In January 1996 in Berlin I made my first steps into the world of Tango. A classical Tango-Introduction: the magic 8 steps, Ochos, Sandwich...well, the basics. Sticking to simple figures I visited my first New-Year-Ball in "el-Corte" in Nijmegen. I was stunned! In Nijmegen I realized, that there had to be something I missed - why they all dance so different? How comes they did it so harmonical and co-operative while being so precise and elegant and in connnection with the music? And the "floorcraft" - watching the couples on the very crowdy dancefloor I got the feeling everyone moves coordinated in relation to the surrounding dancers. Just fascinating!
As the years passed by and after many stops there and in Buenos Aires I increasingly recognized how to achieve this special feeling, and I'm still fascinated by all those frisky details which reveal themselves in a tango-life.
You have to be patient, but it pays out in the end.
In my lessons I try assure my student's will to achieve a contact, a co-operation with each other, the feeling of beeing together. And I focus onto the musical feeling, too. I hope to see them someday being suprised and happy by all those opportunities to move to the music. It is very nice that this neverending discovery keeps on all the time....
Many things I learned by my students and I am thankful for their confidence.
Eric Jorissen, Nijmegen/ Holland
Since 1996 Ulrich and me celebrate the New-Years-Eve in Holland. In the last few years I increasingly visited the monthly salons, the international week and the double Ocho festival.
In 2005 Ulrich and me attended the first Teachers-Week by Eric Jörissen in Nijmegen (NL). We benefit from his outstanding didactical methods and decades of experience as from the various unconventional and original ideas of our classmates.
2006 I participated in the Teachers-Week, in 2007 Ulrich will join me again.
Eric shaped my way to dance and teach and I am pleased he still does.
Qualification in Bremen