Lanz is a new kid at school from Italy. He is both loveable and humerous. Lanz is easy to get along with and he always tries to make a joke to lighten up any situation. Lanz ran into Malie at the Ballet Academy because his mom works there. At lunch, Malie told Lanz that she wont be able to go to the Academy because of the price increase. Lanz says he'll talk to his mom to see if he can get Malie private lessons for free. Malie is on board, but Lanz wants to help Malie and her mom at Once Upon A Scoop. Malie finally says yes because she really wants to keep taking ballet.
Lanz spots Malie from the line outside Once Upon A Scoop. Lanz goes with Malie into the parlor to help out. The more the two hang out together, the more they like each other, but Lanz doesn't want to get in the middle of Malie and Evan's relationship.
Once Upon A Scoop
With this being Lanz's first year at Malie and Evan's school, he finds out they have a school carnival. Lanz doesn't know many people to take to the carnival, so Evan helps him out. Malie is really excited because it's her first year not helping her mom at the carnival.
I'm going to the carnival this year!
Are you taking anyone Lanz? If you aren't, I know someone you can take.
Lanz's date, Eve, starts to not feel so good after going into the carnival's fun house. Lanz takes Eve to her mom's car, and Evan starts to follow them. Malie heads to her mom's ice cream stand. This event helps to change Lanz's character because he starts to feel bad for Malie since Evan is coming with them instead of spending time with her.
Malie took Lanz out to look at the jellyfish in the ocean one night. Lanz thought it was magnificent! Lanz knew this ment a lot to Malie because she had just broken up with Evan earlier that day. On the canoe, Lanz leaned in to kiss Malie, but she backed out. She said she wasn't ready to move into a new relationship just yet.
In the end, Malie gets to be Cinderella thanks to Lanz's mom. Lanz is very proud of Malie for accomplishing her dream. Lanz is protective and is always willing to help a friend, no matter who it is.