We are passionate in our dedication to nurture the next generation of dancers. We enjoy living life with them! The sincere gratitude and thankful spirit of these words below remind us of our purpose each day, and we are truly thankful that these dancers have been entrusted to us.
After brilliantly fulfilling careers it was inevitable that Alexandra Dickson and Timothy Lynch would want to share the wealth of their experience with young dancers. Among the most admired and beloved performing artists with Pacific Northwest Ballet, they had the foresight to acquire skills as teachers, choreographers and managers right along with their careers on the stage.
Filled with integrity and eminently qualified, Tim and Alex are also the most honest, genuine, thoroughly lovely people we know. Would-be dancers of all ages could not find a better place to study the art of dance than The Lynch Dance Institute.
Kent and Francia
Kent Stowell & Francia Russell, Founding Artistic Directors, Pacific Northwest Ballet
I am so thrilled I found Lynch dance institute for my 12 year old daughter. Tim and Alex are not only experienced professionals who prioritize proper technique, but they offer a truly holistic approach to the study of the dance and theatre arts. Fostering an environment of positive mental health, confidence building, self advocacy, physical wellness and a supportive peer-to-peer atmosphere, Lynch Dance Institute’s curriculum is, in my opinion, world class.
Being a retired professional ballerina myself, I know very well the mental, physical, and emotional pitfalls that can befall a dancer based on a teacher's negative influence or a school’s competitive environment. That is why I took finding the right dance home for my daughter very seriously.
Lynch dance institute has demonstrated such a high level of support in this arena, including the fine balance of being appropriately tough yet loving, expecting excellence without pushing too fast, and all the while providing top-level technique instruction. If you’re looking for a nurturing, fun and life transforming environment for your child, with an abundance of dance style options and an emphasis on creating opportunities for a professional dance career, Lynch dance institute is your place!
"Where do I begin?
The production of your Nut was unbelievable. You have a group of dancers trained meticulously and rigorously to produce a more enjoyable holiday production.
From the children to the oldest dancers, each showed the rigor of practice. From arch to arm and finger positioning, everyone had a goal.
Unlike a formal company that would vet the group and allow only company and Professional division dancers opportunity, you coaxed everything from each dancer, whether or not they could someday go on to a professional level. You both embraced all that desire to have each dancer perform at their best.
You accomplished with your group what a full company does!
You inspire and support.
Your personal touch inspired with your mother's story was well appreciated. What a tribute.
I was stunned by the range of modern dance to tap to en pointe.
You are a gift to San Diego."
"Mr. Lynch was my dance teacher as a guest instructor at the University of Washington Dance department. He is a patient and knowledgeable teacher who can teach well to all body types and modifying when necessary to help avoid very expensive injuries. (Not all dance instructors that I have had over the years do this or even know how to)."
"Not only are Tim and Alex devoted to helping their students achieve excellence in their training, but they do so with kindness and genuine caring for the children that study with them. "
"My son and daughter had a great great time in the 'Make Your Own Musical' camp. The teachers were so enthusiastic and professional. LDI is a super place for kids to learn and have fun!!!"
"Our BFA dance students at Ohio State University thrived in Alex's ballet classes. They revered her teaching- a rigorous approach with high expectations, combined with positive feedback and support for each individual student. Alex has the rare ability to train a broad range of dancers across many skill levels, from ballet professionals to aspiring contemporary dance students to recreational dancers. Alex combines her own experience as a top-tier professional ballerina with a down-to-earth manner, laced with humor, enabling each dancer to find a place in ballet."
"I cannot speak highly enough of the ballet training my daughter has received from Tim Lynch and Alexandra Dickson Lynch of LDI. Their attention to detail, intricate knowledge of this highly specialized art form and dedication to their students make them standouts in their field. These highly trained ballet pedagogues not only know what to teach, but how to teach it. Their focused approach melding classical ballet technique with a deep knowledge of anatomical position and movement allows their students to dig deep and reach new heights in ability, control and artistry.
Not only are Tim and Alex devoted to helping their students achieve excellence in their training, but they do so with kindness and genuine caring for the children that study with them."
"My son and daughter had a great great time in the "Make your Own Musical" camp. The teachers were so enthusiastic and professional. LDI is a super place for kids to learn and have fun!!!"
"I can’t say enough great things about LDI. Tim and Alex Lynch bring out the best in their dancers and I am so happy my daughter is a part of this wonderful dance studio. Receiving professional training from Tim, Alex, and Caryn this past year has led to tremendous growth in my daughter as a dancer/athlete/artist. My daughter loves coming to class because she’s surrounded by such supportive dance friends and is always inspired by her incredibly talented dance instructors. She is challenged in the best possible way at LDI and continues to learn and grow as a person and dancer in this positive environment. We absolutely love LDI and look forward to more and more training with the best!"
"Excellent dance school, excellent teaching style and Alex and Tim are incredible teachers!!We are so happy to join them from the beginning."
"Positivity, possibility, creativity, these describe the pulse that beats throughout the LDI space and community. Professional, precise, and powerful teachings happen every class. We LOVE LDI!"
