these classes online at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance

Hosanna Dance instructors attend all the Cecchetti intensives and workshops at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls and attend the International Cecchetti Teacher's Summit at least every other year.


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For I know the plans I have for you,...  to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

Class starting in March

Martial Arts with Stephen Rockwell - Wing Chun Gung Fu

Starting in March!

Tuesdays 8-9pm - Ages 12-Adult
Tuition: $40/month
  ⧫  Wing Chun shirts will be available for purchase.
See link below to register.



Learn self-defense, improve fitness, learn self-control, and build confidence.


Let us know if you want to join us!


Come train with us at Hosanna Dance 119 N Deadwood St, Fort Pierre, SD (2nd floor)



About the Instructor:
Stephen Rockwell grew up in Japan and studied many forms of martial arts including Judo, Shotokan Karate, Akido, Tae Kwan Do, and Wing Chun Gung Fu.

Wing Chun Gung Fu is a form of self-defense, also known as "beautiful springtime", that requires quick arm movements and strong legs to defeat opponents. Softness (via relaxation) and the performance of techniques in a relaxed manner are fundamental to Wing Chun.
According to Ip Man, "Chi Sau in Wing Chun is to maintain one's flexibility and softness, all the while keeping in the strength to fight back, much like the flexible nature of bamboo".
Stephen studied Wing Chun Gung-Fu with Master Augustine Fong who studied with late grandmaster Ip Man.
Notable practitioners of Wing Chun include Yuen Kay Shan, Ip Man, Ip Chun, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Robert Downey Jr, and Sum Nung.



Create an account & register for classes at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance

Interested in other classes we offer? Take a look at the schedule of classes.

HD Dance Newsletter, New Year Edition

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
New Year Edition 2020 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Think Praise & Worship!

As I am working on this newsletter on a snowy Saturday, I am already looking ahead to spring. 

We were planning the first Upper Room Worship event to be held at Hosanna Dance studios which had to be canceled due to the snowstorm. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 18. More info > Here

Nutcracker

It was exactly a month ago that we had scheduled our Greatest Gift of All performances only to have to postpone a day due to a snowstorm. We performed the next day but coordinating with the event location in time affected our audiences. The dancers all made it and enjoyed performing after all the preparation.

December 14 our dancers (Ballet 5, 4, and 3) performed five of the Nutcracker dances at the Capitol. We took Waltz of the Flowers, and the nations' dances of Spanish, German, Jewish, and USA Western. The modern class also performed a piece from our repertoire, For Unto Us, as a finale.

Other Fall Activities

On October 17, Hosanna Dancers participated in the 50 State Tent Worship event held at the Ramkota Conference Center. Dancers performed Oceans and You Say.

Ms. Sunny, Mr. Josh, and Ms. Sarah attended the Cecchetti Fall Liaison Teacher’s workshop at Dance Gallery October 25-27 which was concurrent with the SD Dance Network Conference in Sioux Falls. Dancers attending the Dance Network were Becca Brusven, Jessica Saunders, and Walter McVey. Because the workshops were close together, dancers were able to attend some of the Cecchetti classes as well.

Josh, Sarah, and Sunny attended the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) workshop on November 2 in Sioux Falls. All three received their PBT certification. This is a physical training program using fit balls, exercise bands, and fusion balls to help dancers understand how to access different muscle groups. It is a very useful tool for teachers to help their dancer improve technique, muscle memory, core stability, weight placement, and alignment.

Sunny, the Easters, and the Brusvens traveled to Sioux Falls on Sunday, December 8, to see Dance Gallery’s Nutcracker.

Ms. Sunny is now a certified Cecchetti Teacher after passing her Teacher’s Grade VI exam on October 24. Grade VI (professional intermediate) is a challenging level and the exam is 2.5 hours long. Much coaching preceded the exam. Ms. Sunny had begun to prepare for it in 2017 when she was diagnosed with cancer and continued to work on it through her treatment and recovery. Praise the Lord! He is good and His mercy endures forever.

Two New Classes starting January 13.
- Adult Ballet: Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm
- Adult/Youth Line Dance: Fridays from 6:30-7:30
Create an account/Register online at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance
 Purchase a punch card online. Dance card must be purchased before class.

Reminders:
  Hang up coats in the coatroom and put shoes on/in the shoe shelves.
  Put clothes and dance bags in a cubby and not on the bench or strewn on the floor.
Being on time to class:
  If you are pre-dressed under your street clothes and your hair is already done, please arrive 5 minutes before class starts so you have time to take off shoes, coats, etc., put stuff in dressing rooms, and get dance shoes on before class starts.
  If you still need to dress and/or do your hair at the studio, arrive at least 10-15 minutes before your class starts so you aren’t missing the first 15 minutes of your class.


Upcoming dates

Accepting new students: Create an account and register online at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance


End of Year In-House Showcase (held at Hosanna Dance)
   Monday, May 4, Dress Rehearsal & Class Photos, in-house, 5:30-9:00 pm
   Friday, May 8, In-house Performance at 7 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9, In-house Performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Dancers & Parents,
  It's summer intensive registration and audition time.
  Here are a few summer intensives for students really wanting to grow and improve.
Northern Plains/Dance Gallery Cecchetti Summer Intensive in Sioux Falls will be the week of June 8. (Summer Exam dates still pending.)
CCA International Summer School 2020 will be held at Hope College in Holland, Michigan July 5-18, 2020. Registration begins January 15, 2020. Register early as the program fills to capacity before the April 1st deadline. To ensure a quality program space is limited.
Ballet 5:8 Summer Intensive 2020
Ballet Magnificat Summer Intensive 2020
  see more > visit the bottom of the calendar page
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(s) 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.)  Examinations - read more about what to expect here

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.
Current Cecchetti Syllabus focused classes:
- 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 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. You can register for one of these classes online at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/hosannadance

Hosanna Dance instructors attend all the Cecchetti intensives and workshops at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls and attend the International Cecchetti Teacher's Summit at least every other year.

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To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV

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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At Any Age
Come dance with us...
In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28