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News Release: 11/13/2023

'Mixed Nuts', our beautiful annual holiday production, is celebrating it's 6th year! Performed at the stunning Joan B Kroc Theatre December 9th and 10th at 2pm, Tickets on sale now:

Directed by Alexandra Dickson and Timothy Lynch and performed by a wonderful cast of about 100 local dancers with the help of their inspiring instructors, LDI brings a fresh take on a holiday tradition to the stage! Mixed Nuts is a compelling, forward thinking production that focuses on a progressive and inclusive mentality. With conscious intention, our choice to encourage change reflects our desire to provide our students and audiences with a new experience. By crafting our own narrative, we’ve created a unified opportunity for dancers of all ages and genres to share in this inspiring story. All of our students are encouraged to be thinkers, to develop a powerful sense of self and this production creates a unique freedom to grow alongside the production rather than fit into it. With a courageous message, gorgeous dancing, and a beautiful score, Mixed Nuts is an engaging, must-see show for you, your friends and your whole family.
Clara, who is coming of age, finds herself stuck between the simplicity and magic of childhood and the responsibility and unknown of becoming a young adult. At her family's annual holiday party, Clara receives a special gift from her mother, a beautiful key necklace that signifies the coming
of age, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Later that evening, unaware of its magic, Clara puts on the key necklace and she is instantly transported to a colorful and vibrant world. Clara is awoken from a sleepy dream to find a group of baby mice who take interest in her key. Following close behind is a band of rats who threaten to take Clara’s key before a group of toy soldiers come to her aid. The magic of Clara’s necklace begins to expose her to a new and unknown world. Clara finds herself travelling through a wintery forest where she connects with a familiar and warm presence, her Guiding Light. The gentle snowfall gives way to a fierce snowstorm, and as Clara desperately tries to escape, she loses her key.  Guiding Light returns with Clara’s key, its magic carrying her on an unknown journey.
Clara, led by her Guiding Light, enters a magical realm where she has beautiful encounters that each symbolize a quality she now knowingly carries within herself. Pride, Wisdom, Joy, Adventure, Honor, Fortune, Innocence, Grace, Determination, Abundance, and Hope. A reminder that the sum of her actions decides the fate of her future experiences. With a more complete understanding of who she is, Clara anticipates returning home, bringing with her all of her beautiful experiences. She is full of love and appreciation and is now ready to take on the next chapter of her life’s journey.

Lynch Dance Institute is honored to be San Diego's choice for dance training for all ages. We proudly call Poway home and find tremendous joy in providing students from all over Southern California the very best training and innovative performing opportunities. Students and parents alike can feel proud of their LDI experience. Directors with international performing careers, professional faculty, studio wide continuing education, and name recognized training, all enhance the experience at LDI. Roads to success are many and LDI provides the tools and a safe environment for your child to take risks and grow. Our philosophy helps build self assured individuals, that know their worth and will firmly carve their individual path towards excellence. LDI’s priority is to build a joyful community of well informed, happy, self confident, and expertly trained dancers. You can expect high value for your investment at LDI. All of our dance classes and performances are special time spent learning and developing powerful skills that dancers will hone and use daily in their journey though life. LDI has flexible schedule options for students that take one class a week supplementing their dance skills, as well as dancers on a clear trajectory towards a professional career. 
Lynch Dance Institute
Phone: 8582829911

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