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Our next show will be on June 10, 2017 - Hadassah: the story of Esther. ...
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show viewing

"A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS" DVD SHOWING will be held at Magpie's Gathering Place (formerly Cup of Hope) in Fort Pierre this Sunday, December 11th at 5 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Come early to get a good seat.

Reminder

Classes continue through December.
Christmas break starts December 23. Classes resume January 2.

Now accepting new student enrollment.

Reminder

Reminder: you can get emails when we post new info by entering your email in the follow by email box on the right side of this page.

We also share this info on our public Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HosannaDanceStudio
The link is also on the right side of this page.

If we can find/friend you on Facebook (or you friend us or another dancer/parent 😊 ) we can add you to a private Facebook group where you can share with the other dancers and parents as well as have another means to get notifications about info shared on the website and the public Facebook page.

Performance!


Reminders

Performance shirt
Snow White T-shirt sign-up is at the studio. The cost of the t shirts is $26.00. Payment must be made when you sign up. Deadline for ordering is November 15. If we don't have enough signed up ordering will be postponed and shirts will not arrive before the show.




Pictures
Snow White pictures for all classes - Friday, November 18. You need to be there for your group photo.
In addition to bringing your costumes, you need to have the correct clean tights and shoes. And don't forget Ballet hair!
Pictures are from 5:30-8:00 pm at the studio. We will start with pre-ballet and continue in the order of the levels with solos/specials at the end. Pre-ballet can show up at 5:15 to get costumes on.


Runthroughs

Don't forget run-throughs are for everyone on November 21 AND November 28 from 5:30-8:00. Be in the studio by 5:30, dressed, and out of the dressing rooms. Only exception is pre-ballet. They may show up a little closer to 6:00.
-We are aware that the Parade of Lights has been moved to Monday, November 21. In order for this show to be successful everyone needs to make it to run-throughs on November 21 at 5:30.


Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal is Dec 2 at Riggs Theatre
*** Be ready to start at 5:30pm.
Get to the theater at 5pm to find dressing rooms and get situated.
Warm-up to be followed up with notes for everyone - dancers, adults, actors, helpers included. Then costumes on for all levels with hair properly & neatly fastened.
Remember, have everything you need with you. Treat this like a performance. Have your hair in a proper ballet bun (no messy buns, ponytails, or side tendrils). Very short hair needs to be pinned back. Have all your costumes, tights, shoes, and accessories with you. To stay organized try keeping all your things in a small laundry basket. Keep the dressing rooms organized by not scattering your things everywhere.
Performance & dress rehearsal guidelines

 Friday and Saturday will be will be busy so make sure you rest up.

Performances
We have two performance -- a Matinee at 2pm and an Evening Performance at 7pm

Be at the theater by noon on Saturday, December 3. Get settled and make sure you have everything you need for the day with all your costumes, shoes, etc where they need to be. Do your hair and makeup and be ready for notes.
Warm-up for everyone at 1:00pm. You should already be settled in with hair done and class clothes on.
If someone is sent saying it is time for notes and warm-up, go, the first time. No staying in the dressing room messing with hair or makeup during notes or warm-up. You must be on stage for both. 
Costumes on after warm-up. And then it's show time!

Be back at the theater at 5:30pm. Check that all your things are where they need to be, hairspray/pin any escaping tendrils, touch up any melted makeup and be ready for notes and warm-up by 6:00. Then back into costumes!
Performance & dress rehearsal guidelines

HD Newlsetter, Holiday Edition

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Holiday Edition 2016 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 4

Greetings, Hosanna Dancers & Parents!

We would like to go on record to say two months is not enough time to get a children's storybook ballet ready. Consequently, we will not be able to start run-through rehearsals until Monday, November 21. Please check the calendar for important information.

Another important date change is the date of our spring show. Riggs Theatre has informed us that they are not letting anyone book the theater in May. They are closing it for maintenance. This has forced us to schedule our performance of Esther for June 9 & 10, 2017. Dress rehearsal will be June 9 and there will be two performances on June 10.

Josh Easter, Sarah Easter, and Ms. Sunny have been to two dance workshops in October: the Dance Network of South Dakota Convention in Rapid City on October 7 & 8, and the Northern Plains Cecchetti Council Fall Workshop in Sioux Falls on October 21-23.

