More Than Dance

Service Society

We feel that a mixture of strong dance technique, good grades and service to our community will build a well rounded, engaged child with a good sense of self-esteem. We realize that while a small percentage of our students will make dance their career, all will become citizens of our society.



We are committed to community service as well as dance education. Students receive points for contributing to and hosting projects. We annually recognize the dancer who accumulates the most Service Society points. Any MSDA dancer can participate! All you need is an open mind, open heart and open hands. Ask your child how they want to “give back” today!


We believe it’s important to recognize the scholastic achievement of our dancing students. By turning in their report cards with all A’s, or all A’s and B’s, students are then recognized the last week of classes with an award for their efforts!


Ongoing Miller Street Service Projects

Dancers Against Cancer

Founded in 2012 by Noah Rick Lands, Dancers Against Cancer (DAC) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to support dancers, choreographers and dance teachers battling cancer.  Shortly after the charity’s inception, Miller Street Dance Academy (MSDA) and Miss Michelle joined this organization.  MSDA was given the honor of being named one of the first Hope Studios.  The DAC Hope Studios Program encourages dance studio owners to emcompass their entire studio in fundraising efforts.  Of course, MSDA jumped in feet first and hasn’t looked back.  Miss Michelle started out as a National Ambassador traveling the nation to spread the word about DAC.  She transitioned into a new role and currently holds the title of Executive Administrator.  She graciously guides other studios around the world with their own projects and events to benefit these deserving dancers and their families.  Miller Street Dance Academy continues each year to strive to surpass our own DAC fundraising.  While we hold several smaller projects during the year,  our signature event is our Baubles and Bowties Gala. We raised $100,000 at our last Gala!  Our goal is to continue to leap higher!

Drea’s Dream

Miller Street is a proud partner of the The Andréa Rizzo Foundation. The Andréa Rizzo Foundation will raises funds to help children with cancer and special needs, fostering Andréa’s dreams of providing dance therapy to children with cancer and special education needs. A non-profit corporation, the Foundation is dedicated to the growth and success of Dréa’s Dream, a dance therapy/expressive movement program for pediatric and young adult populations in hospitals, special education classrooms and medical settings throughout the country. In 2014, Miller Street held a performance that benefitted The Andréa Rizzo Foundation and continues a fundraising partnership by selling t-shirts, Ballet Bears, and a book written by Susan Rizzo Vincent, the mother of Andréa Rizzo and the founder of the Foundation.

You can purchase the book “An Unfinished Dance” by Susan Rizzo Vincent at our MSDA Providence office. All proceeds go towards The Andréa Rizzo Foundation. Please visit for more information about how you can be involved!


Since 2008 Miller Street has helped support the African Christian’s Fellowship International, an organization that supplies food and other necessities to an orphanage in Liberia.

We have pink bands for sale in the office year round for $1. All the proceeds from their sale go directly to the orphanage. We also hold an annual Penny Wars fundraiser for the orphanage is every year. Our competition students engage in a contest or “war” to see who can raise the most money for the cause. Miller Street has raised over $100,000 since 2008.

A little change can go a long way!