Welcome to Queer Seattle Tango

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Why Queer Tango?

To offer a safe and welcoming space for learning and dancing tango for LGBTQ individuals and couples, anyone who enjoys dancing with same-sex partners, people everywhere on the gender spectrum, and everyone who appreciates the opportunity to dance outside narrowly defined traditional gender roles.

We believe that anyone can learn to dance with a partner and that the surest and fastest route to skills of connection is to learn both roles. Queer Seattle Tango is proud to offer classes and dance events that are hosted, run, and attended by people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and our allies.

We run Open-Role tango classes in Seattle at the beginner and advanced levels: Tango Foundations (absolute beginners welcome!) and Advanced Tango Structure and Form (for more experienced dancers). We also offer occasional special-topics workshops with world-class visiting instructors, organize regular social outings to local tango events for our students, and travel to perform and teach open-role master classes nationally and abroad.


Open Role Tango Class Listings and info below:

Fundamentals of Argentine Tango
with Max Kepler and Solomon Michaels

"Dance for the connection, the music, the moment."

Learn the foundations of tango in a fun and welcoming environment. From elegant walking to playful embellishments, gain vocabulary quickly and incorporate the secrets of connection to become a successful dancer in Seattle and anywhere you might travel. All are welcome. Come single or with a pal or partner.

Wednesdays, 8:45-9:45pm, June 8-July 13, 2016
(+ extra practice hour on the last day of class!)
Seven Star Women's Kung Fu
525 21st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 Map / Directions
Tuition of $95 for Summer session includes seven hours of instruction and practice time.
An early-bird discount available with completed registration before June 1st.

Enrollment is limited.
Email Max to pre-register (strongly recommended).


Do I need a partner? About 2/3 of the students come solo to class. You are welcome to bring a partner, but be aware that we work collaboratively in this class and rotate partners. We have found that this is the best approach to help people learn partnering skills. It also allows everyone to meet new people, make new friends, and practice their new moves with a diversity of peers of different shapes and sizes and styles of moving. The goal is to be able to dance tango with your friends, family, new date, significant other, or anyone you choose!

Who can attend this class series?
This class is open to all who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender-fluid, gender-queer, etc, as well as to our straight-identified allies. This class is especially open to all open-minded individuals who want to gain body awareness, learn to move fluidly and musically with a partner, and quickly become excellent dancers. People with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Email us at dancekepler@gmail.com for particular accomodation arrangements.


Advanced Tango Structure and Form

Women's Tango Performance + Women's Leading seminar
with Max Kepler and guest artists

Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30pm
$15/class or $65 for a 5-class pass.
Prior tango experience is required,
No prior leading experience necessary.

Classes are held at a private studio in the Central District.
Email Max at dancekepler@gmail.com for address and directions.


Private instruction is a great way to accelerate your learning.

Direct coaching provides you 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.