Welcome to Queer Seattle Tango

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We offer queer-centered dance classes that anyone can attend. Though considered a "progressive" city, we here in Seattle still have work to do around issues related to racism, sexism, heterosexism, and gender-bias. This is particularly true within Seattle's vibrant dance communities. At the same time, many of us have found dance to be healing and therapeutic. To that end, we seek to offer a warm and welcoming space for learning and dancing for GLBTQ individuals and couples, for all people who enjoy dancing with same-sex partners, for people everywhere on the gender spectrum, and for all who seek greater opportunity to dance with a well-centered heart.

What we do

We run weekly series tango classes in Seattle in two categories: All-Levels (absolute beginners welcome!) and Beyond the Basics. Topics vary from session to session. We also travel to perform and teach open-role master classes across the country and internationally.


Partner Dance Fusion
with Max Kepler and guest artists

Have fun learning how to connect with a partner and play with any type of music together. In class we'll be using elements from tango, swing, blues, modern dance, and contact improvisation. All are welcome.

DANCE FUSION is influenced by some of the most beautiful and compelling elements of tango as well as a wide variety of other dance styles and vocabularies.

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM
April 17 - May 29, 2018
Wise Orchid Studio
2002 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

Seven weeks: $105 Advance registration and advance payment of the course fee is required and can be done by phone, email, or in-person. Email dancekepler@gmail.com or call/text 425-522-2481.

Beyond the Basics

Women's Tango
with Max Kepler and guest artists

Develop your skills of initiation and interpretation, increase your balance and groundedness and learn to move with power, assertiveness, and conviction in a space inclusive of all women. Prior tango experience recommended (in one or both roles).

Currently offered to groups and organizations by request
Email Max at dancekepler@gmail.com to request this series for your group.

Street Tango
with Max Kepler of Seattle Open Role Dance

Get ready to dance in the sunshine this summer by learning how to tango on uneven surfaces such as grass or sand or on concrete or pavement. We'll be dancing barefoot in this class series to focus on the rhythmic elements of the music in the style of tango club, and on the intimacy of the connection within the embrace. All levels. Pre-registration required.

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 PM
May 30 - June 20, 2017
Wise Orchid Studio
2002 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

* Beginner-friendly * All welcome * No partner needed *

Course fee: $60/person
Spots in this class series are extremely limited.
Email now to reserve yours: dancekepler@gmail.com.

Private Instruction

Private lessons are a great way to accelerate your learning.

You get direct coaching with immediate feedback, and your lessons can be tailored specifically to your skills and interests. Queer Seattle Tango has a limited number of spots available for individuals, couples, or small groups. Tuition for private lessons is $100 per 55 minute session, good for 1-4 students concurrently.

Email dancekepler@gmail.com for scheduling.
Visit Max's dance bio to learn more about Max's teaching style and philosophy.