Linda first learned to dance by clogging, but then decided to take two step lessons where she met her dance partner, Bill Robinson. Linda and Bill attended their first dance contest in 1986 and fell in love with country dance competition. Together, Linda and Bill won an impressive 18 Division 1 titles and never once missed making the finals round of competition during their careers. At one point, they won 7 consecutive events and were undefeated in East Coast Swing for two years. In 1991 they retired from competition and started the Peach State Dance Festival in Atlanta.