World Famous Mambo dancers, Augie and Margo Rodriguez opened shows for Sammy Davis, Jr. and other stars of the 1950s and 1960s throughout North America, Europe and the World.
Their first professional dance act was in the Waldorf Astoria in 1955 with Harry Belafonte but, before that, they were the popular adagio dance team at both the New York Palladium Ballroom and Roseland Ballroom, where the Mambo craze began.
We are all saddened by Augie’s recent death. The World has lost a truly Great Legend of Dance, whom we all will miss deeply. During Augie’s lifetime, Augie and Margo often came to Goldcoast Ballroom, where they presented Shows and could sometimes be seen teaching and coaching students.
Here is a short video featuring World Mambo Dance Legends Augie and Margo Rodriguez, giving some insight into how they developed their unique choreography and were the first to bring many new dance moves to the Mambo: