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Disney Deposits Due Now!

Please drop off your Disney deposit to the office in studio 144 now. Please make sure that you give us a copy of your child's birth certificate, as well as the rooming assignments sheets. We can't wait!


It's almost time to begin costume fittings! Cistome fees are $55.00 for ages 3-9, and $60.00 for ages 10 and up. Please make sure that your costumes are paid for by October 15th so that we can place our order.

Costume fees can be paid at the studio or online by clicking HERE!

Dates & Events
Shining Stars
Shining Stars will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10-11am. 
Oct 15 - Costume Fees due
Fees are $55.00 for ages 3-9, and $60.00 for ages 10 and up. Pay at the studio or click here to pay online
Oct 25 - Silent Auction
80’s Themed Family Festival, Open Dance Night & SDC’s Silent Auction from 4-7pm 
Oct 25 - Hollyfest
Come out and watch dancers perform, and stay for lunch, rides and games. Stop by to say hi at our booth! 
Oct 25 - Thriller Performance
Dancers will perform every half hour from 7:30pm - 10:30pm at Sugg Farm Park in Holly Springs 
Nov 15 - Sweatshirt Orders Due
Last chance to order parade sweatshirt! Order now - $15.90 w/ tax. 
Nov 25-29 - Closed for Thanksgiving
The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving from Nov 25 to the 29th 
Dec 6 - Holiday Cabaret
Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Cultural Center. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 3rd at noon. 
Dec 7 - Fuquay-Varina Parade
SDC dances in Fuquay-Varina parade 3pm 
Dec 13 - Holly Springs Christmas Parade
Holly Springs Parade 10am line up, 11am start. More info HERE! 
Relevé Dancewear
Holly Springs School of Dance recommends Relevé for all of your dancewear needs!
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A Note from the Director...

Thanks to everyone for getting us off to a great start this season! We’ve had a very busy and exciting first month!

Congratulations to...

  • all of the choreographers and dancers who auditioned for the student projects that will be performed at the Holiday Cabaret.
  • to SDC members for an outstanding job performing at Bug Fest, Sparkcon, and the Masonic Home for Children!
  • the following HSSOD dancers for being cast in this year’s production of Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker!
    • Party Girls - Erin Young, Keeley Mizell, and Skylar Chappell
    • Party Boy - Niyal Williams
    • Bunny - Annabelle Coleman
    • Soldiers - Abby Issler, Alllie Swartz, Peri Leeds, Aliza Adornetto, Ella Haynes, Tess Haynes, Lily Bertlhosfer, Rachael Mealie, and Hope Sipek
    • Truffles - Annabelle Coleman, Anna Grace Riley, Natalie Bently, Georgia Outlaw, Anna Caldwell and Kria Geniesse
    • Mice - Isabella Dobbs, Madison Stolarik, Grace Sipek, Grace Chittick, and Grace Smith
  • Congratulations also to Audrey Williamson for being cast in Carolina Ballet’s Dracula! Check her out Oct. 9th - 26th.

We are so proud of you! Please consider supporting these dancers by attending one of Carolina Ballet’s performances this holiday season. Order tickets by calling the box office at 919-710-0900

As you can see, we have plenty of wonderful going on at the studio. Thanks again for everyone’s continued support! Please feel free to contact me at:
Love, Marilyn

"Thriller" Needs Dancers for Special Performance!

All HSSOD dancers ages 10 and up are welcome to perform in a reconstruction of Michael Jackson’s Thriller! No audition required!

Join Ms. Brianna as she rehearses on Sun., Oct. 5th, 12th, and 19th from 3:30-5:30 in studio 136. Dancers must attend all 3 rehearsals, create their own costume, and plan their own make-up design. Dancers will meet at the studio on Sat., Oct. 25th for a 5:30 performance at the Silent Auction before heading to Sugg Farm. Dancers will perform every half hour from 7:30pm - 10:30pm.



Holly Fest - Sat Oct. 25th

We can’t wait to participate in our town’s family friendly event the last Saturday in October. Come out and watch dancers perform, and stay for lunch, rides and games. Stop by to say hi at our booth!

Name That Tune!

Want to offer a suggestion to Ms. Marilyn about which song she should use for our 80’s themed recital? You can!

