Tomás Howlin: December 2019

We are happy to announce the details for Tomás’ annual visit to Ottawa on December 14 – 15.

It will be a full weekend of tango learning:

  • 4 workshops
  • A Saturday Welcome Milonga
  • An extended edition of the Sunday Práctica

We hope you’ll be able to come to this very special event.


To ensure the best experience for all participants:

  • all classes will be role-balanced except for the Pre-Milonga workshop
  • level designations (all level, intermediate, advanced) will be imposed

Pay in full to reserve your spot. To pre-register, contact


Saturday, December 14

2:00 – 3:30 PM: Workshop 2
Spice Up Your Turns for the Social Dance Floor (Intermediate)
Turns are an invaluable resource for social tango. Let’s explore them more.
Venue: Studio B at Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue)

7:00 – 8:30 PM: Pre-Milonga Workshop 3
Grounding, Growing, and Going (All levels)
The secrets for the right foundation to walk. Grow your roots to expand your dance!
Venue: Westboro Masonic Hall (430 Churchill Ave. N.)

8:30 PM – 1:00 AM: Milonga Querida, Welcome Edition
We’re teaming up with our friend Tiniko to welcome Tomás to Ottawa. Join us at this beautiful venue and let’s celebrate our tango community.
Venue: Westboro Masonic Hall (430 Churchill Ave. N.)
$10 per person, paid at the door

Sunday, December 15

1:00 – 2:30 PM: Workshop 4
Create your own dance (All levels)
Movement quality and possibilities for surprise are two things that dancers of all levels can and should think about.
Venue: Routhier Community Centre (172 Guigues Avenue)
The Robert Studio, 2nd floor

3:00 – 4:30 PM: Workshop 5
Unusual combinations of classic moves for stellar navigation (Intermediate)

“Classic” doesn’t mean boring. We’ll reimagine these moves in a more useful social dancing context.
Venue: Routhier Community Centre (172 Guigues Avenue)
The Robert Studio, 2nd floor

6:00-9:30 PM: An Extended Sunday Práctilonga
Practice what you’ve learned over the weekend.
Venue: 317 Chapel Street
Cover: $10 / $8 for full-time students.

Micro-sessions with Tomás:
Three slots are available. $10 per 10-minute slot, one per person / couple at 6:30, 6:45, and 7:00 PM. Paid in addition to the práctica cover. To reserve, contact us.


A la carte: $38 per workshop

  • $100 / 3 workshops
  • $130 / 4 workshops

Payment accepted: Cash and cheques (made out to “Tomás Howlin”). Contact us if you have any questions.