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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 nationally qualified ballet teachers *
Quick glance at 2017/2018 schedule

June performance - Costume Fees Due

The Deliverer: Prince of Egypt costume fees are due by February 1 as noted in the January Newsletter. Costume fees are posted at the studio.      

 See January Newsletter

Featured Classes

Shotokan Karate Classes

Shotokan is a traditional karate system.

Richard Hathaway, a 3 time black belt, is teaching Shotokan twice a week starting January 14. There is still room in this class. The 2 hour classes are on Wednesday & Friday nights from 7-9 pm for ages 10-adult. You can take class twice a week or once a week. For information call 605-945-1044. 

Shotokan Karate - Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:00-9:00 pm

Adult Ballet & Adult/Youth Tap Classes

Have you always wanted to try tap dance? What about ballet? Whether you have never danced or danced as a kid, come, give it a try.

We have a new adult/youth tap class that follows our regular adult ballet class on Saturdays. 
Class is open to adults & youth ages 10 and up. 
See you there!

Adult Ballet - Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 am
Adult/Youth Tap - Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 am

About the studiolocation, contacts, hours, etc

HD Newsletter, New Year Edition 2015

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
New Year Edition 2015 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 1

Happy New Year!

What a great ending to a great year! Thanks to everyone who made The Greatest Gift of All a huge success but most of all thanks to the Lord whose hand was all over it. I didn’t think our shows could get any better than He Lives in You: Lion King but they just keep exceeding wildest expectations. Even more rewarding is seeing young dancers who just keep improving.

Thank you for all your gifts in December!
We have already begun planning The Deliverer: Prince of Egypt and will soon be posting costume fees which will be due by February 1st. This show will follow the theme of Prince of Egypt so there won’t be so many variety dances as there were in our Nutcracker. We did this show in 2007 with a focus on the story of the Jewish people. This will be an entirely new production but it does tell the same story.

We have been blessed over the Christmas break with tango classes taught by Alex Plumage and will begin Shotokan Karate classes January 14th taught by Richard Hathaway that will continue twice a week for the rest of the year. They are 2 hour classes Wednesday and Friday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. for age 10-adult. SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE IN THIS CLASS.

We will once again be offering summer Cecchetti classes in June for students planning to test during the week of the Cecchetti Summer Intensive June 22-27.

Ms. Sunny is planning to attend the Cecchetti Intensive at Dance Gallery in late June (dates TBA) 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 ☺.

We plan to offer summer modern and ballet for dancers wishing to stay in dance shape and will post a schedule in May for summer classes. We are also hoping to offer some summer dance camps for preschool and kindergarten children. These would be two week sessions of one hour a week.

Tentative Cast
The Deliverer: Prince of Egypt
Moses:  Josh
Jochabed: Emily
Miriam: Abbey Nold
Hebrew Slaves:  Ballet V
Pharoah’s Daughter:  Natalie Hove
Ramses II: TBA
Egyptian Taskmaster/Roman Centurian: Josiah Bruzelius
Jethro:  TBA
Jethros Daughters: Ballet IV
Plague of Frogs/Moses Sheep: Pre Ballet
Burning Bush:  Sarah Nold
Egyptian Priests: Pointe
Egyptians: Ballet 1
Ballet II: TBA
Jesus: Brad Bruns
Mary: Sarah Easter

I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. -- Rev1:8

The New Year is Here!

From 2014/12015 Calendar


Week of Jan 5
Parent Observation Week
2015 Dance Classes Begin
Half Year /New Student Registration

February 1

Costume Fees for Prince of Egypt deadline

Week of Feb 2

Parent Observation Week - in studio
Third Quarter
Week of Mar 2
Parent Observation Week - in studio

Week of Apr 6

Parent Observation Week - in studio

Week of May 4

Parent Observation Week - in studio
-- 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.
May Run-through Rehearsals
For Ballet II and up
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, 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.

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

Hosanna Dance Summer Classes

Pre-Ballet/Preschool Dance Camp Monday Nights, June 8 & 15 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Cecchetti Level III
Thursday, June 11 & 18
5:30 to 7:00 pm

Cecchetti Level IV
Thursday, June 11 & 18
5:30 to 7:00 pm

More information to come on July and August classes.

Summer Intensive Opportunities

Dance Gallery of SD, Sioux Falls, SD. 
  Cecchetti Week Intensive, June 22-25.   More information to come.

Dramatic Truth School of the Arts, Kansas City, MO.
  July 26 - August 7. One week or two weeks.

Ballet Magnificat, Jackson, MS.
  June 27 - July 25. Two weeks or four weeks.

Cecchetti Council of America International Summer School, Hope College, Holland, MI.
  July 5-18

Ad Deum Dance Company. Houston, TX.
  May 31 - June 5. One week.

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.

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