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Welcome to the Quality Dance Program of Hosanna Dance, formerly MainStreet Dance, serving Pierre/Ft Pierre and the surrounding area since 2000 ... * Your central South Dakota nationally qualified ballet teachers *
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Summer Dance Camps


Hosanna Dance will be offering two, 4-Day Dance Camps July 12-15 and 19-22 for 5 to 7 year olds and 8-10 year olds. The camps are Monday through Thursday with a little performance on the final day.

Classes Schedule and Registration here



Show Dates Update

 We have dates now for our show after many changes due to availability and covid.

The week of May 10th there will be Monday & Tuesday classes at the studio as usual. Please save May 12, 13, and 15 for run-through, dress rehearsal and performances at the Pierre Opera House. Schedule to come.

There will be some other rehearsals for multiple classes together scheduled for April. We are trying to limit the crowding in the studio so we won't be doing our usual run-throughs with everyone there at the same time.

HD Dance Newsletter - New Year Edition

 Hosanna Dance Newsletter

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

Happy New Year!
A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
We are making plans and doing our best to carry them out.

We will be verifying our performance dates in March. Please pray for favor to be able to perform on the dates we have requested. [performances will be in May at the Pierre Opera House - be sure to save the week of May 10th for dress rehearsals and performances]

Events in 2020 were all over the place with postponements and cancellations and zooming. Dance companies have been performing online instead of with public audiences and we will look into that.

We did get in one workshop in August. It was monitored with masks and temperature taking.

Ballet V received instruction all fall in Cecchetti grade VI in their ballet class. Intermediate Pointe worked on Cecchetti Grade VII pointe work. Ballet V has learned their two large corps dances for "Through the Wardrobe" and some of the of the duets and specialty dances have been learned. Intermediate Pointe has learned their pointe dance. Ballet III and IV have been working on their dance pieces and PreBallet, Ballet 1, and Ballet II will learn their dances over the next six weeks.

You will note from the Cast List that we have added the names of some older boys who will be joining us in the roles of Peter, Mr. Tumnus, and Maugrin. They will be joining practices to learn their parts.

Some costumes have arrived and they will be given out at the last rehearsals.

Holidays: none 

Casting
Aslan -- Josh Easter
Jadis, White Witch -- Becca Brusven
Peter -- TBA
Susan -- Gracie Zeeb
Edmund -- Walter McVey
Lucy -- Rae McVey
Mr. Tumnus - TBA
Spring -- Jessica Hays
White Stag -- Olivia Chase
Robin Redbreast -- Selina Valeros
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver -- Josh Easter, Sarah Easter
Maugrim, the Wolf -- TBA
Turkish Delight Pas de Deux - Josh Easter, Becca Brusven
White Witch's Minions, Turkish Delight -- Modern, Acro
Mice, Father Christmas' Reindeer - PreBallet
Butterflies -- Ballet 1
Unicorns -- Ballet 2
Forest Animals -- Ballet 3
Dryads/Naiads -- Ballet 4
Snow, Flowers - Ballet 5

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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… Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne,... -- Revelations 5:13 NKJV

HD Dance Newsletter - Fall 2020 Edition

 Hosanna Dance Newsletter

Fall Edition 2020 119 N Deadwood St Ft Pierre Artistic Director, Sunny Hannum

Spring and Summer Zoomed By!
No pun intended! I don't know about you, but I am in a bit of a culture shock - Ms. Sunny

We were able to keep our dancers plugged in and with minimal in studio practices we did a streamlined performance of "His Story" in Steamboat Park in conjunction with Upper Room Worship event for our end of the year showcase in June.

Ms. Sunny, Mr. Josh, and Ms. Sarah continued to assist Stephen and Lynde Rockwell with Upper Room Worship at Griffin Park in July and August. Josh, Sarah, and Becca Brusven performed "In Christ Alone" at the July event and Sunny performed "The Lion & the Lamb" at the August event.

Ms. Sunny taught line dance at the August 13 Fort Pierre "Summer Nights."

Ms. Sarah, Josh and Becca Brusven worked on Cecchetti Grade V through the summer and Josh and Becca passed their student examination for that grade in August.

Hosanna Dance Studio teachers held an open registration at the studio on Saturday, August 1, and then traveled to Sioux Falls the next day for a 4-day Cecchetti Intensive. Also attending the intensive was Becca Brusven.

Ms. Sunny has been taking zoom classes in Cecchetti Grade VII since May. She began teaching the Ballet V dancers in August with the purpose of beginning choreography for "Through the Wardrobe" (Narnia) and also to begin casting.
She was informed in August that the high school would not be able to let outside groups in to use the theatre this year so we won't have a December show. She was able to book Riggs Theatre for March 2021 - keep the weekend of March 5/6 in your calendar for our Narnia show. Also be aware the month prior would have runthrough rehearsals pending how the situation looks

Breaks:
Thanksgiving Break is November 25-29.
Christmas/Winter Break is December 20-January 3.


Casting
Aslan -- Josh Easter
Jadis, White Witch -- Becca Brusven
Peter -- TBA
Susan -- Gracie Zeeb
Edmund -- Walter McVey
Lucy -- Rae McVey
Mr. Tumnus - TBA
Spring -- Jessica Hays
White Stag -- Olivia Chase
Robin Redbreast -- Selina Valeros
Mr. & Mrs. Beaver -- Josh Easter, Sarah Easter
Maugrim, the Wolf -- TBA
Turkish Delight Pas de Deux - Josh Easter, Becca Brusven
White Witch's Minions, Turkish Delight -- Modern, Acro
Mice, Father Christmas' Reindeer - PreBallet
Butterflies -- Ballet 1
Unicorns -- Ballet 2
Forest Animals -- Ballet 3
Dryads/Naiads -- Ballet 4
Snow, Flowers - Ballet 5

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.


~~~~~
… Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne,... -- Revelations 5:13 NKJV

Classes for 2020-2021

Classes start September 1, 2020


Registration is online!


Class Sizes are limited. Register today!
 If space runs out you can be placed on a waiting list for future openings.

Class schedule >




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