Location: Lowdown Ballroom, 11th Avenue East, Seattle, WA, USA
Come learn Blues pulse and aesthetic with Lila Faria and Amanda Wanner!
$8-15 sliding scale, free for members
Proof of vaccination and booster required. Masks optional.
Lila first encountered blues dancing in 2015, hidden in the back rooms of New York City bars. After 8 years of training in synchronized skating and ice dancing (2004-2012), she fell in love with the partner dance, pursuing learning opportunities across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She finally settled down in Seattle (2018), where she launched Lila's Living Room Lessons, took a day job as a Montessori educator, and spent her nights supporting the local blues dance scene.
Lila approaches blues dancing as an opportunity to connect body, emotion, and history. Through her teaching, she hopes to create environments where her students feel safe, supported, and empowered to be their true, authentic selves.
Amanda began dancing in Chicago in 2004. She fell in love with Lindy hop and Blues dance, throwing herself into every learning opportunity she could find. In 2007, she moved to Vancouver BC, where she began teaching Blues and east coast swing as well as DJing. She moved to Seattle a year later, here she was welcomed into the Blues dance community and began teaching, hosting, and moderating events.
Amanda loves finding new ways to challenge her movement. After having a baby in 2013, she slowly transitioned her pursuit of dance to martial arts and bicycling. In 2022, she found her way back to dance, becoming the director of Blues Underground and returning to her role as an educator. Through her classes, Amanda focuses on teaching blues aesthetic, culture, and play. She aims to lift up her students, utilizing movement as a tool they can use to be fully themselves.
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