Dance Kepler

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

Who can attend ?
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 here ? Check out one of our Introductory courses. Yes, you can attend even if you've never danced before.

We've also got:

Advanced courses,

and Afternoon classes including

classes for People with Parkinson's and their friends and partners.

Keep up to date by joining our group Seattle Open Role Dance on Facebook.


Eyes-closed tango practice
Photo by Stephen Rusk

Introductory Courses

Open Role Tango
with Max Kepler and guests

"Argentine tango is like a musical walking hug."

Wednesdays, 8:45-9:45pm
Oct 19 - Nov 16, 2016
Seven Star Women's Kung Fu
525 21st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
Map / Directions
$70 for the five-week session if paid in advance, $80 on the first day of class (if space allows).
Enrollment is limited; email Max to register.


Open Role Swing/Lindy
with Rebecca Brightly and Max Kepler

"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. Beginners welcome. Singles welcome. Always GLBTQ-friendly. Advance registration strongly recommended. Email Max to register; dancekepler@gmail.com.

Mondays, 7-8pm, Oct 3 - Nov 21, 2016
Phinney Center, Room 7 (upstairs in the blue building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle Map / Directions
Class is now closed to new students.
Returning students from past Open Role Lindy sessions may drop-in, $15/class


Photo courtesy of Ashley Bolden and Hilary Kemp

Partner Dance for People with Parkinson's (All welcome)
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 dancekepler@gmail.com, or call her at 425-522-2481.

Contact Max to learn about volunteering for this class.


Advanced Courses

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

Tuesdays, 8:45-9:45pm
$65 for 5 weeks $15 per class, drop-in with instructor permission
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 (in either role). Dancers will practice both roles in class. Regular participants will be invited to give creative input and participate in performances.

RSVP at least one day ahead to participate. Email Max at dancekepler@gmail.com to register and request studio directions.


Photo courtesy of Rich Hansen

Private Lessons

Individual (or small-group) instruction in partner dance, including basic and advanced partnering skills for dance, tango, swing, lindy, blues fusion, and Wedding Dance Preparation is available.

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 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 by Josh Lieberman

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