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Disney Deposits Due Now!

Please drop off your Disney deposit to the office in studio 144 now. Please make sure that you give us a copy of your child's birth certificate, as well as the rooming assignments sheets. We can't wait!

Costumes

It's almost time to begin costume fittings! Cistome fees are $55.00 for ages 3-9, and $60.00 for ages 10 and up. Please make sure that your costumes are paid for by October 15th so that we can place our order.

Costume fees can be paid at the studio or online by clicking HERE!

Dates & Events
Shining Stars
Shining Stars will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10-11am. 
Nov 24 - Regular Monday Classes
Regular Monday classes will meet as make-up for Labor Day 
Nov 25-29 - Closed for Thanksgiving
The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving from Nov 25 to the 29th 
Dec 6 - Holiday Cabaret
Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Cultural Center. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 3rd at noon. 
Dec 7 - Fuquay-Varina Parade
SDC dances in Fuquay-Varina parade 3pm 
Dec 13 - Holly Springs Christmas Parade
Holly Springs Parade 10am line up, 11am start. More info HERE! 
Dec 22 - Jan 3 - Winter Break
The studio will be closed for Winter Break from Dec 22nd until Jan 3rd. Happy New Year! 
Relevé Dancewear
Holly Springs School of Dance recommends Relevé for all of your dancewear needs!
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Mid Year Classes & Registration

Classes begin the week of January 12th and runs through April 4th. Tuition for the twelve weeks is 150.00 for new students and 130.00 for current HSSOD students. Tuition is due upon registration.
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  • 3/4 year olds Beginning Ballet/Tap Classes - “Pretty Pretty Princess” Theme with princess music!
    • Fri 4:15-5:15pm
    • Sat. 9-10am
  • 5/6 year old Classes - “Let’s Move”-Modern/Ballet class which will incorporate the best of both genres! Lots of fun creative movement!
    • Sat. 11am-noon
  • 7/9 year old Classes
    • Beginning Hip Hop Friday 7-8pm
    • Beginning Ballet Fri 7-8pm
  • 10/12 year olds
    • Beginning Modern Wed 3:30-4:30pm
    • Beginning Ballet Thurs 3:30-4:30pm
  • 10 and up
    • Jumps, Leaps, Turns, Contact. Tuesdays 8-9pm
      Composition Class. Sundays 5:30-7:30pm (runs for six weeks)
      ***Work on skills to create your own choreography!
    • Floor Barre Conditioning. Saturdays 9-10am
      ***Focuses on strengthening your core, improving your turnout, and alignment. Perfect for ballet lovers and anyone who wants to be stronger!
A Note from the Director...

October was a FABULOUS month at HSSOD! We had so many fun things going on every week. Here are some of the highlights...

  • Clay Thomson’s visit to teach master classes was inspiring! We loved having a Broadway performer at our studio, and can’t wait to create more opportunities like this!
  • We loved sharing our classes during Observation Week! It was so nice to see so many family members supporting our dancers.
  • We had a fabulous trip to East Carolina University for their first ever HS Day of Dance!
  • We had terrific performances at Open Dance Night (Congratulations to Annabelle Coleman for having her work chosen to perform at Holiday Cabaret,) HollyFest, and THRILLER! Congratulations to an amazing cast who was a delight to work with on this project. Your performances at the Haunted Farm were wonderful! Thanks again to Brianna Steers for doing an awesome job reconstructing this piece!
  • Huge thanks to everyone who came out to support the Fall Festival! We raised almost $7,000.00 to support SDC this year! We are so thankful to all of the parents who worked so hard to make this even so wonderful!

November is a month where lots of rehearsals and planning are happening for some great December events. We can’t wait to celebrate the Meg’s Smile Foundation with our Holiday Cabaret performances, the parades, and our Nutcracker sharing by Springs Ballet Company. Read on to get more details about some fun events!

I sincerely hope and pray that your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are so grateful to be a special part of your child’s life. Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Marilyn

Holiday Cabaret

Tickets are on sale now at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts for $6.00. All participating classes have been notified, but please check with your instructor if you have questions.

We love producing this show set to great holiday music while we support the Meg’s Smile Foundation (www.megsmile.com)

Concert times are: Sat., Dec. 7th at 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm. Make this a part of your family’s holiday tradition.

DANCE THEATRE AUDITIONS

Calling all ballerinas! Ms. Denise will be holding auditions on Sat., Dec. 20th from 9-10am studio 148 for this year’s Dance Theatre production.

Dancers ages 8 and up who are continuing students are welcome to audition. Come prepared to learn a phrase that you will share for Ms. Denise.

Ballet Select & Springs Ballet Company Nutcracker
Please join us on Sun., Dec. 21st at 4:00 pm in studio 148 for a wonderful afternoon of variations from the Nutcracker Ballet performed by our very talented Springs Ballet Company and Ballet Select class. Open to all! FREE!
Thanks to Our Fall Festival Sponsors!

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Announcements
“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 Lulu.com. 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 www.yogapam.com.

  
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!