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Shining Stars
Shining Stars will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10-11am. 
Apr 18 - Yard Sale at the Studio
Macy's Fundraiser! More info to come, time TBD. 
May 2 - Babysitting Night
Macy's Fundraiser! 5:30-9:30. First child 25.00, second child 20.00. Please pre-register by calling the studio at 919-557-3270. 
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A Note from the Director

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Macy’s Fundraiser at the Bass Lake Draft House. Thanks also to all of the Dads/Daughters who came out for our 17th Annual Dance! All of these proceeds will go to support the dancers performing in the Macy’s parade!

Congratulations are in order for the following dancers!

  • Em Jacobbson, for receiving a scholarship to the NC School of the Arts Summer program. She was also accepted into the Boston College Conservatory for this summer.
  • Savannah Jade Dobbs and Morgan Arcoraci, for being accepted into NC School of the Arts summer program.
  • Erin Young and Julie Owens, for being accepted into Carolina Ballet’s Summer Intensive.

We are so proud of all of you! The cast of “Secrets Of The Tiny House” is hard at work putting the finishing touches on their show! Check it out on Sat., March 7th at 1,4, and 7pm! Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at or at the Cultural Arts Center. We are so excited to see this beautiful performance!

We are also so proud of SDC working on producing their concert “Dance As If No One Is Watching” on Sat., March 21st. Go SDC! To all the kids who are busy learning recital pieces right now . . . you can do it! We beleive in you!
Love, Marilyn

Check Out These Pix!

Thanks to Ashley Walls White of AWW Modern Dance Company
for offering SDC a terrifc partnering master class.

Congratulations to Spencer for winning our social media contest for our Snow Day by capturing this awesome photo! Enjoy your free recital t-shirt!

Hosting a Make A Wish Disney Reveal!
Disney 2015 Rehearsals

We can’t wait to dance at Disney World this summer! We will see all of our participants on Sun., Feb. 15th (make sure you know the first section) and Sun., March 1st (please know section 2) from 5:30-7pm in studio 148. See you soon!

Dance as if no one is watching...

Springs Dance Company members are busy putting the final touches on their solo work for their concert. This student-produced concert is a terrific learning opportunity for young choreographers. Here’s what you need to know;

  • Saturday, March 21st 1,4, and 7pm.
  • Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center
  • Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, or

Come out and support your child’s class assistant, SDC members, and up and coming choreographers. It is important for dancers to see other people’s work! Plan on making a special date with your child to attend this beautiful concert!

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!

ADF Summer Schools!

Interested in attending the American Dance Fesitival school this summer??

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

  • 6 week school June 11th - July 25th, 2015 (ages 17 & up)
  • 3 week school July 5th - July 24th, 2015 (ages 12-16)
    *Three week school will now be divided into 12-14 year olds and 15-16 year olds.
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!