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Tom Stermitz

Tom & Amy Spiral

Teaching in Denver, Boulder & Fort Collins since 1996, Tom is a specialist in the rhythmic, close-embrace social style of tango typical of many clubs in Buenos Aires. This specialty has earned him invitations to workshops and Tango Festivals around the US and abroad, including Berlin, Moscow, Ann Arbor, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Portland, San Francisco, Champaign/Urbana, and Hawaii.

Tom has developed an effective beginner curriculum, that develops multiple skills at the same time: music, improvisation, connection and technique. The curriculum addresses the different learning experiences of men and women. It is easy for men to remember, and gets both men and women out social dancing as soon as possible.

Tom was instrumental in the founding and development of the active and energetic Denver tango community. Tom is the Founder and Producer of the Denver Tango Festivals over the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. During the 2000s, these festivals were two of the top 10 tango festivals in the US, drawing 400-500 dancers. The philosophy of these festivals was to emphasize social dancing rather than performances. We hired great DJs, chose accessible, friendly teachers, and arranged the dance floors to optimize the social dance experience. Tom Created the San Diego Tango Festival and ran it for 6 years before turning it over to San Diego tango community.

Phone: 303-725-5963

Amy Beaudet

Tom & Amy Volcada

Amy has been teaching or studying how to teach for the past 17 years. Subjects included Life Sciences, Art, Meditation, Reiki, and Argentine Tango since 2008. She began Argentine Tango lessons in 2006, learning a salon style of tango. She danced regularly in milongas around New England and Boston, including frequent attendance at the Boston Tango Festival and Tango de los Muertos. Influences include Miriam and Hugo, Tova and Carlos, Homer and Cristina, Brigitta Winkler, and Eric Jorissen. Amy began teaching group Tango and Meditation classes in Exeter, NH in 2008. When she moved to Colorado in 2009 she taught classes in Carbondale for Colorado Mountain College and was active in the tango community in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Amy moved to Denver in late 2010 and began teaching with Tom Stermitz at that time. Amy was the event and volunteer coordinator for the Denver Tango Festivals. Amy strives to build a cooperative and welcoming tango community for people of all ages. She has recently completed training in Brain Compatible Dance Education and is excited to be teaching Creative Dance for All Ages as of Fall 2015. Look for Brain Compatible Tango curriculum, too!
Current projects: Increasing Availability for Tango Private Lessons, Pre-School classes at Young Peoples Learning Center, Classes at the Gardens on Spring Creek, and Tango for Parkinsons.

Phone: 303-668-0081