Gracelyn Berghela is an 11-year-old dancer from Slingerlands, New York. She dances at Tina Marie’s Dance Academy.

“Dance Makes everything better. Sometimes I get anxious, but as soon as I dance, I feel better.”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

Dance makes everything better. Sometimes I get anxious, but as soon as I dance, I feel better. It has taught me to always work hard and to respect others’ hard work.

How do you want to use dance to be a positive influence on your community?

Dance is an art that just makes everyone smile. Anytime someone dances, you immediately become happy. It would be nice if dance became a therapy for others as it has become for myself.