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Founder/Instructor Timbre Lynn

TDF founder Timbre Lynn shares her lifelong passion for The Arts.

Her formal education includes Master, Bachelor, and Associate of Arts degrees, teaching credential, education Administrative Services credential, Emergency Medical Technician certification, and numerous other academic conferments, including a certificate in Forensics.  As a photojournalist for several newspapers and magazines, her photography and stories have been published nationwide.  She has won numerous awards and distinctions for both.  She also wrote and directed two theatre arts productions played at Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center.


Timbre began dancing at the age of three in Eagle River, AK.  She continued her dance education in Hyampom (with Ruth Meigs,) Hayfork (with Derrette Layne,) Weaverville (at Studio 8,) then Redding Dance Center and Shasta College.  She began teaching ballet, tap, and jazz  at Dance America in Chico (coached by Frank Winter) where she became a national tap dance champion and a Dance Masters of America certified dance teacher.  She had the opportunity to study with Broadway dancers and choreographers, such as Bob Rizzo, Tony Coppola, Gus Giordano, Donald O'Connor, the Nicholas Brothers, Al Gilbert, and Debbie Gibson.  She has been on stage with the Humboldt State Dance Department, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Sandi Patti, various CMT stars, and Backstage Disneyland studios.  After college, Timbre trained in ice dancing in New England and coordinated or choreographed several events and shows.  She taught ballet, tap and jazz at Dance Art Studio in Crescent City (under Sarah Valley.)  In Sacramento, she studied with Ragga Jam Dancehall Masters LaToya & Cat, Blacka di Danca, and Laure Courtellemon.  Timbre danced for five years at Step1 Dance Studios in Sacramento where she learned from fitness & dance legend Pepper Von.  Due largely to his consistent encouragement, Timbre rekindled her love of dance and officially joined Pepper’s FierceFUNk team.  While there, she was invited to perform at the Global Music Festival, for Good Day Sacramento television, and during the Sacramento Kings basketball halftime shows.


Timbre obtained Zumba Fitness licenses in “Basic” dance aerobics, Toning, Sentao, Kids, Aqua, Gold (for seniors,) and Pro Skills.  She taught Zumba Fitness for Fulton-EL Camino Recreation Department in Sacramento and earned a Group Exercise Instructor certificate from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America. She then became a Personal Trainer, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist certified through the American Council on Exercise and also a Group Personal Trainer certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Rounding out her interest in promoting health and wellness, Timbre became an American Red Cross certification instructor.  She offers certification courses in First Aid, CPR, AED, Blood-Borne Pathogens, Wilderness Survival, and Remote First Aid.


Timbre believes that everyone should be able to control and defend himself or herself.  To that end, she promotes and incorporates martial arts at TDF -- from partnering with a Kung Fu instructor to teach martial arts in Studio A and adding “functional” kickboxing moves into her own adult fitness classes.  As a child, Timbre studied self-defense and Kenpo Karate under Randy Bashaw in Hayfork.  She was able to continue her karate training (alongside her own children) in Sacramento at Kovar’s Satori Dojo where she earned her advanced red belt and began training for her brown belt.

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Timbre Lynn has a extensive background in dance and fitness, including many professional certificates and training.