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Lola Griffin

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Lola Griffin has been teaching dance at the Arts Center for over 8 years and thanks Trina Jackson everyday for calling her out of "retirement".

Lola began her dance training at the age of 3 and has never looked back. Her teacher Ada Lee Grawemeyer instilled the love and passion for dance that she carries with her to this day. She can't imagine what life would be without dance. At the age of 15 she was invited to be an assistant teacher at her studio which made her realize that teaching would be her life long profession.

Lola has had the opportunity to study with some great teachers over the past 64 years, each one giving her the ability to create and become the teacher she always aspired to be. Her goal is to inspire students to be the best they can be.

In 1961 and 1962 she was invited by the Department of Defense perform throughout the Far Ease with a group known as "Showtime", it was an experience of a lifetime and one she will always cherish. She says "Entertaining for our Service Men was rewarding, especially visiting the hospitals where our injured soldiers were, they were so happy to see someone from home."

Lola is a 47 year member of Dance Master's of America and a Lifetime member of Dance Educators of America.