"LDI is a wonderful place for our girls! We love it! The teachers genuinely connect with the students and families. We are so thankful to have our girls be a part of the LDI family where we know they are truly cared for and their love for dance is nurtured through thorough instruction, patience and confidence building. They offer wonderful growth opportunities through a comprehensive class schedule, a variety of intensives and their creative, brilliant and unique performances.
In joining LDI, we trusted Tim and Alex with our daughters based on the relationship they built with them in a very short time and the immediate impact we saw on their technique and approach to ballet. We have never been disappointed. Their communication with us as parents and our daughters as students is thoughtful, honest, encouraging and open. They have earned our discerning trust and confidence. LDI is a more than a dance studio, it's a safe, encouraging and wonderful family! In short, when people ask us why we chose LDI the short answer is that Tim and Alex are simply amazing human beings and the benefit to our daughters from being around them and the LDI family goes far beyond dance."
"This is Such an amazing studio! The teachers are incredible teachers and fantastic with their students. These dancers they produce are on a whole different level. It’s Amazing!!"
"I’ve been wanting add a review of Lynch for so long now, but I’ve been hesitant because...how can my words do this place justice!? The fact that the teachers at Lynch produce amazing, technical dancers is the low-hanging fruit. It’s a given. You know that idealistic dream you have in your head that your kids’ coaches and teachers are not only going to teach them their sport/skill, but that they’re also going to instill and reinforce life skills? This is it. It’s at Lynch. Work ethic, focus, perseverance, patience, kindness, cooperation, bravery, resilience - these are the things my kids are learning. The dancing is the icing. My three Lynch girls love their teachers and I truly feel they’re known individually and are treated as such. It’s just a great place to be. Tim, Alex, Caryn, Mandy, and Marissa are helping to shape my kids into lovely humans. I can’t recommend them enough."
"Alex changed my body and changed my opinion about what it means to be strong--strong in a way that has had a positive impact on everything else in my life. I tried out many different teachers before finding Alex, and now that she's moved to a different part of the country I don't think I'll ever find another pilates teacher to match her.
Not only does she have some kind of special Jedi power of perception that notice the intricacies of how each person's body moves and where specific individual weaknesses lie. But she is also one of the most fun, sincere and motivating teachers I've ever had."
"My little dancer a has improved a lot."
"My daughter fell in love with ballet. Tim and Alex are great coaches for little ones. They are intentional and professional. My daughter loves her class and I highly recommend them."
"My daughter has been dancing at Lynch Dance Institute since August 2017. We can't say enough wonderful things about this dance studio.
Tim Lynch, Alex Dickson-Lynch and their faculty are exceptional. In addition to being an incredible training facility for dance, LDI has created a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment that my daughter has thrived in and absolutely loves.
There is a large variety of classes available for all levels and age groups. The students have the opportunity to present & perform their hard work for their family and friends at the annual holiday and summer showcases. In addition, the studio generously supports many community events with additional performances and activities.
If you are looking for a studio for your yourself or your child, please take the time to visit Lynch Dance Institute."
"A hub of positivity, creativity, INCLUSIVITY, fueled by pure passion, dedication, and hard work! LDI is progressive, yet shows humility and reverence for pure, classical teachings. If you're searching for that breath of fresh air, you've found it! The demand for improvement customized to each dancer...a place that kids feel accepted, loved, and respected for who they are and WHEREVER they are in their dance journey's. Give the Lynch's a go, you'll be so glad to know a place like this exists!"
"My daughter is 16 and is a serious ballet student. After dancing at the same studio for 11 years she left 1 year ago to train at Lynch Dance Institute (LDI) under the direction of Timothy Lynch and Alexandra Dickson (former Pacific Northwest Ballet professionals). The change that I have seen in my dancer is astounding! Not only has she grown tremendously as a dancer, but she has grown as an artist and into a confident young woman. Tim and Alex empower their dancers to be so much more than just people who execute steps, they challenge them to push beyond their comfort zones, to be critical thinkers, to be vulnerable and to support each other. This is a dance/ballet school where children are valued and built up, not torn down which is so common. If anyone has kiddos who are interested in trying out dance, I highly recommend LDI. If anyone has an aspiring ballet professional on their hands I HIGHLY recommend LDI. All of the staff are amazing and very invested in the dancers... and the training is truly top notch."
"Alex Dickson Lynch and Tim Lynch are two of the most inspiring, encouraging, positive, caring, and beneficial teachers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. They work with integrity, enthusiasm, and a great sense of purpose, while instilling the same values in each of their students. They provide professional training of the highest quality and a positive experience that truly reflects their love of dance and greatly benefits both aspiring professional and recreational students of all ages."
"I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to train with Alex Lynch. In her class, she strives to push her students far beyond their limits. Her challenging teaching methods, and care for her students helped me find my voice in my movement. Mrs. Lynch pushed me to explore dance with my body rather than my mind. During my time with Alex Lynch, I developed a new love for dance, and a professional teacher-student mentorship."