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

Class Schedule

2017-2018 Class Schedule  (subject to change based on enrollment)


Students should arrive before the start of their assigned class and dressed according to the dress code with hair in a bun. Students names should be on every item, especially dance shoes.

Attendance is extremely important. Make sure you will be able to attend your weekly recurring classes.

Mark all run through rehearsals on your calendars!

Classes start September 5, 2017
Early Registration is Saturday, August 5 from 2-4 pm at the studio

Studio Time Class Age
Studio 1
5:30 - 7:00 pm Cecchtti Syllabus Grade IV Int/Adv ballet technique
7:15 - 8:15 pm Adult Modern Movement beginner
Studio 2
5:30 - 6:15 pm Pre-Ballet Ages 3-4
6:15 - 7:15 pm Ballet I Ages 5-6
7:15 - 8:15 pm Ballet II Ages 7-8
Studio 1
5:30 - 6:30 pm Variations Teacher Approval Advanced Ballet Technique
6:30 - 8:00 pm Ballet V Ages 13 - Adult
8:00 - 9:00 pm Intermediate Pointe Teacher Approval Beginner Pointe is on Thursday.
Pre-Pointe is on Thursday.
Studio 2
5:30 - 6:30 pm Ballet III Ages 9-10
6:30-8:00 pm Open TBD
5:30 - 6:30 pm Open TBD
Studio 1
5:30 - 7:30 pm Open
Studio 2
5:30 - 7:30 pm Open

Studio 1
5:30 - 7:00 pm Ballet IV Ages 11-12
7:00 - 8:00 pm Pre-Pointe Ballet IV/V
Beginner Pointe Teacher Approval Check with instructor for pointe prerequisites 
8:00 - 9:00 pm Jazz/Modern/Tap Ages 13 - Adult
Studio 2
5:30 - 7:00 pm Class

7:00 - 8:00 pm Adult Ballet

Studio 1
7:00-8:00 pm Youth/Adult Line Dance, Social... register in advance
Studio 2
5:30 - 7:30 pm Open

Studio 1

Studio 2


Sundays CLOSED

Registration information here
Tuition information here
Dress code here

See the Calendar for 2017/2018 start dates, breaks, rehearsals, etc. 

Summer dance intensive opportunities are listed at the end of the calendar.

Additional Class Requirements:

All students wishing to participate in pointe are required to take at least one ballet technique class each week. At least 2-3 ballet technique classes would be optimal.

A word about Pointe Shoes…
Dancing “en pointe” is the dream of every aspiring ballerina. Students must be at least 11-12 years old with 3-4 years ballet training and must have strong ballet placement, take pre-pointe and pass a pointe assessment before being allowed to dance in “toe shoes.” It is imperative that growth plates in a dancer’s feet have nearly fully formed before pointe shoes can be worn safely. Dancers who begin pointe work too early or with poor technique suffer needlessly and never truly achieve the grace on pointe that makes it a desirable endeavor. The body is under tremendous pressure when dancing en pointe.

We believe ballet provides the basic technique for all dance forms and helps a dancer become technically proficient. Ballet III, IV and V students may take jazz, tap, modern and hip hop.

Classes begin and end on time and students need to be on time and dressed for class so that they can be properly warmed up to reduce the chance of injury. Unlike sports and gymnastics, dance seldom causes injury if taught correctly with proper warm-up and technique applied.

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 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.

Studio Policy

Summer Intensive Opportunities

Dance Gallery of SD, Sioux Falls, SD.
  Cecchetti Summer Intensive, June 18-22, 2017.   Register here.

Dramatic Truth School of the Arts, Kansas City, MO.
  July 16 - August 4, 2017. One week, two week, or three weeks.

Ballet Magnificat, Jackson, MS.
  July 1-29, 2017. Two weeks or four weeks.

Cecchetti Council of America International Summer School, Hope College, Holland, MI.
  July 9-22, 2017. Registration opens mid-January and is usually filled to capacity by Feb or March, long before the April registration deadline.

Ad Deum Dance Company. Houston, TX.
  June 11-16, 2017. One week. 

Hosanna Dance, Pierre, SD
dance classes
Teachers: Sunny Hannum, Sarah Easter, Joshua Easter

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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At Any Age
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