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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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  • Tango 4 (7/8)
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.11.03

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Tango 4: Putting It All Together (8 weeks)

    Create natural links between the moves you know. More turns and useful ideas for milonga and vals. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2019.11.03

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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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  • Recharge Your Tango (7/8)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.04

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Creating an enjoyable tanda with many different partners is a skill. Explore lead/follow techniques that will help you become a pleasure to dance with. This class is especially for those who feel like they’re stuck or for those who are coming back to tango after a break. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

  • Musicality: Give and Take (3/4)
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.11.04

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Pauses and paradas are opportunities for dialogue between leaders and followers. Let your personality shine. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)
    Pricing: $85 per person, including HST.

  • Tango 1 (7/8)
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.11.04

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

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

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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.

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  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:00 -23:00
    2019.11.05

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    La Milonga de Mis Amores is held every Tuesday night, from 7 to 11 PM. 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 19 H à 23 H. 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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  • Práctica 1-2-3
    19:00 -21:00
    2019.11.06

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    If you are currently attending Tango 1, 2, 3, or 4, and need some extra help with your class material, go see the gang on Wednesday nights. It’s a no-pressure environment where you can get the guidance you need.

    Cover: Just $10 per person

  • Advanced Classics (8/8)
    19:00 -20:00
    2019.11.06

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Advanced Classics (8 weeks)

    Brush up on some classic moves for the social dance floor. We’ll focus on the quality of movement and musicality. (Pre-requisite: Intermediate 1/2)

  • Milonga (5/5)
    20:00 -21:00
    2019.11.06

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    We’ll start with foundational basics, so this class is perfect for those who don’t dance milonga YET or for those who struggle with milonga. For those who already love milonga, sign up with a like-minded partner and we’ll add more concepts so you can feed your need for speed!

    $90 per person (includes HST). Pre-requisite: Tango 1.

    This class will be role-balanced, so registration is required. Contact Francis to reserve your spot through Facebook or at info@siempretango.ca.

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  • Tango 2 (8/8)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.07

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Tango 2: Level Up!
    Continue your tango journey. Build your skills by exploring turns, the idea of cross system, and milonga. (Pre-requisite: Tango 1)

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    Tango 2: Level Up!
    Continuez votre aventure du tango. Construisez vos habilités en explorant les tours, l’idée du système croisé et de la milonga. Notez que le nombre de places est limité pour ce cours (Conditions préalables: Tango 1)

  • Tango 1 (8/8)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.07

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

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

    ***

    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.

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  • Tango 4 (8/8)
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.11.10

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Tango 4: Putting It All Together (8 weeks)

    Create natural links between the moves you know. More turns and useful ideas for milonga and vals. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2019.11.10

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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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  • Recharge Your Tango (8/8)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.11

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Creating an enjoyable tanda with many different partners is a skill. Explore lead/follow techniques that will help you become a pleasure to dance with. This class is especially for those who feel like they’re stuck or for those who are coming back to tango after a break. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

  • Musicality: Give and Take (4/4)
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.11.11

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Pauses and paradas are opportunities for dialogue between leaders and followers. Let your personality shine. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)
    Pricing: $85 per person, including HST.

  • Tango 1 (8/8)
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.11.11

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

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

    ***

    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.

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  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:00 -23:00
    2019.11.12

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    La Milonga de Mis Amores is held every Tuesday night, from 7 to 11 PM. We play traditional tango music, with a little alternative tango music on occasion. Cover: $10 per person, $8 for full-time students.

    ***

    La Milonga de Mis Amores se déroule tous les mardis de 19 H à 23 H. 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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  • Adv. Classics Bridge (1/3)
    19:00 -20:00
    2019.11.13

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
    November 13, 20, and December 4
    At De La Salle Secondary School (501 Old St. Patrick)
    $45 per person

    Add to your classic salon tango toolbox with some elegant figures and musicality. Open to those who enrolled last session, and intermediate/advanced couples.

