What our students say about us…
Doruk and Erin are exceptional social tango instructors.
I would like to emphasize two words of the above: "social" and "instructors."
I emphasize the social aspect because they have an uncanny and charming way of emphasizing the parts of tango that build a community. They focus on the big picture and don't sweat the small stuff. They tend to use figures in their classes that have some technical challenge and a bit of mystery, but are practical at their core. It is clear that they focus on making their students better overall dancers instead of drilling into minutia.
From an instructional standpoint, they have an overall picture of what they are trying to teach that is bigger than any particular figure. Their lessons are clear, logical, and consistent. There are many instructors that instruct because they are great dancers. Doruk and Erin instruct because they are great instructors; their great dancing is the icing on the cake instead of the main course.
“Erin and Doruk are truly enthusiastic and skilled dancers and teachers of Argentine Tango. Their approach to the dance is born of a deep understanding of tango technique and a passion to share that knowledge with others. Not only are they able to teach dancers at all levels in group classes, but they are also geniuses at finding what works for the individual. They put a lot of thought in to answering students’ questions and are two of the most attentive, committed, and joyful teachers I have ever worked with. I have grown so much as a social dancer because of this pair and I have seen my tango community improve as a whole during their visits. Erin and Doruk continue to blow my mind in class and I look forward to that continuing for some time to come.”
“Erin & Doruk are wonderful dancers and extremely insightful and knowledgeable as tango teachers as well. All in the tango community would benefit greatly on their tango journeys from their classes, in which students and teachers focus on and practice the elements of tango that make for truly great dancing, whether you're into the complicated stage stuff or the simpler and very elegant milonguero sensibilities... I cannot recommend Erin & Doruk enough!”