Linda was quick to excel at the dance training opportunities that came within her reach. Early exposure to ballet, jazz, and social dance sparked her interest and gave her the foundation to pursue a career teaching dance. Linda was one of the original American Bandstand regulars. She was one of the featured dancers on Dancin’ USA, and she served with Club Dance in Tennessee as the show’s choreographer. Linda produced her first Southeastern Regional Dance Championship in 1984 and served as the event director for 15 years. Over the years, Linda has been recognized with numerous awards for her contributions to the world of dance.