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Costume Fitting & Fees

We wanted to mention that we have started taking costume measurements. With the whole dance world ordering at the same time, it is always best to place our order as soon as possible! We have volunteers that are going around to each class to assist with our costume measurements.

Costume Fees are due by October 10th!
ages 3-6 - $55.00
ages 7 and up - $60.00

Please help us to place this order in a timely manner. With every passing day our costume order is delayed, it makes it that much harder for us to make sure that we get our costumes in time for pictures and recitals. We really appreciate your attention to this. You can submityour costume payment online HERE or in the office located in studio 144.

Before winter break, we will put together a costume book for your viewing pleasure!

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!

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 10 - Costume Fees Due
Costume fees are due by Oct 10th. Click HERE to pay online. 
Oct 19-14 - Observation Week
Please join us the week of October 19-24 for our Open Class Week for parents and friends! Bring your cameras! 
Oct 24 - Silent Auction/Open Dance Night
In support of SDC. Saturday, October 24th from 5pm until 8pm in studio 148 
Oct 24 - Hollyfest
More info coming soon! 
Oct 30 - Holly Springs Haunted Farm
Performance of “Thriller” at the Haunted Farm - open to all 10 and up 
Nov 2 - Cabaret Tickets on Sale
Tickets for our Holiday Cabaret go on sale November 2nd. 
Nov 14 - Parade Sweatshirt Deadline
Last chance to order parade sweatshirt! 
Nov 24-28 - Thanksgiving
The studio will be closed November 24-28 for Thanksgiving. 
Dec 5 - Holiday Cabaret
Our fundraiser for the Meg’s Smile Foundation will be December 5th. More info to come! 
Dec 12 - Holly Springs Christmas Parade
Holly Springs Parade 10am line up, 11am start. More Info HERE 
Dec 12 - Holly Springs Christmas Parade
More info to come! 
Dec 14 - Jan 2 - Winter Break
The studio will be closed for Winter Break from Dec 14 until Jan 2. 
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Holly Springs School of Dance recommends Relevé for all of your dancewear needs!

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Thanks to all of the people who ordered pansies from SDC members to help support the programs.
Orders will be available at the studio to pick up on October 10th.

A Note from the Director

Thanks to everyone for getting us off to a great start this season! We’ve had a very busy and exciting first month!

Congratulations to...

  • all of the choreographers and dancers who auditioned for the student projects that will be performed at the Holiday Cabaret. Get all the Holiday Cabaret Information HERE.
  • to SDC members for an outstanding job performing at Bug Fest and Sparkcon.
  • the following HSSOD dancers for being cast in this year’s production of Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker!
    • Party Girls - Hayden Cagle, Annabelle Coleman, Keeley Mizell, Chelsea Slocum, and Allie Swartz
    • Party Boy - Niyal Williams
    • Soldiers - Campbell Baker, Natalie Bentley, Riley Harris, Emma Huff, Abigail Issler, Ainsley Lynch, Aaliyah Pugh, Kylie Robinson, Marli Steers, and Madison Stolarik
    • Truffles - Rachel Bentley, Emma Campbell, Gabriella Franks, Izzie Huff, Isabella Lara, Addison Macior, Elise Murray, Kali Scott, Clara Serao, Grace Smith, Ivy Smith, and Abby Varga
    • Mice - Alanna Guertin and Megan Malmberg- Burnette
    • Baby Mouse - Silvia Johnson and Isabelle Slocum
    • Gingerbread - Hayden Cagle and Allie Swartz
    • Harlequin - Keeley Mizell
We are so proud of you!

Please consider supporting these dancers by attending one of Carolina Ballet’s performances this holiday season. Order tickets by calling the box office at 710-0900.
Love, Marilyn

NEW CLASSES! Register Now!

Register now for the following new classes that we've added!

  • 10/12 year old Continuing Ballet on Wednesdays at 3:30
  • 13+ Contemporary Ballet on Thursdays at 3:30
  • 13+ Continuing Jazz on Thursdays at 7:00

New Adult Class!

  • Adult Beginning Contemporary Ballet on Wednesdays from 8:15-9:15 with Betsy Matthews
SDC Fundraiser - Halloween Costumes!

Thanks to Barbara Adornetto for setting this up! Order your Halloween costumes,
take 15% off your purchase, and 15%goes back to SDC!

"Thriller" @ Holly Springs Haunted Farm!

All HSSOD dancers ages 10 and up are welcome to perform in a reconstruction of Michael Jackson’s Thriller! No audition required!

Join Ms. Brianna as she rehearses on Sun. Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from 5:30- 7:00pm in studio 136. Dancers must attend all 4 rehearsals, create their own costume, and plan their own make-up design.

Dancers will meet at Sugg Farm on Friday, Oct. 30th at 6:30pm. Dancers will perform every half hour from 7-11pm.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The 50 HSSOD girls traveling to N.Y. next month want to thank everyone for their continued support!

We can’t wait to see our dancers performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in front of millions of viewers! Our Dance-A-Thon, costume sales, and Princess breakfast were a hit! We will invite anyone to a rehearsal who would like to get a sneak peek at the piece in early November. More details soon!

Open Dance Night/Silent Auction

On Saturday October 24th, SDC will be hosting their 12th Annual Silent Auction at the studio from 4-7pm. This event supports the company throughout the season. Many wonderful items including tickets to shows, vacation getaways, terrific gift baskets from local merchants, and services for the whole family will be open for bidding at great deals! You can start your holiday shopping with us! Apple Watch being raffled off!

A highlight of this year’s event will be the Fall Open Dance Night. Open Dance Night is like an Open Mic Night, but students create original choreography. Dancers who would like to participate have been working hard to create new pieces. This event is open to dancers of all ages to create something new in any dance style they choose. Dancers who choose to choreograph to holiday music will have the opportunity to be voted on by the audience to perform at this year’s Holiday Cabaret! It’s not too late to register for Open Dance Night!

October 24th will be a very special day at the Holly Springs School of Dancer with tons of creativity, games, auction items up for bid & food! We want all of our HSSOD families to share in this fun “Family Friendly” event! FREE!

Dancin' Our Way to Costa Rica!
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

Where did you wear your HSSOD shirt this summer?

We are creating a fun contest where you could win one year’s FREE tuition for a class for next season!

All year long we want you to bring a picture to the studio of you wearing a HSSOD shirt in a cool location (hot local spot, vacationing, etc.) At the end of the season, we will load them onto our website for families to vote for their favorite. Whoever gets the most votes will win free tuition for one class for the next season!

We’ve already seen kids in Switzerland, Paris, Italy, Chicago, beaches, with 100 year old relatives, etc. Be creative and have fun!

“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!