Hosanna Dance students Becca Brusven and Rae McVey attended the Rapid City workshops where they got to take classes from Repertory Dance Theater Company from Salt Lake City. This excellent modern dance company taught classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and hip hop.

Deni and Gracie Zeeb and Rae McVey were the Hosanna Dancers attending the Sioux Falls workshop with Ms. Sunny, Ms Sarah and Mr Josh. Ballet classes were taught in the first six grades of Cecchetti Technique, jazz, modern, musical theater, hip hop, lyrical, clogging, pointe, and theraband.
Three Hosanna Dance students are preparing to take their Cecchetti Grade II exam in March. They are Deni Zeeb, Gracie Zeeb, and Becca Brusven.

Josh and Sarah Easter are preparing to take their Cecchetti Grade IV Teacher's exam some time in 2017 and Ms. Sunny is planning to take her Cecchetti Grade VI teacher's exam also some time in 2017.

Cast of A Snow White Christmas

Snow White: Kat Bruns
Little Snow White: Lilly Niles
The Stepmother/Evil Queen: Cassandra Ryckman
The Prince: Dustyn Klave
The King: Josh Easter
The Huntsman: Brad Bruns
The Nannie: Savannah Shrake
The Dance Master: Josh Easter
Dove, Raven, Owl: Jessica Saunders, Jessica Hays, Savannah Shrake
Snowstorm: Ballet V
Seven Dwarfs: Ballet III
Birds: Beginner & Intermediate Pointe
Snow White's Friends: Pre-Pointe
Animals: Ballet IV
Bunnies: Pre-Ballet
Frogs: Jazz/Modern
Flowers: Ballet I
Palace Children: Ballet II



I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus  -- Phil 3:14

HD Dance Newsletter, Fall Edition 2016

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Fall Edition 2016 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 3

It's time to Dance!
So it says in Ecclesiastes 3:4 and as the summer heat gives way to cool air of fall, it's time to get back in ballet class and get in shape for the winter show, A Snow White Christmas, December 2nd & 3rd.

Some Hosanna Dancers never stopped dancing this summer. The studio offered two dance classes a week for two weeks in June, July, and August and threw in a couple of bonus weeks for serious dancers. Thursday night ballet classes were taught by Ms. Sunny and Thursday night Worship Dance classes were taught by Mr. Josh and Ms. Sarah. Dancers who attended learned "In Christ Alone," "Your Great Name," and "Not Forgotten." By the time this newsletter is published, we will have performed these dances for the residents at Golden Living Center Septmeber 4th.

June 19-23, Ms. Sunny, Josh and Sarah Easter, and Deni Zeeb attended the Dance Gallery Cecchetti Ballet Intensive in Sioux Falls. The Easters took their Cecchetti Teacher's Grade III on June 23rd.

On July 16, Ms. Sunny, Josh and Sarah Easter drove to Holland, MI for the Cecchetti International Teachers Seminar July 17-23 for a week of classes and theory in all grades. We had a great time traveling and while in Holland. Josh got to room with a dance teacher from England and we all watched some really good pas de deux and men's classes. After watching the student performance on the 23rd, we hit the road to return home and had the good fortune to see the Blue Angels do flyovers when we drove through Sioux Falls.

Ms. Sunny returned to Sioux Falls Autust 18 & 19 for a coaching session in Cecchetti Grade VI for which she will be testing in spring.

Josh, Sarah and Ms. Sunny are planning to attend the Dance Nework of South Dakota annual workshop October 6, 7 7 8 in Rapid City and the Dance Gallery Fall Cecchetti Workshop in Sioux Falls October 21, 22 & 23. Any dancers interested in doing either of these workshops should let us know the first week of classes.

We are beginning to cast A Snow White Christmas but will not be able to complete and confirm casting as registrations are still coming in.

