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HD Newsletter - Fall 2022 Edition

  Hosanna Dance Newsletter

Fall Edition 2022 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Welcome back Hosanna Dance students & Parents!
Classes start Tuesday, September 6. Check the schedule for day of the week and time of your classes.

It has been a while since we have had a newsletter so we have a lot of news for you.

Our March 19, 2022, performance of "The Deliverer" was over the top good. Thanks to all the students' hard work, my partners, Josh and Sarah Easter, and all the parents and others who helped. We had done this show twice in the past and it just got better and better. I hope our Sleeping Beauty ballet next spring will be even better than the 2006 and 2013 shows.

When we select a show to do, we base it on the makeup of our registrations for the year. That means each time we do a show, we may have to adjust or change it to fit the students' abilities, age, and dance level.

Summer - June

Becca Brusven attended the 11-day South Dakota Ballet's Summer Intensive in Sioux Falls during the last two weeks of June. She was invited to be a trainee for the SD Ballet and thus got to take classes with the main company. All the intensive attendees got to participate in the opening number with the SD Ballet.

Summer - July 

The studio took the month of June off and then Ms. Sunny and Becca Brusven taught an Encanto dance camp for two days in July. Josh assisted with crafts and Ms. Sarah found a fun butterfly craft for us to do. Ms. Becca taught a lovely character dance to "The Dysfunctional Tango" from the Encanto movie.

Mr. Josh and Ms. Sarah attended a week-long Lester Horton Teacher’s Pedagogy training from the Alvin Ailey School with Ana Marie Forsythe and other instructors in July.

Ms. Sunny taught four Cecchetti Grade 1 exam classes for students planning to take their exams in Sioux Falls the last week of July. Rae McVey, Walter McVey, Kourtney Hughes, and Shawnie Zeeb all took their Cecchetti Grade 1 exams and passed.

The last week of July, five students attended the Cecchetti Summer Intensive at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls with their teachers Ms. Sunny, Mr. Josh, and Ms. Sarah.
Ms. Becca attended the Cecchetti Intensive on scholarship and was given a solo from the ballet Paquita to perform in the showcase at the end of the workshop. The showcase was outdoors at the Washington Pavillion. Argus Leader article

Summer - August 

Tuesday nights in August our older dancers took a ballet class and learned some of the variations from Sleeping Beauty including the Song/Canary Fairy, Lilac Fairy, Violente (nicknamed the Finger Fairy), Candide/Crystal Fountain Fairy, and one of Prince Désiré’s variations.

Fall workshops

Dance Network of South Dakota is in Aberdeen this year, October 21-23.
Registration is open at https://dancenetworksd.org/ For ages 8+

Northern Plains Cecchetti weekend workshop in Sioux Falls, October 8-9.
More information to come



Save the date:
Make sure you have these dates saved for participation in the spring performance.
Rehearsals for all classes on Tuesdays from 5:30-8:00 pm on February 28, March 7, and March 14 at the studio.
Dress Rehearsal for all classes on Friday, Mar 17, 5:30-8:00 at Riggs Theatre.
Performances on Saturday, March 18, at 3:00 & 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 19, at 3:00 pm at Riggs Theatre.



Fun fact and a little history:
The original cast of the Sleeping Beauty Ballet had Enrico Cecchetti as Carabosse (the evil fairy) and the Bluebird (he created those roles), while his wife was the Queen. Yes, that is our Maestro Enrico Cecchetti from whence came the Cecchetti method. Choreographer Marius Petipa was the ballet master of the Imperial Mariinsky Ballet (known as the Kirov during Soviet years as Kirov was a friend of Stalin).


Sleeping Beauty Characters
Princess Aurora/Sleeping Beauty
Prince Désiré
Catalabutte, Master of Ceremonies
King Florestan XIV
The Queen 
Princes/The Four Suitors/Hunting Party
Courtiers, Maids of Honor, Pages, Lackeys

Lilac Fairy/wisdom
Carabosse, the evil fairy
Candide/Candor/Grace or Crystal Fountain Fairy
Coulante/Wheat Flour/Beauty or Enchanted Garden Fairy
Falling Breadcrumbs/Generosity or Woodland Glades Fairy
Canary/Singing/Musicality or Songbirds Fairy
Violente/Temperament (Force/Energy/Brave/Passions) or Golden Vine Fairy (often nicknamed the finger fairy)

Bluebird & Princess Florine
Puss in Boots & White Cat
Wolf & Red Riding Hood
Cinderella & Prince
Gold, Silver, Sapphire, and Diamond Fairies





Cast List
Princess Aurora - Becca Brusven
Prince Désiré - Josiah Corrales
Lilac Fairy - Joleh McCullough
Carabosse - Jen Kanz
Candide fairy - Rayna Tibbs
Canary fairy - Kylie Vermundson
Violente fairy - Rae McVey
King Floristan - Josh Easter
Queen - Sarah Easter
Four Suitors - Josiah, Colby, Tyler, and 
We Encourage All Our Students to Prepare for Cecchetti Examinations

This is such an excellent way for students to become technically proficient and thoroughly learn the terminology of ballet. There is something about preparing for an exam that makes students work harder and helps them develop as dancers. And bonus, you get a certificate as a memory of all the hard work, study, and effort.

