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Argentine Tango with Tom Stermitz

I'm a teacher of Argentine Tango who specializes in the social style of Tango, that is, "the way tango is danced in the dance halls of Buenos Aires." This style is easier than more performance-oriented styles.

Over the years I've discovered more and more inspiration from the music of tango rather than than the "cool moves".

I have 20 years of experience teaaching 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.

I offer private lessons, workshops and occasional class series.


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 get if you learn the dance as a combination of short, simple patterns.


12/11/19, Avalon Ballroom in Boulder. Intro to Argentine Tango for Ballroom Dancers

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Come enjoy a one hour Introduction to Social Style Argentine Tango class oriented to experienced ballroom dancers. Musicality and Connection will be emphasized throughout, and we will present some interesting historical and cultural aspects of Argentine Tango.

When we say "social style", we mean Argentine Tango as danced by normal social dancers in the nightclubs of Buenos Aires today, i.e. more of a "complicated foxtrot" rather than a bunch of cool moves typical of performance tango.

By the end of the evening you will be able to walk your partner around the room with an elegant, improvisational tango built out of basic Argentine Tango vocabulary.

The Wednesday "Waltz, Etcetera" is a fun, casual dance event sponsored by Jim Borzym and Frank Vernon at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder. The Waltz, Etcetera dances are well-attended by enthusiastic dancers from across the Boulder and Denver metro area.

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Private Lessons with Tom Stermitz

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Event is On-Going
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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.

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

ONE Private Tango Lesson: $70

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