Gustavo Rios ~ Maggie Griffin

GUSTAVO RIOS​​ ​is a native of Buenos Aires. Born into a family of milongueros, he has been immersed in the music and dance of Tango for his entire life. He was the winner of the USA Tango Salon Championship in the 2014 NYC Tango Festival. He currently teaches at the Astoria Tango School in Queens, NY, and was a tango instructor at Tango Under the Tent in Sugar Loaf, NY, during the 2015 season. Gustavo is a Tango DJ and the creator of the masterful series, “Tango the Theory”, a Seminar on Tango Musicality and Orchestra Styles. MAGGIE GRIFFIN is a ​dancer, performer and choreographer. She has been dancing tango for over ten years and ​teaches with Gustavo at Tango Under the Tent. She also taught with Tango New Paltz and Tango Hudson.​ ​Maggie and Ellen hosted Milonga Mala Junta at Club Helsinki in Hudson and they host Milonga el Garaje in Red Hook. Gustavo & Maggie currently host a Practica every Friday ithat helps the community to stay connected and active!