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Shoes too tight??

Are those dance shoes feeling a little snug? We will have a box with gently used dance shoes avaliable in Studio 144. 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.

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! 
Feb 24 - Dance Theatre Performances
“Phone Booth Preservation Society/Carnival of the Animals” performances. Hope Community Church 1:00 and 5:00pm. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the studio. 
Mar 3 - Recital Tickets
Recital Tickets go on sale at 8am at the studio (limit 2 per person) 
Mar 10 - Additional Recital Tickets
Recital Tickets go on sale at 8am with no limit on quantity 
Mar 10 - SDC’s Solo Concert
“Dance as if Nobody is Watching” at the Hope Community Church at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. Tickets are $7 
Mar 12-17 - Observation Week
Come see all the hard work your dancer is doing! 
Mar 23-24 - Picture Weekend
March 23-25th are the dates for our picture weekend in full recital costumes! A full schedule as well as ordering information will be included in the March newsletter. 
Mar 26-31 - Fall Registration Lottery
Lottery drawing for Fall Registration. More info coming soon! 
Apr 2-7 - Closed for Spring Break
The studio will be closed for spring break April 2 to April 7 
Apr 9-14 - Fall Registration
Fall registration week will be April 9 to April 14. More info coming soon! 
May 12 - Young Dancer Recital
Young Dancer Recital at Hope Community Church for ages 3-6, as well as 7/9 Beginning classes. 
May 19 - SDC Auditions
In studio 148. Apprentices/Littles from 9-10am - Jr. Co. from 10-11am - Sr. Co. from 11am-noon. 
June 1-3 - Fletcher Spring Recital
Fletcher Opera House in Raleigh - Recital for ages 7/9 continuing level classes and up 
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!

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Holly Springs School of Dance recommends Relevé for all of your dancewear needs!

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A Note from the Director...

2018 is off to a wonderful start! We want to welcome of our new families who are joining us in our Mid Year Season!

Here’s whats coming up in the next few months:

  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Springs Dance Company’s solo concert
  • Dance Theatre’s performances
  • Recital preparations/performances
  • Hawaii dance trip!!!!
  • Auditions
  • Summer Camps/Classes

Read on to learn more about the great things waiting for you!
Love, Ms. Marilyn

PS - Click HERE for Spring Recital Information!

New!! Improvisation Workshop

Join Ms. Kelly Gray on Friday nights from 8:15 - 9:15pm to work on expanding your dance improv skills!

  • Learn about authentic movement
  • Gain confidence and strength
  • Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

*$48.00 for the workshop, or a drop in rate is available! *Open to all dancers aged 10 and up

Dance Theatre Performance Info

Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 24th for the Dance Theatre performance of "Phone Booth Preservation Society & Carnival of the Animals", under the direction of Denise Cerniglia.

Many dancers have been rehearsing on the weekend to share this beautiful Ballet with family and friends!

  • Location: Hope Community Church
  • Show Times: 1:00 & 5:00pm
  • Cost: $7.00 and can be purchased at the studio
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.

Snow Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Ella for being our Snow Photo contest winner!

Check out all of the beautiful pictures on Instagram using #hssodsnowphoto!

Ella 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 #hssodlove2018. Be creative! Have fun!

“Dance as if Nobody is Watching” - Sat, Mar 10th

Springs Dance Company will be producing its concert, Dance As If No One Is Watching on Saturday, March 10th at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm at the Hope Community Church.

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 $7.00 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.

Springs Dance Company Auditions

Join us on Sat., May 19th in studio 148

Apprentices/Littles - 9-10am
Jr. Co.- 10-11am
Sr. Co. - 11am-noon

*Please arrive 30 minutes early to register. More info in upcoming newsletters! Save the date!!

*Info Meething for parents is Sat., April 28th from 9-10am.

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!