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NYC Dance Trip Reminder!

Dancing with us in New York? Deposit is due by March 7th! Can’t wait!

Ready to Make Summer Plans?

Our fall schedule of Summer Camps and Classes will be available with our March newsletter! We’ve got some great new ideas to share with you!

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     
Feb 5 - Tickets On Sale
Tickets go on sale for SDC’s “Dance As If No One is Watching” & Dance Theatre 
Feb 20 - Father-Daughter Dance
Register Now! More info HERE! 
Feb 27 - Recital Tickets
Recital Tickets go on sale at 8am at the studio (limit 2 per person) 
Mar 5 - Dance Theater “Amelia Among The Stars”
Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center 1:00, 4:00, 7:00pm Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Cutural Arts Center. More info HERE! 
Mar 5 - Additional Recital Tickets
Recital tickets go on sale at 8am with no quantity cap 
Mar 19 - SDC’s Solo Concert
SDC’s Solo Concert "Dance as if Nobody is Watching" at the HS Cultural Center at 1, 4, 7pm 
Mar 14-19 - Observation Week
March 14 through 19 is observation week. Come by and watch the evolution of your dancer! 
Mar 21-26 - Fall Registration Lottery
Lottery drawing for Fall registration. More Info to come! 
Mar 18-Apr 2 - Spring Break
The studio will be closed for spring break from March 18th to April 2nd. 
Apr 4-9 - Fall Registration
Registration for the 2016-17 season will be held April 4th through 9th. More Info to come! 
Apr 8-10 - Picture Weekend
April 8th-11th are the dates for our picture weekend in full recital costumes! More Info to Come! 
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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18th Annual Father-Daughter Dance!

Register now for the Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 6-8pm at the studio! Dancers/Dads will dance with a DJ, have snacks, enjoy a pciture booth, and make lasting memories! $25.00 per couple ~ semi formal attire. Must pre-register because space is limited! All proceeds will support our Dance Mission Trip to Costa Rica this summer.

Click below to download the flyer!

A Note from the Director

Note from the director 2016 is off to an amazing start! You can feel the excitement in the air as recital costumes are arriving! We want to welcome all of our new Mid Year students and families who are filling our space with great new friends!

We have so many exciting things coming up in the month’s ahead...

  • Valentine’s Photo Contest
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • SDC’s solo concert
  • Dance Theatre’s performance
  • Recital preparations/performances
  • Picture weekend
  • Auditions
  • Summer Camps
  • Disney planning meeting

Read on to learn more about the great things waiting for all of you!
As always, we are so greatful for the opportunity to be a special part of your life!
Love, Ms. Marilyn

PS - I love sharing great news! Congratulations to Em Jacobsson for being accepted into the dance programs at ECU and University of South Carolina with scholarships to both programs! Bravo!

Congratulations to Hayden Cagle and Allie Swartz for being accepted into Carolina Ballet’s Summer Intensive. Bravo to Allie for also receiving a scholarship! Way to go!

“Amelia Among the Stars” HSSOD Dance Theatre 2016!

Please join us on Saturday, March 5th for the Dance Theatre performance of The Secrets of the The Tiny House, under the direction of Denise Cerniglia. Many dancers have been rehearsing on the weekend to share this beautiful Ballet with family and friends!

Performances are at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00pm. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Cutural Arts Center.

“Dance as if Nobody is Watching” - March 19th

Springs Dance Company will be producing its concert, "Dance As If No One Is Watching" on Saturday, March 19th at 1,4,7pm at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center.

This student produced concert highlights young choreographers as they create new pieces, make costuming decisions, learn about marketing, and handle all of the aspects of putting together their own concert. The audience will vote on two pieces that they would like to see performed in the recital.

You may purchase tickets for $6.00 at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center. This makes a great Mother/Daughter date or a fun outing for an entire class to go and support an assistant! Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend! These concerts will support Summer Study Scholarship opportunities for these dancers.

Show Us Your Photos!

Congratulations to Emily for being our Snow Photo contest winner! Check out all of the beautiful pictures on Instagram using #hssodsnowphoto! Emily won a FREE summer class! 

We will have another photo contest up until Valentine’s Day with dancers posting why they LOVE dance! TAG me on Instagram and use #hssodlove2016. Be creative! Have fun!

Click Emily's picture or click HERE for a larger version!

Let’s Get Social!!

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram (marilynchappellhssod), or Twitter @marilynhssod
** Lots of reminders and great pictures!

Shoes Too Tight??

Are those dance shoes feeling a little snug? We will have a box with gently used dance shoes avaliable in Studio 136. Please feel free to stop by and help yourself!

Have some to donate? We would love to recycle them for you! Bring your shoes and add them to the box!

All shoes are $5.00 and will go to the SDC scholarship fund.

Picture Days!

April 8th-11th are the dates for our picture weekend in full recital costumes! As our beautiful costumes are arriving, we can’t wait to see our dancers in them! A full schedule as well as ordering information will be included in the March newsletter.

Springs Dance Company Auditions

Springs Dance Company will hold auditions on Sat., May 14th 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 30th from 8-9am.

Dancin' Our Way to Costa Rica!
Where did you wear your HSSOD shirt this summer?

We are creating a fun contest where you could win one year’s FREE tuition for a class for next season!

All year long we want you to bring a picture to the studio of you wearing a HSSOD shirt in a cool location (hot local spot, vacationing, etc.) At the end of the season, we will load them onto our website for families to vote for their favorite. Whoever gets the most votes will win free tuition for one class for the next season!

We’ve already seen kids in Switzerland, Paris, Italy, Chicago, beaches, with 100 year old relatives, etc. Be creative and have fun!

“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!