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Our next show will be on June 10, 2017 - Hadassah: the story of Esther. ...
Welcome to the Quality Dance Program of Hosanna Dance, formerly MainStreet Dance of Ft Pierre, serving Pierre/Ft Pierre and the surrounding area since 2000 ... Your central South Dakota nationaly qualified ballet teachers
Quick glance at 2016/2017 schedule

Classes for tonight 12/15/15 - CANCELED

Tonight's classes are canceled due to the snow. Stay safe everyone.

No classes tonight for
Ballet III
Ballet V
Int/Adv Pointe


Christmas at the Capitol

We will be taking some of the dances from our upcoming performance of "Beware a Frozen Heart" to the SD State Capitol on Sunday, December 20.
PreBallet, Ballet V, and Modern/Jazz will be dancing (in costume) - Do You Want to Build a Snowman, Let It Go, In Summer, Love is an Open Door.

Destiny Youth will be caroling in between dances.


Where: SD State Capitol Building in Pierre


When: December 20 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm




HD Newsletter, Winter Edition 2015

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Winter Edition 2015 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 4

Hosanna in the highest! Wherever the King is, there is the kingdom...

This had to be the busiest October Hosanna dance has ever seen with two dance workshops, Cecchetti testing for teachers and students, and pointe shoe fittings in Sioux Falls for 5 beginning pointe students.

It has been extremely difficult to focus on choreograph for Frozen and we have only a little over 2 months until performance. A few dances are completed for the lower levels but our advanced dances are not.

It will be extremely important for parents to make sure their dancers make it to their classes. With the holiday season upon us, I know that it will be a challenge.

Costumes are ordered but many are not paid for. Please check the costume list at the studio to see if you need to pay for a costume. I will not be able to hand out costumes to students whose costumes are not paid for.

I am pleased to announce that our student numbers have increased significantly this year. Logan of Pumba fame has returned to do the role of Olaf.

Ms. Sunny passed a very difficult Cecchetti grade V teacher's exam October 16. Josh and Sarah Easter passed their Cecchetti grade 1 teacher's exams and Sarah Nold passed her grade 1 student exam.
Students attending all or part of the Cecchetti Fall Intensive October 17 & 18 at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls were Kat Bruns, Sarah Nold, McKayla Gunderson, Deni Zeeb, and Ashlynn Geuther.

Students who got fitted for their first pair of pointe shoes this fall at Dance Line in Sioux Falls were Savannah Shrake, McKayla Gunderson, Deni Zeeb, Ashlynn Geuther, and Jessica Hays. Thanks Ms. Sarah for getting these girls ready for pointe.

Hosanna Dancers who attended the Dance Network SD workshop October 2-4 in Pierre were Josh and Sarah Easter, Becca Brusven and McKayla Gunderson.

Run-through rehearsals for Beware a Frozen Heart
Saturday in December and January from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for Everyone!

Cast for Beware a Frozen Heart
Elsa: Natalie
Anna: Sarah N
Kristoff: Josh
Hans: Ben
Olaf: Logan
Sven: Eleanor
Marshmallow/giant snowman: TBA
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

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. --- Phil 4:13


Run-throughs in December and January

Saturday run-throughs required for the entire Frozen cast -- Saturdays in December and first two Saturdays of January from 10am to 1pm.

And classes have begun!

All classes have started. Cut off date for late registrations is September 30. No registrations will be taken again until after the January 2016 performance.    

Next Performance: January 15 & 16, 2016  -- Beware the Frozen Heart (Frozen/Snow Queen)

Spring Show: May 27 & 28, 2016

Classes cancelled for Sept 1, 2015

Classes for tomorrow, Sept 1, are cancelled. This affects Ballet III, Ballet V, and Int/Adv Pointe. The floor is being refinished and won't be ready for us to use.
Ballet V students are welcome to come Thursday to Ballet IV at 5:30 followed by Pre/Beginning Pointe. See you Thursday!


HD Newsletter, Fall Edition 2015

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Fall Edition 2015 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 3

Welcome to the 2015-2016 dance season
             Did I say 2016?
We pour so much activity into the 3 months of summer that June seems like an eternity ago. And I am as guilty as everyone else though I always take time for God and dance. 

