with Deb Sclar and Brian Dunn
Book a one-on-one DoTH private lesson or series of same, with or without a partner!
This is the fastest and most effective way to learn and richly enhance your dancing.
We typically hold private lessons at our Boulder home studio appointed with wood floors, full-length mirrors, a large selection of tango music and video equipment for recording lessons to facilitate student progress. We also offer privates in Denver (satellite DoTH studios in Cherry Creek and Ogden/Colfax areas) most Tuesdays and Fridays. When a private lesson is booked, students receive a DoTH e-confirmation reflecting the lesson time, date, location and other pertinent information.
Other locations can be arranged and are available upon request.
To obtain our current updated fee list, call us at 303-938-0716 or email us.
- cash, check or credit card at each session
- Make check payable to “DoTH LLC”
- pre-purchase a series pak at a discount
- 5-pak at a 10% discount
- 10-pak at 20% discount
- gift certificates
- semi-private groups
- priced on a sliding scale based on group size & class location
Booking lessons once a week is typical practice for private students purchasing multiple lesson-paks. However, we fully anticipate making adjustments as lessons progress to best suit the individual needs of our students. We feel flexibility is key to creating a tailor-made experience that best and most simply and effectively meets your tango goals/growth.
We appreciate a minimum 24 hour advance notice for cancellation or rescheduling of private sessions. For cancellations made in UNDER 24 hours, while we prefer to be compensated for missed lessons, if it’s an emergency, an AOG (act of God) or we or other students are not inconvenienced, we prefer to waive the lesson fee.
In our DoTH private sessions, we facilitate students’ attainment of Argentine tango dance skills by catering to the needs of each unique individual. Over the last decade, we’ve taught thousands of private lessons on several continents but primarily to ‘locals’ near our ‘home base’ of Boulder, Colorado.
Our intention is to enhance the learning process and encourage creative growth while fostering the development of personal style. Whether you are an experienced dancer interested in refining the execution of your boleos, volcadas, barridas or sacadas, or a beginner ‘tango baby’ integrating fundamentals, we are confident we can move you ahead. FAST! RAPIDO!! PRONTITO!!! We provide our students with a supportive environment tailored to meet their needs at a pace that is appropriate and sensitive to individual levels and goals.
We feel profoundly passionate about this dance and our roles as teachers and community builders of Argentine tango. We combine our years of teaching, hosting of countless tango events, performing experience and our on-going pursuit and commitment to our own tango training to create a unique experience for our students to help them explore and grow in the rich, multi-faceted world that is Argentine tango.
Yes, we do! Please click on Client Quotes to read what our students have to say about us.Client Quotes
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In case you were wondering, we work with students of all ages, from 8 to 80+, from every background and profession imaginable. Some are absolute raw beginners (but not for long!) who prefer a more private setting than group classes. Others want to accelerate their learning. Some students have current or past professional dance training. Several students come from other social dance such as salsa, foxtrot or swing. Still others have taken a lot of tango with other teachers and feel ready for a new approach grounded in a clear understanding of structure, technique and dynamics within a coherent tango framework.
Our students take lessons to accomplish a diverse list of goals…for some, it’s about enhancing their romantic partnership or creating a beautiful wedding dance while others are attracted to the rich personal dynamics inherent in learning tango. Others are utilizing the practice of social dance as part of a physical, mental or emotional rehabilitation plan. Some simply want to ‘get out of the house’ or simply adore the SHOES! Others are in search of personal expression, friendship, a sense of community. Some are preparing for a trip to Argentina. Others are interested in developing teaching skills to bring tango to their own community. Some are preparing a tango performance or choreography. Others cherish their single-hood but want to deepen their experience of intimate connection during their social dance encounters. And the list goes on!
Because music is the mainstay of tango, we urge students to cultivate a collection of authentic Argentine tango music to:
- practice your dancing
- work on your ear training
- build your collection
- simply enjoy…
We offer several diverse and VERY inexpensive cd’s for sale and can also recommend other sources for more serious collectors. Same goes for dance shoes and all tango accessories…just ask us: we’ve got tons of info to share with you!
Tango Insurance Policy
Suggestions to make the most of your tango investment…
or WHAT NOW??
or worse… What to do if the tango bug BITES & there’s no hope of recovery?!?!
(Answer: BITE BACK!!!)
Learning the Argentine tango is a fantastic, sexy, brave, fascinating, remarkable and challenging adventure. To reap the pleasures and benefits while optimizing your study with us (or ANYONE!), we’d like to share the following thoughts and recommendations.
