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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.


Our Winter 2020 Session schedule is available, and registration is open. Contact us to find out what class is right for you.

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Classes

Winter 2020 Session

We’re excited to roll out a new curriculum starting Sunday, January 12. Each session will be 6 weeks long.

For those of you who have taken classes with us previously, there are a few changes:

  • In Tango 101 and 102, students will learn BOTH roles.
  • Classes will focus on dancing socially in close embrace. Our main goal is to help students feel ready to attend and enjoy milongas.
  • If you don’t want to dance in close embrace, you don’t have to. But we highly encourage it. Being able to dance pleasurably in close embrace ties you into the greater world of Argentine Tango outside of Ottawa. To that end, we’ll provide a safe space to explore and support you in any way we can.
  • Tango 301, 302, and Thursday’s Tango 103 all have a “+” designation. People registered for these classes can add on the lower-level class that takes place on the same day. (For most, it will be their first experience dancing the other role or in close embrace, so they will be involved and invested in class.)

Ready to register? Sign up here.

Not sure which class to take? Contact us to find out which class is right for you.

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 Bridge (3/4)
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.12.01

    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
    2019.12.01

    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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  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:00 -23:00
    2019.12.03

    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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  • Adv. Classics Bridge (3/3)
    19:00 -20:00
    2019.12.04

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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 (3/3)
    20:00 -21:00
    2019.12.04

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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 (3/4)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.12.05

    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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  • Tango 4 Bridge (4/4)
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.12.08

    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
    2019.12.08

    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 (2/3)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.12.09

    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 (2/3)
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.12.09

    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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  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:00 -23:00
    2019.12.10

    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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  • Tango 1+2 Thurs. Bridge (4/4)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.12.12

    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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  • Tomás Howlin
    All day
    2019.12.13

    Details to come! Save the date.

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  • Tomás Howlin
    All day
    2019.12.15

    Details to come! Save the date.

  • A Special XL Sunday Práctica
    18:00 -21:30
    2019.12.15

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    One of the biggest drawbacks to workshop weekends is not being able to remember what you’ve learned. Cement your newly-acquired knowledge with some immediate practice!

    The práctica will be extra-long to give you time to have a break before coming back to us.

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  • Recharge Your Tango (3/3)
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.12.16

    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 (3/3)
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.12.16

    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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