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Time is running out to purchase ad space for your business in the year’s souvenir program for our recitals! This is the last chance to place an ad in our recital program!

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Dates & Events
Shining Stars
Shining Stars will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10-11am. 
May 18-23 - Awards Week at the Studio!
Remember to bring your camera or video camera to our last class as we present special awards to our dancers! 
May 23 - Last Day of Studio Classes!
What a wonderful year! 
May 26-28 Mandatory Dress Rehearsals
Mandatory Dress rehearsals at Fletcher Opera House. Download the schedule HERE! 
May 29-31 - I Want My MTV!
Spring Recital! Get more info HERE! 
June 8 - Summer Class Begin
Get Summer Class and Camp info HERE! 
Tuition Deal!

Take 10% off your dance tuition when you pay for the entire 2015- 2016 season in advance! This offer expires June 1, 2015!

Take 5% off if you pay for the entire 2015- 2016 season in advance between June 1st and September 1st.

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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

This has been a wonderful year! We have watched our dancers grow and perform in beautiful ways. We enjoyed Sparkcon, Holiday Cabaret, The Secrets of The Tiny House, and Dance As If No One Is Watching. We’ve celebrated through two open dance nights, guest teachers, and our beautiful Father/Daughter Dance.

We’ve been so excited preparing for our performance at Disney World this summer, and for the upcoming Macy’s parade this November! We all have so much to be thankful for, and are truly grateful that our studio is so much about dance and love. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your life.

Please keep my family in your prayers as we travel back to Costa Rica this summer to continue our dance mission work with many children. I will travel Summer 2016 with dancers again - can’t wail!

Let’s get our 80’s on!! Please let us know how we can help to make this one of the best days in your child’s year. We love our dancers and our recitals! On with the show!
Love, Marilyn

Clay Thomson, currently starring in Broadway’s Matilda, sporting his HSSOD swag in Times Square!
Recital Love Notes

Send a special message backstage to your sweet dancer at the recital! For only $5.00, you will fill out a specially designed card that will be delivered to your dancer during the show! Let them know how much you love them, how proud you are, and how you can’t wait to celebrate with them after the show!

Support making dancer’s dreams come true, as well as someone who means the world to you!

Purchase cards at the front desk, at dress rehearsals, or the recitals!

Who Wants to Dance at Disney World!?

We are getting so excited about our upcoming Disney trip! Dancers performing in the parade should make sure that they have the following dates on their calendars:

  • May 17th 5:30-6:30pm
  • June 9.10.11 7-8:00pm
  • *Parent Meeting 8-9pm on June 11th
  • June 18th - Let the Magic Begin!
Flash Mob Dancers Needed!

Letterland takes over Pullen Park!  We need dancers ages 5-9 years old!!

Be a part of our Flash Mob!! Open to ALL HSSOD students ages 5-9 years old! We have been asked to create a Flash Mob on Sat., May 16th at Pullen Park to support the Literacy Event of the WCPSS! 

Any current HSSOD dancer ages can join Ms. Mary (current ECU Dance Major & HSSOD Alum) to learn a short dance that will be performed several times during the event. Join us for rehearsals from 1-2pm on Sunday, May 2nd, May 10th, and Thurs. May 14th from 7-7:30pm. Dancers must be available from 10-4pm on May 16th

Take advantage of this extra performance opportunity!

Recital Tickets

The recital fee ($15.00 for ages 3-6, $25.00 for ages 7 and up- due April 1st!) helps us pay for production costs (space rental, paying lighting and sound designers, stage management, etc) as well as covers the cost of two recital tickets. We distribute these in May. Anyone who wishes to purchase additional tickets can do so beginning Sat. Feb. 28th at 8am until noon in the studio (148). We put a two ticket per person limit the first week that tickets go on sale.

Beginning on March 7th at 9am, you can stop by studio 148 to purchase any additional tickets that you need. Please know that we will sell out, so try to plan ahead if you need extra tickets.

2015 Summer Schedule

“Do You Want To Build A Snowman?”

FROZEN in July is one of our favorite camps for ages 3-6 this summer. Have you been wondering what a snowman does in Summer? Let’s discover it together!

Just one of the many fantastic offerings in our Summer Camp season! Click HERE for the Summer Schedule and Register Now!

It’s time to make plans for your dancer’s Summer activities! We have a fantastic season planned with more choices than ever! We know we have something for everyone. Please contact us if you need help making decisions on what is best for your dancer. Click Here for registration and schedule information or pick up at the studio!

I Love Sharing Great News!

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The Tingelstad Family has been named East Carolina University’s Family of the Year! 

We are so thankful for everyone’s continued support through the studio and Paul’s Pirates! Want to join a great group of Dads working to do great things in our community? 

Contact Chris Chappell at to join the crew!

A Message from Lisa Tinglestad

I would like to thank my wonderful HSSOD family for their amazing support for the girls and myself through this difficult time. I know Paul is honored by the Paul’s Pirates and the amazing things that are being done for the community! I am truly blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful and caring people.

Lisa, Kristyn and Kaleigh

“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!