Fall Classes Start September 6, 2016
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Quick glance at 2016/2017 schedule

Classes Start in September

The 2016/2017 dance school year begins September 6 (see classes schedule).
     Early Registration is Saturday, August 6 from 1-4 pm at the studio.
     Registrations received by July 31st will receive a 5% discount on the first payment!    Cut off date for late registrations is September 30. No registrations will be taken again until January 2017.

    See class schedule here

Please remember to not overbook yourself. Attendance is taken in each class. You need to make it to your classes and be ready when class starts.  
Students must attend 80% of their classes to be in performances except in extreme cases due to injuries, long illnesses or long absences from the country. Attending class is a necessary part of learning and improving.


The Winter show will be a Snow White Christmas. Runthroughs for the December show will be Mondays in November. It is for all classes. Please add these dates to your calendar in addition to your usual classes.
  Block out these dates on your calendar in addition to your usual classes

                      Runthroughs at the studio on Mondays, Nov 7, 14, 21, and 28
                      Dress Rehearsal and Performances Dec 2 & 3.


Please read over the dress code and studio policy.

If you or your student are interested in Cecchetti examinations please let us know. 




Summer Classes Start Next Week!

Summer classes start next week!

Summer dance classes include Tuesday night Cecchetti Classes. Thursday night will be a special Worship Dance Choreography class. It is also open to college students. Plans are to form a worship dance team made up of participants in the class. 
Call Ms. Sunny at 945-1044 or message her on Facebook if you have questions. 

Registration forms will be available at the studio. Summer students will need to purchase a punch card which can be shared with another student or family member. The punch cards are $79.95 and they are good for seven classes. Classes are arranged in 2 week sessions mid June and July and early August. There are 12 classes in all but students may attend as many as possible when in town.

Summer Sessions

Creative Dance for Ages 3, 4, 5 & 6
   June 6 & 13 -- 5:30 to 6:15 pm
   July 11 & 25 -- 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Cecchetti Grade III
   June 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Cecchetti TBA
   July 5 & 12 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Worship Dance
   June 9 & 16 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
   July 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm

We will be in Sioux Falls for Dance Gallery's Summer Dance Intensive/Cecchetti Camp June 19-23. This is a wonderful in-state opportunity. Let Ms Sunny know if you are thinking about going. If you are planning to test in the fall you should definitely come with us. See Cecchetti camp here http://66.147.244.50/~dancegal/?page_id=753

Ms Sunny, Ms Sarah, and Mr Josh will also be attending the CCA's International Summer School / Cecchetti Teacher's Summit in Michigan July 17-23.

Performances this weekend!

Dancers:

Friday, May 27
Run Through Dress Rehearsal - with costumes!
at Riggs Theater
DANCERS BE AT THE THEATER at 5:00 PM so we can get started on time.
5:00-7:00 pm


Saturday, May 28 - two performances
Performances -- Frozen
at Riggs Theater
3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
DANCERS BE AT THE THEATER at 1:00 PM for makeup, notes, and warm-up.
After the first performance you will need to be back at the theater BY 6 PM for warm-up and notes.

May 30, Memorial Day Holiday
Holiday - no classes


HD Newsletter, Spring Edition 2016

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Spring Edition 2016 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 2

Attention all dancers:

Summer dance classes will include Tuesday night Cecchetti Classes for anyone planning to test in Cecchetti in the Fall. Thursday night will be a special Worship Dance Choreography class. It is also open to college students. Plans are to form a worship dance team from participants in the class. Call Ms. Sunny at 945-1044 or message her on Facebook if you have questions.

A registration form for Summer Classes will be available at the studio. Summer students will need to purchase a punch card which can be shared with another student or family member. The punch cards are $79.95 and they are good for seven 1.5 hr classes. Classes are arranged in 2 week sessions: June 7-16, July 5-13, and August 2-12. There are 12 classes in all but students can pick and choose their classes.

Thanks Skating Club

Thanks Central South Dakota Skating Club for the plug for our upcoming spring performance of "Frozen Revisited," scheduled for two performances Saturday, May 28, at 3pm and 7pm. Congratulations to Coach Clare on a fantastic performance of Happy Days by all her skaters, including McKayla Gunderson, Dadra Scott, and Rae and Walter McVey. Kudos!!!

Cecchetti Testing

Dancers traveling to Sioux Falls for testing Saturday, March 17, are Becca Brusven (GR 1), Makenzie Sarratt (GR 1), Sarah Nold (GR 2), Israel Kanz (GR 2), Josh Easter, and Sarah Easter. Sarah and Josh will be doing their Grade II Teacher testing. Ms. Sunny is now working on Cecchetti Grade VI and teaching Grade VI pointe to the intermediate and advanced pointe dancers.

Choreography begins!

