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A Note from the Director...

Welcome to the Holly Springs School of Dance’s 17th season! For our returning students, welcome home! For our new students, we are so happy that you are here with us! On behalf of the teachers and staff, we want you to know that we are committed to making this year a very special part of your child’s life. Since this newsletter is so important for keeping you updated on all of the activities in the studio, please make sure you have registered at our website in order to receive it via email. You can register by clicking HERE! We have so many fun things going on each month, we don’t want you to miss out on anything! Additional copies will also be available in each studio.

Are you excited about the best season ever? We certainly can’t wait to share some exciting things that we have planned for 2014- 2015 . . .

  • A bit of Broadway is coming to HSSOD! Clay Thomson, one of the dancers from Matilda and Newsies is coming to Holly Springs Oct. 11th to teach two master classes! We met Clay last January when we had our dance trip to N.Y. After taking his awesome class, we knew we had to get him here to our studio! This is a picture of Clay backstage at Matilda wearing his HSSOD sweatshirt with a cast member before the show.

  • We will begin planning our trip to dance at Disney World next summer (June 18-21). The deposit is due by Oct. 1st. If you missed the meeting, stop by the office in studio 144 for all of the info you will need! I would love to get a list of all the families attending are at the studio! Open to ALL HSSOD students ages 10 and up!
  • Macy’s 2015! This January marks the time to begin prepaing for our 5th trip to dance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This opportunity is open to all dancers ages 14-18 by Sept. 1,2015. Join us for the chance of a lifetime!
  • Mark your calendars for our awesome 80’s themed recitals this season!
    • Young dancers (ages 3-6) May 7-10 at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center
    • Fletcher Opera House - (ages 7 and up) May 28-30

We are so excited to share these and many other wonderful things this season! Please feel free to contact me chappell@hollyspringsdance. com.
Love, Marilyn

*Don’t forget to check out our vision board in studio 148! We want to hear what you have to say!

Studio Assignments 2014-15

Click below to download the studio assignments for the upcoming season!

2014 Studio Assignments

2014-15 Classes Added


  • Monday 6:30-7:30 7/9 year old Beginning Modern with Ms. Jen Eacret
  • Tuesday 7:30-8:30 13+ Continuing Hip Hop with Ms. Katie Mundt
  • Tuesday 8:00-9:00 13+ Contemporary Ballet with Ms. Jillian
  • Thursday 6:30-7:30 7/9 year old Beginning Hip Hop with Ms. Amanda
  • Friday 4:15-5:15 5/6 year old Beginning Modern with Ms. Katie LeRoy
“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!