Joe Petrisko began dancing American social ballroom dances with the Arthur Murray Studio in Silver Spring, MD, in 1986; Argentine Tango in 1992. From 1995-2006 he performed, taught, and choreographed shows in various places in the U.S., and hosted milongas locally. Joe emphasizes technique & the social aspect of dancing, teaching the close embrace style of Argentine tango, the only style used in the milongas of Buenos Aires. He taught American Social ballroom for the Banneker Dance Club in Takoma Park, MD from 1997-2006. He currently lives and teaches in Buenos Aires but returns to the MD/DC/N. VA area during the summer months to teach.