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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!

Calling all Class Moms!

We need you! Each class will need two volunteers for our performances at Fletcher Opera House! Please see your teacher now if you are willing to help!

We can’t do it without you!
May 9th Class Mom Info. Meeting 6-7pm in studio 144.

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 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 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 9 - Class Mom Meeting
Class Mom meeting for classes 6-7pm in studio 144 
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. 
May 26 - Last Day of Studio Classes
The last day of classes will be May 26. 
May 29-31 - Dress Rehearsals
Dress Rehearsals at Fletcher Opera House. More Info coming soon! 
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...

March has been an incredible month at HSSOD! We’ve had terrific performances, great rehearsals and LOTS of great news to share! Congratulations to...

*Summer Program Acceptances for:
  • American Dance Festival: Bayla Huff, Skylar Chappell, Molly Cassidy, Megan Legg, Riley Harris, Madison Manz, Caroline Friend, Maegan Wasaff, Erin Young
  • NC Governors School: Charlotte Rice
  • UARTS: Emily Mayhew, Mia Crider, Caroline Friend, Erin Young, Charlotte Rice
  • Brenav University: Emily Mayhew, Maegan Wasaff, Caroline Friend
  • Nashville Ballet: Mia Crider
  • Valdosta State: Mia Crider, Allison Dahlhoff, Erin Young, Charlotte Rice
  • Studio School in LA: Mia Crider, Erin Young, Charlotte Rice
  • University of Illinois: Allison Dalhoff, Caroline Friend
  • Nazareth: Allison Dahloff
  • Rutgers: Maegan Wasaff
  • Scholarship Recipients - Mia Crider, Allison Dalhoff, Emily Mayhew
  • Ohio University: Maegan Wasaff, Caroline Friend
  • Jacksonville University: Caroline Friend
  • Point Park: Erin Young
  • Steps: Erin Young
  • Seton Hall: Erin Young, Charlotte Rice

HSSOD dancers rock! WOW! We are so proud of everyone!

Congratulations to Keeley Mizell, Brianna Scott, Marielys Franks, Erin Young, and Molly Schimelfenig for having their work from “Dance As If No One Is Watching” chosen by the audience and SDC members. We are so excited to see you perform again at Fletcher in June!
Love, Marilyn

Fall Registration

It’s hard to believe it’s that time again! We’ve created a really easy way to make our Fall registration go so well! March 26th to March 31st you will take part in our lottery drawing to register for a registration time slot the week of April 9th to 13th. You may stop by the front desk anytime to draw your time slot and pick up a copy of our Fall schedule for registration week. The schedule during registration week will run as follows;

  • Mon. April 9 -  Pre-school aged dancers as well as 5/6 year olds
  • Tues. April 10 -  5/6 year olds
  • Wed. April 11 -  7/9 year olds
  • Thurs. April 12 -  7/9 year olds
  • Fri. April 13 -  10/12 year olds as well as 13+

* Our time slots will run between 4:00pm and 8:30pm.

* You may register your child and one other person. *Important*- If you wish to register a friend, you must let us know before Saturday March 31st. No one will be allowed to walk up and register for someone without pre-registration. We are closed the week before registration, so email me at

* We would like you to have at least three choices ready when you arrive for registration in case your first choice has been filled.

* If you cannot attend on your scheduled registration day, you may come later in the week (after your age group has registered) and sign up at your convenience.

* You must choose a registration time for each child if you have multiple students. If you only want to come to the studio on one day to register, you should do it on the day that the oldest sibling can register.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help! If you have friends who want to register, they may come by beginning April 16th when we open up registration to the entire community.

Open Dance Night! - April 28th

During the evening of April 28th, we will hold our second Open Dance Afternoon of the season.

Dancers of all ages may produce one minute of choreography to the song and genre of their choice that will be presented in studio 148. This free event is open to the community, so invite your friends!

* Dancers must pre-register at the front desk.


* Please make sure that your piece runs about 1 minute

Dancers will perform at 6pm. Audience members will choose a couple of pieces to be performed again at the young dancer concerts on May 12 at the Hope Community Church. Register now!


Disney 2019 Info Meeting!

Who wants to dance at Disney World?

  • Dancers ages 7-9: Perform at Epcot
  • Dancers ages 10 & up: Perform at Magic Kingdom

HSSOD is heading back to perform for our 5th time! Join us June 20-24, 2019 for a family vacation that includes a performance opportunity that your child will never forget!

Open to all HSSOD dancers ages seven and up. Information meeting is set for Saturday, April 28th from 10-11am in studio 148. We will discuss all of the details of the trip including payment plan, as well as answer all of your questions. See you there!

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!

Upcoming Macy’s FUNraisers!!

  • Royal Tea: Set for April 22nd 1:30-3:30 at the Mims House in Holly Springs! Just a few tickets left! Grab your fancy hat and join us for an afternoon you will never forget!
  • Bun Boutique: Learn everything you need to know to be recital ready! Sat., April 28th! More info soon.
  • Moana Luau: Sat., April 14th 6-9pm Ages 3 and up. Must be potty trained. $25.00/First child. $15.00/siblings Join us for a super fun parents night out with a Moana theme! We provide the fun, pizza and snacks.
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

Dancers ages 7 and up who have had at least 3 years of training in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern may attend an Open Call audition for Springs Dance Company

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. *Dancers should arrive in a black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a bun. You will share combinations in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz with Ms. Marilyn, Ms. Jillian, Ms. Mollie, Ms. Carrie, Ms. Denise and other staff members.

*Info Meething for parentsto further discuss everything you need to know about auditions, requirements, etc. on Sat., April 28th from 9-10am in Studio 148..

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!