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Costume & Recital Fees
Costume fees were due October 15th and Recital Fees are due on April 1. If you haven't paid yet, please stop by the office or pay online here.
Dates & Events
Shining Stars
Shining Stars will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10-11am. 
Apr 26- Open Dance & Midnight Hip Hop
Open Dance Night 6pm & Midnight Hip Hop – register now! 
Apr 26 - Disney Meeting
Information meeting will be held Saturday, April 26th 9-10am in studio 128 
May 8-9 - Young Dancer Dress Rehearsals
Young Dancer Recital Dress Rehearsals at Holly Springs Cultural Center. Download the schedule here. 
May 10-11 - Young Dancer Recital
Young Dancer Recital at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center for ages 3-6. More Info HERE 
May 13 - Class Mom Meeting
Class Mom meeting for classes ages 7 and up 7-8pm in studio 144 
May 24 - Last Day of Classes!
Last day of studio classes for the 2013-14 season! 
May 27-29 - Dress Rehearsals
Dress Rehearsals at Fletcher Opera House. More info HERE! 
May 30-Jun 1 - Spring Recital
“There’s No Place Like Home” Spring Recital at Fletcher Opera House in Raleigh for ages 7 and up. More Info HERE 
Relevé Dancewear
Holly Springs School of Dance recommends Relevé for all of your dancewear needs!
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Due to the new state tax on ticket sales as well as rising production costs, it is necessary for us to raise ticket prices to $6.00 for the Young Dancer Concerts and $12.00 for the Fletcher Opera House performances. Please note that the ticket prices in the February newsletter do not reflect this change.

We appreciate everyone's support and look forward to an amazing show!

A Note from the Director

Thanks to all of you who came out to support Springs Dance Company's concerts! Congratulations to Erin McCarthy and Brianna Steers for having their work chosen by the audience, and to Ellie Chappell for having her work chosen by the company, to have their work performed at the recital. Great job!! Proceeds from the concerts will be awarded in the form of schlarships to the dancers at the recital.

Great news keeps on coming! Congratulations to Brienne Mizell for receiving a scholarship and acceptance into USC's Dance program! Way to go! We are so proud of you!

We have an exciting month head as we begin making plans for another Disney trip, celebrate National Dance Week, and work towards our beautiful recitals! Of course, we can't wait to see all of our dancers in their gorgeous costumes during picture weekend. Lots of important information in this month's newsletter.

We want to welcome Ashley Walls from AWW Modern Dance Company who will be setting a piece on SDC members this month. We are so excited to have her as a guest artist creating an original piece with our “There's No Place Like Home” theme for the recitals.

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Spring Break! I'm super excited to share our Fall 2014 schedule with you and look forward to registration April 7-11th!
Love, Marilyn

Who Wants to Dance at Disney World?

We are organizing a trip to Orlando, Florida June 18- 21, 2015 for dancers ages 10-19! Dancers will have the opportunity to perform at Disney's Dance The World event, which will be held in Disney's Magic Kingdom.

In addition to performing, dancers will receive a Park Hopper pass, lodging at a Disney resort, and memories to last a lifetime! Information meeting will be held Saturday, April 26th 9-10am in studio 128. I'm going to Disney World – are you??
*Dancers must be 10 by June 1, 2015!

Open Dance Night

During the evening of April 26th, we will hold our second Open Dance Night of the season. Dancers of all ages may produce one minute of choreography to the song and genre of their choice that will be presented in studio 148. This free event is open to the community, so invite your friends!

  • Dancers must pre-register at the front desk.
  • Please make sure that your piece runs about one minute. 
Dancers will perform at 6pm. Audience members will choose a couple of pieces to be performed again at the young dancer concerts on May 10th - 11th at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center. Register now!
National Dance Week Festivities

We are so excited to celebrate National Dance Week April 25th – May 4th Back by popular demand . . .

  • Midnight Hip-Hop on Saturday, April 26th (midnight – 1am) – UNC-W's Physical Graffeeti member and HSSOD Alum, Paige Hauser, will offer an awesome Hip Hop class for dancers ages and 10 and up! 
Register for only $10.00 at the Front Desk in studio 144!
SDC - Sr, Jr, Apprentice & Springs Ballet Co Auditions

Dancers ages 9 and up who have had at least 3 years of training in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern may attend an Open Call audition for Springs Dance Company on Sun. May 18th.

  • Apprentice/Jr.'s – 2:30-4pm Rising 4 – 8th graders
  • Seniors – 4-5:30pm 9-12th graders
  • Springs Ballet Co. will be for Continuing students ages 10 and up 1-2:30

Dancers should arrive in a black leotard, pink tights and hair in a bun. You will share combinations in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz with Ms. Marilyn, Ms. Jen, Ms. Stephanie, Ms. Denise and other staff members. *Come to an informal meeting to further discuss everything you need to know about auditions, requirements, etc. on Sat., April 26th From 8-9am in studio 148.

*Parents should arrive 30 minutes before the audition for a quick parent meeting before auditions

ADF Summer Schools

Interested in attending the American Dance Festival’s school this summer?

Find out everything you need to know and apply for this amazing program –

6 Week School
ages 17 & up
June 12th – July 26th, 2013
3 Week School
ages 12-16
July 5th – July 26th, 2013
Zumba & Yoga

Two New Ways Dancers & Parents Can Take Care Of Their Bodies, Minds, and Spirits…

Beginning Sat., Sept. 7th, Ms. Katie will be offering Zumba on Sat. mornings from 8-9am & Sun. afternoons from 4-5pm in studio 128. Classes are $5.00 each. So much fun!

Beginning Tues., Sept. 3rd Yoga Pam will be offering a donation based class on Tuesday evenings from 7:15- 8:45pm in studio 132. All money collected will go towards Springs Dance Company’s Scholarship Fund to support young dancers through summer study. All dancers and parents are welcome to attend, (suggested donation is $7.00/per class)

“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!