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HD Newsletter, New Year Edition 2013

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
New Year Edition 2013 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Holloway Vol 1

Happy New Year:

   We finished 2012 strong with some victories and some firsts. God blessed us with a new studio and a repeat of our Lion’s Roar performance.  It was the first time ever to do a performance as a fundraiser for Riggs Fine Arts Club and to work with the Riggs staff to put a show on stage.  A new projector was a plus.
   The new experience stretched everyone, especially Ms.Sunny.  It is important for a dancer to stay flexible even in relationships.  I found myself constantly thanking God for what He was doing even as I laid aside some artistic goals for the show.
    The dancers came through with a shining performance of their dance steps, even the new dances that were learned in the last 3 weeks before the show.  Kudos to Josh Easter for learning and performing a new solo for Aslan and to Sarah for helping him with it!
   Now we put this show behind us and move on to the next one with 4 months to learn dances and the month of May for run through practices. 

We will begin the year with a few students moving up a level as promised at registration.  Dancers being promoted are Cassandra Ryckman, Kaitlyn Bruns, and Dadra Scott.
   Cassandra and Kaitlyn will also be starting beginning pointe.  They will be traveling to Sioux Falls for a pointe shoe fitting with Ms.Sunny and a group of advanced dancers who will be attending a performance of Sleeping Beauty performed by Dance Gallery on January 18 at Orpheum Theater.
   Emily Plumage, Josh Easter, Sarah Easter and Ms. Sunny performed Your Great Name and In Christ Alone for St. John’s Catholic Church in Ft. Pierre December 27th.  Emily Plumage also danced for Christmas Eve Mass at St. John’s.
   Hosanna Dance hosted a DVD showing party of The Lion’s Roar for the cast and friends at Cup of Hope coffee shop in Ft. Pierre December 29th.

A Special Thank You
To Merlyn & DeAnn 
for Capturing Memories 
In Photo & Video!

Tentative Cast: Bride of Christ
Prince Desirè (Christ) – Josh Easter
Aurora (The Bride) – Emily Plumage
Lilac Fairy (Holy Spirt) Sarah Easter
Black Fairy (Temptation) -- Abbey Nold
Courting Princes (Pride, Greed & Vanity) – TBA
King Floristan (God The Father) – TBA
Fairy Troupe (Fruit of The Spirit)—Ballet V
Countesses (Gifts of The Spirit)– Ballet V
Maidens of Promise – Ballet IV
Lilac Princesses (Angels) – Ballet III
Monarch Butterflies (Eternal Life) – Pre Ballet
Demonic Spirits – Jazz Class 

 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.    Rev 19:7

Hosanna Dance t-shirt

If you click on this picture it will take you to where you can see adult sizing and youth sizing

Shirt Design

on front of shirt
on back of shirt

HD Newsletter, Winter 2012, Revised

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Revised Winter Edition 2012 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Holloway Vol 3


We are six weeks into fall classes and have another workshop under our belts.  Emily Plumage, Josh and Sarah Easter and Ms. Sunny traveled to Aberdeen on the beautiful weekend of September 28 & 29th to attend one of the best ever Dance Network of South Dakota (DNSD) Conferences at the wonderful new Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC) with spacious studios and fantastic guest teachers.

We were so inspired by the opportunity to tap dance again that Ms. Sunny went to Menards and bought some floor covering to use at the studio.  Our ballet, modern, and jazz teachers were excellent also and equally inspiring.

You can see some of the wonderful dancing of our teachers out on the Hosanna Dance YouTube channel in the playlist 2012 Dance Network Teachers.
This was a first opportunity for some of our dancers to take Broadway Dance from Jeff Shade and they thoroughly enjoyed the fun choreography.