Studio News
Hosanna Dance did offer a few dance classes this summer. In June we had two weeks of Cecchetti Classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights. In July, we offered 3 weeks of conditioning, stretch, and modern classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

We had not planned to do classes in August because I wanted to have the studio floors redone. But we ended up continuing a conditioning class in Essential Body Alignment System (EBAS) and Cecchetti Grade V classes.

About 10 students took summer classes, including Emily Plumage who was preparing to leave for the University of Utah and will continue dancing there.

Finally, on Thursday, August 27th, Wood Works began sanding the studio floors promising to have the studio ready for us to start classes on September 1st.

Workshops & Continuing Education

Sarah and Josh Easter, Kat Bruns, and Eleanor Moleterno attended the Cecchetti Intensive at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls at the end of June with Ms. Sunny. At the end of the week Sarah was excited to finally test Grade III.

Emily Plumage tested in Grade V in June and passed commend which is a very good rating. Miss Sunny is preparing to test in Teacher's Grade V in October and Josh and Sarah Easter are preparing to test in Teacher's Grade 1. We have traveled to Sioux Falls for coaching in these levels.

Ms Sunny and Ms Sarah drove 1900 miles round-trip to Holland, MI, for a week of classes and theory in all Cecchetti grades at the Cecchetti International Teacher Seminar Course July 5-11. We survived the demanding schedule and getting lost on a hiking trip to Lake Michigan. Sarah would say we were never lost because she had her GPS but I had my doubts at times.

Casting

We are not quite ready to cast the two leading females in Frozen: Beware the Frozen Heart until after the first week of classes. Ms Sunny has a pretty good idea of who they will be but she is waiting for all the registrations to come in and to look at potential dancers for commitment and attitude.

Preliminary Cast for Beware the Frozen Heart
Elsa: TBA
Anna: TBA
Kristoff: Josh
Hans: Ben
Olaf: TBA
Sven: TBA
Marshmallow/Giant Snowman: TBA
Village People: Ballet IV
Ice Crystals/Snow: Ballet V & Pas de Deux
RockTrolls: Jazz/Modern
Wolves: Jazz/Modern
Skaters/villagers: Ballet III
Smaller trolls: Ballet II
Reindeer: Ballet I
Little Snowmen: Pre-Ballet

See the calendar for class holidays & performance dates & rehearsals.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a strong mind. 

                                                                               -- 2 Timothy 1:7

Classes start soon!

Classes begin September 1st.  We have classes for ages 2 through adult! For more information and a schedule of classes please click the corresponding tabs above.

You may mail in your registration or bring it to the first class
.

LATE Registration Week is SEPTEMBER 1-5, 2015, at regular class hours. 



Cut off date for late registrations is September 30. No registrations will be taken again until January 2016


More about > the StudioStudio PolicyTuitionRegistrationDress CodesClasses availableInstructorsCalendarLinks to dancewear & other resources

For Cecchetti testing information speak with Ms. Sunny.

Don't Forget!

Fall classes start in 6 weeks!  The fall class schedule is online if haven't looked at it already. Classes start up September 1, 2015.

Early Registration is Saturday, August 1 from 1-4 pm at the studio. See you there! 

Right now we are in the middle of summer classes.

    - Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Conditioning & Stretch

    - Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Modern *

* We have a Cecchetti Grade 1 class right after Modern class from 7-8:30 for those wanting to start to work on Cecchetti testing or who simply want to take a ballet class.

LATE Registration Week SEPTEMBER 1-5, 2015, at regular class hours.

Video showing and photo pick-up

We will have a DVD showing of our performance of The Deliverer this Friday night at 7 p.m. in the New Life Assembly of God Sanctuary. Everyone should bring snacks/beverages to be set up in the lobby area. No food or drink in the sanctuary.

Also, you can pick up your photos that you ordered from Merlyn at the DVD showing.
Location: New Life Assembly on Harrison Ave

Summer 2015 Dance Classes

Hosanna Dance Summer 2015 Dance Classes

--Monday Nights--
Creative dance for Ages 3, 4, 5 & 6
June 8 & 15 from 4 to 5 pm
July 13, 20 & 27 from 4 to 5 pm

--Tuesday & Thursday Nights--
Tuesdays, June 9 & 16 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Cecchetti Grade III
Thursdays, June 11 & 18 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Cecchetti Grade V
Tuesdays, July 14, 21, 28 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Conditioning & Stretch
Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm - Modern *
                    * we will have a Cecchetti Grade 1 class right  after Modern class from 7-8:30.

