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|“||Hey, chicas. You want tickets to the Bears, or actual bears?||”|
— Dina in Match It Up
Dina Maria Louisa Schwartz-Garcia is the daughter of Don Rio Garcia and Tina Garcia. She has the same personality as Deuce Martinez and is dating him, since Season 1. They are very much alike in many ways. Dina is portrayed by Ainsley Bailey.
Dina Garcia comes from a very rich family (it was stated that her father owns the mall in Match It Up). She is in a relationship with Deuce Martinez. Dina has a pet pig named Pinkie and had an unnamed hamster that married a mouse and is now raising a happy family. She mentioned once, in "Glitz It Up", that she is Don Rio Garcia 's only daughter, implying that she might have a brother(s). Her father loves her and makes sure that she will find somebody nice. When she found Deuce, he was more than happy. It is shown in "Jingle It Up", that Dina is not a good singer when Deuce tried to trick her into not caroling with him and his family. Dina is much like her boyfriend, Deuce, as she sells items around the school and wears colorful headphones around her neck a lot. She has a Brooklyn accent.
Relationships with other characters
Deuce Martinez (All Seasons: Boyfriend; Future: Husband)
Deuce is Dina's boyfriend. They met in "Match It Up" and have been together ever since. Dina is described to be the female version of Deuce. They both dress alike and both sell things to other people. Like Deuce, Dina has Cuban blood in her, seeing as her father is Cuban (but her mother maybe German). He has met both of her parents: Don Rio Garcia and Mrs. Garcia on different occasions and gained their trust and respect. They have the support of Deuce's friends: CeCe is the one that set them up and Rocky has said that the two are perfect for each other. Dina calls him "Baby", "Sweetie", and "Deucie". They are the only canon couple in the show, having celebrated their one-year anniversary in "Review It Up" (See: Deucina)
Rocky Blue (All Seasons: Close Friends)
Rocky is a friend and schoolmate of Dina. She and CeCe are the two who brought Dina and Deuce together. Rocky had a 'she's perfect for Deuce' look on her face during "Match It Up". They are good friends, as seen in "Review It Up" when Rocky and CeCe tried to help Dina come up with a gift to give Deuce for their one-year anniversary. During "Jingle It Up", they saw each other at the mall while Rocky noticed the tree for underprivileged kids. When Rocky said she was going to play Santa to a needy kid, Dina said she was a wonderful person, wished more people were like her, and was proud to call her a friend. However, when the tree fell on Rocky, Dina ran away. (See: Dinocky)
CeCe Jones (All Seasons: Close Friends)
CeCe is a friend and schoolmate of Dina's. She is also one of the main reasons that Dina is with Deuce. CeCe set them up through her "CeCe's Single No More!" relationship service in "Match It Up" after Savannah broke up with Deuce. She said that she wants Dina to be with Deuce and will stick with him no matter what dead end job he has. They are good friends, as seen in "Review It Up" when CeCe and Rocky tried to help Dina think of a gift to give Deuce for their one-year anniversary. (see: DineCe)
Tinka Hessenheffer (Season 3: Good Friends)
Tinka is a friend and schoolmate of Dina's. They grew closer in the episode "Spirit It Up" after Deuce told Dina that maybe they should give Tinka a chance because Gunther went back to his home country.
- Match It Up: This is Dina's first appearance. Dina applies for a match through CeCe's Single No More dating service and Rocky and CeCe match her up with Deuce.
- Glitz It Up: Dina helps her father test Deuce to make sure he is the right boyfriend for her.
- Twist It Up: Dina tries to convince her mother to throw her a simple birthday party. She enlists CeCe and Rocky to help her.
- Three's A Crowd It Up: Dina starts taking Deuce's customers away by offering them better deals.
- Review It Up: Dina and Deuce are having their one year anniversary and they get bad advice from Ty, CeCe, and Rocky about what to do.
- Jingle It Up: Deuce reluctantly invites Dina to join his family's Christmas carolling, only to find out that Dina's a terrible singer and that he must stop her from singing with them.
- Parent Trap It Up: Deuce and Dina go on a double date with Ty and his new girlfriend, who happens to be Dina's arch nemesis from when they were Rainbow Girls.
- Weird It Up (mentioned)
- Whodunit Up? (mentioned)
- Tunnel It Up: Dina is in charge of organizing the school's dance.
- Wrestle It Up: When Deuce dumps Dina, she dates a guy from the wrestling team to make Deuce jealous. Deuce fights her boyfriend to try and win her back.
- Boot It Up: Flynn breaks his arm and is unable to attend his camping trip, so Dina and Deuce find a way to bring camp to him.
- Slumber It Up: CeCe, Rocky, and Dina are having a slumber party and CeCe decides to invite Tinka since she has never been to a slumber party. Meanwhile, Flynn, Deuce, Ty, and Gunther are trying to find treasure in Crusty's and overhear the girls, causing Deuce to think that Dina is cheating on him.
- Surprise It Up: Dina helps Rocky plan CeCe's surprise party and tricks Rocky into kissing Deuce.
- Made in Japan (mentioned)
- Spirit It Up: (first season 3 appearance) Dina is originally opposed to Deuce's suggestion that Tinka hang out with them, but she ends up becoming best friends with Tinka. However, Deuce begins to feel like a third wheel.