Hosanna Dance was invited to participate in a dance showcase fundraiser November 23 and 24 for the Riggs High school Band along with Pierre Street Dance and Sarah’s Dance Studio.  However, the showcase was cancelled because not all of the studios were able to be ready for a November performance.
Hosanna Dance has agreed to let Riggs High School Band use our performance of Lion's Roar on December 14 and 15 as the band fundraiser. We will most likely be doing our 3rd run through Monday night, December 10, at Riggs Theater instead of the studio. This will be our dress rehearsal.
We apologize for all the changes in our plans this fall but are really thankful and praise God for this opportunity to work with the faculty at Riggs. To God be all the glory.
Costumes have been ordered for the November/ December performances.  If you did not pay the extra fee for these, I will subtract the cost from the recital fee paid at registration and there will be extra costume charges in January for the May show.
Preliminary Cast
Lion’s Roar (Narnia)

Aslan – Josh Easter
Springtime – Emily Plumage
White Witch Sarah Easter
Mr. Tumnus -- Sunny Hannum
Maugrim -- Dana Trethaway
Lucy Cassandra Ryckman
Susan – Abbey Nold
Peter – James Lee
Edmund – Josh Ryckman
Father Christmas – Chuck Easter
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver – Josh & Sarah Easter
Redbird – Kaitlyn Bruns
Pre Ballet – Reindeer/ Mice
Ballet III – Leopards
Ballet IV – Flowering Tree Spirits 
Ballet V – Snow/Flowers

The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.          Zeph 3:8

Fall Registration

Students registering after October 1 will not be able to participate in the December show. The costume deadline is October 1st.

HD Newsletter, Fall 2012

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Fall Edition 2012 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Holloway Vol 2


Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, and blessed are we indeed to be in our wonderful new space. The floor is beautiful and it is good to be dancing in front of mirrors again. And all the dancers say "amen."

We actually began renting 104 E. Pleasant on a temporary basis in May and June and signed a 1 year lease in July. We had the pleasure of having our first dance classes there (modern) with Ms. Jenna Goehring.

The advanced dancers also worked on choreography over the summer, learning a dance piece to Israel Houghton's Hosanna. While in Kansas City, we had the pleasure of learning Ms. Liz Dimmel's dance piece from her Esther to Lord Have Mercy.

Sarah Easter, Josh Easter, and Abbey Nold traveled to Kansas City, MO with Ms. Sunny in early July to attend the summer intensive at Dramatic Truth School of the Arts. We had a great week of dance training and evening workshop.

Emily Plumage attended the Ballet Magnificat summer intensive in Jackson, MS where she danced in two student performances and learned four dance pieces. She also attended the International Ballet Competition while there.

Emily Plumage, Abbey Nold, Jenna McRae, Josh Easter, Sarah Easter, Jenna Goehring and Ms. Sunny performed three dance pieces for an outdoor workshop concert at Griffin Park July 28. Dances performed were Hosanna, Shekinah, and a solo by Ms. Jenna to In Christ Alone.

Emily Plumage, Jenna McRae, Josh Easter, Sarah Easter and Ms. Sunny performed two dance pieces for the Awaken Prayer and Worship at River Center Church on August 18. Dances performed were Lord Have Mercy and Shekinah.

Ms. Sunny and some advanced students are planning to attend Dance Network in Aberdeen September 28-30. They will take ballet classes from Robert Underwood, formerly of American Ballet Theatre, and Heidi Erickson, formerly of Joffrey Ballet. Jazz and modern classes will be taught by Shizu Yasuda, trained at Peridance School in New York. They also will see Tap Kids, a New York originals stage show.

Preliminary Cast Lion's Roar (Narnia)
Aslan -- Josh Easter
Springtime -- Emily Plumage
White Witch -- Sarah Easter
Mr. Tumnus -- Devan Bruns
Maugrim -- Dana Trethaway
Lucy -- Cassandra Ryckman
Susan -- Abbey Nold
Peter -- Dustyn Klave
Edmund -- Josh Ryckman
Father Christmas -- Chuck Easter
Mr. and Mrs. Beaver -- Josh and Sarah Easter
Bluebird -- Kaitlyn Anderson
Pre-Ballet -- Reindeer / Mice
Ballet I -- Butterflies
Ballet III -- Leopards
Ballet IV -- Flowering Tree Spirits
Ballet V -- Snow / Flower
Jazz -- Turkish Delight & Sacrifice dances
Trees - Parents

Spring 2013 performance will be Sleeping Beauty/Bride of Christ.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.       -- John 1:1 & 11

Fall Dance Classes

Classes start next week on Tuesday, September 4. There won't be class on Labor Day.

