Robin Thomas

A well-known and respected dancer and DJ, Robin’s enthusiasm for Argentine tango can be seen most clearly in his wholehearted dedication to teaching. He believes that it is very important for students to dance simply and musically from the very beginning. Building that strong base of connection and musicality early, Robin believes, will allow even very new beginners to feel comfortable and confident on a crowded dance floor and will also lead to a more comprehensive and fluid understanding of more complicated techniques later on. Robin’s teaching style reflects this philosophy, and his students appreciate the humorous but still down-to-earth way he presents the material.

Robin’s travel schedule is a busy one, reflecting his growing popularity as a teacher and tango DJ. He has taught cities such as Portland, Denver, Ann Arbor, Washington DC, Seattle, Berlin, Edinburgh, San Diego, Providence, Pittsburgh and at the universities, Yale, Princeton, and Cornell.

When he is not traveling, Robin stays busy in his hometown of New York City teaching classes or DJing. On the rare occasion that he is neither teaching or DJing, Robin can always be seen on the dance floor, either working to expand his own understanding of Argentine tango, or simply enjoying the connection he works so hard to share with others.

Robin co-hosts Milonga Gallo Ciego with Kim Dai every Friday night at the Ukrainian Restaurant in the East Village, NYC.