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Argentine Tango with Tom Stermitz

Tom is 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.

Argentine Tango requires learning to dance AND learning tango. Our curriculum is a progressive series of skill building and vocabulary (steps) for navigating the dance floor and interpreting the music. Each musical element can be learned separately and integrated with previously mastered material like playing with lego-blocks. This gives you a logical set of dance moves that "mix & match". 

Valentines Tango Date Night. No Experience necessary!

“Do you wish to be consumed by the passion and drama of tango”. Come for a Romantic Valentines Day Tango Soiree.

Your hosts this evening will be Analii and Tom Stermitz, presenting an evening of Argentine Tango "as danced in the nightclubs of Buenos Aires". By the end of the class you will be able to dance with your partner around the floor, as well as have a chance to meet a few other people.

February 14th (of course) at the Denver Turnverein Dance Center

1570 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO 80218
Plenty of Free Parking
Preregister Please by clicking here.

Evening Activities

6:30 - 7:00: Welcome and Socialize
7:00 - 8:15: Basic Argentine Tango Steps and Navigation
8:15 - 9:15: Social Dance Practice

$50/couple - Chocolate, Champagne and Roses Included

New Beginner Series Each Month!

New Session January 31, 2024:

Wednesday "New Beginner" 4-week Series each month
Wednesday "Intermediate Close Embrace Topics"
Denver Turnverein Basement
1570 N Clarkson, Denver 80218

In our 4-week beginner series you will learn basic tango steps, and how to mix-and-match them to navigate around the dance floor. No partner necessary!

6:00 - 6:30 New Beginner Orientation      
Half-hour check-in, intro and warmup before the beginner class

6:30 - 7:30 Beginner Tango - New 4-week series each month  
Topic: Fundamentals & Essentials - $45/4wks

7:30 - 8:30 Intermediate Tango.​​​​​​ (Close-embrace)      
Topic: Monthly Topics (See curriculum below) $65/4wks ($20 drop-in)

8:30 - Practice/Dance.​​​​​​    

In our 4-week beginner series you will learn basic tango steps, and how to mix-and-match them to navigate around the dance floor. No partner necessary!

Private Lessons

Private tango lessons are available on Monday & Wednesday afternoons at the Denver Turnverein, and by appointment in Fort Collins or Boulder. 


Tom was a founding member of Tango Colorado and he has 25 years of experience teaching Argentine Tango in Colorado, and has been invited to teach in other parts of the US or Europe. For 15 years Tom was the Artistic Director and Organizer of the Denver Tango Festivals, which brought hundreds of tango dancers to Denver twice a year.

My understanding of Tango was totally upended after my first trip to Buenos Aires. After a couple of years learning Argentine Tango, I thought I knew something. I discovered however, that although I knew tango steps, I couldn't navigate, didn't feel the music, and had no understanding of the essence of tango. At that point, I began the journey of trying to understand tango "The way it is danced in Argentina."

That understanding is what Tom presents in his classes.

Here is a video from Russian TV in 2003 when Tom was invited to teach with Brigitta Winkler and Cacho Dante at the Moscow Milonguero Festival.

Structured Learning

Tom's classes are designed to have you up and dancing social-style Argentine Tango as quickly as possible. The curriculum is a progressive series of skill building and vocabulary (steps) for navigating the dance floor and interpreting the music. Each musical element can be learned separately and integrated with previously mastered material. This gives you a logical set of dance moves that doesn't depend on memorizing all of them.

Tom is available for private lessons in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, and he presents regular Wednesday classes in Denver.

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.

More about Tom's Classes

Phone: 303-725-5963

tstermitz@gmail.com

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