Why Queer Tango?
To offer a safe and welcoming space for learning and dancing tango for GLBT-identified 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 lead or follow in partner dance and that the most skillful and dedicated dancers inevitably 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.
What does Queer Seattle Tango do?
We run Open-Role tango classes in Seattle in two series: 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.
To book Queer Seattle Tango in your home city, contact Max at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open to absolute beginners, this workshop will cover the three elements of improvisational dance, the four directions, and the five connections of tango. You will leave with the ability to fill an entire tanda (set of tango music) with pleasurable and connected Argentine tango.
Saturday, December 14 1:00 - 2:30pm
Space in this workshop is very limited!
TANGO VALS, also called tango waltz or vals cruzado, is the most romantic and flowing of the tango dances, is danced to 3/4-time music, and is characterized by a super-fun and good-feeling element called suspension. This is your chance to learn this essential third component of the tango triumvirate (milonga, tango, and tango vals) in an open role format during a special four-week session.
FOUR Mondays, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, and 1/6; 7-8pm
$58/person for the 4 week series.
Who can attend this class series?
Advanced Tango Structure and Form:
This class is recommended for dedicated dancers seeking to increase their vocabulary for the social dance floor to include some of the most modern and exciting elements of tango. As we will be practicing many axis-tilting movements, signing up with a partner is very much recommended.
Wednesdays, Nov 6-20 + Dec 4-18, 7-8pm
$14/person drop-in. To attend this class, you must bring a partner.
Interested in individual or small-group instruction tailored specifically to your skills and interests?
Max Kepler offers private lessons. Visit her bio page for more info.