If you or your student(s) 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.)  Examinations - read more about what to expect here

Our studio is affiliated with the Cecchetti Council of America. We added the Cecchetti syllabus to our classes in 2013. All teachers are professionally examined by the CCA to hold certificates in the Cecchetti Method grades.


Hosanna Dance instructors attend all the Cecchetti intensives and workshops at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls and attend the International Cecchetti Teacher's Summit at least every other year.


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 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.. -- Revelation 21:2  NKJV








Classes

 To see list of classes for summer and fall go to the class schedule page by clicking that page above. 

Showtime!

 


➤ Performance Guidelines - Please read/print the document here. Lots of important info. 🥰

➤ Dress Rehearsal and Performance Day info below

➤ Photo info below

➤ Shirt order info below

Theatre PERFORMANCES ~

 

Dress rehearsal - May 18

Dress Rehearsals at Riggs Theatre are 5:30-8:00 pm. 

Dress Rehearsal for The Deliverer is Friday, May 18.

Dancers: Be at the theater around 5pm to 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. Also, photographers take action/candid shots during dress rehearsal.
Keep costumes off the floor!! Read 
PERFORMANCE GUIDELINES.

PHOTOS: Class/group photos (everyone) and individual photos (for those that want them) will be taken after dress rehearsal is over. Please don’t leave after rehearsal; we need you for the group photos. Questions about photo orders go to Michelle Maupin Barrett Photography.


~ Performance Day ~ 

Performances at Riggs Theatre at 2 p.m. afternoon matinee & 7 p.m. evening performance

Performances for The Deliver are on Saturday, May 19.

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, finish hair, makeup, etc. if not done already.
   Everyone be on stage by 12:30 pm for notes and warm-up and any extra practices that you may have. If hair/makeup is not done, you will need to stop and go back to it later.
   Doors open to the public at 1:00 pm so stay backstage.
   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.
   Doors open at 6:00 pm so stay backstage.
   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 back at classes! Classes go through May. ✨

ballet stage makeup for little dancers
Eyebrows, eyes, cheeks, lips
The left eye shows liner, shadow, mascara
Ballet buns are nice and sleek/flat.
Use pins as you go! Need help ask Ms. Sarah.


~ Performance Shirt Orders ~

⧪ The Deliverer T-shirt sign-up is online through Custom Ink. Shirts are available in youth or adult sizes. The deadline to order is April 8. You can choose to have the order shipped to the studio for pickup end of April or can choose to ship directly to you for 6.95.      

Link to order: https://www.customink.com/g/pza0-00cj-uwtj



Teachers: Sunny Hannum, Sarah Easter, Josh Easter

Assistant Teacher: Becca Brusven

 


HD Dance Newsletter - New Year Edition

 Hosanna Dance Newsletter

New Year Edition 2022 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Happy New Year 2022!

Your dance teachers have had a busy fall, especially November and December.
October 29-31, Mr Josh, Ms Sarah, Ms Sunny, and students Becca, Rae, Walter, Hannah, and former student Jessica, attended the Dance Network of South Dakota Fall Intensive. Classes were taught in tap, modern, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and ballet. Teachers were Bill Evans, Andrea Vazquez, Jeremy Edmonton, and Dr. Debra Knapp. This workshop was held at Barefoot Dance Studio in Rapid City. 

November 13 & 14, Mr Josh, Ms Sarah, Ms Sunny and Becca attended the Northern Plains Cecchetti Council Fall Dance Workshop in Aberdeen. Becca passed her Grade VI/Professional Intermediate Cecchetti exam with Examiner Sandra Glenn. The Aberdeen workshop also had good classes in tap, hip hop and contemporary, in addition to ballet, and were enjoyed by all who took them.

Thé Joy of Christmas showcase was well attended. Some dancers had a short rehearsal time but the students did well.

Advanced ballet student, Becca Brusven, will be traveling to compete in the 2022 San Francisco Regional YAGP (Youth American Grand Prix) in February. The event will be held at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and classes will be held at the San Francisco Ballet.