Dance cards are available for summer classes @ 79.95. Cards are good for 10 hours of classes. Students from the same family may share a card.

Shotokan Karate Classes with Richard Hathaway are continuing through the summer. Shotokan is a traditional karate system. Fridays from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Richard Hathaway, a 3 time black belt, is teaching Shotokan. It is a 2 hour class on Friday nights from 7-9 pm for ages 10-adult. 

Summer Intensives
Some of us will also be going to the Cecchetti Summer Intensive at Dance Gallery of SD in Sioux Falls, June 22-25.

And in the fall, Dance Network of South Dakota's annual conference will be in Pierre - October 2-4.

For information call 605-945-1044.

Parents and Dancers - PLEASE READ!

FOR ALL CLASSES: Run-through at Riggs Theater on Wednesday, June 3. Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, June 4. Performances on Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6.

~ End of Year Performance Schedule ~
June 3, Wednesday
The Deliverer Rehearsal
Riggs Theatre
  Be at the theater by 5 pm.

   5:30-8:00 pm for warm-up and run-through
Warm-up starts at 5:30 - be already dressed for dance and ready to go before 5:30.
No Costumes. Wear Class Attire

June 4, Thursday

The Deliverer (Prince of Egypt) Dress Rehearsal
Treat as actual performance - hair, costumes, tights, undergarments, accessories, etc.
Riggs Theatre
   Be at the theater by 5 pm
   Warm-up
 & Notes 5:30 pm
   Costumes on at 6:15 pm
   Run-through
 6:30-8:00 
BE AT THE THEATER BY 5PM. Get organized and ready for warm-up & notes on stage at 5:30. 

And REMEMBER treat dress rehearsal as a performance. Wear the correct costumes, tights, undergarments, shoes, hair, etc. This is where you make sure everything works, looks good, and you can sort out any mid-performance costume issues. Read PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES.
Action pictures are often taken during rehearsal.

June 5 & 6, Friday & Saturday
The Deliverer (Prince of Egypt) Performances
Riggs Theatre
   Be at the theater by 5pm
   Warm-up & Notes for Ballet II/III, IV & V at 5:30 pm
   Makeup for Pre-Ballet & Ballet I at 5:30 pm
   Makeup for Ballet II/III, IV & V at 6:00 pm
   Costumes on at 6:30 pm
Performance starts at 7 pm

PICTURES: Group & individual pictures will be taken after the FRIDAY performance. Please do not leave until after all of your group pictures are taken. Pictures will be taken by Merlyn Hilmoe. 

Pre-Ballet
               Group - Sheep costume
               Individuals
               Group - Frog costume
   Individuals

Ballet I
               Group - Egyptian costume
    Individuals

Ballet II/III
               Group - Jewish costume
               Individuals

Ballet IV              
Group - Midian costume
                              Jethro
                              Moses
Individuals
Group - Finale group w/ballet V

Ballet V
Group - Finale group w/ballet IV
               Group - Slave costume
                                             Egyptian taskmaster (whipping)
                                             Pharaoh (plagues)
               Group - After deliverance costume
               Group - Crucifixion
                                             Jesus
                                             Roman centurion
                                             Mary
               Individuals

Pointe
               Group - Egyptian costume
               Individuals
               Group - Big boys costume
                                             Magicians
               Individuals

Solos, Duets, and other groups
               Pharaoh, Pharaoh’s daughter, Moses
               Jochabed, Miriam, 
    Pharaoh & his son
               Burning bush, Moses
               Cloud by day
               Seniors with Ms Sunny

               

Memorial Day & the schedule for the first week of June

Next Monday is a holiday. We won't have Monday classes.

Pre-ballet, ballet I, and ballet II/III only have one more class night before performances - the week of performance - June 1.

Ballet IV & V will have another Saturday practice for the finale dance on Saturday, May 30, from 10-11 am.

***June***
June 1 - pre-ballet, ballet I, ballet II/III have regular Monday classes
June 2 - last run-through at the studio for ballet II/III and up
June 3 - run-through for everyone at the theater (no costumes)
June 4 - dress rehearsal for everyone
June 5 & 6 - performances

PICTURES: Group & individual pictures will be taken after the Friday performance. Please do not leave until after your group pictures.

for schedule visit http://hosannadance.blogspot.com/2015/05/run-throughs-start-next-week-tuesday.html or the calendar

Run-Throughs start next week - Tuesday, May 5

RUN-THROUGHS start next week -- Tuesday, May 5. Warm-up at 5:30 pm.
Tuesday run-throughs are for Ballet II/III and up. Monday night class will stay the same.

Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, and Ballet II/III will continue to have their regular class times Monday nights in May.

Again, run-throughs are on Tuesdays this year, not Mondays. Ballet II/III and up, be at the studio dressed and ready before 5:30 warm-up.

No adult classes in May due to show preparation! Adults are welcome to any of the summer classes being offered. Information on summer classes is posted at http://hosannadance.blogspot.com.



May Run-through Rehearsals
For Ballet II/III and up
all Tuesday nights in May
5:30-8:30 pm
At the studio


~ End of Year Performance ~
June 3, Wednesday
The Deliverer Rehearsal
Riggs Theatre
   5:30-8:00 pm
Warm-up starts at 5:30 - be already dressed for dance and ready to go before 5:30.

No Costumes. Wear Class Attire

June 4, Thursday

The Deliverer (Prince of Egypt) Dress Rehearsal
Treat as actual performance - hair, costumes, tights, undergarments, accessories, etc.
Riggs Theatre
   Warm-up & Notes 5:30 pm
   Costumes on at 6:15 pm
   Run-through 6:30-8:00 
BE AT THE THEATER BY 5PM. Get organized and ready for warm-up & notes on stage at 5:30. 
And REMEMBER treat dress rehearsal as a performance. Wear the correct costumes, tights, undergarments, shoes, hair, etc. This is where you make sure everything works, looks good, and you can sort out any mid-performance costume issues.  
Action pictures are usually taken during rehearsal.

June 5 & 6, Friday & Saturday
The Deliverer (Prince of Egypt) Performances
Riggs Theatre
   Warm-up & Notes for Ballet II/III, IV & V at 5:30 pm
   Makeup for Pre-Ballet & Ballet I at 5:30 pm
   Makeup for Ballet II/III, IV & V at 6:00 pm
   Costumes on at 6:30 pm
Performance starts at 7 pm

HD Newsletter, Spring Edition 2015

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Spring Edition 2015 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 2

A line from the opening song from a show I danced in at Jones Beach in 1967 mentions "another opening, another show" and "all week we rehearse and rehearse..."
We are getting ready for another opening as we put the finishing touches on the upper level dances for The Deliver. Like Lion King, the choreography for this show is very stylized. Where Lion King was African Savannah, The Deliverer is Egyptian and Jewish. Both had elements of ballet but not classical.
Costuming has been challenging as the costume companies focus on the bling and revealing costumes of today's dance styles. We have gone to the internet and to worship DJ ance catalogs for many of the costumes.
It's very timely that we are doing a show that focuses on the deliverance of God's chosen people, the Israelites, as time draws near for another deliverer.
Dress rehearsal & performances are in a month. Make sure you have everything you will need -- new tights in the correct color(s), shoes, undergarments, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, and Ballet II/III will continue to have their regular class times Monday nights in May.
Tuesday Night Run-throughs for The Deliverer will only be for Ballet II/III, Ballet IV & Ballet V.
ALL CLASSES: Run-through at Riggs Theater on Wednesday, June 3. Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, June 4. Performance on Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6. See the Calendar
Group photos for all classes TBA
And REMEMBER treat dress rehearsal as a performance. Wear the correct costumes, tights, undergarments, shoes, hair, etc. This is where you make sure everything works, looks good, and you can sort out any mid-performance costume issues. Also, action shots are usually taken during dress rehearsal.
We will be offering Summer Dance Classes
Pre-Ballet/Preschool Dance Camp Monday Nights, June 8 & 15 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Cecchetti Level V Tuesdays, June 9 & 16 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Cecchetti Level III/IV Thursdays, June 11 & 18 5:30 to 7:00 pm
These classes are not just for students planning to test during the week of the Cecchetti Summer Intensive June 22-27 but for anyone who wants to improve their ballet technique in the summer.
Watch our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HosannaDance) and website for more information on dance sessions in July and August.
Ms. Sunny is planning to attend the Cecchetti Intensive at Dance Gallery in late June (June 22-25) and the teacher's seminar at the Cecchetti International Summer School July 5-11 in Holland, MI and is hoping that some advanced students will join her. See the Calendar for Summer Intensive information.

