Dream to Dance Foundation

$6,288 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 32 months
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 danced at Melrose Dance Academy for sixteen years and was captain of her team. With the help of her dance teacher, Amanda Bruno, Cali was able to start this Foundation. In May of 2017, Cali was featured as Channel 7 News’ Class Act for her work with the Foundation. Cali graduated from high school in 2017 and is currently pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

OUR MISSIONThe 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 Foundation allows children to live out their dreams of dancing! Our foundation uses the donations to give the following to the winning applicant:
• 1 class of the child’s choice
• The necessary dance shoes 
• The necessary dance clothes
• 1 dance costume
• 1 Recital T-Shirt 
• 2 Recital Tickets
Help make a child's dream come true!

 Visit the Melrose Dance Academy website to learn more
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Hello everyone! The foundation is beginning a new season of fundraising for next year! Our goal has been raised to $7,000 in order to fund as many children as possible! Every donation helps and we have a long way to go. Thank you for all of your generosity!
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Please watch and share our new video to learn more about the Dream to Dance Foundation!
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In order to fund more children, we need more money! Please help by donating to our cause to allow us to fund several children this year!
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The Dream to Dance Foundation is looking for applicants! If you or someone you know would like the opportunity to take a year of dance classes, visit www.melrosedance.com for an application!
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$6,288 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 32 months
Created July 13, 2015
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