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Costume Fees

Costume Fees are due by Oct 10th!

  • Ages 7 and up - $60 per class
  • Ages 3 to 6 - $55 per class

Click HERE to pay online.

Got Old Shoes?

Do you have dance shoes that you can recycle?

Donate them to the studio! Please drop them off with the office staff.

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     
Oct 10 - Costume Fees Due
Costume fees are due by Oct 10. Click HERE to pay online. 
Oct 29 - Performance of “Thriller”
The performance will be at the Haunted Farm on Sat., Oct. 29th from 7-11pm. 
Nov 19 - Parade Sweatshirt Orders Due
Last chance to order parade sweatshirt! $16.90 w/ tax. Stop by the office! 
Nov 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break
Closed for Thanksgiving. 
Dec 3 - Holiday Cabaret
Holiday Cabaret is our studio's fundraiser for the Meg’s Smile Foundation. More info coming soon! 
Dec 4 - Fuquay Christmas Parade
SDC dances in Fuquay parade 3pm 
Dec 10 - HS Christmas Parade
The Holly Springs Christmas Parade is on Dec 10. All are welcome to participate, more info HERE! 
Dec 19 to Jan 1 - Winter Break
The studio will be closed for winter break from Dec 19 until Jan 1. 
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

Thanks to everyone for getting us off to a great start this season! We’ve had a very busy and exciting first month!

Congratulations to...

  • ...all of the choreographers and dancers who auditioned for the student projects that will be performed at the Holiday Cabaret. For a complete listing, CLICK HERE.
  • SDC members for an outstanding job performing at Bug Fest and Sparkcon.
  • all of the HSSOD dancers who were cast in this year’s production of Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker!
Love, Marilyn
Holiday Cabaret

We are so excited to donate Holiday Cabaret proceeds to support the Meg’s Smile Foundation. Get more info at!

The concerts will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Cultural Center. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 1st at noon.

We hope you will make plans to attend! For more information, see Ms. Marilyn.

It’s Costume Time!

We wanted to mention that we have started taking costume measurements. With the whole dance world ordering at the same time, it is always best to place our order as soon as possible! We have volunteers that are going around to each class to assist with our costume measurements.

  • Costume Fees are due by October 10th!
  • ages 3-6 - $55.00
  • ages 7 and up - $60.00

Please help us to place this order in a timely manner. With every passing day our costume order is delayed, it makes it that much harder for us to make sure that we get our costumes in time for pictures and recitals. We really appreciate your attention to this. You can submit your costume payment online by clicking HERE or in the office located in studio 144.

Before winter break, we will put together a costume book for your viewing pleasure!

Holly Springs Christmas Parade Information

The Holly Springs Christmas Parade is just around the corner! We want all of our dancers to participate with us on Saturday, December 10th with the Holly Springs Christmas Parade. We love opening this up to all of our students and always have a terrific time! We will be performing our “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” dancer.
Here’s what you need to know:

  • Dancers will line up at 10am for an 11am start time
  • Everyone should wear a red HSSOD sweatshirt, a white turtleneck, black leggings or jazz pants, and hair in a ponytail with a white ribbon and tennis shoes
  • Don’t forget white gloves to keep hands warm
  • All dancers ages 5 & up will learn a short dance that will be performed during the parade route.
  • Dancers in our pre-school aged classes will be pulled in a wagon by their parents. Wagons should be decorated in a “presents” theme since they will make up the back part of our human sled. Use your creativity since one of you will be chosen for one month’s free tuition. If you do not own a wagon, ask around if someone else in your class can help. We’re sure you can ride with a friend!
  • Class Moms or Dads, we need you! We will need two parent volunteers from each class to walk with the kids during the parade and help with drop off/ pick up. Please contact your child’s teacher.
  • More info to come with the November newsletter!

HSSOD red sweatshirts can be ordered now until November 19th for $16.90 w/ tax. Stop by the office for more info.

Love Lock Wall

Traveling in France this summer, I was fascinated with the “Love Lock Bridge.” We set out to create a small version in the studio to connect with something really cool across the ocean. Special thanks to Sean Coleman, Dance Dad Extraordinaire, for creating a gorgeous wall in studio 148.

Want to share in this?
Buy a lock at the front desk for $5.00. Have your dancer write their name on the lock and the place in the world that they dream of visiting. Add it to the love lock wall!

We think that dreaming big and setting intentions are super important skills.

100% of the proceeds will support the continuing dance education for our 60 kids in Costa Rica!
Thanks for your support!

We Love Our Dancers!

What do we love most in the world? Our dancers!

We are creating a collage of all of our dance family members in the break room of 136.

Bring your 4x6 black and white photo in a black frame for us to add to our wall.

They say that keeping framed pictures of people you love increases happiness...
I believe it, too!


Want to dance in a reconstruction of Michael Jackson’s Thriller?

Any dancer ages 10 and up can learn this fun piece with Ms. Erin on Sundays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 from 5:30-7pm in studio 148.

The performance will be at the Haunted Farm on Sat., Oct. 29th from 7-11pm.

Join us if you can!

Disney World Dance Trip!

We are dancing down Main St., USA this summer (June 20-24) and hope you can join us!

This trip is for any HSSOD dancer ages nine and up. Information is available at the front desk!

One of our favorite ways to join dance and famly fun!

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!