RaGina McKissick Adult / Kids Hip Hop & Fitness instructor
RaGina was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations & Policy with a Concentration in Spanish. In 2013, RaGina moved to the Tri-State area to attend the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school where she earned a Masters degree in Social Work and a Certificate in the Study of Law. RaGina graduated in May 2015 and since then, works for the Defender Association of Philadelphia as a Child Advocate Social Worker.
RaGina has been a dancer since the age of 7. She began her dance career as a liturgical/lyrical dancer in the categories of Mime, Praise Dance and Dance Worship. In RaGina's late teenage years, she also began to pursue other dance genres such as lyrical Hip-Hop and standard Hip-Hop. While in undergrad at Michigan State University, RaGina danced on the "Hype 4 Christ" dance team which had a lyrical and Hip-Hop focus. RaGina is a teacher and choreographer in the genres of Hip-Hop, African fusion, Latin fusion, and several categories of liturgical dance. In 2013, RaGina began teaching Dance Fitness and became an independent contractor teaching at schools, community centers, childcare centers, churches, dance studios, and in the homes of private clients. RaGina's dance fitness classes are pure cardio FUN!! Class routines are diverse in the areas of aerobics, old school hip-hop, today's hip-hop, Latin fusion, and African fusion.
RaGina's "Dance Philosophy" is, "Dance allows you to express yourself when words just aren't enough. Dance is taking music and/or lyrics and bringing them to life. Dance is the one form of communication that transcends race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and age. JUST DANCE!!"