Fall Classes Start September 6, 2016
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HD Dance Newsletter, Fall Edition 2016

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Fall Edition 2016 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 3

It's time to Dance!
So it says in Ecclesiastes 3:4 and as the summer heat gives way to cool air of fall, it's time to get back in ballet class and get in shape for the winter show, A Snow White Christmas, December 2nd & 3rd.

Some Hosanna Dancers never stopped dancing this summer. The studio offered two dance classes a week for two weeks in June, July, and August and threw in a couple of bonus weeks for serious dancers. Thursday night ballet classes were taught by Ms. Sunny and Thursday night Worship Dance classes were taught by Mr. Josh and Ms. Sarah. Dancers who attended learned "In Christ Alone," "Your Great Name," and "Not Forgotten." By the time this newsletter is published, we will have performed these dances for the residents at Golden Living Center Septmeber 4th.

June 19-23, Ms. Sunny, Josh and Sarah Easter, and Deni Zeeb attended the Dance Gallery Cecchetti Ballet Intensive in Sioux Falls. The Easters took their Cecchetti Teacher's Grade III on June 23rd.

On July 16, Ms. Sunny, Josh and Sarah Easter drove to Holland, MI for the Cecchetti International Teachers Seminar July 17-23 for a week of classes and theory in all grades. We had a great time traveling and while in Holland. Josh got to room with a dance teacher from England and we all watched some really good pas de deux and men's classes. After watching the student performance on the 23rd, we hit the road to return home and had the good fortune to see the Blue Angels do flyovers when we drove through Sioux Falls.

Ms. Sunny returned to Sioux Falls Autust 18 & 19 for a coaching session in Cecchetti Grade VI for which she will be testing in spring.

Josh, Sarah and Ms. Sunny are planning to attend the Dance Nework of South Dakota annual workshop October 6, 7 7 8 in Rapid City and the Dance Gallery Fall Cecchetti Workshop in Sioux Falls October 21, 22 & 23. Any dancers interested in doing either of these workshops should let us know the first week of classes.

We are beginning to cast A Snow White Christmas but will not be able to complete and confirm casting as registrations are still coming in.

Preliminary Casting for
A Snow White Christmas
Snow White: TBA
The Stepmother: TBA
The Prince: TBA
The King: TBA
The Huntsman: TBA
The Nanny: TBA
Seven Dwarves: TBA Ballet III
Dove, Raven, Owl: Advanced Pointe
Snowflakes/Snowstorm: Ballet V
Vultures: Jazz/Modern
Animals: Ballet IV
Cup Cakes:Ballet II
Flowers: Ballet I
Bunnies/Frogs: PreBallet


You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusted in You. --- Is. 26:3

Two weeks away!


Classes start September 6 (No classes Monday, Sep 6, for Labor Day)

Please read over the dress code and studio policy.

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 in order to learn, improve, and not fall behind.  Students must attend 80% of their classes to be in performances except in extreme cases due to long illnesses or long absences from the country. If injured, observe class and take notes. 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
                            - be already dressed, in the studio, and ready to go by 5:30
                      Dress Rehearsal Dec 1

                      Performances Dec 2 & 3.




Fall Workshops
October 21-23
Northern Plains Cecchetti Fall Weekend Workshop

The fall workshop is in Sioux Falls at Dance Gallery.
Cecchetti testing in Sioux Falls -- during workshop weekend
(Examinations take a lot of preparation depending on age & technique but normally 1-2 years is spent studying per grade. If you are interested in testing let us know. Grade 1 starts after the Primary levels which are for ages 5-9)

October 7-9
Dance Network of South Dakota Annual Convention (workshop) 
2016 Convention is October 7-9 in Rapid City at the Holiday Inn Convention Center near the Civic Center.


Cecchetti Examinations


If you are planning on working towards your Cecchetti examinations here are some flashcards to help familiarize yourself with the terminology & theory you will need to have memorized.https://quizlet.com/sarah_easter/folders/cecchetti

What grade are you working on?
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4,
Grade 5/Elementary Professional level, Grade 6/Intermediate Professional level,...
https://www.cecchetti.org/students/syllabus-overview/

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



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In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28