But that is where she found herself last Friday night as she presented the first dance recital for the students of her dance studio called Heart & Sole Dance at the Cherokee Community Center.
She opened the recital with many thanks to all her students' hard work and effort, all the dance moms and, of course, the ultimate dance mom, her mom, Karen Peterson. Karen has helped Libby operate the business end of her dance studio, leaving her to concentrate on teaching her 40 students for the last year.
Her success is contributed to her own talent, positive attitude, and patience with little kids, supportive dance moms and her family. The name, Heart & Sole, was creatively thought of by one of Peterson's dance student's grandmother, Marilyn Domino.
The successful recital showcased all the skills and dance moves the students worked on throughout the year from ballet, tap, lyrical and interpretive, to the basics of moving together as a group and to the rhythm of the music.
Peterson has her students to thank, saying that they all worked very hard to make the recital possible. She has enjoyed teaching each and every one of them. She adds that their smiles and giggles make it all worthwhile.