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Holiday Cabaret Audition Results - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thanks to all who auditioned!  Our decisions were very difficult with so many dancers trying out this season.  Congratulations to the following dancers....

Ella Babcock- "Your Hands".  Anabelle Zuromski, Abigail Murphy, Sophia Sanchez, Izzie Huff, Anna Caldwell, Maggie Akins, Anna Grace Riley, Clara Serao.

Kristen Jones and Olivia Slack- "Hot Chocolate".  Jenna Rivenbark, Gianna Joslin, Vivienne Sanchez, Isabella Lara, Claire Ahlheit, Ava Carfano, Tori Bamonte, Abby Varga.

Tyler Fuller- "Christmas Cannon".  Sabine Pate, Courtney Taylor, Addison Macior, Katherine Ahlheit, Katrina Haas, Kaylee Viverette, Lily Adkins, Caroline Edmondson, Laney Leising.

Skylar Chappell and Marielys Franks- "All I Want For Christmas Is You".  Kyra Lewis, Reese Bucy, Gabriella Franks, Hannah Cowell, Ella Bucy, Kate Ennis.

Spencer Washofsky- "Underneath The Tree".  Danielle Schaefer, Morgan Vogt, Sarah Baxter, Hayley Young, Riley Harris, Rachel Kitching, Lia Jensen, Kira Geniesse.

Gabriella Adornetto and Addie Stine- "It's Christmas Time Again".  Claire Chandler, Isabella Kozlowski, Kelsey Allen, Georgia Outlaw, Emerson McDonnell, Maya Musser, Kaitlyn Graham, Madelyn Walker.

Scarlett Dobbs- "I Wish".  Kaitlyn Lalor, Emma Babosci, Isabella Dobbs, Rachael Mealie, Lily Bertlshofer, Hailey Whitehead.

Faith DIckson- "I Want To Be A Rockette".  Caroline Friend, Olivia Prevost, Brooke Barrett, Sarah Nativi, Magen Legg, Keely Mizell.

Savannah Jade Dobbs- "Beautiful World".  Maegen Wasaff, Charlotte Rice.

Rachel Walker and Kylie Karabinos- "When Christmas Comes To Town".  Scarlett Enns, Addison Marsteller, Isabelle Payton, Emily Rennell, Payton Rice, Sophia Rudzki, Olivia Sanchez, Bianca Serao, Willo Simmons, Julianna Timberlake, Sophia Tollefsen.

Costume Fees

Costume Fees are due by Oct 15th!

  • Ages 7 and up - $60 per class
  • Ages 3 to 6 - $55 per class

Click HERE to pay online.

Got Old Shoes?

Do you have dance shoes that you can recycle?

Donate them to the studio! Please drop them off with the office staff.

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     
Oct 15 - Costume Fees Due
Costume fees are due by Oct 15. Click HERE to pay online. 
Oct 15 - Fall Festival
The Fall Festival will be on Oct 15 from 4 to 7pm. More info to come soon! 
Oct 17-22 - Observation Week
Watch your dancer! Observation week is Oct 17 to 22. 
Oct 29 - Performance of “Thriller”
The performance will be at the Haunted Farm on Sat., Oct. 29th from 7-11pm. 
Dec 3 - Holiday Cabaret
Holiday Cabaret is our studio's fundraiser for the Meg’s Smile Foundation. More info coming soon! 
Dec 10 - HS Christmas Parade
The Holly Springs Christmas Parade is on Dec 10. All are welcome to participate, more info coming soon! 
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

On behalf of the teachers and staff, we want to welcome everyone to the Holly Springs School of Dance. We are so excited to share our 19th season with all of you! Our first couple of weeks have been filled with reconnecting to old friends, and making many new ones. After a summer of travel and activities, its great to be home!

This year, I’ve chosen “One World, One Love” as our theme. After traveling in Europe, I was inspired to explore how we connect to all people and all cultures. In a world that can be chaotic, love seems to be the clearest choice. We are going to create some really fun pieces!

Another exciting place that I traveled was to Costa Rica with the 38 members of our dance mission team. Check out the photos in the lobby to get a feel for this amazing opportunity. I’m so proud of our team, and I really see a difference in the lives of the kids there since we first went in 2013. My plan is to go with staff in March to support the local dance teacher’s program, and bring another team in 2018.

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported our “Bridges of Love” campaign. YOU made a difference for these kids! Visit our Facebook page to see pictures/posts about our trip. Anyone interested in offering support should check out our “Love Lock” wall in studio 148!

Holly Springs School of Dance is a very special and very unique learning environment.  We are so excited that you have made this choice for your child, and we feel honored to share our love of dance with them. Please let us know how we can make this one of the best parts of your child’s life! Here’s to an amazing season!
Love, Marilyn

Love Lock Wall

Traveling in France this summer, I was fascinated with the “Love Lock Bridge.” We set out to create a small version in the studio to connect with something really cool across the ocean. Special thanks to Sean Coleman, Dance Dad Extraordinaire, for creating a gorgeous wall in studio 148.

Want to share in this?
Buy a lock at the front desk for $5.00. Have your dancer write their name on the lock and the place in the world that they dream of visiting. Add it to the love lock wall!

We think that dreaming big and setting intentions are super important skills.

100% of the proceeds will support the continuing dance education for our 60 kids in Costa Rica!
Thanks for your support!

We Love Our Dancers!

What do we love most in the world? Our dancers!

We are creating a collage of all of our dance family members in the break room of 136.

Bring your 4x6 black and white photo in a black frame for us to add to our wall.

They say that keeping framed pictures of people you love increases happiness...
I believe it, too!


Want to dance in a reconstruction of Michael Jackson’s Thriller?

Any dancer ages 10 and up can learn this fun piece with Ms. Erin on Sundays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 from 5:30-7pm in studio 148.

The performance will be at the Haunted Farm on Sat., Oct. 29th from 7-11pm.

Join us if you can!

Disney World Dance Trip!

We are dancing down Main St., USA this summer (June 20-24) and hope you can join us!

This trip is for any HSSOD dancer ages nine and up. Information is available at the front desk!

One of our favorite ways to join dance and famly fun!

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!