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 Tango Foundations -
with Max Kepler and Jenny Mulligan
TANGO VALS, also called tango waltz or vals cruzado, is the most romantic and flowing of the tango dances, is danced to 3/4-time music, and is characterized by a super-fun and good-feeling element called suspension. This is your chance to learn this essential third component of the tango triumvirate (milonga, tango, and tango vals) in an open role format during a special four-week session.
FOUR Mondays, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, and 1/6; 7-8pm
$58/person for the 4 week series.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 class is recommended for dedicated dancers seeking to increase their vocabulary for the social dance floor to include some of the most modern and exciting elements of tango. As we will be practicing many axis-tilting movements, signing up with a partner is very much recommended.
Wednesdays, Nov 6-20 + Dec 4-18, 7-8pm
$72/person for the 6 week series
Photo courtesy of Stephen Rusk and Katie Lake
Learn lindy: the original swing dance!|
Ambidextrous Lindy - Advanced
In this accelerated workshop series you will create your own stylings and variations and refine your technique while exploring many new movement categories, including some rarely seen in Seattle.
7-8pm Thursdays, Aug 1 - Aug 29
Prerequisites: This class is designed for dancers who have prior experience dancing both roles in lindy hop, and who are already fluent in at least one role (400-4000 hours prior lindy experience).
Open Role Lindy - beyond the basics with Max Kepler
In Open Role Beyond Basics we'll focus on a smooth and elastic style great for social dancing to mid-tempo swing. You'll develop your dancing 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: You are already comfortable with 6-count/east coast swing/jitterbug OR you have some previous experience leading or following lindy hop.
7-8pm Tuesdays, July 23 - Aug 20
Max Kepler offers private instruction in Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Argentine Tango, and Wedding Dance Preparation for individuals, couples, and small groups. For a sense of her teaching style and philosophy, see Max's dance bio. For more information or to schedule private instruction with Max, contact her at email@example.com or 425-522-2481.
Photo courtesy of John Lozano