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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 2
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.06.02

    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
    2019.06.02

    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
    2019.06.03

    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: Boleos
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.06.03

    211 Bronson Avenue

    211 Bronson Avenue

    The boleo provides a lot of musical possibilities, but they can be a social dancefloor hazard. In this mini-session, we’ll explore basic boleo technique and appropriate choices for the social dance floor. If time permits, we may touch on higher boleos for fun and for exploring connection. (Int-adv)

    3 classes, 75 minutes each
    $60 per person, HST included

    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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  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.06.04

    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
    2019.06.04

    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
    2019.06.05

    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
    2019.06.05

    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: Tango Drills
    20:00 -21:00
    2019.06.05

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

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

    ew people talk about the “mental game” of tango. Join us for something a bit experimental!

    Jewel will create a series of drills and matching playlist that will stay the same each week. On May 8th, she’ll teach the drills and let each person know what they should be looking out for.

    In the following four sessions, you will simply do the drill series along with Jewel.

    May 8th Drop-in only: $20
    Entire series (5 classes): $60

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  • Tango 2
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.06.09

    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
    2019.06.09

    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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  • Elastic Moves
    18:45 -20:00
    2019.06.10

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    You might have seen certain off-axis movements done “big,” but tiny colgadas and volcadas are more accessible to the average dancer and a good way to learn to increase sensitivity between partners.

    For intermediate to advanced dancers.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

  • Tango 1
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.06.10

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    Fundamentals for enjoyable social tango – a comfortable leader-follower connection and a simple toolbox of moves.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

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  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.06.11

    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
    2019.06.11

    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 2
    18:45 -20:00
    2019.06.12

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    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)

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

     

  • Milonguero Style
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.06.12

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    We’ll focus on creating a comfortable, sustained close embrace, and explore rhythmic patterns that make dancing in small spaces a lot of fun.

    For intermediate dancers.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact Francis at info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

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  • Tango 2
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.06.16

    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
    2019.06.16

    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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  • Elastic Moves
    18:45 -20:00
    2019.06.17

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    You might have seen certain off-axis movements done “big,” but tiny colgadas and volcadas are more accessible to the average dancer and a good way to learn to increase sensitivity between partners.

    For intermediate to advanced dancers.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

  • Tango 1
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.06.17

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    Fundamentals for enjoyable social tango – a comfortable leader-follower connection and a simple toolbox of moves.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

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  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.06.18

    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: Tropical Edition
    20:30 -23:59
    2019.06.18

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Come join us for one of our “slightly-special” milongas:

    We’re so happy that the warm weather is here to stay. Let’s think summery, tropical thoughts!

    Dress Code: Anything beachy and fresh.

    Jewel will bring some desserts and a savoury treat to power your evening.

    8:30 PM – Midnight
    $10 per person, $8 for full-time university students

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  • Tango 2
    18:45 -20:00
    2019.06.19

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    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)

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

     

  • Milonguero Style
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.06.19

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    We’ll focus on creating a comfortable, sustained close embrace, and explore rhythmic patterns that make dancing in small spaces a lot of fun.

    For intermediate dancers.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact Francis at info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

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  • Close Embrace Exploration #2
    13:30 -15:00
    2019.06.22

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    We had a lot of fun last time, so here we go again!

    This class will explore walking well in a comfortable, functional, and expressive close embrace.

    This class is for you if:
    – you’re just starting to explore close embrace
    – you find it difficult to remain comfortable in close embrace, however long you’ve been dancing

    It will be a lot of fun!

    Teachers: Jewel and Robert.
    Pre-requisite: Tango 1
    Fee: $20

    Pre-registration is required. Please contact pr@siempretango.ca to reserve your place.

  • Free Trial Class for Beginners
    15:30 -16:30
    2019.06.22

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Before each session, we offer Free Trial Classes so that you can try Argentine Tango and meet our team of teachers – no strings attached.

    Here’s what you should know:
    – No partner necessary.
    – Please reserve your spot either by emailing us at info@siempretango.ca or calling us at (613) 789-9996.
    – Wear indoor (clean!) shoes. If you have dance shoes already, great! If not, no worries!

    ***

    Avant chaque session, nous offrons des cours d’essais gratuits pour vous permettre d’essayer le tango argentin, de rencontrer notre équipe, et ceci sans aucune obligation.

    Voici l’information que vous devez savoir:
    – Vous n’avez pas besoin de partenaire.
    – Svp, réserver en nous contactant soit par courriel ou par téléphone au (613) 789-9996.
    – Apportez des souliers d’intérieurs (propres). Si vous avez déjà des souliers de danse, c’est parfait, sinon, pas de problème!

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  • Tango 2
    18:00 -19:00
    2019.06.23

    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
    2019.06.23

    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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  • Elastic Moves
    18:45 -20:00
    2019.06.24

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    You might have seen certain off-axis movements done “big,” but tiny colgadas and volcadas are more accessible to the average dancer and a good way to learn to increase sensitivity between partners.

    For intermediate to advanced dancers.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

  • Tango 1
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.06.24

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    Fundamentals for enjoyable social tango – a comfortable leader-follower connection and a simple toolbox of moves.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

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  • Tango with b and F
    19:00 -20:30
    2019.06.25

    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
    2019.06.25

    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 2
    18:45 -20:00
    2019.06.26

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    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)

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

     

  • Milonguero Style
    20:00 -21:15
    2019.06.26

    235 Montreal Road

    235 Montreal Road

    We’ll focus on creating a comfortable, sustained close embrace, and explore rhythmic patterns that make dancing in small spaces a lot of fun.

    For intermediate dancers.

    Our summer small group intensives last for 5 weeks and cost $125 per person (HST included). Classes will take place at our small studio at 235 Montreal Road.

    These spots will go fast, so please contact Francis at info@siempretango.ca to register for class soon.

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  • The Red and White Milonga
    18:00 -21:30
    2019.06.30

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Celebrate (pre) Canada Day with us. Instead of the Sunday Práctica, we’re having a special Red and White Milonga.

    We’ll be having food, a celebration for our teacher Mary Ellen, and another special guest (details to come).

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