October 2018 Highlights: Two new Mini-Sessions and a Halloween Milonga!

“Follower’s Technique and Adornos” starts  October 3.

Class takes place at De la Salle Secondary (501 Old St. Patrick) from 8:00 to 9:30 PM. Bring flats AND heels!

Details here »


No Práctica on Sunday, October 7.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend!

See our calendar of events »


“Musicality 2” begins on Sunday, October 28.

We’ll talk about using changes in intensity, dynamics, and movement quality to have a more “co-creative” dance.

Register today »


We’ll be having our Halloween Milonga on Tuesday, October 30. 

  • We’ll start at 8:00 PM and go all the way until midnight.
  • Light finger foods and sweet treats will be provided.
  • Although costumes aren’t obligatory, don’t miss your chance to win the prize for Best Costume!
  • Cover will be $15.

Any questions? Contact us today!

Ottawa Welcomes the Redwood Tango Trio on Wednesday, August 29th.

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.

Special features:

  • 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 info@siempretango.ca.

Siempre Tango moves to La Nouvelle Scène for one night only. Come join us!

The Payadora Tango Ensemble will perform tomorrow night (August 7) as part of Ottawa Chamberfest.

Our weekly milonga will take place just before the performance!

Where: The milonga and Payadora’s performance will take place at La Nouvelle Scène, 333 King Edward Avenue. The dance floor will be in the Bistro Marcil Lavallée, next to the box office.

When: 7:30 – 10:00 PM

Price: $10 per person

Drinks: Bar service will begin at 8:00 PM.

Parking: There is free on-street parking in Lowertown or Sandy Hill, so plan accordingly. There is also limited pay-and-display on-site parking nearby:

  • On King Edward beside La Nouvelle Scène
  • At the corner of Besserer and King Edward
  • At the corner of King Edward and Rideau

We hope you will be able to stay for Payadora’s performance at 10:00 PM.

Be sure to spread the word!

August 2018 is the Month of the Milonga!

We’re making August a memorable month, with special events every single week. Read on to find out more. 

August 7: Pre-Show Milonga at La Nouvelle Scène.

Siempre Tango’s 20th Anniversary: Celebrate with Us!

This year, Siempre Tango is turning 20.

Our school would never have lasted were it not for the support of the Ottawa tango community. So, we’ve been preparing events that we hope everyone will enjoy.

July 17-18: Paloma Berríos and Maximiliano Alvarado
(Update: It was enjoyed by all!)

We were so lucky to have these world-renowned teachers visit Ottawa. We look forward to seeing them again next time! You can see their Ottawa performances on their YouTube channel.

August 7: A Special “Pre-Show” Milonga at la Nouvelle Scène

Our Tuesday Milonga is moving for one night only to La Nouvelle Scène, Ottawa’s francophone theatre.

Why? The Payadora Tango Ensemble, featuring Drew Jurecka, is performing as part of Chamberfest. Their performance starts at 10:00 PM. As a special treat, we’re holding our weekly milonga beforehand at the venue. 
More details to come.

August 21: Let’s Dance the Cortinas!

Back by popular demand: Jewel will play danceable cortinas at this playful summer milonga.

August 29: The Redwood Tango Ensemble

We’re happy to be hosting this wonderful tango orchestra once again.

Sometime in October: “The Big Event”

(Update: We’re moving this to 2019!)

We’re going to throw an anniversary party, and it will be big. Details to come.

December 7-9: Tomás Howlin

Our favourite guest teacher returns to Ottawa for his annual visit.

April 26-28, 2019: Micaela Colleen Barrett and Alberto Ramos 

We’re excited that Robert is bringing this musical couple to Ottawa next spring.

Be sure to save the dates. We hope you can join us to celebrate our 20th anniversary!

A Special Summer Offer for Beginners, starting June 24th

Our next session of Tango 1 for absolute beginners starts June 24.

In this six-class series, we’ll touch on fundamentals for beginners to Argentine Tango – the embrace, leader-follower connection, basic walking, the cross, and ochos.

But we’re offering something SPECIAL for Summer 2018:

The cost includes the class AND a 1-hour guided practice during the práctica right after class. Also, you will get free entrance to our Tuesday Milonga (dance social) for the duration of your Tango 1 course.

6 classes + 6 prácticas + 7 milongas for one low price.

Don’t miss out!

Pre-registration is required so we can have equal numbers of leaders and followers. Email Francis to register at info@siempretango.ca.

Class: 6:00 to 7:00 PM on June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 12
Práctica: 7:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday right after your class (After 8 PM, you’re free to stay for the rest of the práctica)
Milonga: Tuesdays from 8:30 PM to Midnight

Cost: $120 per person or $110 for full-time university students (HST included)

We’re holding free trial classes this month!

In anticipation of our Spring 2018 Session, we’ll be offering three free trial classes on March 25, March 27, and April 3.

Here’s the information:

  • Venue: 317 Chapel Street / 10 Blackburn Avenue (2 different entrances)
  • Option 1: Sunday, March 25 at 6:15 PM
    Option 2: Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 PM
    Option 3: Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM
  • No partner necessary.
  • Please reserve your spot by emailing info@siempretango.ca.
  • Wear indoor (clean!) shoes that are easier to slide in. If you have dance shoes already, great. Rubber soles aren’t recommended.

We hope to see many new faces.

If you dance tango in ottawa already, do your part to grow the Ottawa tango community. Please invite as many people as you can. Our growing tango community depends on your enthusiasm!

Siempre Tango Wishes You Happy Holidays!

We hope to see you on the dance floor this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 26: We will have a Boxing Day Milonga, from 8:30 PM to midnight.

Sunday, December 31: Ring in 2018 with us! Our New Year’s Milonga will be from 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Tickets are on sale now for $15.

Tuesday, January 2: There will be a Free Trial Class at 7:15 PM before the first Tuesday milonga of 2018. Please help your friends discover tango in the New Year.

And after the holidays…

Our Winter Session classes begin on Sunday, January 7. You can see the schedule here. Be sure to reserve your spots soon.

We wish you and yours Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

The next Fall Mini-Session will be about Musicality!

Our third Fall Mini-Session begins on Sunday, November 12!

The class is called “Expressing Different Orchestras.” Each class will examine renditions of the same song by multiple tango orchestras. Leaders and followers will gain tools to use the figures they know to enjoy tango music on a deeper level.

For more information, see our Mini-Sessions page. Please pre-register by emailing us, or calling (613) 789-9996.

P.S. Did you know we have a YouTube channel with playlists full of popular tango songs that are helpful to know? Simply listening to tango music can improve your dance experience immensely!

Tangoween 2017 Details

This year, we are lucky to be holding our Halloween Milonga on the 31st!

– We’ll start earlier at 8 PM and go all the way until midnight.
– Get your costumes ready! There will be a contest, and 2 prizes will be given, one to the best-dressed male and one for the best-dressed female.
– Since this is a weekday event, we won’t be offering our usual spread of food. We will have some sweet treats for any Trick or Treaters in attendance.
– Cover: $10 , $8 for full-time students

We look forward to seeing everyone there. Don’t miss out!