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Mid-Year Class Registration

HSSOD Mid-Year Classes run from January 8 through March 31 and are open to new and existing HSSOD students.

Download Mid-Year Registration Form HERE!

Volunteer Opportunities!

Want to volunteer? We always have cool stuff going on at the studio!

Let us know how you can share your gifts to make great things happen for our dancers!

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! 
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...

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 $18,000.00 for the Meg’s Smile Foundation! Wow! At Cabaret, we were very proud to have awarded Charlotte Rice with the Make An Impression Summer Study Scholarship. This $400.00 scholarship is awarded each year as a way to recognize a gifted young dancer who shows great potential commitment, and passion for dance! Thanks to all of the classes who participated in this year’s “Act Two” event!!

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 and rehearsal schedule HERE!

We are so excited to welcome 2018! We had an awesome New Years Eve Eve Dance Jam on Dec. 30th to get the new year off to a terrific start. By offering so many classes, dancers were able to move their bodies in joyful ways all day! Here are some other things we have to look forward to in 2018...

  • Hawaii Dance Trip
  • Dance Theatre Performance
  • “Dance As If No One Is Watching” Performance
  • Macy’s 2018 Planning begins!
  • Recitals
  • Guest Artists
  • Summer Classes / Camps
Looking forward to an amazing 2018!
Love, Ms. Marilyn


Dance Theater Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsal Blocks
January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4
Click HERE to download cast and rehearsal schedule

Please notify Mollie or me in advance if you will miss a rehearsal. No more than one absence is allowed.



2:30-5:00 (1/7-2/18)
SBC Barre
Phone Booth Preservation Society Ballet

February 11, 18: We will all meet together from 1:30-3:30 to do a complete run through and learn the opening and finale, which both include the entire cast.

February 23: Dress rehearsal 6:00-9:00

February 24: Show day! Shows are at 1:00 and 5:00, call time TBA

Dance Theatre Audition Results
Readers: Ella Bucy, Kira Geniesse, Caroline Edmondson, Kylie Karabinos, Madison Manz

Hens (with Denise)
Michaela Patterson
Abby Issler
Gail Faulkner
Reagan Whitley
Annie Everest
Mary Self
Natalia Capote
Avery Hormel

Tortoises (with Charlotte)
Paige Brennan
Molly Cassidy
Emma Babocsi
Sarah Robins
Aliza Adornetto
Emily Hobbet
Alana Roberts

Elephants (with Mollie)
Maya Musser
Rachel Kitching
Laney Leising
Sabine Pate
Samantha Hill
Thea Rohrer
Anna Caldwell
Talyn Fitzpatrick

Kangaroos (with Denise)
Emerson McDonnell
Kyra Lewis
Kate Lundy
Libby Sulyi
Sophie Mills

Aquarium (with Madison)
Lea Mennen
Anna Freeh
Sloan Thompson
Kaitlyn Graham
Megan Malmberg-Burnette
Lillian Griffin
Eva Robinson
Georgia Outlaw
Maggie Akins
Ava Carfano
Kelsey Allan
Mia Errato
Cate Killough

Cuckoo (with Mollie)
Hannah Cowell
Natalie Bentley
Maria Little
Kaylee Viverette
Katrina Haas
Lily Bertlshofer
Danielle Schaefer

Aviary (with Denise and Mollie)
Lily Adkins
Ella Bucy
Anna Grayce Riley
Kira Geniesse
Kate Ennis
Addie Macior
Audrey Williamson
Samantha Fanjoy

Pianists (with Denise and Mollie)
Hayden Cagle
Annabelle Coleman
Peri Leeds
Chelsea Slocum
Grace Villadsen
Kylee Cockerham
Riley Harris
Caroline Edmondson
Olivia Jones
Hope Sipek

Fossils (with Rachel)
Erynn Long
Lizzy Berry
Madeline Lisecki
Peyton Doneth
Layla Williams
Addison Musser
Jamie Renaud
Madelyn Walker
Jenna Rivenbark

Swans (with Denise and Mollie)
Isabella Dobbs
Alanna Guertin
Maralee Joyner
Kylie Karabinos
Madison Manz
Charlotte Rice
Rachel Walker
Ciara Renaud
Mia Crider
Taylor Spies

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.


Just in time for the holidays! NEW HSSOD Ornaments & HSSOD 20th Anniversary season long sleeved shirts! Available in the office of 144!!

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!