Dance Kepler

Argentine tango * swing * lindy * weddings * dance therapy * private lessons * tango for PD * F.A.Q.

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 are welcome.

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

Looking for our therapeutic course offerings?
Visit or volunteer for our classes in Partner Dance/Meditative Movement for People with Parkinson's.

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

Partner Dance for People with Parkinson's
with Max Kepler and Seattle Open Role Dance

Learning and practicing partner dance is helpful for people with Parkinson's, improving balance and posture and reducing many symptoms. Scientists don't yet know whether the therapeutic value of dance derives from its use of touch, rhythm, and intentional improvisation, or the social connections and intellectual stimulation that naturally arise during learning and practicing together. Studies do suggest that dancing is WAY MORE FUN than traditional exercise, and we think so too.

Open to Absolute Beginners
Tuesdays from 2-3pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center, Blue Building, Room 2
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle 98103
Suggested donation $15/class

Friends and partners welcome. For more info or to sign up, email Max at, or call her at 425-522-2481.

Contact Max to learn about volunteering for this class.

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Foundations series

Fundamentals of Tango for Everyone
with Max Kepler and Solomon Michaels

"Argentine tango is like a musical walking hug."

Learn the foundations of tango in a fun and welcoming environment. From elegant walking to playful embellishments, gain vocabulary quickly and incorporate the secrets of connection to become a successful dancer in Seattle and anywhere you might travel. All are welcome. Come single or with a pal or partner.

Wednesdays, 8:45-9:45pm, June 8-July 13, 2016
(+ extra practice hour on the last day of class!)
Seven Star Women's Kung Fu
525 21st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Map / Directions
$95 for Summer session, includes 7 hours of instruction and practice time.

Early-bird discount available with completed registration before June 1st.
Enrollment is limited; email Max to register.

Photo by Rich Hansen

Advanced Courses

Women's Tango Leading and Performance Group
with Max Kepler and visiting guest instructors

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30pm
$65 for a 5-class punch card/or $15 per class, drop-in
held in the Central District, Seattle

Improve your leading, balance, and groundedness and learn to move with power, assertiveness, and conviction.

Prior tango experience required but no prior leading experience needed. We will teach you all you need to know to become a successful and confident leader. Regular participants will be invited to give creative input and participate in performances.

Sign-up for these small-group seminars by purchasing a punch card, or drop-in to check out what we're doing and work out with us. Email Max at for information and studio directions.

Photo courtesy of Rich Hansen

Love the Lindy
Swing/Lindy Smooth Style
with Max and Seattle Open Role Dance

"Swing is so joyous. When you dance it you can't help but be happy."

Learn the original swing dance from the inside out, starting with the basic footwork and progressing through over a dozen cool moves culminating in 8 variations on the swing-out. Those joining us in the May session will need prior swing or lindy experience. Singles welcome. Always GLBTQ-friendly. Email Max to register; early bird discount available thru 4/25.

Mondays, 7-8pm, May 2 - May 23, 2016
Phinney Center, Room 7 (upstairs in the blue building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle Map / Directions
$60/4 week session

Photo courtesy of John Lozano

Private Lessons

Individual (or small-group) instruction in Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, or Wedding Dance Preparation is available with Max.

Private instruction is a great way to accelerate your learning. Direct coaching gives you immediate feedback, and your lessons are tailored specifically to your skills and interests.

Email for rates and availablity, or call 425-522-2481.
Visit Max's dance bio to learn more about Max's teaching style and philosophy.

Photo by Josh Lieberman

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