Eric is the founder
of el corte. Studied dance education at the Rotterdam conservatory.
Has been dancing for 26 years. He began dancing the tango in 1987,
inspired by Pepito Avellaneda. He teaches on a regular basis in Nijmegen,
London, Antwerp, Malta and NYC. Many other cities are visited on a yearly
The best way of
learning tango is to dance it. Therefore el corte organizes -next to a lot
of teaching- salons, practice nights, workshops, concerts, films and
The building is the nest. You can find it close to the main railway
station. A lot of (foreign) visitors feel at home in el corte. This gives
an easy going feeling which helps creating a good dancing mood.
THE PHILOSOPHY Money and time should not
play an important role. The regular salons we offer are free and go on for
more than half a day! This may help to give the dancers a feeling of
having no obligations... And that can make better dancers.
All this led to having an
attendance of many good dancers and that helps again to increase the
spiral up for developing further into a 'deeper' tango experience.
Tango should have surprises (the
venue and the public bring in that quality) and should be free of
anticipation. We are still working on it!
We are spending a lot of time teaching the 350 weekly students. The
organization of the schedules consumes time too. So do the international
week and other workshops. Besides that Eric teaches 4 days a week abroad.