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

Miller Street Dance Academy is a nationally recognized ‘Hope Studio.’ The mission of Dancers Against Cancer mission is to create an alliance in the dance community that provides financial support and inspiration to dance educators, choreographers, dancers and their families who have been impacted by cancer. The mission of ‘Dancers Against Cancer’ is to inspire the dance community to support and raise funds for designated cancer fighting charities. Miss Michelle is a National Ambassador for Dancers Against Cancer.

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!