Dance Kepler* swing * lindy hop * tango * wedding dance * kinesthic training for health and wellness * private lessons * group classes * tango for people with Parkinson's
For any class with "Open Role" in the title, students will have the opportunity to practice and learn in both the follow and lead roles.
Who can attend these class series?
Open Role Lindy - Intermediate
with Max Kepler and John Lozano
In this Open Role session, you'll develop your lindy skills, especially in your non-dominant role, through illuminating connection games and plenty of practice time with a variety of partners. Truly master send backs, the lindy circle, tuck turns, side-passes, while playing with unusual and super-fun tricks for exchanging roles mid-dance!
Prerequisite: A year or more previous lindy hop experience, either following or leading, or both.
8-9pm Tuesdays, Feb 25 - Mar 25
$70/person for 5 weeks
"Argentine tango is like a musical walking hug."
Starting with simple connected walking, in this series you will learn tango aesthetics, kinesthetics, and connection. 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).
7-8pm Mondays, Feb 3 - March 10
Space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot:
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 email@example.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.
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
$70/person for the 5 week series
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-522-2481, or use her direct scheduling button:
Photo courtesy of John Lozano