About the Foundation
The Dream to Dance Foundation was created by a member of the Melrose Dance Academy's Senior Competition Dance Team, Cali Lapenta. Cali was 16 years old and a junior at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School when she started the Foundation. She has danced at Melrose Dance Academy since the age of 2 and has been the captain of her team since 2013. With the help of her dance teacher, Amanda Bruno, Cali was able to start this foundation. Through different forms of fundraising, the Foundation allows for a child in need to live their dream of dancing. The Dream to Dance Foundation is dedicated to giving one deserving child the amazing opportunity to take a year of classes, participate in the Melrose Dance Academy Dance Recital, and much more. The Foundation allows a child to live out their dream of dancing!

Age: 2-18
Location: Melrose, Malden, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield and Everett
Must complete and return application

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The child who fits all the requirements and, who we feel best deserves this opportunity, will be given:
o 2 classes of the child's choice valued at $810
     o These classes can be chosen from the existing schedule
o The necessary dance shoes valued at $150
o The necessary dance clothes valued at $100
o 2 dance costumes valued at $170
o 1 Recital T-Shirt valued at $25
o 2 Recital Tickets valued at $50
     o Any other tickets must be bought
o Total Value: $1,305

This scholarship is only active for one year. The previous year's applicant can reapply but will not automatically receive the scholarship. This only goes to one child a year.

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The application must be received by Melrose Dance Academy by September 1st. The winner will be announced September 5th.

Contact us
Studio number: 1-781-665-6993
Foundation Director: 1-781-535-4499
466 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176