I am Dina and I am the dance instructor at Higher Ground. I am also involved with homework help and leading K - 2nd grade steam. I've been dancing for 12 years and before that I did competitive pom and cheer for 6 years. I first came to Higher Ground as an assistant dance teacher 7 years ago while I was in high school. I was inspired by the kids (who did not have previous dance experience) by how they learned dance technique, expression through dance, and a dance routine in which they performed. In 2017, I came back to Higher Ground as a University of Arizona intern. I saw how much Higher Ground grew and was amazed. By the end of the semester, I was asked to come back to teach dance and I could not say no. Everyday the children amaze me by how quickly they pick up the movements and technique. The best part is seeing them have fun.