Fall Registration week during first week of classes: September 4-11, 5:30-7:00pm.
Students registering after October 1 will not be able to participate in the December show. The costume deadline is October 1st. 

Adult ballet classes on Saturdays
Have you always wanted to try ballet? Did you take ballet when you were in school and miss dancing?
Call Hosanna Dance  at 605.945.1044 for more information

Ballet at the Olympics

Here is the flaming phoenix ballet piece created by Christopher Wheeldon that features Darcey Bussell (Royal Ballet, retired) and over 200 ballet dancers. The piece leads up to the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame during the Closing Ceremony.

London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony

Dancing on Saturday

Hosanna dance will be involved in the following event this Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.  We will be doing “Lord Have Mercy” and “Shekinah.” Parents are welcome to attend also.

Awakening Prayer & Worship

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1pm – 5pm Central Time

1105 E Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD

 River Center Worship Team will be starting the worship.  There will be other singers and musicians.  Hosanna dance will be second and fourth on the program.  

Classes start in September

Fall Registration week during first week of classes: September 4-11, 5:30-7:00pm.
Christmas Performance: The Lion's Roar (Narnia) - December 14 & 15, 2012.
Spring 2013 performance: The Bride of Christ (Sleeping Beauty) - May 24 & 25, 2013.

See the 2012/2013 Calendar on the left sidebar.

Dance conference/workshop coming up

Sunday in the Park

Ms. Sunny, Josh Easter, Abbey Nold, Emily Plumage, Jenna, Sarah Easter, and Jenna Goehring will be dancing in the park on Sunday.

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 3 – 8 PM

Hosanna Dance                      Overnight Deliverance

Also Featuring : 
Heather Graham Badger
New Life Worship Team
Others to Be

Bring your Lawn Chairs and Snacks and Enjoy the Music


Merlyn Hilmoe, a local worship enthusiast, will sponsor a live concert for the community with a variety of area Christian musical groups at Griffin Park Band Shell on Sunday, July 29, 3 – 8 pm. First Baptist Church will begin the day with 9:30 a.m. worship near the Band Shell in Griffin Park, with the bluegrass gospel band “Heir Force” from NewLife Assembly in Pierre. Pastor Lizette Hunt says, “Come on out and enjoy the entire day!"

River Center Worship Team will lead off the 5-hour concert at 3 p.m., followed by New Life Worship, Pastor Brad Gienger and family, Changed, Heather Badger, and Overnight Deliverance. Hosanna Dance Studio dancers have been renamed the “Hosanna Rain Dancers” for the day and will perform several numbers between the musical groups, as will soloist Jenna Goehring.

There will be opportunities to pray for rain and other community needs, and to receive prayer for individual needs. Bring your lawn chairs and refreshments and stay for an hour or for the entire concert.

The Lion's Roar in pictures - Spring 2012

The children must leave the city

Lucy find an old wardrobe and ends up in a snowy world
where a white stag leaps through the woods
she meets Tumnus the faun
Lucy goes back and tells her brothers and sister but they don't believe her.
Edmund follows her back through the wardrobe and runs into the Jadis, the White Witch.

temptation - Turkish delight

later all the children find their way through the wardrobe into Narnia.
They discover Tumnus has been captured by the White Witch
and a blue bird guides them to the Beavers
the Beavers tell the children about Aslan
Edmund sneaks off to join the White Witch so the Beavers and rest of the children hurry off to meet Aslan.
on the way they run into Father Christmas!
leopards enjoy the Christmas celebration
winter is weakening
the trees are flowering

and Spring is escaping from the White Witch

Lucy, Susan & Peter make it to Aslan's camp
even the trees are dancing

then Maugrim attacks and Peter defeats the wolf
Edmund escapes from the White Witch
but she comes and demands her right to the traitor
Aslan takes Edmund's place
the girls dance in sorrow for Aslan gave his life to save Edmund's

                             here come the cute little mice

they nibble the ropes off of Aslan
He's alive!

