Max Kepler

Max began her study of both lindy hop and Argentine tango in late 1996. In 2000 she moved to San Diego to finish school and found the city sadly lacking in diversity in its tiny tango scene. So she founded a tango club at UCSD and began teaching in 2001 as a way of recruiting new members. It was never her intention to become a full-time dance instructor, but life has a funny way of taking its twists and turns.

During the past two decades, Max has lived and danced tango and lindy hop in Los Angeles and San Diego, in Oregon (both Portland and Eugene), and in Seattle, Washington. She now calls Seattle home and currently teaches tango (regularly) and lindy hop (on occasion) there, as well as advanced fusion special topics workshops and basic waltz class series by invitation. Since 2010, Max has been an invited guest instructor in San Francisco, Boston, Vancouver (Canada), La Manzanilla (Mexico), and in Stockholm.

Max's teaching style is flexible, playful, and interactive. She carefully tailors private instruction to meet the needs of her students. In group classes she brings students together for a mix of fun, learning, and community-building through humor and skill-building games. She incorporates elements from her training in a multitude of movement modaliies along with techniques from mindfulness-based meditation to help her students improve their confidence and presentation as well as their skillfulness and coordination.

For more information about upcoming classes with Max in Seattle visit the Dance Kepler website.
Max's private lesson fee is $100/hour. To schedule a private lesson, contact Max at 425-522-2481 or