  • Milonga Bridge (1/3)
    20:00 -21:00
    2019.11.13

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 PM
    November 13, 20, and December 4
    At De La Salle Secondary School (501 Old St. Patrick)
    $45 per person

    Do you feel the need for speed? Bring new precision, variety, and fun to your milonga. Open to those who enrolled last session, and to those who have taken our basic milonga class before.

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  • La Milonga Primera: Fall 2019 Edition
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.14

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    La Milonga Primera (“The First Milonga”) is for newer dancers who have completed their first tango classes but haven’t felt ready enough to come to the regular Milonga.

    It’s a perfect chance to try out what you’ve learned in a low-pressure environment.

    This class is open to all beginner dancers in the Ottawa area!

    6:30 – 7:00: A Q&A session about etiquette, floor craft, and getting the most enjoyment from your milonga experience.
    7:00 – 8:00 PM: Have fun dancing with your fellow newbies! We’ll be there to guide you.

    Price: $10.

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  • Tango 4 Bridge (1/4)
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.11.17

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Sundays, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    November 17, 24, December 2, 9
    $85 per person
    Includes the Sunday Práctica

    Let’s dive back into Milonga and Vals, using the material that we’ve learned in the past 8 weeks!

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2019.11.17

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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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  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:00 -23:00
    2019.11.19

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    La Milonga de Mis Amores is held every Tuesday night, from 7 to 11 PM. We play traditional tango music, with a little alternative tango music on occasion. Cover: $10 per person, $8 for full-time students.

    ***

    La Milonga de Mis Amores se déroule tous les mardis de 19 H à 23 H. 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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  • Adv. Classics Bridge (2/3)
    19:00 -20:00
    2019.11.20

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
    November 13, 20, and December 4
    At De La Salle Secondary School (501 Old St. Patrick)
    $45 per person

    Add to your classic salon tango toolbox with some elegant figures and musicality. Open to those who enrolled last session, and intermediate/advanced couples.

  • Milonga Bridge (2/3)
    20:00 -21:00
    2019.11.20

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3

    Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 PM
    November 13, 20, and December 4
    At De La Salle Secondary School (501 Old St. Patrick)
    $45 per person

    Do you feel the need for speed? Bring new precision, variety, and fun to your milonga. Open to those who enrolled last session, and to those who have taken our basic milonga class before.

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  • Tango 1+2 Thurs. Bridge (1/4)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.21

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
    November 21, 28, December 5, 12
    At the Ottawa Dance Directive (2 Daly Avenue)
    (The first class will take place at 317 Chapel Street. The remaining classes will be at 2 Daly Avenue.)
    $80 per person

    We’ll be looking at bonus material and combos that we wouldn’t normally get to in Tango 1. This will help you hit the ground running when we come back to class next year! Open to those who enrolled last session.

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  • Tango 4 Bridge (2/4)
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.11.24

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Sundays, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    November 17, 24, December 2, 9
    $85 per person
    Includes the Sunday Práctica

    Let’s dive back into Milonga and Vals, using the material that we’ve learned in the past 8 weeks!

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2019.11.24

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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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  • Recharge Your Tango (1/3)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.25

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
    November 18, 25, and December 10
    At 317 Chapel Street
    $60 per person

    We’ll be adding to the moves that we learned this session with unexpected entrances and exits. Open to those who enrolled last session, and intermediate/advanced couples.

  • Tango 1+2 Monday Bridge (1/3)
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.11.25

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Mondays, 8:00 – 9:30 PM
    November 25, December 9, and December 16
    At 317 Chapel Street
    $60 per person

    We’ll be looking at bonus material and combos that we wouldn’t normally get to in Tango 1. This will help you hit the ground running when we come back to class next year! Open to those who enrolled last session.

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  • Tango 1+2 Thurs. Bridge (2/4)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.11.28

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
    November 21, 28, December 5, 12
    At the Ottawa Dance Directive (2 Daly Avenue)
    (The first class will take place at 317 Chapel Street. The remaining classes will be at 2 Daly Avenue.)
    $80 per person

    We’ll be looking at bonus material and combos that we wouldn’t normally get to in Tango 1. This will help you hit the ground running when we come back to class next year! Open to those who enrolled last session.

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