Please enter Alpha through the rear entrance, which you can access by taking Clarendon Lane and passing through the courtyard shared by different restaurants. You will see a sitting area where you can change your shoes and place your bags.
Bate Hall will be used for a filming project this summer, so we have found an alternative venues for some upcoming prácticas.
Come experience one of our favourite floors in the city at the Ottawa Dance Directive’s Studio B (2 Daly Avenue). The práctica is at its usual time, from 7:00 – 9:30 PM.
(This venue change also applies to the Tango 3 class that precedes the práctica at 6:00 PM.)
July 21 – Guided práctica
July 28 – Goodbye practilonga for Melina Mistral
August 4 – Guided práctica
August 11 – Guided práctica
August 18 – Guided práctica
August 25 – Guided práctica
Directions to the room
To reach Studio B, enter Arts Court from the main Daly Ave. entrance and turn left after the reception desk. Pass through the double doors.
You can take Elevator A to the 2nd floor. Look for signs for ODD (Ottawa Dance Directive). Turn left getting off the elevator.
You can walk through the door labeled “EXIT” and enter the stairwell through the door marked D. Go all the way up to “2nd Floor A” and you will see the ODD to your right.
Don’t worry: we will have signs everywhere directing you!
You can use paid parking at Rideau Centre or the Novotel, but it’s we suggest taking advantage of free weekend street parking east of Arts Court and around Byward Market. Try Nicholas, Daly, Cumberland, Wilbrod, Dalhousie, Besserer, and Stewart. (Use Parkopedia and enter the date and time window to find options.)
Also, free parking at City Hall is a 10-minute walk away.
The team at Siempre Tango would like to celebrate one of our own: Mary Ellen Hurd. She has decided to hang up her Argentine tango teaching shoes following the Spring 2019 Session.
We have been unimaginably lucky and grateful to have had such dedicated and talented teacher working with us for 19 of our 21 years of operation.
Please join us at the Red and White Milonga on June 30th as we say “Thank you” to this wonderful teacher. If you’ve taken classes with her in the past, or if you haven’t come to see us for a while, be sure to attend!
If it sounds like this is a send-off, not to worry: Mary Ellen has way too many pairs of tango shoes to show off so she will definitely continue to grace the dance floor as only she can! We look forward to her honoring us with that mischievous smile which never fails to light up a whole room and the sunshine that always she seems to trail behind her!
Thank you to all of our students and patrons for your support throughout 2018.
We hope you’ll be able to join us this holiday season and beyond.
No practica on December 23; no milonga on December 25.
Year-End Milonga: December 30, 6:30 to 10:30 PM.
Kick off your New Year’s celebration early. There will be finger food and a cash bar. Cover: $15. Please confirm your presence; it will be easier to have enough food for everyone.
The Resolution Milonga: January 1, 8:30 PM to midnight
Start 2019 on the right foot. Cover: $10. (There will be a free class for beginners before the milonga at 7:00 PM. If you bring a new person to the beginner class, pay just $5 for the milonga.)
Trial Classes in January.
We’ll be offering free beginner classes on January 1, 6, 7, and 8. Help us make Siempre Tango’s 20th year the best one yet!
The Sunday Práctica resumes January 6.
Music starts at 7:00 PM. Start 2019 on a high note.
Our Class Schedule is available now.
Classes begin Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Visit our website to see the full schedule. Contact Francis to reserve your spot today.
We look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary year with you in 2019!
Tomás Howlin is coming to Ottawa soon. Register today!
Early Bird deadline for Tomás Howlin’s workshops is on Sunday, November 25th. Pre-register and pre-pay at the Tuesday Milonga to reserve your spot. For full details and pricing, visit our the event page.
Current students: If you plan on continuing classes next session, please let Francis know.
Don’t forget that the Tuesday Milonga is free for all Tango 1 students until November 27th.
A reminder: A milonga is like a beloved pet. If you want it to stay alive, you must feed it regularly!
Sunday, December 2 at 6:00 PM: Tango Endings
An all-levels workshop. Explore ideas for nailing those endings musically. Special end-of-year pricing! Workshop only: $15. Workshop + práctica: $20.
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 PM: La Milonga Primera
For those who have completed Tango 1, 2, or 3, but haven’t felt “ready enough” to come to the Tuesday Milonga. For more details, click here.
Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 PM: The Snow Ball
Food and warm tandas to start the holiday season. Dress to impress. Stella from Montreal will be there with gorgeous tango shoes and clothes. Advanced tickets for $15 until November 27. $20 after the 27th.
Tuesday, December 18 at 8:00 PM: Bytown Tango Band
Advanced tickets will be sold for $15 until December 11. $20 after the 11th. $5 for non-dancers. Message us for more details.
Siempre Tango Ottawa is proud to host the Redwood Tango Trio on Wednesday, August 29th, at 8:00 PM.
(Yes – we’re moving our Milonga to WEDNESDAY for one week only.)
They’re on tour to support their latest album, Prizefighter. The Trio is comprised of core members of the Redwood Tango Ensemble, the North American sextet known for powerful stage performances and innovative original tango music. You might remember them from their 2013 show in Ottawa. We look forward to enjoying their signature, danceable style once again!
8:00 PM – Dancing starts with DJ Jewel
9:00 – 9:45 PM – Redwood Tango Trio’s first set
10:15 – 11:00 PM – RTT’s second set
Dancing continues until midnight.
For tango dancers: $20 at the door. For music lovers / Non-dancers: $10 per person.
Snack potluck to say goodbye to two of our community members. If you would like to contribute, please contact us.
There will be a cash bar that will serve drinks from 8:30 to 11:00 PM (last call). You will be able to take your drinks into Bate Hall.
Questions and reservations:
Please email Francis Caron at email@example.com.
The Tuesday Milonga is moving for one night only to La Nouvelle Scène. DJ Francis will start playing tandas from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. Bar service will start at 8:00 PM. Cover is $10 as usual. Come join us for a night of tango on the town!
After the milonga, you could stay for the Chamberfest performance of Payadora Tango Ensemble. The show starts at 10:00 PM. If you already know you’d like to stay for the show, contact Francis to take advantage of a discount offered to Siempre Tango’s patrons.
We’re having another Mini-Milonga is for our newest dancers who haven’t felt “ready enough” to come to the regular Milongas. It’s a perfect chance to try out what you’ve learned in a low-pressure environment!
When: 7:00 – 8:30 PM, followed by our regular Tuesday Milonga.
Cover: $10, which includes both the Mini-Milonga and the regular milonga.
Want to be a “tango ambassador” who will help our new dancers that evening? Contact us if you’d like to help!
Our weekly milonga will move to Wednesday night for this very special event.
The Redwood Tango Trio is on tour to support the release of the Redwood Ensemble’s latest album, Prizefighter. We’re so pleased to welcome them to Ottawa and look forward to a powerful night of live tango music.
Tickets are on sale now for $15 until August 26. They will be available at the door for $20.
August 2018 is going to be a very special month for us at Siempre Tango. We’ll see you on the dance floor!