Gerd Hirschmann started dancing Argentine Tango in 1997 when looking for a contact partner dance to complement his studies and practices of classical ballet. His first teacher was Nora Dinzelbacher from San Francisco and he still credits her for instilling his passionate love for tango.

After learning the basics in NewYorkCity, he traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina several times since, and studied with many of the masters. He credits his main influences to: Gustavo Naveira(y Olga), Gavito, Facundo(y Kelly), Osvaldo Zotto(y Lorena), Nito(y Elba), Pulpo(y Luiza), Danel(y Maria), to name but a few.

For more than ten years, Gerd has been teaching and sharing his insights of tango regularly in Vermont and has taught workshops in NYC, Boston and around New England. His style of dance is rooted in traditional salon tango and he is known for playful and musical dancing.

He has organized the ‘Moonlight inVermont’ Tango Weekend in Brandon, VT, from its beginning in 2005.

This years dates are Sept.5th - 8th, 2013.

Gerd's workshops are based on sharing his love of tango music and inspiring dancers to create their own style of dancing, emphasizing creativity, improvisation and physical dialog within the couple. He begins most lessons with easy exercises, adding elements and/or variations ultimately leading to unique and challenging patterns and rhythms. Gerd's classes are fun and accessible to beginning dancers as well as challenging for those with years of experience.

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Gerd's Vals, Brandon 2011

Gerd makes his living in the wine business working for the Vermont Wine Merchants Co.He has extensive experience in the restaurant business and is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Email for info on wine tastings: