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Dance workshop in Pierre

The dance workshop with physical therapist Ruth Scott has been rescheduled for February 15. If you want to attend and hadn't already registered for the workshop please do so soon.

Physical Therapy Workshop for Dancers/Athletes
Location: Hosanna Dance Studio, 104 E Pleasant, Pierre, SD
Time: February 15, 2014,  2-4:30pm
         come early if you have an injury you would like looked at
Cost: $30
To Register: call Sunny at 605.945.1044

Improve Your Dancing -  understand and improve your turnout and foot and ankle strength.

Ruth Scott will be teaching a 2 1/2 hour workshop in February. By the end of the session, each dancer will fully understand turnout, how to improve it without injury, how to use it correctly and find the muscles around the hip that are involved in turnout. Dancers will also learn how to strengthen the feet and ankles and correctly use the muscles of the feet and lower leg.

Each dancer will receive a theraband, exercise handouts, golf ball for foot massage and a pinkie ball for release of the lateral hip rotators as part of the fee. Cost is $30 and each session is limited to 10 dancers.

Bring your questions about any issues you may have with nagging injuries. 

Ruth Scott, PT, is the owner of Great Plains Therapy and is a specialist in dance medicine and sports science. She has received training in dance medicine at NYU Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and became certified in dance medicine at West Side Dance Physical Therapy in New York City studying under the physical therapist for New York City Ballet. She has been a physical therapist for 30 years and has a Master's degree in sports science as well. Ruth has been on adjunct faculty at USD Physical Therapy Department and received the Harry Settles Award from USD. She was inducted into the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association Hall of Fame in 2005. Ruth has been involved in the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA) serving on various committees and as President of SDPTA.

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HD Newsletter, New Year Edition 2014

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
New Year Edition 2014 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 1

Happy New Year!

Kudos to the dancers and parents for a successful December 19th performance of For Unto Us A Child. We braved a very snowy night that kept our audience at home but we danced as if we had a full house.  Viewers were moved to tears by the beauty of the dances and supportive scriptures attesting to the birth of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ.  This show although in more of a recital format still shared the Greatest Story Ever Told.

We will be off and running in January with preparations and planning for the June performance of Lion King: Lion of Judah.  Our plan is to have this performance point to the return of Jesus.

Watch for posting of additional costume charges for the June show.  Fees will need to be paid by the end of January so costume orders can be sent by February 1st.

Preliminary Cast for Lion King: Lion of Judah

Mufasa/Simba: Josh Easter
Nala:  Emily Plumage
Zazu:  Abbey Nold
Rafiki:  Natalie Hove
Young Simba:  Kat Bruns
Young Nala:  Ashlyn Geuther
Scar:  Ryan Hinrichs
Pumba:  TBD
Timon:  Sarah Nold
Lionesses/Gazelles:  Ballet V
Hyenas:  Jazz Class
Zebras/Water Ballet:  Ballet IV
Giraffes/Grass Dance:  BalletII
Flamingos:  Ballet I
Lion Cubs/Rainbow Birds: Pre Ballet

We will begin in January to prepare for our next round of Cecchetti testing.  Cecchetti Grade III will be taught in advanced and adult ballet classes.  Ballet II will be learning material from Cecchetti Primary III.  Ballet 1 will be reviewing Cecchetti Primary 1 and begin work on Cecchetti Primary II.

Hosanna Dancers performed at the Capitol Rotunda December 21st.  Dancers from Ballet IV performing were Dadra Scott, Malia Schumacher, Jessica Hays and Ashlyn Guether.  Ballet V dancers performing were Josh Easter, Sarah Easter, Ryan Hinrichs, Cassandra Ryckman, Emily Plumage, Dana Trethaway, Abbey Nold, Sarah Nold, and Natalie Hove.
 Josh Easter, Sarah Easter, Natalie Hove, Emily Plumage, Abbey Nold and Sarah Nold performed Breath of Heaven for Christmas Eve Service at New Life Assembly and the same six dancers performed Breath of Heaven and For Unto Us A Child for St Johns parish dinner December 27th.  

Thank you for sharing the joy of Christ thru dance!


New in 2014:  Boys Ballet Athletics Class Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  taught by Josh Easter

Workshop coming to Pierre in January.  Learn about your turnout and your feet and how to strengthen them. Important for all dancers. read more here


...Behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seal -- Rev 5:5.

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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