Studio owner and founder Lynda set out to find a new place for her students to dance; she did not suspect the overwhelming support that would come from the dance community. On September 30, 2016, she opened A Time to Dance behind the Pinecone Plaza. Since that time, she has helped host a team of independent instructors who have helped her to grow the dance community and support this shared space. Now, though the physical doors to the studio are closed, our team of highly qualified instructors continue teaching out of community locations in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
Studio Owner, DVIDA Certified Instructor, and LaBlast Certified Instructor
“Some teach you how to dance, some make you a dancer.” Lynda is the latter.
Lynda has danced since the age of two, and became a ballroom dance instructor at the age of 17. She has an Associate of Dance Degree in American Smooth and Rhythm dancing through DVIDA. She is a member of the National Dance Council of America and USA Dance. During her lifetime of dance she has taught hundreds of dancers of all ages, from all walks of life and many with challenging circumstances – physical, mental and emotional.
Each week Lynda is involved with lessons for groups and individuals, wedding couples and their families, and groups for disadvantaged and developmentally handicapped youth. She also teaches dancers who are training to become dance instructors preparing them for their certification. She hosts regular practice sessions and parties for her dance family.
Lynda’s experience with dance and skills as a teacher become obvious with one’s first lesson. Her mastery of dance technique and choreography, her musicality and creativity make learning an entertaining and enjoyable experience.
-Joe Sepesy, Author of Word Dances
DVIDA Certified Instructor
Drew brings his youthful energy and natural talent to the floor. Whether you are looking to bring your talent to the competitive floor or start with solid technique in your basic steps, Drew will help you reach your goals!
DVIDA Certified Instructor
Gary started dancing as an adult and has been teaching for more than 10 years. He is passionate about dancing and technique. He cherishes watching his students grow through dance.
Believes that dancing should be fun and accessible for everyone. He brings skillful instruction with lots of patience to every lesson. Ian is passionate about all ballroom and social dancing but his favorites are smooth and standard. If your desire is to glide across the dance floor with power and style, Ian will help you get started.
Instructor, LaBlast Certified
Jane started dancing later in life; her first lesson was a 50th birthday present. After retiring from 30 plus years of teaching Family and Consumer Science, Jane found her new passion. She combines her love of teaching with her obsession for ballroom dance. It's never too late to try something new!
Tim is a high-energy instructor with a passion for advanced technique. He loves to develop shaping and power in all of his smooth dances, though he brings these characteristics to all of his dancing and students.
Fun on the dance floor is Tom's specialty. If you want to laugh while you're learning, come and dance with Tom. Low pressure and great results.