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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

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