“I make fun the priority of the experience, because I believe we learn best when we’re having fun.”
Tommy is a native Texan and was born and raised in San Antonio. Here at the studio, we describe him as a “never met a stranger” instructor. His vibrant personality shines in everything he does, including his teaching! In 2002, Tommy went to a Swing dance because of a girl he liked, and he’s been dancing ever since. He began teaching at Go Dance in 2006. Although he will say he began dancing with two left feet, his constant hard work, persistence, and practice make him the marvelous instructor and dancer that he is today. His initial challenges learning to dance have made him a very patient teacher who believes that with the right instruction, any person can experience the beauty of dance.
Tommy has a keen way of getting into the character of each dance, making the dance that much more fun. For him, dancing is not just about the steps, but connecting to the music and to his partner. He firmly believes that dance can brighten any mood, improve a person’s health, and strengthen anyone’s social skills. Tommy loves getting to know his students and uplifting them through dance. He breaks down material in such a delightful way that all of his students can’t help but leave his lessons smiling and feeling accomplished. With Tommy as your instructor, you can’t go wrong!
Specialties: Lindy Hop, Blues, West Coast Swing, and Argentine Tango
Teaches: Adults, Wedding Couples, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Social Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Balboa, Charleston, Argentine Tango, Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Bolero, Foxtrot, American Tango, Ballroom Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Country Waltz, Nightclub, Polka, Triple Two Step, Two Step
Locations: North Austin
Private Lesson Tier: Senior level instructor
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