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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 301+
    17:30 -18:30
    2020.02.02

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Explore the most useful turns in tango, in both open and close embrace.

  • Tango 101
    18:30 -19:30
    2020.02.02

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Learn to create leader-follower connection. As you learn to walk (again), you’ll see the tango box, rock steps, and the cross. We’ll also teach you how the milonga (tango social) “works” and how to be a good Tango Citizen.

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:30 -22:00
    2020.02.02

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Teachers are present to help with any questions or dance issues you might have. There will be room for dancing, and room for solo practice or detailed work with a partner.

    At 8:30 PM, the Siempre Tango teaching team presents an Idea of the Week!

    This is a relaxed way to improve your tango, meet new partners, and start your work week on a fun note.

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  • Tango 302
    18:30 -19:45
    2020.02.03

    172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON

    172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • The Well-Rounded Dancer (All Level)
    18:15 -19:30
    2020.02.04

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Take what you’ve learned in class onto the dance floor. We’ll talk about navigation, the sensitive embrace, walking with pleasure, communication, and the best moves for the soical dance floor. Pre-requiste: Tango 101 and 102.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:30 -23:00
    2020.02.04

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    La Milonga de Mis Amores is held every Tuesday night, from 7:30 to 11:00 PM. Our DJs play predominantly traditional tango music, with some nuevo and alternative tango music thrown in.

    The milonga takes place in beautiful Bate Hall, which serves as the showroom for Vanier Moderns. You’ll dance surrounded on all sides by early modern furniture and vintage. It’s definitely one of the most unique tango ambiences you’ll encounter!

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  • Tango 402
    19:00 -20:15
    2020.02.05

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

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

    Tango 402: Classic Elements (6 weeks)

    Explore a more complex move in tango, with topics rotating each session. Want sacadas, barridas, boleos, calesitas, wraps, planeos, and ganchos? You’ll find them here, but we’ll always prioritise what works best on the social dance floor.

  • Tango 305 (Milonga)
    20:15 -21:30
    2020.02.05

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

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

    Tango 305: Milonga (6 weeks)

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  • Tango 101
    18:15 -19:15
    2020.02.06

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Learn to create leader-follower connection. As you learn to walk (again), you’ll see the tango box, rock steps, and the cross. We’ll also teach you how the milonga (tango social) “works” and how to be a good Tango Citizen.

  • Tango 103+
    19:15 -20:15
    2020.02.06

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    These are the most common figures you’ll encounter/use on the social dance floor. But basic, for us, never means boring!

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  • Tango 301+
    17:30 -18:30
    2020.02.09

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Explore the most useful turns in tango, in both open and close embrace.

  • Tango 101
    18:30 -19:30
    2020.02.09

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Learn to create leader-follower connection. As you learn to walk (again), you’ll see the tango box, rock steps, and the cross. We’ll also teach you how the milonga (tango social) “works” and how to be a good Tango Citizen.

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:30 -22:00
    2020.02.09

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Teachers are present to help with any questions or dance issues you might have. There will be room for dancing, and room for solo practice or detailed work with a partner.

    At 8:30 PM, the Siempre Tango teaching team presents an Idea of the Week!

    This is a relaxed way to improve your tango, meet new partners, and start your work week on a fun note.

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  • Tango 302
    18:30 -19:45
    2020.02.10

    172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON

    172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • The Well-Rounded Dancer (All Level)
    18:15 -19:30
    2020.02.11

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Take what you’ve learned in class onto the dance floor. We’ll talk about navigation, the sensitive embrace, walking with pleasure, communication, and the best moves for the soical dance floor. Pre-requiste: Tango 101 and 102.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:30 -23:00
    2020.02.11

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    La Milonga de Mis Amores is held every Tuesday night, from 7:30 to 11:00 PM. Our DJs play predominantly traditional tango music, with some nuevo and alternative tango music thrown in.

    The milonga takes place in beautiful Bate Hall, which serves as the showroom for Vanier Moderns. You’ll dance surrounded on all sides by early modern furniture and vintage. It’s definitely one of the most unique tango ambiences you’ll encounter!

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  • Tango 402
    19:00 -20:15
    2020.02.12

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

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

    Tango 402: Classic Elements (6 weeks)

    Explore a more complex move in tango, with topics rotating each session. Want sacadas, barridas, boleos, calesitas, wraps, planeos, and ganchos? You’ll find them here, but we’ll always prioritise what works best on the social dance floor.

  • Tango 305 (Milonga)
    20:15 -21:30
    2020.02.12

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

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

    Tango 305: Milonga (6 weeks)

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  • Tango 101
    18:15 -19:15
    2020.02.13

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Learn to create leader-follower connection. As you learn to walk (again), you’ll see the tango box, rock steps, and the cross. We’ll also teach you how the milonga (tango social) “works” and how to be a good Tango Citizen.

