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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.


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.

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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