Welcome to Queer Seattle Tango

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Why Queer Tango?

To offer a warm and welcoming space for learning and dancing tango for GLBTQ individuals and couples, for people who enjoy dancing with same-sex partners, people everywhere on the gender spectrum, and all who seek greater opportunity to dance with a well-centered heart.

We begin by teaching the basics of both roles to all of our students because we've found through over twenty years of experience that this is the fastest and surest route to excellent partner dance skills. Queer Seattle Tango is proud to offer open role dance lessons and workshops that are hosted, run, and attended by people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and our gender-bending accomplices.

We run weekly series tango classes in Seattle at two levels: Fundamentals of Tango (absolute beginners welcome!) and Beyond the Basics. Topics vary from session to session. We also offer occasional special-topics workshops with world-class visiting instructors and travel to perform and teach open-role master classes nationally and abroad.


Fundamentals of Tango

Tango Fusion
with Max Kepler and guest artists

Develop your skills of Initiation and Interpretation, increase your balance and groundedness and learn to move with grace, fluidity, clarity, and confidence while dancing to fun and upbeat popular music. All are welcome. No prior tango experience needed.

TANGO FUSION is partner dance influenced by the most exciting and sensuous elements of tango using modern and popular dance music.

When: Tuesdays: November 7 - Dec 19, (but skipping Thanksgiving week)
8:30 - 9:30 PM

Where: Wise Orchid Studio
2002 E Union St, Seattle 98122

Logistics: Session fee $90.*
* Check out the first lesson (11/7) for FREE before you decide.
Free street parking, also right on the #2 bus line.
All are welcome, no prior experience required

Contact: Max dancekepler@gmail.com with questions or to reserve your spot.


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 required (in one or both roles).

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 PM
May 25 - June 29, 2017
Wise Orchid Studio
2002 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

Course fee: $84/person
Space is very limited. Sign up now to guarantee your spot.
Email Max at dancekepler@gmail.com to register.


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.


Do I need a partner?
Most students come solo to class. You can also bring a partner if you prefer, just let the instructor know in advance.

Who can attend this class series?
This class is open to all who are eager to co-create and capable of keeping a safe and respectful space for people of any gender or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Email us at dancekepler@gmail.com to request any accommodation.

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.