Preliminary Casting for
A Snow White Christmas
Snow White: TBA
The Stepmother: TBA
The Prince: TBA
The King: TBA
The Huntsman: TBA
The Nanny: TBA
Seven Dwarves: TBA Ballet III
Dove, Raven, Owl: Advanced Pointe
Snowflakes/Snowstorm: Ballet V
Vultures: Jazz/Modern
Animals: Ballet IV
Cup Cakes:Ballet II
Flowers: Ballet I
Bunnies/Frogs: PreBallet


You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusted in You. --- Is. 26:3

Two weeks away!


Classes start September 6 (No classes Monday, Sep 6, for Labor Day)

Please read over the dress code and studio policy.

Please remember to not overbook yourself. Attendance is taken in each class. You need to make it to your classes and be ready when class starts in order to learn, improve, and not fall behind.  Students must attend 80% of their classes to be in performances except in extreme cases due to long illnesses or long absences from the country. If injured, observe class and take notes. Attending class is a necessary part of learning and improving.


The Winter show will be a Snow White Christmas. Runthroughs for the December show will be Mondays in November. It is for all classes. Please add these dates to your calendar in addition to your usual classes.
  Block out these dates on your calendar in addition to your usual classes

                      Runthroughs at the studio on Mondays, Nov 7, 14, 21, and 28
                            - be already dressed, in the studio, and ready to go by 5:30
                      Dress Rehearsal Dec 1

                      Performances Dec 2 & 3.




Fall Workshops
October 21-23
Northern Plains Cecchetti Fall Weekend Workshop

The fall workshop is in Sioux Falls at Dance Gallery.
Cecchetti testing in Sioux Falls -- during workshop weekend
(Examinations take a lot of preparation depending on age & technique but normally 1-2 years is spent studying per grade. If you are interested in testing let us know. Grade 1 starts after the Primary levels which are for ages 5-9)

October 7-9
Dance Network of South Dakota Annual Convention (workshop) 
2016 Convention is October 7-9 in Rapid City at the Holiday Inn Convention Center near the Civic Center.


Cecchetti Examinations


If you are planning on working towards your Cecchetti examinations here are some flashcards to help familiarize yourself with the terminology & theory you will need to have memorized.https://quizlet.com/sarah_easter/folders/cecchetti

What grade are you working on?
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4,
Grade 5/Elementary Professional level, Grade 6/Intermediate Professional level,...
https://www.cecchetti.org/students/syllabus-overview/

Classes Start in September

The 2016/2017 dance school year begins September 6 (see classes schedule).
     Early Registration is Saturday, August 6 from 1-4 pm at the studio.
     Registrations received by July 31st will receive a 5% discount on the first payment!    Cut off date for late registrations is September 30. No registrations will be taken again until January 2017.

    See class schedule here

Please remember to not overbook yourself. Attendance is taken in each class. You need to make it to your classes and be ready when class starts.  
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. Attending class is a necessary part of learning and improving.


The Winter show will be a Snow White Christmas. Runthroughs for the December show will be Mondays in November. It is for all classes. Please add these dates to your calendar in addition to your usual classes.
  Block out these dates on your calendar in addition to your usual classes

                      Runthroughs at the studio on Mondays, Nov 7, 14, 21, and 28
                      Dress Rehearsal and Performances Dec 2 & 3.


Please read over the dress code and studio policy.

If you or your student are interested in Cecchetti examinations please let us know. 




Summer Classes Start Next Week!

Summer classes start next week!

Summer dance classes include Tuesday night Cecchetti Classes. Thursday night will be a special Worship Dance Choreography class. It is also open to college students. Plans are to form a worship dance team made up of participants in the class. 
Call Ms. Sunny at 945-1044 or message her on Facebook if you have questions. 

Registration forms will be available at the studio. Summer students will need to purchase a punch card which can be shared with another student or family member. The punch cards are $79.95 and they are good for seven classes. Classes are arranged in 2 week sessions mid June and July and early August. There are 12 classes in all but students may attend as many as possible when in town.

Summer Sessions

Creative Dance for Ages 3, 4, 5 & 6
   June 6 & 13 -- 5:30 to 6:15 pm
   July 11 & 25 -- 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Cecchetti Grade III
   June 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Cecchetti TBA
   July 5 & 12 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Worship Dance
   June 9 & 16 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
   July 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm

We will be in Sioux Falls for Dance Gallery's Summer Dance Intensive/Cecchetti Camp June 19-23. This is a wonderful in-state opportunity. Let Ms Sunny know if you are thinking about going. If you are planning to test in the fall you should definitely come with us. See Cecchetti camp here http://66.147.244.50/~dancegal/?page_id=753

Ms Sunny, Ms Sarah, and Mr Josh will also be attending the CCA's International Summer School / Cecchetti Teacher's Summit in Michigan July 17-23.

