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We are in the process of updating the website for the 2017/2018 school year. Please call if you have any questions. _ . Save the date! Our next show will be our Nutcracker - The Greatest Gift of All. Mark your calendars for January 13, 2018 ...
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 nationaly qualified ballet teachers
Quick glance at 2017/2018 schedule


Hosanna Dance

Dance Resources

Class Etiquette
Dance Class Etiquette Essentials

Dancewear  (read about our dress code here)
No exposing or camisole leotards for older dancers (here's how to make a cover-up shirt from tights- link)
The Dance Line in Sioux Falls
Places to shop online:
All About Dance
Video - Easy French Twist
Video - Ballet Hair Styles (incls High Bun, Low Bun, French Twist, Classical "Giselle" Style)
view more ballet bun (and stage makeup) videos here

Ballet positions & technique

Ballet Body Positions - diagramed & explained (the explanation details Ceccehtti arms for croisse derriere while the diagram shows Vaganova arms)

Ballet Body Positions - diagram of Ceccehti & Vaganova for comparison.

Video - arabesques

Video - spotting (for turns)
Video – glissade (traveling/connecting step)
Video – pas de bourree (connecting step)
                over, under, front, back, turning

Explained -- sur le cou-de-pied

Ballet Terms/Dictionaries
ABT’s BalletDictionary

Cecchetti Testing
About Cecchetti Syllabus & Method
Grade 1 Theory & Terminology quizzes
Grade 2 Theory & Terminology quizzes
Grade 3 Theory quizzes
Grade 4 Theory quizzes
More Cecchetti Study tools

Video - Breaking in Pointe Shoes
Do not start hammering, ripping, or wetting your shoes. This will ruin your very expensive shoes.

Dance & Health It is important to find a good performance therapist or rehabilitation specialist, one who understands dancers- their bodies, their needs, and their mindset. Find someone who knows that dance is not the problem, but that a lack of education is. Allow that practitioner to educate you on how to keep your body performing pain-free. You have the right to more than just a passive therapy, adjustment, or massage, but to be taught how to integrate this correction into your movement.

-Dance Medicine
South Dakota's ONLY dance medicine specialist -- Ruth Scott
Great Plains Physical Therapy - the Beresford, SD location works with dancers from all over. They can do assessments, create exercise programs, do a wellness check, work with you on injuries, pointe readiness.
Ruth Scott has had additional training above and beyond in order to specialize in dance medicine and has many, many years experience working with dancers. She is also the mother of a professional dancer.

Dance magazines & articles

Other stuff

Schools/summer intensives/companies

Hosanna Dance, Pierre, SD
dance classes

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
Come dance with us...
In Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28