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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

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.)

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