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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
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.01

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    Strengthen your connection and technique, and explore your first barridas and sacadas. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

    The Spring Session will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

2
  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.04.02

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Tango with brigitte and Francis: Create a more connected, musical dance by delving into the technical details. We challenge you to go beyond “steps” and take command of your movements for a more vibrant, creative tango.

    ***

    Tango avec brigitte et Francis: Créer une meilleure connection et musicalité entre partenaires en travaillant les détails. Nous allons vous mettre au défi de dépasser les pas et de bien contrôler vos mouvements pour un tango plus vibrant et créatif.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    20:30 -23:59
    2019.04.02

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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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  • Tango 1
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.03

    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.

  • Intermediate 3
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.03

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

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

    Learn to use what you know with more nuance, in terms of your connection with your partner and musicality. We’ll also touch on fundamentals throughout to “tune up” your dance. (Pre-requisite: Intermediate 2)

  • Mini-Session: Follower’s Musicality
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.04.03

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

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

    This class will be a mix of technique and musicality. Aesthetics are only part of technique. It’s more about being able to stop suddenly, go in slow motion, or to accelerate with control – all of which are important to expressive musicality.
    $90 per person, $75 for full-time students. HST included.
    Drop-in option: $20

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  • Tango 2
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.04.07

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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)

    *** For Tango 2 on Sundays, the práctica is included in the price, so you can immediately practice what you learned, guided by our team of teachers. ***

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2019.04.07

    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.

8
  • Tango 4
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.08

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    Strengthen your connection and technique, and explore your first barridas and sacadas. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

    The Spring Session will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

9
  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.04.09

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Tango with brigitte and Francis: Create a more connected, musical dance by delving into the technical details. We challenge you to go beyond “steps” and take command of your movements for a more vibrant, creative tango.

    ***

    Tango avec brigitte et Francis: Créer une meilleure connection et musicalité entre partenaires en travaillant les détails. Nous allons vous mettre au défi de dépasser les pas et de bien contrôler vos mouvements pour un tango plus vibrant et créatif.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    20:30 -23:59
    2019.04.09

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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.

10
  • Tango 1
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.10

    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.

  • Intermediate 3
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.10

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

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

    Learn to use what you know with more nuance, in terms of your connection with your partner and musicality. We’ll also touch on fundamentals throughout to “tune up” your dance. (Pre-requisite: Intermediate 2)

  • Mini-Session: Follower’s Musicality
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.04.10

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

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

    This class will be a mix of technique and musicality. Aesthetics are only part of technique. It’s more about being able to stop suddenly, go in slow motion, or to accelerate with control – all of which are important to expressive musicality.
    $90 per person, $75 for full-time students. HST included.
    Drop-in option: $20

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  • Tango 2
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.04.14

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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)

    *** For Tango 2 on Sundays, the práctica is included in the price, so you can immediately practice what you learned, guided by our team of teachers. ***

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2019.04.14

    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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  • Tango 4
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.15

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    Strengthen your connection and technique, and explore your first barridas and sacadas. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

    The Spring Session will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

16
  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.04.16

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Tango with brigitte and Francis: Create a more connected, musical dance by delving into the technical details. We challenge you to go beyond “steps” and take command of your movements for a more vibrant, creative tango.

    ***

    Tango avec brigitte et Francis: Créer une meilleure connection et musicalité entre partenaires en travaillant les détails. Nous allons vous mettre au défi de dépasser les pas et de bien contrôler vos mouvements pour un tango plus vibrant et créatif.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    20:30 -23:59
    2019.04.16

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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.

17
  • Tango 1
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.17

    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.

  • Intermediate 3
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.17

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

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

    Learn to use what you know with more nuance, in terms of your connection with your partner and musicality. We’ll also touch on fundamentals throughout to “tune up” your dance. (Pre-requisite: Intermediate 2)

  • Mini-Session: Follower’s Musicality
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.04.17

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

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

    This class will be a mix of technique and musicality. Aesthetics are only part of technique. It’s more about being able to stop suddenly, go in slow motion, or to accelerate with control – all of which are important to expressive musicality.
    $90 per person, $75 for full-time students. HST included.
    Drop-in option: $20

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  • Tango 4
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.22

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    Strengthen your connection and technique, and explore your first barridas and sacadas. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

    The Spring Session will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

  • Mini-Session: Wrap and Roll
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.04.22

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    Wraps add spice to your dance, and they don’t require much room on the social dance floor. In this mini-session, we’ll explore basic wraps, different entrances and exits, and how to use them musically. (Pre-requisite: Int-adv)

    You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

23
  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.04.23

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Tango with brigitte and Francis: Create a more connected, musical dance by delving into the technical details. We challenge you to go beyond “steps” and take command of your movements for a more vibrant, creative tango.

