TANGO GroundSchool™ CLASSES (for absolute beginners on up)
Whether you are a BEGINNER or an EXPERIENCED dancer, our goal for you and all our tango students is to facilitate your potential to become the most popular social tango dancer for a thousand miles in ALL directions! After two plus very full, rich decades (training, teaching, performing, social dancing and organizing successful tango events across 3 continents), we’re very proud and also humbly grateful to have assisted thousands of students to achieve their tango goals…and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to do the same for YOU.
We look forward to welcoming you to the exciting world of Argentine tango social dancing – all levels welcome in our 2018 class schedule, group and privates! Join us to discover for yourself why brand new through experienced students return week after week/month after month/year after year to enjoy the pleasure and challenge of learning and deepening their tango skills in our thorough yet fun, sexy yet safe and highly entertaining classes.
Fridays TangoConnection™ BOULDER Classes
- Time: 6:45 to 8pm Int/Adv Class for Experienced Students
- Dates: All Fridays until further notice
- Place: Avalon Ballroom/North Lobby (6185 Arapahoe Ave., BoCO)
- Cost: $10
Saturday 2019 Series: Project Yoga/Tango
- Time: 6 to 7:15pm
- Dates: Feb 2, Mar 2, April 6, May 4
- Place: The Little Yoga Studio/Boulder
- Cost: $15
Tuesdays Tango GroundSchool™ DENVER Classes
- Time: 6:45 to 7:45pm Beginner I, II & III Classes (includes practica!)
- Dates: Tuesdays in January, February, March 2019
- Place: Turnverein Ballroom (1570 Clarkson St., DenCO)
- Host: Tango Colorado in collaboration with DoTH
- Cost: $10 (discounts & membership also available)
Saturday Argentine Tango Series, FT COLLINS!
- Time: 10am to 11am Int/Adv Class (not yet confirmed)
- Time: 11 am to noon Beg Class (not yet confirmed)
- Dates: April 2019: 6, 13, 20, 27
- Place: TBA
- Host: Fort Collins Argentine Tango (970-310-7111)
A few words about our offerings:
Before you can learn to fly a plane, or before you can learn to sail a boat, you get to go to “ground school”… same for tango!
BEGINNERS, START SMART!!! Experienced dancers, solidify the fundamentals necessary to SOAR to your full potential. Wherever you are on the spectrum, Tango GroundSchool™ is not just FUN, it’s the place to learn to FLY. Read on below for descriptions and logistics to join our ALL LEVELS WELCOME group and private lessons.
No partner needed, just your willingness to explore, discover, enjoy! You’ll be surrounded by adorable fellow students, delightful settings (fabulous studios that now include a charming summer outdoor site), inspiring music and sophisticated, caring professional teachers dedicated to your progress. Each class builds world class quality social dancers from the ground up…easily, elegantly, playfully, expertly. Full logistics below.
EXPERIENCED STUDENTS, every Friday we deliver our TangoConnection™ Int/Adv Class: Musicality, Improvisation & Navigation to provide students a great opportunity to take your tango to the next level. Join us to challenge and refine your tango through fabulous exercises/drills that support students in exploring, maximizing and solidifying their creative potential in connection, musicality, navigation and improvisation. We focus on elements of structure and dynamics that require a higher level of preparation and experience. We systematically explore the many thrilling elements of endless variety, combinations and delightful tango vocabulary available for the more serious tango devotee. Work on technique, refinements and fun new moves designed for the social dance floor whether it’s crowded or spacious.
In our Friday classes hosted at the Avalon Ballroom North Lobby, after material is presented and fully explored in class (including fulfilling video reviews upon request!), students are invited to partake of our playful yet powerful TangoLab, featuring a full range of fascinating computer-generated practices, tests and games to aid your tango practice. This sometimes includes the occasional bottle of Malbec or home-baked cookies that appear from time to time, you just never know!
ABOUT SKILL LEVELS: To maximize your training experience in our TangoConnection™ Int/Adv Friday classes, we recommend followers can respond/follow and leaders can execute/lead the following fundamentals comfortably:
- walking in &/or transitioning between both systems (parallel & cross)
- lead/follow the walk to the cross (la cruzada)
- lead/follow full & partial turns (molinette’s)
- extra credit: transitioning to/from open to close embrace
- extra credit: basic understanding/ability to dance in all 3 rhythms (tango, milonga, vals)
For EVERYONE, we’re anticipating reactivating Monday summer evenings, “Las Noches de Verano” (nights of summer) at the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House. Last summer it was Boulder’s newest outdoor tango event and it was a SMASH! It’s charming, delightful and FREE! More info will be available as our summer commitments confirm.
We’re very proud of our students because so many develop into popular and talented Argentine tango social dancers. After 2+ decades of full time teaching on 3 continents in group and private lesson settings, we’ve taught thousands of people the joys of Argentine tango social dance and we’re confident we can do the same for you! Students are delighted to discover our class material builds in an engaging, smooth and accessible way, whether you bring a group of friends, a partner or attend our classes solo. Expect to share the pleasure of learning with friendly fellow students and highly skilled DoTH staff during frequent class rotations. Among the many necessary ingredients in our highly successful ‘secret sauce’ Tango Ground School™ classes includes an embedded rotating curriculum we deliver in a methodical, structured yet dynamic way so that no two classes are alike. Absolute beginners through highly skilled veteran dancers are attracted to our classes because we simultaneously introduce fresh material while reviewing and reinforcing clean fundamentals. Delivered with professionalism, humor and warm personal attention by our dedicated DoTH team, our classes support each student to pursue the universe of endlessly fascinating Argentine tango material at your individual pace accompanied by gorgeous music in settings that cater to student comfort and concentration. Our DoTH commitment is to deliver playful yet powerful learning experiences that facilitate individual creativity, confidence and personal style while inviting students to investigate our very diverse community devoted to the fabulous universe that is Argentine tango.
START ANY TIME!
In our Tango Ground School™ class structure, we look at the basics of tango from seven different perspectives in each of our seven class sessions, named after famous tango orchestras – Di Sarli, D’Arienzo, Pugliese, Calo, Biagi, Fresedo and Canaro. We divide this fascinating material into a curriculum of seven individual classes so students receive a structured presentation of rotating topics that provides a thorough exposure to the foundations of Argentine tango. This approach lures not only brand new beginners who appreciate a supportive and exciting environment to learn, but students with years of tango training who return again and again to refine their technique and improve their skill level in the dance. We’ve successfully launched THOUSANDS of students into the exciting world of Argentine tango through these classes which prepare students to enter the social dance arena with confidence and pleasure. No partner is required, but a sense of humor and adventure IS! For a complete exposure to learning the basics of tango, take one class of each “orchestra” at both the fundamental and ongoing levels. Different people may have different levels of previous preparation from a variety of teachers. We strongly suggest at least the fundamentals class from each session in order to understand the methods and vocabulary we use in our ongoing session classes. For students with the ambition and courage to explore tango to its fullest potential, our Tango Ground School™ classes provide the foundation necessary to move RAPIDLY ahead to the challenge of even more exciting tango gems. Private Lessons with Brian & Deb Maximize your enjoyment of these treasures through private lesson training in our Boulder Dance of the Heart studio. TangoIntensivo™ Intermediate/Advanced training programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina featuring LUCIANA VALLE.