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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.

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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