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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

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

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