- Lock It Up: Dina starts using Deuce's locker and Deuce tries to find a way to tell her that she can't use his locker anymore.
- In The Bag It Up: Dina and her mother are in a bowling tournament against Deuce and his father.
- Opposites Attract It Up: Dina tries to convince Deuce not to try growing a mustache.
- Future It Up: 22 years into the future, Deuce and Dina are happily married and expecting another baby, which is their eighth.
- Oui Oui It Up: (mentioned)
- My Bitter Sweet 16 It Up: Dina is in the background during the party scene while Cece's talking to her mother.
- Haunt It Up: Dina is dressed up as a cow for Halloween, and is invited by Cece and Rocky to be part of "Mature-o-ween" with them.
- Remember Me: Dina spends the episode hanging out with Deuce.
Future It Up
Dina is portrayed as Deuce's wife and the mother of their 8 children, the youngest of which (and their only daughter) is born at the reunion. Dina helps Deuce run Crusty's.
- "Hey, chicas. You want tickets to the Bears or actual bears?"
- "Oh, I've noticed and it looks like Alyson Kelly has noticed too. Keep walking Ally!"
- "My mother says a man who does not love food is a man who does not love women."
- "I'm Don Rio Garcia's only daughter."
- "You got Pinkie, that's such a good sign."
- "Wow, you really do dig me."
- "Relax, he'll never know. I'll take care of everything."
- "You lied like a dog to protect me. Lying is respected in my family."
- "Those who quote others make me wanna barf. Dina Garcia."
- "What is wrong with me?"
- "Dont question me!"
- "And so I guess today was the day the romance died."
- Deuce: "Ty really likes this girl and I want this date to go well." Dina: "Like I dont? I'd love someone I can have girl talk with while you and Ty talk about-whatever it is you talk about that I pretend to listen to when actually I'm playing cranky chickens on my phone."
- "So it's me and Deucies one year anniversary this Friday, so I got him a life-sized 3D sculpture cake of us, which I will give to him as the Chicago Shakespeare company reenacts the moment we first met,"
- "You're right, oh I hope it's not too late to cancel the fireworks display that was going to spell out 'I heart Deucie."
- "You kissed my boyfriend! You kissed my boyfriend! Wait, you kissed my boyfriend."
- "Sorry Tinka, this is a booth for two, so go crack open a fresh box of beat it."
- "Deucie, Not in school."
- Tinka: "I'm Tinka!"
Dina: "and I'm Dina!"
Both: "and we are sisters from different misters!"
- "Okay, I heard the word sorry in there so i'm going to assume that was an apoligy and say that all is forgiven baby."
- "You know Deucie, I was thinking. I'd much rather sit with you then Tinka."
- "No, but this sister missed her Mister."
- "Your like a weathervane. The wind blows you one way. Then the wind blows you another. Why don't you just blow it out your ear."
- "Please, I have a thicker mustache."
- "But if your happy, then I'm happy. In fact, I thought it would be fun to grow out our hair together."
- "And I would do anything for an hour away from them!"
- "You know what sweetie? If there's anything I have learned from this horrible situation with CeCe losing her memory it's that you have to appreciate what you got. And what I got is a wonderful boyfriend. So, call yourself Deuce, call yourself Martin, call yourself anything you want as long as you call me your girlfriend."
- "You conned them for me Deucie? That was sweet. You still got it, Baby!"
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- Despite several rumors, Ainsley Bailey has confirmed on Twitter that she is not leaving Shake It Up.
- In "Jingle It Up" Dina said her middle name is Carol, but in "Boot It Up" she revealed her full name and it didn't have Carol in it.
- Dina, unknown to herself, has a terrible voice, which Deuce has yet to tell her about. ("Jingle It Up")
- Her father (Don Rio Garcia) is from Cuba and her mom is from New Jersey. ("Twist It Up")
- She dates Deuce Martinez throughout most of the series.
- Her mother (Mrs. Garcia) always does too much for her birthday. ("Twist It Up")
- Her father owns a mall. ("Match It Up")
- She has an aunt named "Debbie". ("Glitz It Up")
- It's because of Rocky and CeCe that Dina and Deuce are dating. ("Match It Up")
- Her mother loves to cook. ("Glitz It Up")
- Her father has a pig named Pinkie. ("Glitz It Up")
- She is the only daughter of her father.
- She and Deuce are in business together.
- She and Deuce have temporarily broke up twice, but came back together shortly after. ("Review It Up") ("Wrestle It Up")
- Dina is a Rainbow girl. ("Boot It Up") ("Parent Trap It Up")
- She is very competitive.
- She and Deuce have been dating for over a year. ("Review It Up")
- Since she is the only daughter of her father this implies that she may or may not have brothers.
- She is on the opposing bowling team against Deuce, proving her competitivity and relationship with her mother. ("In The Bag It Up")
- She and her mom have a victory dance. ("In The Bag It Up")
- She has head gear that she is afraid to wear in front of Deuce. ("Slumber It Up")
- She admitted that she is only 15. ("Lock It Up")
- She gets married to Deuce and has eight kids. ("Future It Up")
- Dina's relationship with Deuce is possibly a record for a Disney Channel sitcom for longest teen relationship.