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
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