Gustavo Benzecry Saba & Maria Olivera Workshops

Gustavo and Maria met in 2003 while Gustavo was teaching a class at a small dance Studio in Palermo.  Shortly after, they started working together at Salón Canning.


Gustavo As a dancer, he stands out for his agility and most of all for his endless creativity, which he bases in the ability of dominating the techniques and exploring the possibilities he’s being offered through the embrace and the release of the emotions.

Maria studied follower’s techniques with several prestigious dancers and learned even more from milonguero Masters that taught her about the emotion of the dance.  Her hallmark as a dancer is the speed and expressiveness of her feet, which she combines with the elegance of her walking and posture.

Tango Club of Albuquerque is hosting these tango workshops with Gustavo and Maria, Dec. 6th – 8th.   For a flyer with a mail-in registration form, class subjects, times, and pricing information please click here.

Gustavo and Maria will be available for private lessons beginning Friday, December 6, contact Leslie Jones: (505) 369-6040 • info@abqtango.org

Click here to purchase workshops passes online.

Friday, December 6

7:00-8:30pm (all levels) Tango: Connection, embrace, and partner communication

9:00-9:45pm Screening of Gustavo’s: “The History of Tango Dance 1940-1960” $10 (Not included with workshop. Discount admission coupons available to workshop attendees — $5) Purchase passes by clicking here.

Saturday, December 7

1:30-3:00pm (beg/int) Tango: The sensuality of Salón – snake walks, smooth pivots and cozy embraces

3:30-5:00pm (int) Milonga: The geometry of traspié

8:00pm-Midnight — Milonga de las Puertas. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. Featuring live music with Ziegler Cuarteto and performance by Gustavo and Maria. $15 (Not included with workshop. Discount admission coupons available to workshop attendees — $10)

Sunday, December 8

1:30-3:00pm (int/adv) Vals: Spinning and turning around the line of dance

3:30-5:00pm (adv) Tango: Rhythm vs. Musicality

7:30-10:30pm Milonga at Kellys, hosted by TCA — FREE

Per class: $25 TCA members; $30 non-members.

Workshop Package after 11/30/2013
Package: $100 TCA members; $125 non-members
(does not include admission to documentary screening or Saturday night milonga)

Click here to purchase workshops passes online.