Our spring performances of The Deliverer will be held at Riggs Theatre on March 19, 2022.

Dates

Tuesdays in March - In Studio Runthroughs for all classes (except PreBallet).
Friday’s, March 18 - Dress Rehearsal at Riggs
Saturday, March 19 - 2pm & 7pm Performances at Riggs
April 18 - Easter Monday, no classes


HD Dance Newsletter - Fall 2021 Edition

  Hosanna Dance Newsletter

Fall Edition 2021 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Goodbye Summer! Hello Fall!

Who would have thought we'd be glad to see fall arrive? It is good to see the end of the extreme heat and the cooler fall temperatures and finally some rain.

Registrations have slowly trickled in as parents are reluctant to return from a very active summer making up for last summer's restrictions. Most classes still have room for more students.

Our summer dance camps didn't get enough registrations to be held as parents and students flocked to outdoor activities. However, four students and your three teachers did ballet classes the last two weeks of July to get in shape for an August 2-5 summer intensive at Dance Gallery of SD in Sioux Falls. Kourtney Hughes, Rae McVey, Walter McVey, and Becca Brusven attended the Dance Gallery workshop along with Ms. Sarah, Mr. Josh, and Ms. Sunny. We had a fun week of classes, did a lot of fine dining, and did some shopping.

Becca Brusven attended the South Dakota Ballet's summer intensive in Sioux Falls for two weeks in June and performed in the student choreography during the SD Ballet's performance of "Only Human."  “Only Human” featured artists from American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Hubbard Street, Los Angeles Ballet, and more. Mr. Josh, Ms. Sarah, and Ms. Sunny traveled to Sioux Falls to see Becca perform.

The entire month of August, several students have attended a technique class and begun learning choreography for "Deliver Us," one of the slave dances from "The Deliverer: Prince of Egypt," for our spring 2022 show.

Our May 15 performance of Through the Wardrobe (Narnia) turned out very well in spite of covid issues for the Easter family that kept Mr. Josh and Ms. Sarah homebound for most of April. Ms. Sunny continued rehearsing run-throughs until they were able to return. Audiences loved the atmosphere of the smaller theater at the Grand Opera House/Pierre Players Theater.

Fall dance workshops we plan on attending are the Dance Network of South Dakota's annual convention and the CCA Northern Plains Liason workshop.

Our spring performance of "The Deliverer" will be at Riggs Theatre on March 19, 2022.


Dates to remember:

Christmas Showcase performance in-studio at Hosanna Dance - December 18, 2021, 3:00 pm
Christmas Showcase Run-through/Rehearsal - December 17, 6:00-7:30 pm

Prince of Egypt - March 19, 2022, at Riggs Theatre
Prince of Egypt Dress Rehearsal - March  18, 2022, all student classes, 5:30-8:00
Prince of Egypt Runthroughs - Mondays or Tuesdays in March, all student classes, 5:30-8:00 


Holidays: 

Labor Day - no classes Sep 6
Thanksgiving - no classes Nov 25-28
Christmas - no classes Dec 24- Jan 3


Casting
Moses/Jesus -- Josh Easter
Pharaohs & Jethro -- Josiah Corrales
Jochabed -- Becca Brusven
Miriam -- Gracie Zeeb
Pharoah's Daughter -- TBA
Pharoah's Son -- Walter McVey
Mary: Sarah Easter
Taskmaster/Roman Centurian: TBA
Frogs/Sheep -- PreBallet
Egyptians -- Ballet 1
Hebrew Girls -- Ballet 2
Jethro's Daughters -- Ballet 3
Hebrew Slaves -- Ballet 5
Egyptian Court Women/Egyptian Priests -- Pointe
Hebrew Slaves -- Modern

We Encourage All Our Students to Prepare for Cecchetti Examinations

This is such an excellent way for students to become technically proficient and thoroughly learn the terminology of ballet. There is something about preparing for an exam that makes students work harder and helps them develop as dancers. And bonus, you get a certificate as a memory of all the hard work, study, and effort.

If you or your student(s) 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.)  Examinations - read more about what to expect here

Our studio is affiliated with the Cecchetti Council of America. We added the Cecchetti syllabus to our classes in 2013. All teachers are professionally examined by the CCA to hold certificates in the Cecchetti Method grades.


Hosanna Dance instructors attend all the Cecchetti intensives and workshops at Dance Gallery in Sioux Falls and attend the International Cecchetti Teacher's Summit at least every other year.


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 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. -- John 8:36 NKJV

Classes for 2021-2022

 Classes start September 7, 2021



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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.


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