TangoConnection™ Sessions 2022
for absolute beginners through advanced students
ALL ARE WELCOME!!! Learn the basics or come to train & improve!
Fridays at 6:15pm – Admission $10 – All-Levels Drop-In Class!
North Lobby, Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
6:15pm: Admissions and Vaccine-checks begin (please arrive early so we start on time!)
6:30pm: Class starts: Topics for the Week’s Session will be announced on Front Page
7:45pm: Class wraps up. freestyle time begins- mini-private lessons, tech trials, etc. (Activities in this time will vary, and are unpredictable. Donation-based offerings only – let’s discuss at the time!)
8:30pm: Space closes
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 around! After two plus very full, rich decades of 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 (even if you don’t know what your goals are, we’ll discover them together).
We look forward to welcoming you to the exciting world of Argentine tango social dancing – all levels welcome in our 2020 class schedule, group and private lessons alike! 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 inside a unique dance community of learning and deepening tango skills in our thorough yet delightful, effective and delicious classes.
A few words about our offerings:
Before you can fly a plane or sail a boat, you go to “ground school” and Argentine tango dancing is absolutely the same (but MUCH more fun)!
BEGINNERS, START SMART!!! You have several options on Fridays. Be our GUEST for your first INTRO TO TANGO class, FREE! This class meets from 7 to 7:30pm. Repeat attendance enthusiastically encouraged for $5 per INTRO class thereafter.
For those who crave MORE, we’re very excited to bring back our popular and recently streamlined and updated DoTH Beginner Series! This class meets 7:30 to 8:30pm, directly following our 7pm First Class Free INTRO TO TANGO.
The 7:30pm Beginner Series features a thorough rotating curriculum packed full with essential, fascinating and delightful tango fundamentals. No matter where you are in your tango adventures, come for the First Class Free INTRO TO TANGO at 7pm and stick around to take advantage of our popular DoTH Beginner Series which starts every Friday at 7:30pm! Divided into 5 separate topics introducing and training our world-class tango rotating curriculum, we urge students to take these lessons at YOUR convenience, designing your attendance as best suits your unique schedules and learning styles. This can mean attending every week, taking all 5 lessons sequentially. Because these classes also accommodate drop-in students, they can be taken in any order and with whatever level of frequency and/or repetition works best for each individual. Return/rinse/repeat or move on to our Int/Adv classes as your skills grow.
We note most people have more fun and achieve longer-lasting success when offered the freedom to take the classes in any order, frequency and with whatever repetition promotes relaxed learning at YOUR preferred pace. Read on below for complete class descriptions.
EXPERIENCED STUDENTS, solidify the fundamentals necessary to SOAR to your full potential. Wherever you are in your learning curve, TangoConnection™ classes are not just FUN, they’re designed to help each student FLY across the dance floor. Read on below for descriptions and logistics to begin your tango adventures.
No partner needed, just your willingness to explore, discover, enjoy! You’ll be accompanied by marvelous fellow students while learning to gorgeous inspiring music with caring professional teachers dedicated to your progress. Each class builds world class quality social dancers from the ground up – easily, elegantly, playfully, expertly.
EXPERIENCED STUDENTS, every Friday we deliver our TangoConnection™ Int/Adv Class: Musicality, Improvisation & Navigation group lesson with special topics to provide students a great opportunity to take your tango to the next level. We systematically explore the many beautiful, expressive elements that make up Argentine tango social dancing at a high level, studying endless combinations and delightful tango vocabulary with connection between partners, the music and the social dance space for the more skilled tango devotee.
At the conclusion of the Int/Adv class, experienced students are welcome to support new dancers or just review fundamental technique by rotating in our 7 to 7:30pm INTRO to TANGO class FREE. Repeats encouraged for only $5 thereafter. Another option is to take our Beginner Series to refine what you have which can include studying/training the opposite role. Class is 7:30 to 8:30pm for $10 where you’ll enjoy our rotating fundamentals curriculum providing a thorough foundation for social Argentine tango dancing.
ABOUT SKILL LEVELS: To maximize your training experience in our TangoConnection™ Int/Adv Friday class, we recommend having an understanding and basic level of skill in executing the following fundamentals:
- 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: ability to dance in all 3 rhythms (tango, milonga, vals)
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 skilled DoTH staff during frequent class rotations. Among the many necessary ingredients in our highly successful ‘secret sauce’ TangoConnection™ 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. In other words, don’t be surprised by very skilled students who take classes repetitively and don’t be surprised if that includes you one day soon!
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. 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 tango social dance community.
START ANY TIME!
In our TangoConnection™ class structure, we look at the basics of tango from five different perspectives in each of our five class sessions we’ve named after famous tango orchestras – Di Sarli, D’Arienzo, Pugliese, Calo and Canaro. We parse the fundamentals of Argentine tango dancing into a rich curriculum of five individual classes so students receive a structured presentation of rotating topics that delivers a thorough exposure to the foundations of Argentine tango. This approach lures not only brand new beginners who appreciate a supportive and exciting learning environment, but students with years of tango training who return again and again to refine their technique. 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 we recommend bringing a sense of humor and adventure! For a complete exposure to learning the basics of tango, take all five classes. It’s typical that individuals enter our series with different schedule constraints and levels of previous preparation from a variety of other experiences and teachers. We strongly recommend rotating through all five of our fundamentals classes at least once. Repetition is also a very popular option and a great method for integrating the basics and laying a strong foundation for more.
For students with the ambition to explore deeply, we offer a glorious constellation of training opportunities to go for your full tango potential! Combine private lessons with weekly local intermediate/advanced group classes toward the ULTIMA tango training opportunity of a lifetime – register for our world-class annual TangoIntensivo™ sessions in Buenos Aires! For complete details, click on the below links!
Private Lessons with Brian & Deb Maximize your enjoyment and accelerate your tango potential through private lesson training in our Boulder Dance of the Heart studio (other locations also available upon request).
SEE YOU IN CLASS!!!