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We are in the process of updating the website for the 2017/2018 school year. Please call if you have any questions. _ . Save the date! Our next show will be our Nutcracker - The Greatest Gift of All. Mark your calendars for January 13, 2018 ...
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 nationaly qualified ballet teachers
Quick glance at 2016/2017 schedule

Winter additions

We have new classes that will start in January. Take a look at the class schedule.
You can register at the front desk.

New student enrollment: accepting new students in January to start classes the week of January 14.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Hosanna Dance Ribbon Cutting & Open House 
Friday, December 8, 2017
5:30-6:30 pm

Studio Tour/Refreshments

Hosanna Dance LLC will host a ribbon cutting Friday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited. Come and join us at the event and be in our picture.

We are having a ribbon cutting and open house celebrating our great new location.
We now have a huge place with waiting rooms, changing rooms, coat room,... and TWO studios for classes.

We will have more awesome classes offered starting in January! 
Adult ballet is coming back. Line dancing anyone?
Class schedule:

Hope to see you there!
We have so much space now! 

Our new studio home is at 119 N Deadwood St, 2nd floor, Fort Pierre, SD 57532
We are on the 2nd Floor of the old Fort Pierre Bank Building, above the Dakota Emporium.


Moving Day is Almost Here!

All Hands On Deck! We have a big cleaning day planned so we can move the following weekend.

Workday: We will be doing the final cleanup of the new studio space on Saturday, November 11. We would like to start earlier at 9 a.m. because we have rehearsals that afternoon for our winter performance. We will need lots of hands for vacuuming, mopping, wiping down woodwork and moral support.

*** We will be moving Saturday, November 18,
at 9:00 am and we will need some extra vans/pickups to haul items from the old studio to the new.

Moving from 104 E Pleasant Dr, Ste 2, Pierre, SD 57501
  back across the river to

New Location 119 N Deadwood St, 2nd floor, Fort Pierre, SD 57532
  We have so much space now!

HD Dance Newsletter, Fall Edition 2017

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Fall Edition 2017 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 3

It's Nutcracker Time!
Josh, Sarah, and I have been preparing the cast list and costume selections in between working on the studio expansion project. Although we taught a few worship dance classes in July, this project at 119 Deadwood, Fort Pierre has kept us occupied. We must admit that Chuck Easter has been right there beside us on his hands and knees. Yes, we were praying and sanding and removing tile and thick asphalt tile glue. We also worked on removing very old, dirty fiberglass insulation from the large studio. Thanks to Brad Bruns we were able to finish.

In May, Hosanna Dance became Hosanna Dance LLC as Ms. Sunny, Josh, and Sarah formed a partnership. We hired contractors to work on the renovation project and if our floor sander gets his job done, we should be able to move the latter part of October.

The new studio space is amazing and will have an in-house stage for spring performances. No longer will we have to wait on Riggs. We will do a more recital type show in-house in May.

We will be growing into this space and there will still be much we want to do to it over the next year. But we are super excited about the possibilities there will all the space and two classrooms.

June 18-22, Josh, Sarah, and Ms. Sunny traveled to Sioux Falls for the Summer Cecchetti Intensive at Dance Gallery. Attending the workshop with us were Gracie Zeeb and Jessica Saunders.

Coming up October 13-15, Hosanna Dance will be attending the Dance Network SD Conference in Sioux Falls. Then November 4-5, Hosanna dancers will be attending the Fall Cecchetti Seminar at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls.

Josh, Sarah, and Ms. Sunny have been working on the preliminary cast list and costuming for the Greatest Gift of All. The list on this newsletter is subject sometimes to change and for a few of the dances we will be changing choreography. Until we know which choreography we are using, we will not be able to name the dancers because we don't know how many will be doing the dance. You will see a "TBA" next to those dances.

Preliminary Cast of Greatest Gift of All Party Guests: Parents
Claire's Grandpa: Chuck Easter
Claire's Parents: Josh & Sarah Easter
Shepherds: Jimmie & Tyler Want
Maid: TBA
Claire: Becca Brusven
Holy Spirit: Jessica Saunders
Michael & Jesus: Josh Easter
Beelzebub: TBA
Flies: Modern Class
Expectant Mary: Sarah Easter
Mary & Joseph: Brad & Erica Bruns
Angelic Host & Waltz of the Redeemed: Ballet V
Little Dolls: PreBallet
Big Dolls: Josh Easter & Kat Bruns
Jill in the Box: Gracie Zeeb
Party Dancers: Ballet I & Ballet II
African: Modern Class
Irish: Ballet II
Jewish: Ballet III
Chinese: TBA
German & American: Ballet IV
Spanish: Intermediate Pointe
Arabian: Echo, Cassandra, Riandi
Russian: Josh & Boys

Go to the Calendar tab for important dates.

