Eric believes that the beauty of the tango arises from the connection that forms between the couple, from their shared enjoyment of the music and that everything else is icing on the cake. His experience in the milongas of Buenos Aires has given him a deep appreciation for the joy of dancing tango in a small and shifting space and for the focus and creativity that the exercise often inspires. This has led him to pursue movements that allow for the fullest expression of the music and dynamic within the couple while being well suited to a crowded dance floor.
Eric began studying tango intensively and within weeks of his first class had moved to Buenos Aires to pursue the dance full time. After a year of study he returned to the US and continued dancing socially without pause. He returned to Buenos Aires in Fall 2007 to take advantage of the high level of dance and exceptional instruction available in the city. He has recently begun teaching at Providence Tango in Rhode Island but plans to return to Argentina in the spring to continue his education. Eric has had many teachers. Among those who have had the greatest impact are Carmen Alvarez, Daniel Trenner, Claudia Bozzo, Carlos Lobos, Rebecca Shulman, and Adriana Duré.
Eric Lindgren returns as Guest Artist in January 2009 along with new partner, Rebecca Smith.