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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.

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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