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Libbi had accrued 14 years of ballet, tap, and jazz as well as 2 years of hip hop by the time she left for college.  At Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, she studied both regular and technique versions of ballet, jazz, and modern dance for her minor degree in Dance.  Libbi also studied Dance History, Improvisation/choreography, Dance Performance, and Rhythmic Analysis.  She majored in Deaf Education.


 


While in graduate school in 2005, at an American Sign Language variety show, Libbi discovered clogging.  She immediately signed up for the Rhythm Rocker cloggers and started performing with them.  They proved pivotal in her later quest for certification in clogging.  The Cherokee Cloggers in Rusk were also supportive by having her teach there for several months prior to her move to the Dallas area.


 


By day, Libbi is an itinerant deaf education teacher in Dallas.  Previously she was a member of Shufflin’ Shoes in Richardson under the direction of Dee Dick, but moved on to teach her own group one night a week in Dallas. Libbi also took several years from Elaine Bender at Bruce Lea Dance Factory in Fort Worth until she had to take time off due to conceiving her miracle child.  Libbi taught her clogging team, The Texas Tempo Cloggers from 2008 to 2013.  She now teaches private clogging classes in studio and home settings.


She will soon start teaching clogging once again at both Bradfield Recreation Center and Fields Recreation Center in Garland, TX in June 2017.

 


Libbi has also attended the National Clogging Conventions in Phoenix (2006), Nashville (2007), San Diego (2008), New Orleans (2009), Grapevine, TX (2011) and Nashville (2012).  She taught in the open teach halls in Nashville, San Diego, New Orleans and Grapevine and was thrilled by the opportunity to teach as an introductory instructor at the National Convention in Grapevine.  Libbi received her Certified Clogging Instructor (CCI) in Nashville in 2007.  She has taught at the Texas Clogging Rally, Double Toe Jam, the NORTEX Round-up, Luckenbach on Taps, Hickory Hoedown in Hickory, NC and also for a small workshop in Alberta, Canada.  She also co-hosted two workshops with Elaine Bender in Fort Worth which featured Simone Pace from South Carolina.  What fun clogging experiences she has been blessed to have!! :)  

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Cuing What I love!

Cuing one of my original choreographed dances at Glen Allen Recreation Center in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.

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Above:  My first recital with Cherrilane's- to the song "A is Adorable"  I loved tap dance!

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Above:  The dance team, The Jazzycats, that I was the captain of at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas.  Sometimes I wonder - "What ever happened to these girls??"

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Above:  Rita Muckleroy (my first clogging instructor in Nacogdoches) and I getting ready to get on the road to New Orleans during the Thanksgiving holidays 2009.

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Me dancing with Elaine Bender's Clogging Team at the Double Toe Jam in Waco July 2008.  It was to the song "Can't Hurry Love".  What a cool dance to learn and perform for my first stab at advanced clogging.   I love Elaine-- she is sweet and understanding. 
 
Can you tell that I "LOVE" to Clog!!!!

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My husband, Ryan and I on our wedding day October 15, 2011.  Yes he will have to learn how to clog.  I am looking forward to teaching him!

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