Performances this weekend!

Dancers:

Friday, May 27
Run Through Dress Rehearsal - with costumes!
at Riggs Theater
DANCERS BE AT THE THEATER at 5:00 PM so we can get started on time.
5:00-7:00 pm


Saturday, May 28 - two performances
Performances -- Frozen
at Riggs Theater
3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
DANCERS BE AT THE THEATER at 1:00 PM for makeup, notes, and warm-up.
After the first performance you will need to be back at the theater BY 6 PM for warm-up and notes.

May 30, Memorial Day Holiday
Holiday - no classes


HD Newsletter, Spring Edition 2016

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Spring Edition 2016 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 2

Attention all dancers:

Summer dance classes will include Tuesday night Cecchetti Classes for anyone planning to test in Cecchetti in the Fall. Thursday night will be a special Worship Dance Choreography class. It is also open to college students. Plans are to form a worship dance team from participants in the class. Call Ms. Sunny at 945-1044 or message her on Facebook if you have questions.

A registration form for Summer Classes will be available at the studio. Summer students will need to purchase a punch card which can be shared with another student or family member. The punch cards are $79.95 and they are good for seven 1.5 hr classes. Classes are arranged in 2 week sessions: June 7-16, July 5-13, and August 2-12. There are 12 classes in all but students can pick and choose their classes.

Thanks Skating Club

Thanks Central South Dakota Skating Club for the plug for our upcoming spring performance of "Frozen Revisited," scheduled for two performances Saturday, May 28, at 3pm and 7pm. Congratulations to Coach Clare on a fantastic performance of Happy Days by all her skaters, including McKayla Gunderson, Dadra Scott, and Rae and Walter McVey. Kudos!!!

Cecchetti Testing

Dancers traveling to Sioux Falls for testing Saturday, March 17, are Becca Brusven (GR 1), Makenzie Sarratt (GR 1), Sarah Nold (GR 2), Israel Kanz (GR 2), Josh Easter, and Sarah Easter. Sarah and Josh will be doing their Grade II Teacher testing. Ms. Sunny is now working on Cecchetti Grade VI and teaching Grade VI pointe to the intermediate and advanced pointe dancers.

Choreography begins!

We have begun practicing Frozen dances from the January show and are teaching three new dances. Beginning Pointe and Pre-Pointe are learning a new dance and so are Intermediate/Advanced Pointe. Plans are to teach another dance for the guys. It is really important that you make it to your classes not just to learn your dances, but to also work on your technique so you can grow and learn. So come to classes: 
- learn your dances so you know what you are doing
- work on your technique so you look good and know how to dance

Summer Dance Opportunities

Plans are to attend the Cecchetti Intensive Week at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls June 19-23 and possibly the Cecchetti International Teachers Seminar July 17-23. Please let Ms. Sunny know if you want to attend the Summer Intensive in Sioux Falls. This is a wonderful in-state opportunity and I would encourage Ballet IV and V to seriously think about going. You can sign up online at dancegallerysd.com.


Registration for Fall classes begins July 1st. Early Bird Discount 5% for first month's classes if paid by August 1st.

--- Don't forget to take a look at the Calendar. Runthroughs are Mondays in May. Be ready to go at 5:30. More info - Calendar



Cast for Beware a Frozen Heart: Frozen Revisited
Elsa: Natalie Hove
Anna: Sarah Nold
Little Elsa: Lilly Niles
Little Anna: Selena Valeros
Kristoff: Josh Easter
Hans: Ben Kleis
Olaf: Logan Baker
Sven: Sarah Easter
Marshmallow/giant snowman: Colin Wempe
Northern Lights: Intermediate/Adv Pointe
Village People
Group 1: Beginning Pointe/Pre-Pointe
Group 2: Ballet IV
Snowstorm: Ballet V
Large Trolls/Wolves/In Summer: Modern/jazz/tap
Skaters: Ballet III
Little Trolls: Ballet II
Reindeer: Ballet I
Little Snowmen: Pre-Ballet




