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Tuition Deal!

Take 10% off your dance tuition when you pay for the entire 2017-2018 season in advance! This offer expires June 1, 2017.

Click HERE to pay online, or stop by the office.

Take 5% off if you register June 1st to September 1st and pay by Sept 1

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

Summer Schedule!

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.

Download the Summer Schedule HERE

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 
Apr 1 - Recital Fees Due
The recital fee ($15.00 for ages 3-6, $25.00 for ages 7 and up) are due April 1st!. Click HERE to pay online. 
Apr 29 - Open Dance Night

More Info to Come!

May 13-14 - Your Dancer Recital
The Young Dancer Recital will be held Sat and Sun May 13th-14th at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center for ages 3-6. Look for more information HERE! 
June 2-4 - Spring Recital
Our "One World One Love" spring recital will be held June 2nd - 4th at Fletcher Opera House in Raleigh for ages 7 and up.  More Info HERE! 
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...

March has been an amazing month full of great performances, fun rehearsals and LOTS of terrific news for our dancers! Here’s what we are celebrating:
*Summer program acceptances

  • American Dance Festival: Erin Young, Olivia Prevost, Alison Dalhoff, Skylar Chappell
  • UARTS: Spencer Washosky, Morgan Arcoraci, Caroline Friend, Jordan Kaplan
  • Bates: Morgan Arcoraci
  • Cornish: Caroline Friend, Morgan Arcoraci, Jordan Kaplan
  • University of Long Island: Jordan Kaplan
  • University of Georgia: Spencer Washofsky
  • Nashville Ballet: Charlotte Rice, Caroline Friend, Spencer Washosky
  • Shenandoah: Jordan Kaplan
  • Brenaw University & UARTS College Program: Olivia Prevost
  • AMDA: Charlotte Rice
  • University of Illinois: Caroline Friend
  • NC Governor’s School: Maegan Wasaff, Bennett Bunten, Octavia Christopher

*Scholarship recipients:
Morgan Arcoraci, Olivia Prevost, Jordan Kaplan, Caroline Friend, Spencer Washosky, & Allison Dahloff

We are so proud of our hard working dancers! Bravo!  Congratulations to Romayne Babcock, Octavia Christopher, Spencer Washosky, & Molly Schimelfenig for having their work chosen to perform again at Fletcher!

“Dance As If No One Was Watching” was amazing! HSSOD dancers are fabulous! We are always excited to share their great news!
Love, Marilyn

Disney Dancers are hard at work!

We have been rehearsing on Sunday afternoons with 20 beautiful dancers preparing for their performance down Main St., USA!

We can’t wait for June! keep up the good work, dancers!


Join us on Sat., May 20th in studio 148

Jr./ Apprentices - 9-10:30am
Sr. Co.- 10:30-noon

*Please arrive 30 minutes early to register. More info in upcoming newsletters! Save the date!!
*Info Meething for parents is Sat. April 29th from 9-10am

Costa Rica Dance Camp Update

Ms Jill and I returned to Costa Rica last month to continue the work we started four years ago. At this point, there were 60 dancers in one group and 40 in another group. Under the direction of a wonderful teacher, the dancers are growing and performing all over Carillos.

We spent time with the dancers improving their technique and sharing further concepts for them to explore. We had a blast and can’t wait to return. Thanks again for the generous donation from all of you with our “Love Note” project.

Special thanks to Kira Lewis, young entrepeneur, who raised $125.00 by selling bows. Your love and kindness are truly a bridge to the kids in Costa Rica.

Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Hailey Whitehead for winning our Instagram Valentine’s photo contest!

Check out all of the entries - @marilynchappellhssod use #hssodlove2017.

Enjoy your free recital t-shirt and Releve gift card!

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!