Adam Hoopengardner excels in many styles of tango which gives him the opportunity to dance with everyone from the most traditional salon dancer, to the milonguera, to the more nuevo dancers. Adam’s philosophy of tango is centered on the energy one feels from one’s partner, which he believes should dictate the style and movement of the dance. He doesn’t believe in restricting himself to either an open or close embrace instead he attempts to create a connection with his partner and allows that to dictate what evolves on the dance floor. His teaching style reflects this philosophy. He bases his classes on the abilities of the students and uses different exercises to help them explore the dance. On the social dance floor you will see him moving close or open depending on the connection, space, and music.
Adam has studied extensively with Horacio Goody, Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games, Andres Amarilla, Gustavo and Giselle, Chicho Frumbolli and Lucia Mazer, Tete Rusconi, Nito and Elba, Brigitta Winkler, Tomas Howlin, and Robin Thomas. In addition to teaching in NYC at Empire Dance, Adam regularly guest teaches in Pittsburgh, New Haven, CT (Yale); Princeton, NJ; State College, PA; Bethlehem, PA (Lehigh UN). Adam has also DJ’d tango music in Buenos Aires, San Fransisco, Montreal, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, NY, Providence and Pittsburgh, to name a few.
Our website is: www.adamandcikotango.com
Here is a link to Adam & Ciko dancing at the Toronto Tango Festival in 2010: