* swing * lindy hop * tango * wedding dance * kinesthic training for health and wellness * private lessons * group classes * tango for people with Parkinson's *

Dance Kepler

Who can attend these class series?
Classes offered by Dance Kepler are open to all open-minded adults, regardless of age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. Singles and couples welcome.

New to dancing? Check out one of our Foundations series! Been dancing for years? Check out our Advanced classes for experienced dancers.

Excited about learning to dance? Join our group Seattle Open Role Dance on Facebook.

Open Role Swing Foundations - A
with Max Kepler and John Lozano

Learn to move to the rhythms of Big Band jazz, connect with a partner on the dance floor, and have fun swing dancing! This session, you will learn rocks, triples, tucks, side-passes, and more.

8-9pm Tuesdays, Apr 1 - Apr 29
Phinney Center, 6615 Dayton Ave N, Seattle

$65/person for 5 weeks with advance reg discount - Available Now; $50 for full-time students
Register now to reserve your spot at the decisive discount rate.

Open Role Swing Foundations - A
Open Role Swing A - Full-time Student

Open Role Tango Foundations - Series O
Body Spirals and the Circular Movements of Tango
with Max Kepler and Michael Domini

This session is about the foundational circular movements of tango. Starting with simple connected steps, you will practice tango aesthetics, kinesthetics, and connection for circular movement. By the third week you will be able to take your tango skills out to any of Seattle's fancy tango dances (milongas) or low-key practice parties (practicas).

Five Mondays, 3/31 - 4/28, 7-8pm
Phinney Center, Room 7 (upstairs in the blue building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle Map / Directions
$65/person by 3/24 with adv reg discount; $50 full-time students.

Register now to reserve your spot:

Register for Tango Foundations O
Register for Tango Foundations O, full-time student

Tango for People with Parkinson's
Introductory Course
with Max Kepler and Seattle Open Role Dance

Learning and practicing Argentine Tango is helpful for people with Parkinson's, and has a record of improving balance and reducing falls and freezing. Scientists don't yet know whether the therapeutic value of tango derives from its use of touch, rhythm, and intentional improvisation, or the social connections and intellectual stimulation that naturally arises during learning and practicing together. Studies do suggest that dancing tango is WAY MORE FUN than traditional exercise classes, and dancers with Parkinson's keep returning for more.

Tango for Parkinson's will be resuming at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in early February 2014. To get on the early notification list for when registration opens, email Max today at dancekepler@gmail.com.

Volunteer teaching assistants for this class will be given advance training in classroom safety and spotting techiniques. Contact Max to learn more about volunteering with this group.

Advanced Tango Structure and Form - Chained Displacements
Multiple Barridas and Sacadas for Lead and Follow
with Max Kepler and Jenny Mulligan

This small-group class is structured like a group semi-private lesson and is recommended for dedicated dancers seeking to increase their vocabulary and finesse on the social dance floor. Topics include some of the most modern and exciting elements of tango. Sign up with a partner or solo. We will rotate partners frequently for those who choose to participate in the rotation.

Wednesdays, March 5 - April 2, 7-8pm
Phinney Center, Room 1 (blue building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle
Map / Directions

$70/person for the 5 week series
Class is full. Registration for this series is now closed

Private Lessons

Max Kepler offers private instruction in Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Argentine Tango, and Wedding Dance Preparation for individuals, couples, and small groups. Package discounts available. For a sense of Max's teaching style and philosophy, see her dance bio. Questions? or to schedule contact Max at dancekepler@gmail.com, 425-522-2481, or use her direct scheduling button:

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