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Dates & Events
Shining Stars
Shining Stars will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10-11am. 
Feb 9th - Macy's Fundraiser
Bass Lake Draft House offering 10% of total sales for the day to our Macy's Girls. Spread the word and invite your friends! 
Feb 7 - Deadline for Love Notes
Macy's Fundraiser! Order these before Feb 7th to be delivered during class the week of Valentines. 1.00 sends a special card and lollipop to your dancer! Purchase at the front desk in studio 144. 
Feb 14 - Macy's Fundraiser (Babysitting)
Babysitting at the studio from 5:30-9:30. First child 25.00, second child 20.00 Please pre-register by calling the studio at 919-557-3270. 
Feb 28 - Father/Daughter Dance
Macy's Fundraiser! Father/Daughter Dance. 6-8pm at the studio. 20.00 per couple. Includes dancing, pictures, desserts and crafts! Must pre-register as space is limited. Register in studio 144. 
Apr 18 - Yard Sale at the Studio
Macy's Fundraiser! More info to come, time TBD. 
May 2 - Babysitting Night
Macy's Fundraiser! 5:30-9:30. First child 25.00, second child 20.00. Please pre-register by calling the studio at 919-557-3270. 
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A Note from the Director

We hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season! The staff and I want to thank everyone for the nice cards and gifts. We really appreciate your kind gestures, but teaching all of you is our favorite gift of all!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in lots of fun events in December. Holiday Cabaret helped us raise over $10,000.00 for the Meg’s Smile Foundation! Wow! Special thanks to Kate White and Key Impact Sales for donating $2,000.00 towards our efforts. At Cabaret, we were very proud to have awarded Julie Owens and Addison Evans with the Holly Springs School of Dance Summer Study Scholarship. These $200.00 scholarships are awarded each year as a way to recognize a gifted young dancer who shows great potential commitment, and passion for dance! Faith Dickson was awarded a $200.00 Summer Study Scholarship to HSSOD from Camp P.E.A.R.L. for her work with our Shining Stars program.

The Christmas Parade dancers were terrific! Thanks to everyone who performed, choreographed, volunteered, or supported a dancer this holiday season, I am very proud and thankful for all you do. Bravo! Congratulations to all of the dancers cast in Dance Theatre! We are so proud of you! Check out the complete cast list HERE!

Many of you have heard about the tragedy of losing one of our studios greatest Dance Dads, Paul Tingelstad. Paul suffered a massive heart attack the day after the Christmas parade, and passed two days before Christmas. You may have seen Paul volunteering at the parade like he always did. Paul and Lisa were one of the first families that ever registered here at HSSOD. His oldest daughter, Kristyn, is a sophomore at ECU, and his youngest daughter, Kaleigh, is a freshman at HSHS. A fund has been set up to help support Lisa and the girls at State Employees Credit Union. Please mention one of the girls names in the payment line, write Tingelstad Tragedy Fund in the memo line, and mail your check to PO Box 728 Holly Springs, NC 27540. Any amount that you could send would be of great support. Kaleigh is a member of Springs Dance Company, and has been a lovely assistant for years. Please help us support one of our own.

My husband Chris is establishing a Dad/Significant Male group called Paul’s Pirates to support the girls, as well as others in our community. If you would like to learn more, please come to an information meeting on Jan. 8th from 8-9pm in studio 148. Sincere thanks!

Looking forward to an amazing 2015!
Love, Ms. Marilyn

PS - Congratulations to Caroline Friend for having her choreography win 2nd place in the county Reflections contest. Bravo!

Mid Year Classes & Registration

Want to try an additional class? Have a friend who wants to join? We are happy to share our Mid Year Season which runs January 12th- April 14th. These classes are non-recital classes, so there is no costume to purchase. No registration fee for current HSSOD students!

Classes begin the week of January 12th and runs through April 4th. Tuition for the twelve weeks is 150.00 for new students and 130.00 for current HSSOD students. Tuition is due upon registration.

  • 3/4 year olds Beginning Ballet/Tap Classes - “Pretty Pretty Princess” Theme with princess music!
    • Fri 4:15-5:15pm
    • Sat. 9-10am
  • 5/6 year old Classes - “Let’s Move”-Modern/Ballet class which will incorporate the best of both genres! Lots of fun creative movement!
    • Sat. 11am-noon
  • 7/9 year old Classes
    • Beginning Hip Hop Friday 7-8pm
    • Beginning Ballet Fri 7-8pm
  • 10/12 year olds
    • Beginning Modern Wed 3:30-4:30pm
    • Beginning Ballet Thurs 3:30-4:30pm
  • 10 and up
    • Jumps, Leaps, Turns, Contact. Tuesdays 8-9pm
      Composition Class. Sundays 5:30-7:30pm (runs for six weeks)
      ***Work on skills to create your own choreography!
    • Floor Barre Conditioning. Saturdays 9-10am
      ***Focuses on strengthening your core, improving your turnout, and alignment. Perfect for ballet lovers and anyone who wants to be stronger!
Carolina Ballet's Summer Intensive & Younger Dancer Program

We’ve had several students who have taken advantage of this experience the last couple of summers really enjoyed themselves.

Intensive - June 23-July 27, 2015
Auditions are:
Sat. Jan. 31st
10:00 to 12:00 - Dancers ages 14-21
12:30 to 2:00 - Dancers ages 11-13

Serious ballet students only. You must bring your pointe shoes to the audition.
$30.00 non-refundable audition fee.
Bring a 4x6 full body photo in first arabesque.
Questions? See Ms. Marilyn or visit Carolina Ballet’s website

Carolina Ballet - Younger Dancer Summer Program

Ages 9-11 June 29th - July 10th 9-5:30 M-F
*Placement class Sat., Feb. 28th 12:30 4x6 photo, $20.00 Class Fee

Questions? Email
*No audition required

ADF Summer Schools!

Interested in attending the American Dance Fesitival school this summer??

Find out everything you need to know and apply for this amazing program -

  • 6 week school June 11th - July 25th, 2015 (ages 17 & up)
  • 3 week school July 5th - July 24th, 2015 (ages 12-16)
    *Three week school will now be divided into 12-14 year olds and 15-16 year olds.
“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!