  • Tango 103+
    19:15 -20:15
    2020.02.13

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    These are the most common figures you’ll encounter/use on the social dance floor. But basic, for us, never means boring!

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  • Tango 301+
    17:30 -18:30
    2020.02.16

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Explore the most useful turns in tango, in both open and close embrace.

  • Tango 101
    18:30 -19:30
    2020.02.16

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Learn to create leader-follower connection. As you learn to walk (again), you’ll see the tango box, rock steps, and the cross. We’ll also teach you how the milonga (tango social) “works” and how to be a good Tango Citizen.

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:30 -22:00
    2020.02.16

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Teachers are present to help with any questions or dance issues you might have. There will be room for dancing, and room for solo practice or detailed work with a partner.

    At 8:30 PM, the Siempre Tango teaching team presents an Idea of the Week!

    This is a relaxed way to improve your tango, meet new partners, and start your work week on a fun note.

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  • The Well-Rounded Dancer (All Level)
    18:15 -19:30
    2020.02.18

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Take what you’ve learned in class onto the dance floor. We’ll talk about navigation, the sensitive embrace, walking with pleasure, communication, and the best moves for the soical dance floor. Pre-requiste: Tango 101 and 102.

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:30 -23:00
    2020.02.18

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    La Milonga de Mis Amores is held every Tuesday night, from 7:30 to 11:00 PM. Our DJs play predominantly traditional tango music, with some nuevo and alternative tango music thrown in.

    The milonga takes place in beautiful Bate Hall, which serves as the showroom for Vanier Moderns. You’ll dance surrounded on all sides by early modern furniture and vintage. It’s definitely one of the most unique tango ambiences you’ll encounter!

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  • Tango 402
    19:00 -20:15
    2020.02.19

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

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

    Tango 402: Classic Elements (6 weeks)

    Explore a more complex move in tango, with topics rotating each session. Want sacadas, barridas, boleos, calesitas, wraps, planeos, and ganchos? You’ll find them here, but we’ll always prioritise what works best on the social dance floor.

  • Tango 305 (Milonga)
    20:15 -21:30
    2020.02.19

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

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

    Tango 305: Milonga (6 weeks)

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  • Tango 101
    18:15 -19:15
    2020.02.20

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Learn to create leader-follower connection. As you learn to walk (again), you’ll see the tango box, rock steps, and the cross. We’ll also teach you how the milonga (tango social) “works” and how to be a good Tango Citizen.

  • Tango 103+
    19:15 -20:15
    2020.02.20

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    These are the most common figures you’ll encounter/use on the social dance floor. But basic, for us, never means boring!

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  • 2-Hr Workshop w / Tomás Howlin
    13:00 -15:00
    2020.02.22

    120 Lisgar Street

    120 Lisgar Street

    Tomás will be giving a special 2-hour workshop on Amagues, Rebotes, and Rewinds. Leaders will learn to use the unexpected to create playful surprises, and followers will meet these surprises in a fun way. If you have not worked with Tomás, this is a great opportunity for an in-depth encounter!

    Venue:
    Geneva Hall, a.k.a. “the big room,” at Knox Presbyterian (120 Lisgar)

    Time:
    We’re doing something new to give more people in our Ottawa Tango community a chance to work with Tomás:
    – From 1 to 2 PM will be for intermediate dancers.
    – From 2:10 to 3:10 will be for advanced dancers (you must take the intermediate portion to join)

    The first module will be $20. If you take both, pay $35.

    The entire afternoon will be role-balanced, so pre-registration is required. Email info@siempretango.ca to register and get payment details.

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  • Tango 101
    18:30 -19:30
    2020.02.23

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Learn to create leader-follower connection. As you learn to walk (again), you’ll see the tango box, rock steps, and the cross. We’ll also teach you how the milonga (tango social) “works” and how to be a good Tango Citizen.

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:30 -22:00
    2020.02.23

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Teachers are present to help with any questions or dance issues you might have. There will be room for dancing, and room for solo practice or detailed work with a partner.

    At 8:30 PM, the Siempre Tango teaching team presents an Idea of the Week!

    This is a relaxed way to improve your tango, meet new partners, and start your work week on a fun note.

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  • Tango 302
    18:30 -19:45
    2020.02.24

    172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON

    172 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • Tango 402
    19:00 -20:15
    2020.02.26

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

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

    Tango 402: Classic Elements (6 weeks)

    Explore a more complex move in tango, with topics rotating each session. Want sacadas, barridas, boleos, calesitas, wraps, planeos, and ganchos? You’ll find them here, but we’ll always prioritise what works best on the social dance floor.

  • Tango 305 (Milonga)
    20:15 -21:30
    2020.02.26

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

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

    Tango 305: Milonga (6 weeks)

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