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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.


Our Winter 2020 Session schedule is available, and registration is open. Contact us to find out what class is right for you.

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Classes

Winter 2020 Session

We’re excited to roll out a new curriculum starting Sunday, January 12. Each session will be 6 weeks long.

For those of you who have taken classes with us previously, there are a few changes:

  • In Tango 101 and 102, students will learn BOTH roles.
  • Classes will focus on dancing socially in close embrace. Our main goal is to help students feel ready to attend and enjoy milongas.
  • If you don’t want to dance in close embrace, you don’t have to. But we highly encourage it. Being able to dance pleasurably in close embrace ties you into the greater world of Argentine Tango outside of Ottawa. To that end, we’ll provide a safe space to explore and support you in any way we can.
  • Tango 301, 302, and Thursday’s Tango 103 all have a “+” designation. People registered for these classes can add on the lower-level class that takes place on the same day. (For most, it will be their first experience dancing the other role or in close embrace, so they will be involved and invested in class.)

Ready to register? Sign up here.

Not sure which class to take? Contact us to find out which class is right for you.

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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  • Free Beginner Lesson
    18:15 -19:15
    2020.01.07

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    317 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON

    Before each session, we offer Free Trial Classes so that you can try Argentine Tango and meet our team of teachers – no strings attached.

    Here’s what you should know:
    – No partner necessary.
    – Please reserve your spot either by emailing us at info@siempretango.ca or calling us at (613) 789-9996.
    – Wear indoor (clean!) shoes. If you have dance shoes already, great! If not, no worries!

  • Milonga de Mis Amores
    19:30 -23:00
    2020.01.07

    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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  • Free Beginner Lesson
    18:30 -20:00
    2020.01.09

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Before each session, we offer Free Trial Classes so that you can try Argentine Tango and meet our team of teachers – no strings attached.

    Here’s what you should know:
    – No partner necessary.
    – Please reserve your spot either by emailing us at info@siempretango.ca or calling us at (613) 789-9996.
    – Wear indoor (clean!) shoes. If you have dance shoes already, great! If not, no worries!

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  • Tango 301+
    17:30 -18:30
    2020.01.12

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

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

  • Free Beginner Lesson
    18:30 -19:30
    2020.01.12

    61 Main Street

    61 Main Street

    Before each session, we offer Free Trial Classes so that you can try Argentine Tango and meet our team of teachers – no strings attached.

    Here’s what you should know:
    – No partner necessary.
    – Please reserve your spot either by emailing us at info@siempretango.ca or calling us at (613) 789-9996.
    – Wear indoor (clean!) shoes. If you have dance shoes already, great! If not, no worries!

  • Sunday Práctica
    19:30 -22:00
    2020.01.12

    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
    2020.01.14

    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
    2020.01.14

    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 101
    18:15 -19:15
    2020.01.16

    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 102+
    19:15 -20:15
    2020.01.16

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Close embrace may be daunting, but we help you create a comfortable, intimate connection. Encounter ochos, navigation, and musicality for the first time.

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  • Tango 301+
    17:30 -18:30
    2020.01.19

    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
    2020.01.19

    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
    2020.01.19

    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
    2020.01.21

    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
    2020.01.21

    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
    2020.01.22

    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
    2020.01.22

    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
    2020.01.23

    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 102+
    19:15 -20:15
    2020.01.23

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Close embrace may be daunting, but we help you create a comfortable, intimate connection. Encounter ochos, navigation, and musicality for the first time.

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  • Tango 301+
    17:30 -18:30
    2020.01.26

    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
    2020.01.26

    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
    2020.01.26

    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
    2020.01.28

    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
    2020.01.28

    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
    2020.01.29

    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
    2020.01.29

    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
    2020.01.30

    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 102+
    19:15 -20:15
    2020.01.30

    2 Daly Avenue

    2 Daly Avenue

    Close embrace may be daunting, but we help you create a comfortable, intimate connection. Encounter ochos, navigation, and musicality for the first time.

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Blog

“This curriculum looks great, but I still don’t know what class to take”: A guide to Siempre Tango’s new curriculum

We’ve received a lot of questions from our returning students about the new curriculum, and rightly so. But let us explain a couple of things: We needed a clear road map for beginners to go from zero to milonga-ready in a few months. And by mandating that students learn to lead and follow from the …

Are you ready to attend the milonga? The answer might surprise you.

(This post is purely my opinion, and I speak only for myself.) Last weekend during a quick stop in Montreal, I danced with a leader who’d been taking classes for about seven months. (Sometimes, I like to boost the “tango karma”!) Earlier that day, I’d seen him at the same studio buying a tango dress …

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