Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Accredited Service Provider

Lyn’s Academy of Dance is pleased to announce that we have qualified to be a service provider as a part of the Ohio Child Enrichment (ACE) Program. To learn more and apply for ACE funds:

Performances within Our Community!

At Lyn’s Academy of Dance, we place a high value on providing our students with quality dance instruction, which includes an appreciation for the art of dance. Related community engagement projects are essential for forming a strong appreciation for dance within the studio and outside in the community + the world. We are grateful for our community connections, and are eager to form more! If you are interested in having our dancers perform at your organization, business, event, contact us via email at with more information. We have performed at Senior Living Centers, community health expos, sporting events, community and school holiday events and programs, libraries, with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, at festivals, and more! We are flexible and can adapt to our routines to fit various places, stages, and events.

Moscow Ballet & Lyn’s Academy of Dance Studio Partnership

Lyn’s Academy of Dance is the Lima studio partner with the Moscow Ballet for their  “The Great Russian Nutcracker.” We are thrilled to join in this partnership and work with dancers in preparation for this holiday favorite ballet. We have worked in partnership with the Moscow Ballet since 2015.


DEA: YDP (Drug Enforcement Administration: Youth Dance Program)

This is the 9th year Miss Lyn and Miss Liz are working with the DEA’s Youth Dance Program. This is a national project designed to educated students about drug prevention through the arts and healthy lifestyles. They are working with Elementary and Middle School students from the Lima City Schools.

In August 2014 Lima’s DEA-YDP were a featured performer in Dizzy Feet Foundations “Celebration of Dance Gala” at The Music Center: Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Very Special Arts/Arts Possible Ohio at Marimor School/Great Day Academy

marimorMiss Gillian and Miss Lyn are teaching artists for Very Special Arts Ohio (VSAO), this is their 10th year of working with students from Marimor School. They partner with the classroom teacher to enhance teaching and learning through an arts integrated residence and curriculum. Funding for this program comes from the Ohio Department of Education. Its purpose is to provide learning in and through the arts for students of all abilities. By bringing together artists, classroom teachers, and students with and without disabilities there is a unique opportunity to experience the power of the arts to support student achievement, creativity, innovation, and effective teaching and learning.

Their year of teaching at Marimor is highlighted with a Christmas dance performance and a season ending performance at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Lima.



The Ohio Intensive Creating Aging Training Initiative

Miss Lyn has been selected as one of 25 teaching artists to participate in The Ohio Intensive Creating Aging Training Initiative. This is an initiative begun by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) in 2013 that provided grant funding to create and expand programs that engaged older adults in the visual arts, dance, music, writing and theatre.
These teaching artists will collectively participate in an intensive training period followed by the design and implementation of participatory, sequential and sustainable arts making experiences for older Ohioans.

National Dance Foundation

Lyn’s Academy of Dance is a proud member of the National Dance Foundation. The mission of the National Dance Foundation and our partnership is “to expose and introduce as many people as possible to the enjoyment and benefits of dance through promoting dance in schools, expanding community awareness, and increasing professional development.”

CLI Studio Partner

We are excited to announce that our studio has entered a new partnership program with CLI Studios. CLI connects LA’s top choreographers with a select group of dance studios around the world. Through this new program, our teachers and students will have online access to choreography and classes from So You Think You Can Dance stars such as tWitch, Allison Holker, Kathryn McCormick and Nick Lazzarini.

Acrobatic Arts

Miss Gillian is an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher.  In July 2016 she completed her training and certification in this program which is designed to teach dance educators how to safely and effectively instruct AcroDance in the dance studio.


Team Julie Kay

Miss Lyn and staff are members of “Team Julie Kay.” Through this program they have access to professional development, networking forums, curriculums, and other resources for teachers and studio owners alike. This includes 1-on-1 coaching programs for Miss Lyn and staff with professionals of the highest caliber in the studio dance industry.


DiscoverDance began in 2006 as the early childhood dance program created by Andrea Trench, who has developed the curriculum over the course of a decade. In 2016, Andrea was encouraged to begin sharing her research, methodology, and resources to dance educators worldwide.

Lyn’s Academy of Dance is a member of the DiscoverDance program. Through this program we have access to exclusive early childhood dance content, resources, and networks we use every single day.


NDEO provides professional development, networking forums, honor societies, journals, research and advocacy tools for teachers, administrators and students in the field of dance arts education. Our members teach multiple dance genres in a variety of environments including, but not limited to, K-12 schools, dance studios, colleges and community centers. Join NDEO to advance your career and benefit your students. Become a part of a community that shares your passion for excellence in teaching the art of dance.

Local Affiliations:

Activate Allen County

Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Lima, Inc.


Fight The Fight ~ Find The Cure

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Dance Through Downtown 5K 

Lyn’s Academy of Dance students and families celebrate National Dance Day by running and dancing their way through downtown Lima!
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