Summer classes have begun!
Welcome to the Quality Dance Program of Hosanna Dance, formerly MainStreet Dance of Ft Pierre, serving Pierre/Ft Pierre and the surrounding area since 2000 ... * Your central South Dakota nationally qualified ballet teachers *
Quick glance at 2017/2018 schedule


2017/2018 Dance Year

Attendance is extremely important. Make sure you add all dates to your calendar.
Students must attend 80% of their classes to be in performances

***** Saturday, August 5 *****
EARLY REGISTRATION for the 2017-2018 year AT THE STUDIO on Pleasant Dr from 1-4 pm
See Registration

First Quarter


Monday, September 4, Labor Day Holiday
Holiday - no classes

Tues, September 5
Fall Dance Classes Begin - Let's Dance!

Week of Oct 2
Parent Observation Week 

October 13-15, 2017
Dance Network of South Dakota Annual Convention (dance workshop)
2017 Convention is October 13-15 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Brochure not yet available

Ages 7+
Week of Nov 6
Parent Observation Week 

November 4-5, 2017
Northern Plains Cecchetti Fall Weekend Workshop
This fall workshop is in Sioux Falls at Dance Gallery
CCA Northern Plains Cecchetti Liaison Workshop
Ballet III and up

Nov 23 - 26
Thanksgiving Break

Second Quarter

Monday, Dec 4
Run-Through Rehearsals begin - Nutcracker/Greatest Gift of All
This is for everyone!
In studio

Run Through Rehearsals - for everyone!
Mondays in December and January leading up to the show.
Dec 4, 11, 18  and Jan 8

AT THE STUDIO. Dressed in your class clothes - leotard, tights, shoes, and hair in a secure bun
5:30-8:00 pm *** to be dressed and ready to start by 5:30 you should arrive at least 15 minutes early
Note: Pre-ballet can arrive at 5:45. This is ONLY for pre-ballet.

Dec 23 - Dec 25
Saturday - Monday
Christmas Holiday

December 26 -  30
Classes and rehearsals as usual


January 1st
Happy New Years!
No runthrough or classes

Run Through Rehearsals continue
Mondays in January leading up to the show.
Jan 8
5:30-8:00 pm

Friday, January 12, 2018
Dress Rehearsal for Greatest Gift/Nutcracker
Riggs Theatre
5:30-8:00 pm
  *** Be at the theater at 5. All dancers are to be dressed in class clothes and on stage by 5:30.  (Only exception is pre-ballet.) Costumes will be put on after warm-up.
Have everything you need with you and your hair in a proper ballet bun (no messy buns, ponytails, or side tendrils). To stay organized try keeping all your things in a small laundry basket.
* Dancers see usual schedule below under performances

Saturday, January 13. 2018
Christmas Performances
Riggs Theatre
   Matinee 2pm 

   Evening 7pm
* Dancers see usual schedule below under performances

1st week of Feb 
Parent Observation Week 

Third Quarter

1st week of Mar
Parent Observation Week

Weekend of March ? 2018
Cecchetti testing in Sioux Falls
(Students must begin with Grade 1 in order to examine and should expect to be working on each grade 1-2 years to make marked improvement.)

1st week of Apr 
Parent Observation Week 

1st week of May 
Parent Observation Week 

Monday, May 14, 2018
Dress Rehearsal, Rejoice Always!
Hosanna Dance in-house
5:30-7:00 pm (make sure you are here at least 10 minutes early so we can start on time)

- Girls will use Studio 2 (smaller studio) as their dressing room/staging area.
- Guys, their usual dressing room.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Spring Showcase -- Rejoice Always!
at Hosanna Dance, 119 N Deadwood St, Fort Pierre, SD
Studio 1
7:00 pm. Doors open 6:30

*Dancers be at the studio at 5:30 pm to find your spot in the dressing/staging area followed by the dancers warm-up at 6pm.  Bring a book or activity to keep occupied after warm-up & notes. Doors open at 6:30 and kids will have to stay in their spot in the dressing/staging area and not wander the building.
- Girls will use Studio 2 (smaller studio) as their dressing room/staging area.
- Guys, their usual dressing room.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Class pictures
Hosanna Dance in-house
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All dancers need to be here at 10.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Spring Showcase -- Rejoice Always!
at Hosanna Dance, 119 N Deadwood St, Fort Pierre, SD
Studio 1
3:00 pm. Doors open 2:30

*Dancers be at the studio at 1:45 pm.