But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings;

Malachi 4:2 NKJV

Fall Registration is Open!

Early Registration

Saturday August 5, 2017

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
104 E Pleasant, Pierre

Fall classes begin September 5th!

Registration info


Late Registration
(during first week of classes)
Late registrations can be done the first week of classes at regular class hours.

It is recommended that you pre-register by September 1st to assure the best possible placement for your child. If you are not able to do that, you may fill out a from the first day of class. 

Hosanna Dance Masterclass Series with Madeleine Scott

Canceled due to lack of registrations

Calling dancers of intermediate to advanced levels for two days of dancing with professional dancer Madeleine Scott! We will spend two days sharing our passion for dance and refining our technique.

August 10 & 11, 2017

  10:30 am - 11:00 am Conditioning

  11:00 am - 12:30 pm Non-syllabus (ABT Teaching Method) Ballet Technique & Audition Tips

  12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lyrical Dance Technique & Choreography

  2:15 pm - 2:45 pm (Only for day 2) Short In-studio showing open to parents etc. with a Q&A session to follow

* please arrive at least 10 minutes early to warm up with your registration printed

REGISTER ONLINE at (link goes to Eventbrite)

Come dance with us!

Instructor: Madeleine Scott

Madeleine Savanah Scott was born in Ft. Myers, Florida. She was raised in rural South Dakota and began ballet training at the age of 10 with Elena Kunikova in New York City; with whom she continues to train. Ms. Scott fell in love with classical ballet at the age of 9 after attending a workshop at Balleraena in Sioux Falls, SD. Through dedicated effort Madeleine has since received scholarships to study at prestigious programs such as the School of American Ballet in New York City, The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, Chautauqua Dance Festival in upstate New York, Cecchetti International in Hope, Michigan, Ballet West in Salt Lake City, and the University of Utah School of Dance in Salt Lake City. She has also received training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York City, Koresh in Philadelphia, and Ellison Ballet in New York City. While residing in New York City Madeleine performed and trained under the direction of Gelsey Kirkland while on Gelsey Kirkland’s Studio Company on Broadway in New York City. At the age of 16 she was selected to perform in the Carreño Dance Festival in Sarasota, FL alongside Julie Kent and Jose Carreño. Madeleine has been invited to be a New York City Finalist at Youth American Grand Prix each year she has competed.

Recently, Ms. Scott performed her premiere as “Odile” in “Swan Lake” at the Inaugural University of Utah School of Dance Gala. While at the University of Utah she also premiered works by renowned choreographers Gabrielle Lamb, Jay Kim and Eloy Barrigan. Ms. Scott was “Cinderella” in Jay Km’s premiere of the full-length “Cinderella a Steampunk Fairytale” which sold out each night at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. Barrigan’s contemporary work was chosen to present at the American College Dance Association Gala at which Ms. Scott performed her original role. Ms. Scott is a college graduate with a BFA in Ballet Performance and a BS in Political Science: Non-profit leadership and community engagement. While taking a full-course load in college she danced professionally with Ballet West in cherished classics such as Balanchine’s “Symphony in C” and Mr. C’s “The Nutcracker”. She is anticipating her third session as a guest artist with renowned Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Ms. Scott has also performed as a guest artist with Northern Ballet Theater near Boston as well as with Musical Bridges, choreographed and directed by Elena Kunikova in New York City. Madeleine was chosen as the lead in a premiere by Yellowstone Ballet. In addition to her extensive professional experience and degrees from university, Madeleine is also an American Ballet Theater certified ballet teacher, Ceccehetti (Gr. I-II) Certified Teacher, Merithew Barre Fitness Instructor, Balanced Body Pilates Certified Mat Instructor and Balanced Body Pilates Certified Reformer Instructor While at the University of Utah Ms. Scott was chosen to be the lead choreographer for the spring 2017 senior class. Ms. Scott is currently working on work to premiere in September with Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet in Boulder, CO.

Madeleine Scott

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.

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