Mariana Dragone and Tomás Howlin: October 5-7, 2023

We are so privileged to once again have Mariana Dragone and Tomás Howlin in Ottawa. Their last visit was 2015, so this has been a long time coming. Whenever Mariana and Tomás teach together, it’s fantastic!

Check out a video of them in action here.


To ensure the best experience for all participants:

  • all classes will be role-balanced
  • level designations (all level, intermediate, advanced) will be imposed
  • class sizes will be limited

Please use this form to register for classes. You will receive payment info after you’ve registered.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us via email.


Alison and Carlos will be available for private lessons. To enquire about pricing and availability, please indicate your interest on the registration form.

Thursday, October 5

5:45 PMDoors Open at 2 Daly Avenue
6:00 – 8:00 PMT1: Technique for Leaders and Followers with MarianaMariana will be taking over our Tango Lab with one of her famous 2-hour technique classes. For all levels.

Friday, October 6

Morning and afternoonPrivate lessons with MarianaMariana will offer private lessons. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.
6:15 PMDoors Open at 61 Main Street
6:30 – 8:30 PMT2: Technique for Int-Adv Dancers with MarianaWant to go deeper? Mariana will expand on Thursday’s class for intermediate to advanced dancers.

Saturday, October 7

All events will take place at Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Avenue N.

1:00 PMDoors Open
1:15 – 2:30 PMWS 1: “Playing with the free leg in sacadas”What happens to the free leg during and after the sacada? Explore the possibilities.

(Intermediate – advanced)
2:45 – 4:00 PMWS 2: “Social and fancy boleos”Find out if there is a difference between social boleos and fancy boleos, or if social boleos are indeed fancy!

(Intermediate – advanced)
7:00 – 8:00 PMWS 3: ValsVals with Mariana and Tomás is all about play!

(All levels)
8:00 PM – 12:00 AMMilonga La CapitalDJ Jewel will knock your socks off. Mariana and Tomás will be performing around 10:00 PM.

Sunday, October 8

Mariana and Tomás will be offering a limited number of private lessons separately. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.


A la carte

T1 or T2 (Technique intensives)$65
W1 or W2 (Regular workshops)$45
W3 (Pre-Milonga workshop) $25
Just Milonga La Capital, with performance$25


Technique Intensive (T1 + T2)$120
Saturday afternoon (W1 + W2) $80
Pre-milonga workshop + Milonga$45
The Whole Shebang (All workshops + Milonga)$240


Well known for her great versatility, Mariana Dragone is considered to be one of the best female tango dancers of her generation. With dynamic energy and strong presence, her fluid style and precise technique inspire dancers to learn and grow! She is an excellent pedagogue with a wealth of experience.

Tomás Howlin is a professional Argentine Tango dancer, performer and teacher. Adored by students of all levels, Tomas shares his 30 years of experience at workshops and festivals in Buenos Aires, in Canada, and across the U.S. (Read more about him at his website: