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Argentine Tango with Tom Stermitz

I am a teacher of Argentine Tango who specializes in the social style of Tango. That means: "the way tango is danced in the dance halls of Buenos Aires." This style is easier than more performance-oriented styles.

I have over 20 years of experience teaching Argentine Tango in Colorado, as well as in other parts of the US and occasionally internationally. For 15 years I organized the Denver Tango Festivals, which brought hundreds of tango dancers to Denver twice a year.

Here are a couple of videos of my dancing:

Video: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Video: Moscow - TV Broadcast

Structured Learning

Classes are designed to have you up and dancing social-style Argentine Tango as quickly as possible. I'm known as a teacher who makes tango easier to master by mixing and matching short sequences of steps rather than longer sequences. A progressive curriculum starts with fundamentals, emphasizing improvisation, rhythm, music, heart & soul, and always the connection between the leader and follower.

Over the years I've discovered more and more inspiration from the internal feeling, the connection with my partner, and the music of tango rather than than the "cool moves".

I offer private lessons, workshops and occasional class series.

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The Romance of Argentine Tango

At its best Argentine Tango is a trance, danced so closely that you feel your partner's heart beat and share the rhythm of their breathing. Tango looks complex, but it's easier to accomplish if you learn the dance as a combination of short, simple patterns.

Phone: 303-725-5963



Argentine Tango Classes Sundays in Boulder

Event Type:
Sunday Afternoons - 5:30 - 6:30. $80/8 weeks.
Event is Weekly
Event Dates:

Please note that classes are not in session until it is safe to dance together.

I suggest immersing yourself in the Golden Era tango music, such as the orchestras listed on my tango music for dancing page.

Argentine Tango series in Boulder on Sundays at 5:30

These classes will focus on social tango with a strong emphasis on fundamentals and dancing to the music. I use short patterns rather than long sequences. That means you will be navigating and dancing from Day 1. We repeat the steps each week so you can remember them and build muscle memory. That also means you can miss a class and still keep up. I will offer make up time slots later in February.

The Welcome to Tango class on Jan 19 attracted more than a dozen friendly dancers. Most of the guys already have a lot of dance and/or tango experience. 

Cost: $80/8 weeks. Drop-in: $12/class 

A follow-on 8-week series will start March 22, 2020.

Please Contact me to reserve a space. Email or phone:

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Private Lessons with Tom Stermitz

Event Type:
Event is On-Going
Event Dates:

Learn Faster:

Private Lessons give you one on one focused attention with your work in Tango according to your learning style and needs. Whether you are a beginner wanting to "get good fast" or an advanced student needing to get feedback on what to work on next, we will move you quickly forward in your Tango journey.

Get your Feet Wet:

Private Lessons give you one on one focused attention with just the teacher. This is a great low pressure way to introduce yourself or a partner to Tango who might be a little nervous to start, or would feel more comfortable joining a class with more knowledge under their belt.

Get Caught Up:

Private Lessons are great for catching up to an ongoing series class. Depending on where we fall in a series (we start one of these every season) you can jump into a group class after taking a few private lessons. It is also a great way to "skip a level" of group classes, and be able to join the advanced students faster.

Private Event or Small Group Class

Grab a couple friends and take a semi-private 4 person group lesson and save money! The hourly rate is the same, so everyone pays less and gets individualized attention.

Prepaid Tango Lessons

Tango Lessons

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