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.

Advanced Tango Structure and Form -
Maureen Muñoz tango instructional debut
Maureen Muñoz and Max Kepler

3 remaining Tuesdays, 8 - 9:15pm
at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
Room 2 (Blue Building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

May 27th - Personality - "Bring your personality to your dance."
June 3rd - Projection - "Step like you mean it."
June 10th - Power - "Be the epitome of yourself."

Classes are one hour followed by 15 minutes of open practice time during which the teachers will be available to answer questions.

Registration is limited; you can now pay your course fee online to reserve your spot using the links below.

$18/class, $50 for a 3-class series. At-the-door drop-in (if space allows) $20/class.
Questions? Email Max.

Personality - 5/27
Power - 6/10
Projection - 6/3
All three Ps

Photo courtesy of Stephen Rusk and Maureen Muñoz

Advanced Tango Structure and Form -
Women's Tango Drills
with Max Kepler

This small-group class is structured like a group semi-private lesson and is recommended for dedicated dancers seeking to increase their expressivity and finesse on the social dance floor.

Wednesdays in May, 7-8pm
Phinney Center, Room 1 (blue building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle
$15 per class, drop-in
Map / Directions

5/21 Two-Way Communication and Trust
5/28 Musicality within the Embrace

Photo courtesy of Robert Bismuth and Jenny Mulligan

Advanced Tango Structure and Form -
Ben Thomas Musicality Workshop

Find deeper connection with the music of tango by succumbing to the influence of its instrumentation, structure, and rhythmic variation. Learn new ways to interpret and enjoy tango music in its early, Golden Era, and later forms. Bring your dance shoes - this workshop will include lots of dancing.

Wednesday, June 4th, 7-9pm
Phinney Center, Room 7 (blue building)
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Ben Thomas heads and composes for the Seattle-based ensemble Tangabrazo. He holds a doctoral degree in music and teaches at both the Cornish College of the Arts and Highline Community College.

Register now

$25 in advance, $35 at the door

Photo courtesy of Ben Thomas

Open Role Tango Foundations -
Argentine Tango - Series I
Juliet McMains and Max Kepler

"Argentine tango is like a musical walking hug."

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

Five Mondays, 6/16 - 7/14, 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:

Register for Tango Foundations I
Register for Tango Foundations I, full-time student

Photo courtesy of Stephen Rusk and Katie Lake

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 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

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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Private Lessons

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, 425-522-2481, or use her direct scheduling button:

Schedule online now

Photo courtesy of John Lozano

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