Brenda began dancing when she was 8 years old and still loved it 52 years later. She has taught both private and group lessons. In 1989 she and seven other dancers embarked on what she described as "one of the most life altering journeys" she would experience...founding the Derby City Bop Association. She was awarded a DCBA lifetime membership and serves on the Board of Directors. Since 1989 she has served as historian, newspaper editor, membership chair, secretary, activities chairperson and serves on the Boogie in the Bluegrass committee. According to Brenda, the ABA affiliates have afforded her the opportunities to make many friends, to be introduced to wonderful music, and to dance with some of the best dancers in the nation.