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Recital Fees

The recital fee is due April 1st!
- $15.00 for ages 3-6
- $25.00 for ages 7 and up

The fee helps us pay for production costs (space rental, paying lighting and sound designers, stage management, etc) as well as covers the cost of two recital tickets.

Click HERE to pay online!

Recital Program Ads

Does Your Business Want To Place An Ad In Our Souvenir Program?

Contact Chris about purchasing ad space in this year’s recital program. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business for thousands of people!

Email us at chappell @ or call us at 552-3270

Dates & Events
Shining Stars
Second Saturday of every month from 10-11am.

A dance program now in it’s 11th season that creates a class specifically designed for kids with special needs. This free class is open to anyone in the community who has a child that could benefit from this fun class. SDC members dance with these kids the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-11am. 

Contact Marilyn for more info 
Oct 10 - Costume Fees Due
Costume fees are due by Oct 10 - Click HERE to pay online! 
Mar 23-25 - Picture Weekend
March 23-25th are the dates for our picture weekend in full recital costumes! A full schedule as well as ordering information will be included in the March newsletter. 
Mar 26-31 - Fall Registration Lottery
Lottery drawing for Fall Registration. Click HERE for more info! 
Apr 1 - Recital Fees Due
Recital fees are due by April 1st - Click HERE to pay online! 
Apr 2-7 - Closed for Spring Break
The studio will be closed for spring break April 2 to April 7 
Apr 9-14 - "In-House" Fall Registration
Fall registration for returning students will be April 9 to April 14. Click HERE for more info! 
Apr 16 - Open Fall Registration
On April 16, registration is available and open to the community. Click HERE for more info! 
Apr 28 - Open Dance Night
Great fun and awesome performance opportunity! More info coming soon! 
Apr 29 - Springs Ballet Co. Auditions
Sun., April 29th from 2-4pm in Studio 148. Open to continuing dancers ages 10 & up. Questions? Please see Ms. Denise 
May 12 - Young Dancer Recital
Young Dancer Recital at Hope Community Church for ages 3-6, as well as 7/9 Beginning classes. 
May 19 - SDC Auditions
In studio 148. Apprentices/Littles from 9-10am - Jr. Co. from 10-11am - Sr. Co. from 11am-noon. 
June 1-3 - Fletcher Spring Recital
Fletcher Opera House in Raleigh - Recital for ages 7/9 continuing level classes and up 
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...

Welcome, March! We have been so busy doing fun things! Here’s whats up:

  • Congratulations to Ms. Denise, Ms. Mollie, the dancers and all of the volunteers on a fantastic Dance Theatre performance! We are SO proud of everyone. Bravo!
  • Congratulations to the following dancers on their acceptance into the following Summer Study Intensives!
    • The Rock School - Hayden Cagle
    • Kate Weare Intensive - Charlotte Rice
    • NC School of the Arts / Joffrey - Annabelle Coleman
    • Carolina Ballet - Audrey Williamson, Hannah Cowell, Kira Geniesse, Kyra Lewis, Samantha Fanjoy, Sophia Mills, Georgia Outlaw, Arianna Smith, Madeline Lisecki, Annabelle Coleman, & Anna Caldwell
    • Orlando Ballet - Ciara Renaud
    • Bates Dance Festival - Maralee Joyner
  • Bravo to all!

We are so proud of our dancers and love sharing great news! HSSOD dancers rock!
Love, Ms. Marilyn

PS - Click HERE for Spring Recital Information and Click HERE for Summer Camps & Classes!

Summer Classes & Camps!

It’s time to make plans for your dancer’s Summer activities!

We have a fantastic season planned with more choices than ever! We know we have something for everyone.

Please contact us if you need help making decisions on what is best for your dancer.

Registration packets are available at the studio or CLICK HERE to download now!

Thank You from the Macy's Dancers!

Huge thanks to everyone who has supported our dancers who are beginning the journey of moving towards performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We appreciate friends who ate at Freddy’s, bought love notes, and attended the Father/Daughter Dance! Look for fun upcoming activities through social media or posted at the studio.

Thanks for supporting our Macy’s dancers!


We wanted to celebrate our 20th anniversary season in a BIG WAY!! 50 members of our dance family will be traveling to Honolulu the end of this month for an incredible dance trip! We will take hula lessons, hike a volcano, visit a local studio, and perform at Pearl Harbor.

Check out all of the pictures and memories on social media. So excited!!

Wish you could go on a fabulous dance trip? Stay tuned!

Want your child to take an incredible yoga class?

We are so excited to being offering YogArt classes, kids yoga with a creative twist. Classes will introduce yoga to kids (ages 6-12) in a simple but playful way, that will nurture mindfulness and cultivate feelings of confidence and creativity. Each hour long class ends with a creative arts project.

Classes will be held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-11am. $10.00 per child. Please email with questions.

Springs Ballet Company Auditions

Sunday, April 29th from 2 - 4pm in Studio 148

Open to continuing dancers ages 10 & up
Come prepared to take class.

Questions? Please see Ms. Denise!

Springs Dance Company Auditions

Join us on Sat., May 19th in studio 148

Littles (rising 2nd & 3rd graders)
Apprentices (rising 4th graders-6th graders)
Junior Company (rising 7th & 8th graders)
Senior Company (rising 9th graders)

*Please arrive 30 minutes early to register. Save the date!!

*Info Meething for parents is Sat., April 28th from 9-10am.

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!