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Costume Fees

Costume Fees are due by Oct 10th!

  • Ages 7 and up - $60 per class
  • Ages 3 to 6 - $55 per class

Click HERE to pay online.

Dates & Events
Shining Stars
Second Saturday of every month from 10-11am.
Shining Stars is a dance program now in it’s 9th season that creates a class specifically designed for kidswith special needs. This free class is open to anyone in the community who has a child that could benefit from this fun class!
Contact Marilyn for more info     
Nov 16 - Parade Sweatshirt Orders Due
Last chance to order parade sweatshirt! $16.90, stop by the office! 
Dec 10 - HS Christmas Parade
The Holly Springs Christmas Parade is on Dec 10. All are welcome to participate, more info HERE! 
Dec 17 - Dance Theatre Auditions
Auditions from 9-10am. Dancers 8 and up in studio 148 
Dec 18 - Nutcraker Sharings
Springs Ballet Company and Ballet Select class will be sharing at 3pm in studio 148. Open to all and FREE! 
Dec 19 to Jan 1 - Winter Break
The studio will be closed for winter break from Dec 19 until Jan 1. 
Book Your Birthday Party Now!

We want to host your Princess or Frozen birthday party!

Let us create a day that your dancer will never forget! We are booking now for this season, so contact us for more info!

Relevé Dancewear

Holly Springs School of Dance recommends Relevé for all of your dancewear needs!

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A Note from the Director

October was a FABULOUS month at HSSOD! We had so many fun things going on every week. Here are some of the highlights...

  • We loved sharing our classes during Observation Week! It was so nice to see so many family members supporting our dancers.
  • HSD4ME had two terrific performances: at the “Night Out” event and at our Fall Festival!
  • We had terrific performances at Open Dance Night and THRILLER! Congratulations to an amazing cast who was a delight to work with on this project. Your performances at the Haunted Farm were wonderful! Thanks again to Erin McCarthy for doing an awesome job reconstructing this piece!
  • Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support the Fall Festival! We raised over $11,000 to support SDC this year! We are so thankful to all of the parents who worked so hard to make this event so wonderful!

November is a month where lots of rehearsals and planning are happening for some great December events. We can’t wait to celebrate the Meg’s Smile Foundation with our Holiday Cabaret performances, the parades, and our Nutcracker sharing by Springs Ballet Company. Read on to get more details about some fun events!

I sincerely hope and pray that your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are so grateful to be a special part of your child’s life. Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Marilyn

PS - We would like to thank all of the Gold and Silver Sponsors of our Fall Festival. Please support the following businesses:

Fritz Orthodontics, Care First Animal Hospital, Four Oaks Bank, Hawthorne Hill Painting & Remodeling, Huff & Huff Family Dentistry, J Coleman Realty, Mathnasium of Fuquay-Varina, Prep Rite Painting, Releve Dancewear & Gifts, Thirty-One Consultant Cherie Medie, Medlin-Davis Cleaners, Wommer Insurance, Khara Orthodontics, Thomas/Guertin Team Realtors

Anderson Chiropractic Center, Lauris Party House, Pappas Subs and Pizza, Inc

Dance Theatre Auditions

Calling all ballerinas! Ms. Denise will be holding auditions on Sat. Dec. 17th from 9-10am studio 148 for this year’s Dance Theatre production.

Dancers ages 8 and up who are continuing students are welcome to audition. Come prepared to learn a phrase that you will share for Ms. Denise.

Springs Ballet Company Nutcracker Sharings

Please join us on Sun., Dec. 18th at 3:00pm in studio 148 for a wonderful afternoon of variations from the Nutcracker Ballet performed by our very talented Springs Ballet Company and Ballet Select class.

Open to all! FREE!

Holly Springs Christmas Parade Information

The Holly Springs Christmas Parade is just around the corner! We want all of our dancers to participate with us on Saturday, December 10th with the Holly Springs Christmas Parade. We love opening this up to all of our students and always have a terrific time! We will be performing our “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” dancer.
Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dancers will line up at 10am for an 11am start time
  • Everyone should wear a red HSSOD sweatshirt, a white turtleneck, black leggings or jazz pants, and hair in a ponytail with a white ribbon and tennis shoes
  • Don’t forget white gloves to keep hands warm
  • All dancers ages 5 & up will learn a short dance that will be performed during the parade route.
  • Dancers in our pre-school aged classes will be pulled in a wagon by their parents. Wagons should be decorated in a “presents” theme since they will make up the back part of our human sled. Use your creativity since one of you will be chosen for one month’s free tuition. If you do not own a wagon, ask around if someone else in your class can help. We’re sure you can ride with a friend!
  • Class Moms or Dads, we need you! We will need two parent volunteers from each class to walk with the kids during the parade and help with drop off/ pick up. Please contact your child’s teacher.
  • More info to come with the November newsletter!

HSSOD red sweatshirts can be ordered now until November 19th for $16.90 w/ tax. Stop by the office for more info.

HSSOD's 1st Ever New Year's Eve Dance Jam! Sat. Dec 31st

8 amazing guest artists, 6 awesome classes, 11am dance party for ages 3-9, and an apple juice toast at noon!

Give the gift of dance this holiday season! We are spending the last day of 2016 doing what we do best! Class schedule will run 9am-3:30pm.

Download the flyer with all the details HERE!

  • Single class $15 until Dec 17th - $20 after 12/17
  • 1/2 Day (3 classes) $40 until Dec 17th - $50 after 12/17
  • Full Day (6 classes) $75 until Dec 17th - $85 after 12/17

Register now in 144 before classes are full!  CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM!
Limited Availability! Payment due at registration.

Ring in 2017 with yummy sore muscles!!

Love Lock Wall

Traveling in France this summer, I was fascinated with the “Love Lock Bridge.” We set out to create a small version in the studio to connect with something really cool across the ocean. Special thanks to Sean Coleman, Dance Dad Extraordinaire, for creating a gorgeous wall in studio 148.

Want to share in this?
Buy a lock at the front desk for $5.00. Have your dancer write their name on the lock and the place in the world that they dream of visiting. Add it to the love lock wall!

We think that dreaming big and setting intentions are super important skills.

100% of the proceeds will support the continuing dance education for our 60 kids in Costa Rica!
Thanks for your support!

We Love Our Dancers!

What do we love most in the world? Our dancers!

We are creating a collage of all of our dance family members in the break room of 136.

Bring your 4x6 black and white photo in a black frame for us to add to our wall.

They say that keeping framed pictures of people you love increases happiness...
I believe it, too!

Disney World Dance Trip!

We are dancing down Main St., USA this summer (June 20-24) and hope you can join us!

This trip is for any HSSOD dancer ages nine and up. Information is available at the front desk!

One of our favorite ways to join dance and famly fun!

Dancin' Our Way to Costa Rica!
“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!