Thursday, May 31,2018
Last class of 2017/2018 season

Summer Classes

2018 Summer classes see < post >
Registration deadline May 31

~  Theatre Performances ~

Dress Rehearsals at Riggs Theatre are 5:30-8:00 pm
Be at the theater by 5pm. Find your dressing room and get organized.
Be on stage in your class clothes - leotard, tights, shoes, and secure ballet bun - by 5:30 for notes and warm-up. Costumes will be put on after warm-up.

And REMEMBER treat dress rehearsal as a performance. Wear the correct costumes, tights, undergarments, shoes, hair, etc. This is where you make sure everything works, looks good, and you can sort out any mid-performance costume issues. Keep costumes off the floor!! Read PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES.

Performances at  Riggs Theatre at 2 p.m. afternoon matinee & 7 p.m. evening performance
Dancers: Be at the theater at noon for the first performance. Be back at the theater at 5:00 for the second performance.

Be at the theater at 12:00 pm to get organized in dressing rooms, do hair, makeup, etc.
Be on stage by 12:30 pm for notes and warm-up and any extra practice that you may need
Costumes on at 1:30 pm. Curtain at 2:00 pm.

Break 3:30-5:00 pm

Be back at the theater at 5:00. Make sure everything you need is reorganized and in its place. Keep the dressing rooms picked up. If you haven't done so this would be a good time to put recital gifts for classmates out on the tables.
   Makeup/hair redo or touch-ups at 5:00 pm.
   Be on stage in class clothes at 5:30 pm for notes and warm-up.
   Costumes on at 6:30 pm. Curtain at 7:00 pm.

After: Check the gift tables out front,  pick up all your costumes/accessories/shoes,  pick up after yourself. Return borrowed items. Pack up! See you at Perkins!


Studio Policy on Attendance
Let your teacher know in advance if you will miss a class. Examples for missing class include mandatory school activity for a grade, or medical issues like chicken pox. If we close for extreme weather we will post on our various outlets and notify. This is South Dakota. We still have class when it snows.
Students must attend 80% of their classes to be in performances
 except in extreme cases due to injuries and long illnesses. (This works out to missing no more than 6 classes during the September through May year.) Students are invited to make up classes they have missed by taking an upper or lower level class. Hosanna Dance reserves the right to schedule extra rehearsals for performances with proper notice given and at no extra charge to parents. Upper-level students receive extra tutoring and private instruction through these rehearsals at no cost to parents.

Please do not overschedule yourself. You need to make it to your classes and be there on time the whole year. To be on time you must make it to the studio before your class starts.

Summer Intensive Opportunities

Dance Gallery of SD, Sioux Falls, SD.
  Cecchetti Summer Intensive, June 17-21, 2018.
  Ages 10+
  July 8-21, 2018. Students two weeks 7/8-21. Teacher's one week 7/15-21.
  Application requirements
  Registration opens January 15 - CLOSED
  Ages 11+

Ballet Magnificat, Jackson, MS.
   June 30-July28, 2018. Two weeks or four weeks.
  Ages 11-24

  July 8-27, 2018. One week, two weeks, or three weeks.

Ad Deum Dance Company. Houston, TX.
  June 11-15, 2018. One week.
  Ages 13+

Ballet 5:8, Frankfort, IL
  July 2- August 3, 2018
  Ages 11+
  Regular registration closed. Now at late/limited registration

Ekklesia Ballet, Connecticut
  July 29- August 5, 2018. One week.
  Ages 13+

Paradiso Ballet 
  June 24- July 7, 2018. One week or two weeks.
  Ages 11-24

Arrows International Summer Trip, Costa Rica & Peru
 June 10- July 5, 2018
  Ages 17+

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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.

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