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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!!!


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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In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28