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 email@example.com.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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!
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!
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!
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!
Next week, our class schedule will change to accommodate Thanksgiving.
Sunday, October 8
No class and no práctica.
Monday, October 9
Tuesday, October 10
“Tango with brigitte and Francis” and the Weekly Milonga will take place as usual.
Wednesday, October 11
The Sunday Práctica, the next Mini-Session (topic TBA), and Monday and Wednesday classes will resume the week of October 15.
We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The Embassy of Uruguay will be hosting Uruguay Day as part of the Ottawa Welcomes the World initiative. They have invited us to participate, so it will be a busy afternoon of tango at the Horticulture Buildling at Lansdowne Park.
(If you didn’t already know, tango is not solely a Argentinian invention. There’s a long history of tango in Uruguay, and many important figures in tango’s history, such as Francisco Canaro, were Uruguayan. Click here to read a short article about how Uruguay and Argentina teamed up in 2009 to bid for tango’s UNESCO Cultural Intangible status.)
- 3:30 – 4:15 PM: Free tango lesson with Francis and brigitte
- 4:30 – 5:00 PM: A short milonga
- 5:00 – 5:30 PM: Dance on live tango music of the uruguayan singer Elbio Fernandez
- 6:00 – 6:30 PM: A performance by the Friends of the NAC Orchestra to celebrate the centennial of “La Cumparsita”
It will be an all-day immersion into Uruguayan culture, with food and wine tastings, a soccer clinic, and candombe later in the evening.
Of course, we will be heading back to 317 Chapel Street, and there will be a Sunday Práctica as usual at 7:00 PM.
See you on the dance floor!