Most people require repetition to refine and build a satisfying skill set to fully enjoy Argentine tango. You are learning a mysterious and beautiful language that requires practice. Therefore we urge you to put in your tango miles through the pleasure of practice and repetition…repeating classes, revisiting topics, strapping yourself into those wonderful shoes (again and yet again!), hearing that favorite (or tiresome!?) tango for the umpteenth time, reconnecting with partners who will become dear friends over the months (and hopefully YEARS), taking yet another spin around the dance floor, etc.
We believe a combination of on-going participation in private lessons, group classes and social dance gatherings (practicas, milongas, parties, etc.) will assist you in leading a healthy, rich, integral tango life that continues to grow. Committing to such a combination we believe offers individuals not only fascinating variety along with a deep sense of community, accomplishment, pleasure and expressiveness but can open the door to a powerful path in personal growth that coincidentally fulfills our mission statement of…
“BUILDING A BETTER WORLD, ONE TANGO AT A TIME”
We believe the act of pursuing and practicing tango is an ongoing process or conversation to the questions tango poses…in our personal lives, in our culture, in our society. But enough philosophizing!!!
You’ve seen a demo and taken that first class, private or series and you’re hopelessly intrigued, frustrated, challenged, thrilled, terrified and otherwise mesmerized and bewitched. Sleeping it off hasn’t delivered results and aspirin is ludicrously futile. First and foremost, don’t panic – just keep DANCING!!!
And if you choose to do so within the DoTH universe, you’ll find we’ve carefully crafted an infrastructure of classes, privates, workshop series, practicas and other tango events to satisfy the most voracious of tango appetites! Therefore, we recommend the following curriculum for your consideration:
The “Tango Insurance Policy”
- develop and commit to a DoTH private lesson schedule that facilitates your tango progress and goals
- attend our DoTH group classes and/or practicas as often as possible (1 per week minimum)
- arrange individual or small group (litter mate) practica time (1 hour per week minimum)
- attend our DoTH Visiting Master Teacher workshops as often as possible (locally and abroad!)
- attend practicas, milongas and events offered locally and elsewhere in the tango world
As previously stated, we’re committed to “BUILDING A BETTER WORLD, ONE TANGO AT A TIME” by sharing the rich joys and pleasures of Argentine Tango dance, music, history and culture with you. If you’re ready to start (or to continue!), review the brief descriptions below of the bulleted items above, click for more details and most of all, meet us on the dance floor ASAP!
Private Tango Lessons
Book a one-on-one DoTH private lesson or series of same, with or without a partner! This is the fastest and most effective way to learn and enhance your dancing. We’ve taught thousands of private lessons and feel privileged that we earn the retention of our clients week after week, year after year.
Group Tango Classes, Special Topic Workshops, Tango Travel
We have a great time in our group classes and we think you will, too! Typically, no partner is needed, dress is casual, smooth-soled shoes or thick socks are recommended and a sense of humor and adventure is strongly advised!
We offer a complete curriculum of group classes called our TangoConnection™ Series on an on-going bi-weekly basis (Fridays: Tango Ground School for all levels & Tuesdays: Foundations for Advanced Social Tango including Milonga & Vals). These progressive and popular series provide students with a thorough, entertaining and accessible curriculum of Argentine tango for the complete beginner through advanced-intermediate levels.
Several times a year, we travel to teach in other tango communities in this country and abroad, plus we host several visiting master teachers to provide Special Topic Workshops locally.
The skill set we feel defines an Argentine tango dancer includes the following:
- the ability to lead or follow with a partner in both parallel and crossed systems
- navigating between the systems easily
- walks to the cross
- turns in both directions
- all of the above in open and close embrace
- navigating between open and close embrace easily
- all of the above in the 3 rhythms of Argentine tango music: Vals, Tango & Milonga
- all of the above with quality of movement, connection and musicality
- all of the above with safe navigation practices in social dance floor settings
- knowledge/training in social codes that enhance and protect the tango experience
Because tango is a language shared within a physical embrace where the mouth is silent and our bodies take on the communication flow, we have the tremendous opportunity to enter an on-going practice that involves not only our heads, but our hearts and bodies. We grow as dancers and in our ability to be expressive in the dance, through repetition and review of the fascinating and diverse fundamentals in the Argentine tango vocabulary. Therefore, we encourage students to revisit the beginner and on-going classes often and to practice outside class as often as possible. Fortunately, there are multiple opportunities to practice tango dancing on a DAILY basis in this area.
We hope this information has been useful and inspiring in launching you into the rich adventures awaiting you within the world of learning to dance the Argentine tango!