We have begun practicing Frozen dances from the January show and are teaching three new dances. Beginning Pointe and Pre-Pointe are learning a new dance and so are Intermediate/Advanced Pointe. Plans are to teach another dance for the guys. It is really important that you make it to your classes not just to learn your dances, but to also work on your technique so you can grow and learn. So come to classes: 
- learn your dances so you know what you are doing
- work on your technique so you look good and know how to dance

Summer Dance Opportunities

Plans are to attend the Cecchetti Intensive Week at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls June 19-23 and possibly the Cecchetti International Teachers Seminar July 17-23. Please let Ms. Sunny know if you want to attend the Summer Intensive in Sioux Falls. This is a wonderful in-state opportunity and I would encourage Ballet IV and V to seriously think about going. You can sign up online at dancegallerysd.com.


Registration for Fall classes begins July 1st. Early Bird Discount 5% for first month's classes if paid by August 1st.

--- Don't forget to take a look at the Calendar. Runthroughs are Mondays in May. Be ready to go at 5:30. More info - Calendar



Cast for Beware a Frozen Heart: Frozen Revisited
Elsa: Natalie Hove
Anna: Sarah Nold
Little Elsa: Lilly Niles
Little Anna: Selena Valeros
Kristoff: Josh Easter
Hans: Ben Kleis
Olaf: Logan Baker
Sven: Sarah Easter
Marshmallow/giant snowman: Colin Wempe
Northern Lights: Intermediate/Adv Pointe
Village People
Group 1: Beginning Pointe/Pre-Pointe
Group 2: Ballet IV
Snowstorm: Ballet V
Large Trolls/Wolves/In Summer: Modern/jazz/tap
Skaters: Ballet III
Little Trolls: Ballet II
Reindeer: Ballet I
Little Snowmen: Pre-Ballet




Summer 2016 class schedule
Summer Sessions

Creative Dance for Ages 3, 4, 5 & 6
June 6 & 13 -- 5:30 to 6:15 pm
July 4 & 11 -- 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Cecchetti Grade III
June 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Cecchetti TBA
July 5 & 12 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm


Worship Dance
June 9 & 16 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
July 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm





Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. --- John 15:13


HD Newsletter, Winter Edition 2016

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Winter Edition 2016 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 1

Dancers & Parents -- Performance Week Schedule
January 11 & 12 - Classes as usual for Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, III, and V.

Dress Rehearsal at Riggs Theater is January 14 from 5-8 pm. BE THERE AT 5 PM to find dressing rooms and get situated.

Warm-up promptly at 5:30 pm for all dancers except Pre-Ballet.
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. 
Remember, treat dress rehearsal like a performance. Action photos will be taken during dress rehearsal.

Performances are Friday, January 15, and Saturday, January 16, at 7 pm.
BE THERE AT 5:00 PM to to get situated and for stage makeup. Warm-up promptly at 6 pm required for Ballet II, II, IV, and V followed by notes for everyone. Then costumes on for all levels and show time!
Performance dvds will be recorded on Friday night. Action photos will be taken during the Saturday performance (and Thurs dress rehearsal).

PHOTOS after the show on Friday for all levels! Please DO NOT LEAVE the theater until after your group photo is taken!!! If you want to pose for individual shots you must turn your photo order slip in at that time. No photo order, no posing for individual photos. Thank you for your cooperation.

Merlyn Hilmoe's videos will be ready at Saturday Performance - January 16.


New Student Enrollment
As soon as the show is over in January, we will be taking new students for the second half year. These students will get a chance to do Frozen again with us in May. This will save parents the cost of a second costume for this year. New students will have to pay the costume fee of course.

May Performance
Yes, you heard right. We are going to repeat Frozen like we did with our Narnia performance. We will be adding some dance numbers to the spring performance.  Calendar

Cecchetti Testing 
We will also be working hard on our Cecchetti classes from January to March to get ready for testing at Dance Gallery of SD in Sioux Falls. There are three students getting ready for Grade I and three getting ready for Grade II. If you are interested in testing please talk to Ms Sunny.  
Sarah and Josh will be preparing for Teacher's Grade II. Ms Sunny will be working on Grade VI but won't test in that level for another year due to the level of difficulty.

--- Don't forget to take a look at the Calendar.

Cast for Beware a Frozen Heart
Elsa: Natalie Hove
Anna: Sarah Nold
Kristoff: Josh Easter
Hans: Ben Kleis
Olaf: Logan Baker
Sven: Sarah Easter
Marshmallow/giant snowman: Colin Wempe
Village People: Ballet IV
Snowstorm: Ballet V
Large Trolls/Wolves/Summer: Modern/jazz/tap
Skaters: Ballet III
Little Trolls: Ballet II
Reindeer: Ballet I
Little Snowmen: Pre-Ballet
Little Elsa: Lilly Niles
Little Anna: Selena Valeros


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. --- I John 4:18 NKJV



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