Cast for The Deliverer: Prince of Egypt
Moses: Josh Easter
Jochabed (mother of Moses): Emily Plumage
Miriam (sister of Moses): Abbey Nold
Hebrew Slaves: Ballet V
Jewish Girls: Ballet II
Pharaoh's Daughter (adopts Moses): Natalie Hove
Egyptian Maids: Pointe
Pharaoh: Ben Kleis
Egyptians: Ballet I
Egyptian Taskmaster: Josiah Bruzelius
Jethro (in the land of Midian): John McVey
Jethro's Daughters: Ballet IV
Sheep: Pre Ballet
Burning Bush (God speaks to Moses): Sarah Nold
Pharaoh: Ben Kleis
Hebrew Slaves: Ballet V
Egyptian Priests: Pointe, Ashlynn Geuther, McKayla Gunderson
Egyptians: Ballet I
Plague of Frogs: Pre Ballet
Jewish Girls: Ballet II
Mary: Sarah Easter
Jesus: Josh Easter
Jesus: Brad Bruns
Roman Centurion: Josiah Bruzelius

Make sure you make it to your regular classes. Students must attend 80% of their classes to be in performances. If it is absolutely necessary that you miss a class or will be a little late please notify Sunny in advance. Your classmates and teachers are counting on you.

Watch our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HosannaDance) and website for more information on dance sessions in July and August.

Shotokan Karate with Richard Hathaway will continue through the summer.

... Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? -- Esther 4:14



Calendar updates


Pointe & Modern switching class time April - May
Ballet IV and V:
Advanced Pointe & Modern classes are swapping time slots on Thursdays. Ballet V who will come on Thursday and Ballet IV who who are willing to stay until 8:15 pm will learn finale dances during Modern class. (Must make all practices or have valid reason to be absent.)
April through May
Modern class 7:15-8:15 pm
Advanced Pointe 8:15-9:15 pm


Update for calendar:
There will be run-throughs on
 Tuesday nights in May 
for Ballet II/III and up (Ballet II/III, IV, V, jazz, modern, pointe)
from 5:30-8:30 pm  at the studio.


EASTER Break
Pre Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet II/III: There will be no Monday Night Classes on April 6. Enjoy your Easter weekend.





June Performance will be here before you know it!

Spring/Summer 2015 Performance - The Deliver/Prince of Egypt - is the first weekend of June 2015
Performances on Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6, at 7pm, Riggs Theatre.

May Runthrough Rehearsals
For Ballet II and up
Tuesday nights in May
5:30-8:30 pm
At the studio
May -- Dress rehearsal & performances are in a month. Make sure you have everything you will need -- new tights in the correct color(s), shoes, undergarments, etc.

FOR ALL DANCERS
June Performance - dates to add to your calendar if you haven't already.


June 3, Wednesday
The Deliverer Rehearsal at Riggs Theatre
   5:30-8:00 pm
Warm-up starts at 5:30 - be already dressed for dance and ready to go before 5:30.

No Costumes. Wear Class Attire

June 4, Thursday
The Deliverer (Prince of Egypt) Dress Rehearsal at Riggs Theatre
Treat as actual performance - hair, costumes, tights, undergarments, accessories, etc.
   Warm-up & Notes 5:30 pm
   Costumes on at 6:15 pm
   Run-through 6:30-8:00 
BE AT THE THEATER BY 5PM. Get organized and ready for warm-up & notes on stage at 5:30. 
And REMEMBER treat dress rehearsal as a performance. Wear the correct costumes, tights, undergarments, shoes, hair, etc. This is where you make sure everything works, looks good, and you can sort out any mid-performance costume issues. Action pictures are usually taken during rehearsal.

June 5 & 6, Friday & Saturday
The Deliverer (Prince of Egypt) Performances at Riggs Theatre
   Warm-up & Notes for Ballet II/III, IV & V at 5:30 pm
   Makeup for Pre-Ballet & Ballet I at 5:30 pm
   Makeup for Ballet II/III, IV & V at 6:00 pm
   Costumes on at 6:30 pm
Performance starts at 7 pm

Class/group & individual photo TBD

Make sure you make it to your regular classes. 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. If it is absolutely necessary that you miss a class or will be a little late please notify Sunny in advance. Your classmates and teachers are counting on you. Thanks

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At Any Age
Come dance with us...
In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28