Aslan frees those frozen by the White Witch

 the battle

Aslan pounces and the Witch is no more
the celebration and coronation

Jenna's modern dance class

Hope you can all find your way to 104 E Pleasant. Class starts tonight at 5:30. 
Follow the Yellow Brick Road, 2009

Modern dance -
 Tuesday & Thursdays in May & June at 5:30, 1.5 hr class

Cost for the 7 remaining classes in May will be $83.30.  If you are just taking 1 a week, it will be $47.60 for May.  If you are paying by the class, that is $11.90 payable when the class is taken.  It’s hard to keep up with book keeping in the summer so we would like you to pay for your classes in advance.

There will be 8 classes in June so the cost for 2 classes a week is $95.20.  The cost for 1 class a week will remain $47.60.

We welcome anyone who wants to be in a summer dance program who is 12 years old and up and has had a year of dance/gymnastics. You bet you can invite friends to join the class.

Jenna as Dorothy, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, 2009

Couples Dance Classes

Waltz, Two Step, Jitterbug (Swing)

Friday Nights in May and June
at the YMCA
from 7-8pm

$40 per couple/per month.

Call Sunny,  605-945-1044

HD Newsletter, Spring 2012

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Spring Edition 2012 Pierre/Ft. Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Holloway Vol 1

Think Spring,

Wow! It's hard to believe that spring and our April show are just around the corner. Costumes have begun to arrive without any problem due to address change. Praise the Lord!

Costumes will be given out at class time in April as soon as they are here. A couple of orders may not arrive until the 2nd week of April.

PLEASE NOTE: Run Through Rehearsals have been moved from Monday nights to the first two Friday nights in April in the multi-purpose room from 5:30-8 p.m. Pre Ballet does not need to come until 6 p.m. All other dancers will need to be there for warm-up at 5:30 p.m.

The reason for the change of plans is that the YMCA has scheduled a class after our 5:30 class on Mondays and Friday night was the only night where we had a two hour time slot reserved for classes. Thank you for your understanding.

We continue to progress with choreography. There are still some special dance numbers to teach, a finale dance, a second jazz dance, a trio, a couple of duets and battle dance. AND WE PRESS ON TOWARD THE MARK.

It is our plan to do this show again in December on the weekend of the 15th. And yes, we have reserved the dates already. We have other dance numbers we would like to add to the show.

Sarah and Josh Easter and I have been to the studio storage unit to do a search for props and costume accessories for this show and God is just so amazing. You would have to see the small space, crammed to the top, to understand but i was able to put my hands on everything we needed.

Josh and Sarah Easter, Abbey Nold, Emily Plumage and Ms. Sunny danced In Christ Alone and Shekinah for St. John's Catholic Church the last week of December.

Several of us are looking at the summer intensives in Kansas City, MO, and Jackson, MS.

Cast for the Lion's Roar (Narnia)
Aslan -- Josh Easter
Springtime -- Emily Plumage
White Witch/Jadis -- Sarah Easter
Mr. Tumnus -- Devan Bruns
Maugrim -- Dana Trethaway
Lucy - Cassandra Ryckman
Susan -- Abbey Nold
Peter -- Dustyn Klave
Edmund -- Josh Ryckman
Father Christmas -- Chuck Easter
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver -- Josh & Sarah Easter
Bluebird -- Kaitlyn Anderson
Pre Ballet - Reindeer & Mice
Ballet III - Leopards
Ballet IV -- Flowering Tree Spirits
Ballet V -- Snowflakes
Jazz - Turkish Delight & Sacrifice Dances
Trees - Parents

Congratulations to Lindsey Bishop on being promote to pointe. We miss you, Lindsey.
Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.   -- Rev 5:5

2012 Dance Theater Performance

The Lion Roars (Narnia)

Friday, April 20, 2012
7:00 p.m.

T.F. Riggs Theatre

 Performance Schedule
Run Through Rehearsals – 1st 3 Monday Nights in April – YMCA Multi Purpose Room 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal - Thursday, April 19th at Riggs Theater at 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Makeup - Friday, April 20th at at 5 p.m.
Warmup 6 p.m.
Costumes 6:30 p.m.
7 p.m. Performance of The Lions Roar

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