Laney is a blues dance instructor, organizer, and DJ. She has been dancing Lindy Hop and blues for 9 years, with some dabbling in tango and hip hop. Trained as a musician from an early age, she loves the way blues and jazz, as musical genres, are both structured and highly improvisational. In her dancing, she strives to be able to summon both gritty, get-down funk and smooth, gorgeous lines at will. As a teacher, her goals are to integrate a little history and a little musicality into every lesson. She won first place in the Open JnJ at bluesSHOUT! in 2015, and has had the pleasure of making finals at Heartland Swing Festival, Enter the Blues, Blues Muse, Winter Blues, and Nocturne Blues.