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Thanks to everyone who auditioned.  We had very difficult decisions to make.  Congratulations to the following dancers...

SDC Senior-  Gabriella Adornetto, Kayden Annas, Romayne Babcock, Brooke Barrett, Shelby Carroll, Carly Cavaco, Skylar Chappell, Allison Dahloff, Emma Dressel, Grace Dunn, Marielys Franks, Caroline Friend, Tyler Fuller, Amya Holland, Maggie LeRoy, Cassidy Mayhew, Sarah Nativi, Caroline Palmer, Olivia Prevost, Charlotte Rice, Abby Scarborough, Addie Stine, Rachel Walker, Erin Young.

SDC Junior- Lily Adkins, Aliza Adornetto, Emma Babocsi, Lily Bertlshofer, Ella Bucy, Andrea Christopher, Caroline Edmondson, Meghan Eichas, Riley Harris, Bayla Huff, Abby Issler, Lia Jensen, Peri Leeds, Emily Mayhew, Dani Nowell, Kara Overby, Danielle Schaefer, Jordan Smith, Marli Steers, Ella Vertrees, Morgan Vogt, Hayley Young.

SDC Apprentice- Kelsey Allan, Danielle Bearman, Ellie Bryan, Anna Caldwell, Samantha Fanjoy, Talyn Fitzpatrick, Gabriella Franks, Katrina Haas, Maria Little, Kyra Lewis, Rachael Mealie, Sophia Mills, Emerson McDonnell, Abigail Murphy, Georgia Outlaw, Sabine Pate, Aaliyah Pugh, Clara Serao, Kaylee Viverette.

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 or call us at 552-3270.

Tuition Deal!

Take 5% off if you pay for the entire 2016- 2017 season in advance between June 1st and September 1st.

Summer Schedule Info!

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.

Click HERE to download the summer schedule or stop by the studio!

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     
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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Recital DVD Orders

You dancer DVDs were mailed out on Fri 5/20. Additional Young Dancer Recital videos can be purchased HERE.

Recital videos for the Fletcher Recital, "Evolution of a Dancer", can be purchased online HERE!

A Note from the Director

Thanks to everyone for making the 2015- 2016 season on of our favorites ever! We enjoyed so many wonderful events such as Sparkcon, Holiday Cabaret, Open Dance Nights, Dance As If No One Is Watching, Amelia Among the Stars, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

We are excited to look ahead to our dance mission trip to Costa Rica in June, a full summer season of camps/classes, our trip to N.Y., and beginning our latest Disney adventure.

Thank you so much for allowing us the opportunity to share in your child’s life! We are so grateful for everyone’s love and support.

Who is ready for the BEST dance recital ever? “Evolution Of A Dancer” is going to be amazing! Please let us know if you have any questions leading up to the recital. We are here to help! On with the show!
Love, Marilyn

  • Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients, college accepted dance majors, and summer study accepted students.
  • Please donate your gently used Jazz shoes, Jazz pants, or leggings to our dancers in Costa Rica. Drop them off in the office in a ziplock bag with the size posted on the outside

Lost and Found
Please make sure to claim all items by Saturday, May 7th or items will be donated to Guardian Angel.

Recital Love Notes

Send a special message backstage to your sweet dancer at the recital! For only $5.00, you will fill out a specially designed card that will be delivered to your dancer during the show!

Let them know how much you love them, how proud you are, and how you can’t wait to celebrate with them after the show! Support making dancer’s dreams come true, as well as someone who means the world to you! Purchase cards at the front desk, at dress rehearsals, or the recitals!

Contest Winner!

Congratulations to our picture weekend photo contest winner!

Enjoy your free recital tshirt!

What a Great Year!

Want to take a fun look back at all of the cool stuff we did this year!

Follow us on Instagram @marilynchappellhssod and use #hssod2015 or #hssod2016.

Also, check out my posts on the HSSOD FB page congratulating all the dancers who have received great news lately!

We have the best dancers!

Bridges of Love Campaign

We are so grateful for everyone’s support of our “Bridges Of Love” campaign. 

Our goal was to sponsor 60 children in Costa Rica to attend summer dance camp. As of press time, we had already received 40 sponsorships! You are changing the lives of many fabulous kids.


Want to get involved?

Only twenty dollars can make this happen!

Stop by the office!

Recital News

Our dancers and teachers are hard at work creating some fantastic pieces! A couple of reminders:

  • Recital fees are due on April 1st. 15.00 for young dancers recital, 25.00 for dancers ages seven and up. Click HERE to pay online or stop by the studio.
  • We will have a professional videographer once again this year if you wish to purchase a special keepsake from our performances.
  • The dress rehearsal schedule is now posted. Check the studio or CLICK HERE for days/times.
  • Please make dress rehearsals a top priority that week so that dancers are prepared for their big day!
Dancin' Our Way to Costa Rica!
Where did you wear your HSSOD shirt this summer?

We are creating a fun contest where you could win one year’s FREE tuition for a class for next season!

All year long we want you to bring a picture to the studio of you wearing a HSSOD shirt in a cool location (hot local spot, vacationing, etc.) At the end of the season, we will load them onto our website for families to vote for their favorite. Whoever gets the most votes will win free tuition for one class for the next season!

We’ve already seen kids in Switzerland, Paris, Italy, Chicago, beaches, with 100 year old relatives, etc. Be creative and have fun!

“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!