Lynda is the Arthur Murray franchisee for the Minneapolis / Edina dance studio. Arthur Murray’s is celebrating its 100th anniversary, teaching the world to dance since 1912. Lynda has been with Arthur Murray’s since 1981. She currently is on the International Dance Board for Arthur Murray International. She is one of seven area chairpersons in the organization mentoring and holding professional training meeting for over 40 studios in the upper Midwest and Canada.
Lynda is a nationally recognized dance champion, having more than 11 national dance championships to her name. This includes twice winning the U.S. National Professional 9-Dance Championship with her late husband, Jesse Smith. Lynda is a certified adjudicator and coach for competitions and studios around the world.
Lynda is a board member of the AM Charity Fund and organizes the annual Dancing with the Twin Cities’ Celebrities. Each year the fund raises money for the Jesse Smith Memorial Fund which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, along with other local charities. Lynda lives with her two children in Linden Hills, Minneapolis.