The Professional Experience Program ( PEP) program is tailored to homeschooled students and post high school students on the cusp of professional careers.
PEP will provide the strength building, fine tuning, and performing experience that the students all need to prepare them for life in the field. PEP will provide more than 20 hours a week of training in Ballet technique, pointe work, variations, contemporary ballet choreography, pas de deux, contemporary and modern dance technique, contemporary partnering, and composition.
Our PEP students receive knowledge and advice on both mental wellbeing and physical health from industry professionals.
- Advice and assistance with audition/college preparation, including resume building, cover letter, and video submission
- Access to world-renowned dance photographer, Angela Sterling for all of their photography needs
- Instruction by Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Dickson Lynch, Ms. Shimano, and Ms. Ipapo-Glass
- Performing opportunities in December and June as well as other community engagements throughout the year
"Lynch dance Institute finds the balance between being overly strict and too lenient, providing a tough but nurturing environment. LdI has helped me tremendously and feels more like a second home than a ballet studio. The Lynch’s themselves are amazing teachers. They make the studio about, and for the students themselves. The Lynch's overall attitude toward dance and their students is so positive and encouraging. It pushes you to be a better dancer and better person. The program is challenging and the teachers are amazing. This studio enlightens and develops the body and soul."
"Since moving to Lynch Dance Institute I have had a very enriching experience which I feel has been a step in the direction towards a professional career. Everyone at the studio has been so welcoming and supportive of me as both a person and a dancer. It has been a truly refreshing experience to be training in a space filled with so much positivity and I am so grateful for the time I get to spend here."
Professional Experience Program Application
"I met the Lynch’s less than a year ago while I was looking for a studio to train at after coming back from a long injury. Thankfully, a family friend had recommended a new studio called LDI. I signed up for their summer intensive program so I would be able to see if it would be a good fit for me. Just in one week I could not believe how much I had learned and how much knowledge the Lynch’s had to give. I knew then, LDI was the right fit for me to get back from my injury. My experience has exceeded my expectations. The Lynch's have a wealth of knowledge from many years of professional experience in one of the country’s top companies.
They not only were dancers in the top company but they have a pedagogy at the highest level to pass on. It is so evident that they are passionate about what they do, and care about their students. LDI is such an encouraging place to grow ; the mentorship and advice from the Lynch’s, and the camaraderie they foster amongst the dancers, develops an athlete, but also gives the athlete a sense of community and support.
The program is comprehensive as far as hours, variety of classes, exceptional teachers, and filled with challenge. I have trained at 2 top schools in the country with some amazing teachers, but I can easily say the Lynch's program is an amazing program, and it is the highest quality training."
"Lynch dance Institute is a very special Studio, unlike any Studio I have been to before. Every single person there has the same passion, respect and commitment towards dance. No matter where you come from or what background you had the teachers and students are all here for you."