  • $5.00 enters your favorite 80’s song to be used to create an original dance by Ms. Marilyn to be performed in this year’s recital.
  • You will be able to attend a rehearsal and sit in during the creative process.
  • We will draw the winning song at the end of the Silent Auction. You do not need to be present to win. Enter as many times as you would like!
Open Dance Night & SDC’s Silent Auction

80’s Themed Family Festival

On Saturday October 25th, SDC will be hosting their 12th Annual Silent Auction at the studio from 4-7pm. This even supports the company throughout the season. Many wonderful items including tickets to shows, vacation getaways, terrific gift baskets from    local merchants, and services for the whole family will be open for bidding at great deals! You can start your holiday shopping with us! Mini iPad being raffled off!

A highlight of this year’s event will be the Fall Open Dance Night. Open Dance Night is like an Open Mic night, but students create original choreography. Dancers who would like to participate have been working hard to create new pieces. This event is open to dancers of all ages to create something new in any dance style they choose. Dancers who choose to choreograph to holiday music will have the opportunity to be voted on by the audience to perform at this year’s Holiday Cabaret! It’s not too late to register for Open Dance Night!

October 25th will be a very special day at the Holly Springs School of Dance with tons of creativity, games, auction items up for bid & food! We want all of our HSSOD families to share in this fun “Family Friendly” event! FREE! 80's custome contest with great prizes for parents & kids!

Holiday Cabaret

We are so excited that this year’s Holiday Cabaret proceeds will support the Meg’s Smile Foundation. Get more info at!

The concerts will be held on Saturday, December 6th at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Cultural Center. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 3rd at noon. We hope you will make plans to attend! For more information, see Ms. Marilyn.

Masonic Home for Children

SDC recently went to dance with children who may not otherwise experience it. We have been enjoying this experience for many years and always look forward to a fun evening with the kids of Oxford Orphanage.

Special thanks to all SDC Sr members who helped with the event! You are amazing!

2014-15 Classes Added


  • Monday 6:30-7:30 7/9 year old Beginning Modern with Ms. Jen Eacret
  • Tuesday 7:30-8:30 13+ Continuing Hip Hop with Ms. Katie Mundt
  • Tuesday 8:00-9:00 13+ Contemporary Ballet with Ms. Jillian
  • Thursday 6:30-7:30 7/9 year old Beginning Hip Hop with Ms. Amanda
  • Friday 4:15-5:15 5/6 year old Beginning Modern with Ms. Katie LeRoy
“The Children Who Had Roses For Noses.”

“The Children Who Had Roses For Noses.” by Richard Dobbs and Marilyn Chappell

PS... I have to share some exciting news…

My dear friend Richard Dobbs (gifted artist) and I have been working on a Children’s book entitled “The Children Who Had Roses For Noses.” I wrote the book when I was pregnant with Skylar. My husband Chris and I had been told that she might have Downs Syndrom, but we made the choice not to do further testing and risk losing Skylar. When she was born perfectly healthy, we were thrilled but had a whole new sense of compassion for parents having children with special needs. I told Richard about the book and that I wondered if he would be interested in illustrating it. He shared with me that he has a sister with Downs Syndrom and would love to be a part of this.

The story is really about celebrating our uniqueness and unconditional love. You can check out our book at We hope you like it!

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Yoga with Pam!

Holly Springs School of Dance proudly partners with Pam McCarthy for yoga classes.  Check out Pam's website at

Help a Dancer!

Do you have a way that you could support someone in our dance family? We can share acts of kindness in a variety of ways. During what has been a very difficult time for many families, here are some ways you might be able to help….

  • Offer to donate gently used shoes or leotards to share with others.
  • Pay it forward; offer to pay for a costume or one month’s tuition for a struggling family.
  • Organize a carpool to lesson the burden of transportation.
  • Volunteer your services (props construction, sewing, graphic design work, working at events) to help dancers organizing events.
  • Pledge to say something positive to every dancer you come in contact with for a whole week. Who knows, it just might become a habit and kindness is contagious!
  • Be creative! We’re open to any suggestions!

We work hard to reach out to our community, but we also want to take care of each other! Thanks for your help!