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Argentine Tango with Tom Stermitz

Learn Argentine Tango with Tom & Analii - Denver or Fort Collins .

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.

Analii has been a life-long dancer: from Hula to Ballet and Contemporary.  A degree in dance education from CU Boulder led her to a career in costuming, teaching dance, and movement therapy.

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 assembling a house with lego-blocks. This gives you a logical set of dance moves that "mix & match". 

Note: Tom & Analii will take a break for June 2024. Returning July 10 
Denver Turnverein Basement
1570 N Clarkson, Denver 80218

In our beginner classes you will learn basic tango steps, and how to mix-and-match them to navigate around the dance floor. No partner necessary! Child-friendly space - reading, drawing, card games...

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

6:30 - 7:30 Tango Classes: Beginner  & Intermediate  
Shared or split depending on the topic. 

7:30 - 8:30? Practice/Dance.​​​​​​    
Hang-out, Socialize, Practice, Guidance

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 he 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."

For us "Social Tango"  means a "musical embrace"

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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