Summer 2016 class schedule
Summer Sessions

Creative Dance for Ages 3, 4, 5 & 6
June 6 & 13 -- 5:30 to 6:15 pm
July 4 & 11 -- 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Cecchetti Grade III
June 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Cecchetti TBA
July 5 & 12 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm


Worship Dance
June 9 & 16 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm
July 7 & 14 -- 5:30 to 7:00 pm





Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. --- John 15:13


HD Newsletter, Winter Edition 2016

Hosanna Dance Newsletter
Winter Edition 2016 104 E Pleasant Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum Vol 1

Dancers & Parents -- Performance Week Schedule
January 11 & 12 - Classes as usual for Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, III, and V.

Dress Rehearsal at Riggs Theater is January 14 from 5-8 pm. BE THERE AT 5 PM to find dressing rooms and get situated.

Warm-up promptly at 5:30 pm for all dancers except Pre-Ballet.
Warm -up to be followed up with notes for everyone - dancers, adults, actors, helpers included. Then costumes on for all levels with hair properly & neatly fastened. 
Remember, treat dress rehearsal like a performance. Action photos will be taken during dress rehearsal.

Performances are Friday, January 15, and Saturday, January 16, at 7 pm.
BE THERE AT 5:00 PM to to get situated and for stage makeup. Warm-up promptly at 6 pm required for Ballet II, II, IV, and V followed by notes for everyone. Then costumes on for all levels and show time!
Performance dvds will be recorded on Friday night. Action photos will be taken during the Saturday performance (and Thurs dress rehearsal).

PHOTOS after the show on Friday for all levels! Please DO NOT LEAVE the theater until after your group photo is taken!!! If you want to pose for individual shots you must turn your photo order slip in at that time. No photo order, no posing for individual photos. Thank you for your cooperation.

Merlyn Hilmoe's videos will be ready at Saturday Performance - January 16.


New Student Enrollment
As soon as the show is over in January, we will be taking new students for the second half year. These students will get a chance to do Frozen again with us in May. This will save parents the cost of a second costume for this year. New students will have to pay the costume fee of course.

May Performance
Yes, you heard right. We are going to repeat Frozen like we did with our Narnia performance. We will be adding some dance numbers to the spring performance.  Calendar

Cecchetti Testing 
We will also be working hard on our Cecchetti classes from January to March to get ready for testing at Dance Gallery of SD in Sioux Falls. There are three students getting ready for Grade I and three getting ready for Grade II. If you are interested in testing please talk to Ms Sunny.  
Sarah and Josh will be preparing for Teacher's Grade II. Ms Sunny will be working on Grade VI but won't test in that level for another year due to the level of difficulty.

--- Don't forget to take a look at the Calendar.

Cast for Beware a Frozen Heart
Elsa: Natalie Hove
Anna: Sarah Nold
Kristoff: Josh Easter
Hans: Ben Kleis
Olaf: Logan Baker
Sven: Sarah Easter
Marshmallow/giant snowman: Colin Wempe
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
Little Elsa: Lilly Niles
Little Anna: Selena Valeros


There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. --- I John 4:18 NKJV


It is almost performance time!

Dancers & Parents Schedule:
Dress rehearsal at Riggs theater is Jan 14 from 5 - 8 p.m. BE THERE AT 5 PM to find dressing rooms and get situated.
Warm-up promptly at 5:30 pm for all dancers except PreBallet.
Warm-up to be followed up with notes for everyone - dancers, adults, actors included. Then costumes on for all levels with hair properly & neatly fastened. Remember, treat dress rehearsal like a performance.
Performances are Friday, Jan 15th & Saturday, Jan 16 at 7 p.m.
BE THERE AT 5:30. Warm-up promptly at 6 p.m. required for Ballet II/III, Ballet IV & Ballet V followed by notes. Then costumes on for all levels and show time!
PHOTOS after the show on Friday for all levels.
Please DO NOT LEAVE the theater until after your group photo is taken!!!



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