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.

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

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 meets on Fridays from 1-2pm
at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, blue building, Room 2
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle 98103
No class on 11/28, 12/5, or 12/26 due to holiday-related building closures.

If you are interested in participating or would like to know more, email Max at dancekepler@gmail.com, or call her at 425-522-2481.

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.


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Advanced Women's Tango Leading and Performance Group
with Max Kepler

Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm
$75 for a 5-class punch card/ $15 per class, drop-in
This small-group class is held at a private location

This class offers and opportunity for women with prior tango experience (following only, okay) to learn to lead in an all-female environment. Students wishing to perform should expect to attend at least 15 hours of rehearsal (about 12 weeks). Regular participants will be invited to give creative input and participate in performances.

Sign-up for rehearsals by purchasing a punch card, or drop-in to check out what we're doing and work with us. Email dancekepler@gmail.com for more information or for the studio address.


Photo courtesy of Stephen Rusk and Katie Lake

Open Role Tango Foundations -
Argentine Tango - Series X
with Michael Domini and Max Kepler

"Argentine tango is like a musical walking hug."

This session covers the foundational movements of improvisational tango as it is danced socially in Seattle today. Starting with simple connected walking, you will develop your tango aesthetics, kinesthetics, and connection, and you will increase your ability to improvise with a partner. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in weekly field trips to one of Seattle's tango practice parties (practicas) after their second class.

Absolute beginners to tango are welcome and will be provided with their own track which will move at a more gradual pace. Returning students will review foundational concepts to refine their existing skills and continue to learn exciting new material to add to their dance.

Five Mondays, 10/20 - 11/17, 7-8pm
Phinney Center, Room 7 (upstairs in the blue building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle Map / Directions
$75/person for 5 weeks with advance registration discount
$50 for full-time students with ID;

Register now to reserve your spot:

Tango Foundations X
Tango Foundations X, full-time student


Photo by Rich Hansen

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 because direct coaching gives you immediate feedback, and your lessons are tailored specifically to your skills and interests.

Email dancekepler@gmail.com 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 courtesy of John Lozano

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