MDA's Dream to Dance Foundation

Help a Dream Come True!

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The Dream to Dance Foundation is dedicated to giving deserving children the amazing opportunity to take a year of dance classes, build confidence, and learn the basics of dance.

The Dream to Dance Foundation was created in 2015 by a member of the Melrose Dance Academy's Senior Performance Team, Cali Lapenta. Cali was 16 years old and a junior at Saint Joseph Prep High School when she started the Foundation. She was a student at Melrose Dance Academy for sixteen years. With the help of her dance teacher and studio owner, Amanda Bruno, Cali started this Foundation. In May of 2017, Cali was featured as Channel 7 News’ Class Act for her work with the Foundation.( See link below )

My passion really is dance. I’ve been doing it for so long, and there’s a lot of people who can’t afford it... I’m just happy I’ve actually made a difference
— - Cali Lapenta (Foundation Founder and Director) on Channel 7 News

The children selected for the scholarship receive; 1 class of the child's choice , necessary dance shoes, 1 dance costume, 1 Recital T-Shirt and 2 Recital Tickets.


If interested in donating to the Foundation view link below or visit the Melrose Dance Academy website:


Amanda Bruno