    ***

    Tango avec brigitte et Francis: Créer une meilleure connection et musicalité entre partenaires en travaillant les détails. Nous allons vous mettre au défi de dépasser les pas et de bien contrôler vos mouvements pour un tango plus vibrant et créatif.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    20:30 -23:59
    2019.04.23

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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.

24
  • Tango 1
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.24

    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.

  • Intermediate 3
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.24

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

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

    Learn to use what you know with more nuance, in terms of your connection with your partner and musicality. We’ll also touch on fundamentals throughout to “tune up” your dance. (Pre-requisite: Intermediate 2)

  • Mini-Session: Follower’s Musicality
    20:00 -21:30
    2019.04.24

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

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

    This class will be a mix of technique and musicality. Aesthetics are only part of technique. It’s more about being able to stop suddenly, go in slow motion, or to accelerate with control – all of which are important to expressive musicality.
    $90 per person, $75 for full-time students. HST included.
    Drop-in option: $20

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  • Pre-Milonga Workshop with Micaela & Alberto
    18:30 -19:30
    2019.04.26

    120 Lisgar Street

    120 Lisgar Street

    Exploring the Embace (All Levels)
    Actively engaging with another person is one of the most amazing aspects of tango. It is also one of the hardest to master. Using a variety of exercises and tools, we’ll help students create a more comfortable/expressive embrace.

    Workshop only: $25

    Workshop + milonga: $35

  • Welcome Potluck Milonga
    19:30 -22:00
    2019.04.26

    120 Lisgar Street

    120 Lisgar Street

    Featuring a performance by Micaela and Alberto. Bring a dish to share with friends! Cover: $15 per person.

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  • WS 2: Finding the Turn
    15:00 -16:30
    2019.04.27

    180 Percy Street

    180 Percy Street

    Finding the Turn (Int.-Adv.)
    A blend of technique and conceptual musicality. Knowing how to turn is great; knowing when to turn is even better. Create a stronger salon turn, and use them to interpret the song on the dance floor!

     

  • WS 3: Leader / Follower Sacadas
    16:45 -18:15
    2019.04.27

    180 Percy Street

    180 Percy Street

    Leader/Follower Sacadas – Every Which Way but Up (Int.-Adv.)
    Elegant sequences to train sacadas for both roles. Aesthetic principles and structure are key to executing the movements with style. Excellent for upping your practice or simply adding some flash to your next tanda!

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  • WS 4: Milonga Lisa vs. Milonga Traspie
    14:00 -15:30
    2019.04.28

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Milonga Lisa v. Milonga Traspié (All Levels)  
    If you hightail it to the bar when a milonga tanda hits, then this class may be for you. We will explore the embrace, the rhythms, and a few simple figures for the social dance floor.

  • WS 5: Follow – Lead Dynamics
    16:00 -17:30
    2019.04.28

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Following the Follow, Leading the Lead (All Levels)
    Using some tools from the salon dancer playbook, we ‘ll track lead/follow energies and create more agency within each role.

  • Tango 2
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.04.28

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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)

    *** For Tango 2 on Sundays, the práctica is included in the price, so you can immediately practice what you learned, guided by our team of teachers. ***

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:00 -21:30
    2019.04.28

    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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  • Tango 4
    18:30 -20:00
    2019.04.29

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    Strengthen your connection and technique, and explore your first barridas and sacadas. (Pre-requisite: Tango 3)

    The Spring Session will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

  • Mini-Session: Wrap and Roll
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.04.29

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    Wraps add spice to your dance, and they don’t require much room on the social dance floor. In this mini-session, we’ll explore basic wraps, different entrances and exits, and how to use them musically. (Pre-requisite: Int-adv)

    You must pre-register by contacting us either by email or at (613) 789-9996, so we can create leader-follower balance.

30
  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.04.30

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Tango with brigitte and Francis: Create a more connected, musical dance by delving into the technical details. We challenge you to go beyond “steps” and take command of your movements for a more vibrant, creative tango.

    ***

    Tango avec brigitte et Francis: Créer une meilleure connection et musicalité entre partenaires en travaillant les détails. Nous allons vous mettre au défi de dépasser les pas et de bien contrôler vos mouvements pour un tango plus vibrant et créatif.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    20:30 -23:59
    2019.04.30

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    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.

    ***

    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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