Catherine Ryder (808 283-8733) has been dancing tango since 2007. She first began taking classes on Maui, while in massage school. She was active in the Maui Tango community for about 7 years, as well as in the Swing, Blues, and Latin dance communities there. She moved back to her hometown of Aiken, SC, in Fall of 2014. Catherine is now learning to lead and to teach Argentine Tango with the Augusta Tango Club. Though she is new at teaching tango, she is not new at teaching dance. She made her living performing and teaching Middle Eastern Belly Dance for about 20 years, from 1987 till about 2007. She now works as a licensed massage therapist when not dancing tango. She considers herself a dance addict.