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Siempre means “forever” or “always” in Spanish. For us, the phrase Siempre Tango, “forever tango,” comes down to this:

As long as people seek connection with others, there will always be a place for Argentine Tango in the world. Tango grants us the opportunity to create lasting bonds through intimate embraces and genuine community. This beguiling dance also entices us to keep learning for a lifetime.

Established in 1999, Siempre Tango’s mission is to provide a place to explore this constantly-evolving social dance as a path to wellness, self-confidence, and creative expression. We are also committed to nurturing a vibrant, fun tango community in Ottawa.


In response to the CoVID-19 situation, we are suspending all milongas, prácticas, and group classes until the beginning of April. Our students’ and patrons’ health, safety, and enjoyment are our priority. You can read more about our response here.

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Classes

Winter 2020 Session Has Been Suspended.

Due to concerns regarding the spread of CoVID-19 in our local community, we have suspended our current classes until further notice. We will contact our current students in Tango 302+, Tango 102, and Tango 104+ shortly to talk about re-start dates and class credits.

Bruno’s guest session and our new Tango 101 Intensive will begin (hopefully) at the beignning of April 2020.

Thank you for your understanding!

Calendar

We do our best to keep our calendar of classes, milongas, prácticas, and workshops up-to-date. Contact us to confirm events.

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  • The “Pre-Show” Milonga
    19:30 -22:00
    2018.08.07

    333 King Edward Avenue

    333 King Edward Avenue

    Siempre Tango’s Tuesday Milonga is moving for one night only to La Nouvelle Scène, Ottawa’s francophone theatre.
     
    The Payadora Tango Ensemble, featuring Drew Jurecka, is performing as part of Chamberfest. Their performance starts at 10 PM. As a special treat, we’re holding our weekly milonga with DJ Francis beforehand at La Nouvelle Scéne. We hope that you’ll be able to stay for the concert afterwards!
    More details to come.
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  • Tango 1 (6/6)
    18:00 -19:00
    2018.08.12

    Fundamentals for beginners – the embrace, leader-follower connection, basic walking, the cross, ochos, and essential floorcraft.

    The Summer Session begins on Sunday, June 24, 2018. You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

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    Les notions fondamentales pour débutants: l’étreinte, la connection entre danseurs, la marche, le croisé, les ochos, une musicalité de base ainsi que la gestion d’une piste de danse.

    La Session d’été débutera la dimanche 24 juin. Vous devez vous inscrire en nous contactant soit par courriel ou au (613) 789-9996 pour que nous puissions avoir un nombre pair de “guideur“-guidée.

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2018.08.12

    We hold a guided práctica happens most Sundays. This is a relaxed way to improve your tango, meet new partners, and start your work week right.

    Cover: $10 per person, $8 for full-time students.

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    Nous avons une práctica guidée presque tous les dimanches. C’est une façon détendue d’améliorer votre tango, rencontrer des nouveaux  partenaires et de commencer votre semaine de travail du bon pied.

    Prix d’entré: 10 $ par personne, 8 $ pour les étudiants à temps plein.

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  • Mini-Milonga: August 2018 Edition
    19:00 -20:30
    2018.08.14

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    The Mini-Milonga is for our newest dancers who have completed Tango 1 or Tango 2 but haven’t felt “ready enough” to come to the Tuesday Milonga.
     
    It’s a perfect chance to try out what you’ve learned in a low-pressure environment!
     
    7:00 – 7:30ish: A Q&A session about etiquette, floor craft, and getting the most enjoyment from your milonga experience.
    7:30 – 8:30 PM: Have fun dancing with your fellow newbies! We’ll be there to guide you.
     
    Want to dance more? Stay for our regular Tuesday Milonga that starts at 8:30!
     
    Price: $10 (includes both the Mini-Milonga and the Regular Milonga that follows)
  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    20:30 -23:59
    2018.08.14

    La Milonga de Mis Amores is held every Tuesday night, from 8:30 PM to midnight. Whether it’s DJ Francis or DJ Jewel in charge, we play traditional tango music, with a little alternative tango music on occasion.

    Cover: $10 per person, $8 for full-time students.

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    La Milonga de Mis Amores se déroule tous les mardis de 20 h 30 à minuit. Que le Dj soit Francis ou Jewel, nous jouons de la musique de tango traditionnel avec un peu de musique alternative de temps à autre.

    Prix d’entré: 10 $ par personne, 8 $ pour les étudiants à temps plein.

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  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2018.08.19

    We hold a guided práctica happens most Sundays. This is a relaxed way to improve your tango, meet new partners, and start your work week right.

    Cover: $10 per person, $8 for full-time students.

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    Nous avons une práctica guidée presque tous les dimanches. C’est une façon détendue d’améliorer votre tango, rencontrer des nouveaux  partenaires et de commencer votre semaine de travail du bon pied.

    Prix d’entré: 10 $ par personne, 8 $ pour les étudiants à temps plein.

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  • Let’s Dance The Cortinas
    20:30 -23:59
    2018.08.21

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    DJ Jewel will feature longer, danceable cortinas. She’ll play salsa, swing, bachata, cha-cha, kizomba, and more. This is a perfect opportunity to invite your friends who don’t dance tango (yet), but who do dance other dances.

    Cover: $10 per person, $8 for full-time students.

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    DJ Jewel vous présentera des cortinas plus longues et dansables. Elle jouera de la salsa, du swing, de la bachata, du cha-cha, du kizomba et plus encore.  C’est une occasion rêvée pour inviter vos amis qui ne dansent pas encore le tango mais qui dansent d’autres genres de danses.

    Prix d’entré: 10 $ par personne, 8 $ pour les étudiants à temps plein.

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  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2018.08.26

    We hold a guided práctica happens most Sundays. This is a relaxed way to improve your tango, meet new partners, and start your work week right.

    Cover: $10 per person, $8 for full-time students.

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    Nous avons une práctica guidée presque tous les dimanches. C’est une façon détendue d’améliorer votre tango, rencontrer des nouveaux  partenaires et de commencer votre semaine de travail du bon pied.

    Prix d’entré: 10 $ par personne, 8 $ pour les étudiants à temps plein.

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Blog

Important News Concerning Our Milongas, Prácticas, and Classes (Updated 03/14/20)

Tango and coronavirus don’t mix. Our desire for human contact puts us dancers at a disadvantage when it comes to public health. Friends from all parts of the world are now in tango “blackout” and unfortunately we have decided to join them. Our community is very diverse. Many people with different workplaces, living situations, and …

So far in 2020: New Classes, New Milonga, Guest Teachers, and More

For me personally, it has been quite the transition. I feel buoyed by the positive words and kindnesses that our students and patrons have given my teammates and me. We knew we wanted to do things differently, and that would involve change. Change can be painful, but it’s really the only way to grow and …

“This curriculum looks great, but I still don’t know what class to take”: A guide to Siempre Tango’s new curriculum

We’ve received a lot of questions from our returning students about the new curriculum, and rightly so. But let us explain a couple of things: We needed a clear road map for beginners to go from zero to milonga-ready in a few months. And by mandating that students learn to lead and follow from the …

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