Weekly Classes

All group classes will be subject to our policies for payments, role balance, COVID-19 prevention, and conduct. Please read up here.

Currently, we’re offering or will offer soon:

To register for classes, please use this form. Thank you!


Social Tango Lab
Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM

The Latest News: Review and Study Sessions for Tomás’ Workshops will take place on May 5 and 12. Fustrated with forgetting workshop content? Let’s change that! If you weren’t able to come the workshops because you have obligations or because you got sick, catch up with us!

How does a lab differ from a class? Students will tackle different concepts from different angles and perspectives, and they will have time to practice rather than just absorb information passively. This class will be a mix of technique, figures, and musicality. There will be a lot of talk and experimentation between students as they figure out this thing we call leading and following.

If you can attend only one tango class a week, make it this one.

Venue: The Ottawa Dance Directive, located within Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue). Here’s a video for directions to the room itself.

Regular Price: $25 for drop-in, $40 for a 2-class session

Sign up here.

Themes will change periodically:

March 10, 17“The Embrace” – Everything starts here. We’ll help you think about how to make your dance feel great for both you and your partner.
March 31, April 7“Cross System Delights” – Dancers will be guided through the doors that cross system opens for them.
April 14, 21“MILONGA” – Dedicated practice and patient work is really the only way to get better at milonga. So that’s what we’re going to do!
April 28No Tango Lab in Studio – Market Meet-up for Our Tango Community
May 5, 12Review and Study Sessions for Tomás’ Workshops
May 19No Tango Lab!
May 26Streamlining and Refining

Tango 101 Intensive
Sundays from 5 to 7 PM, June 5, 12, 19, and 26

This class is for you if you are a complete beginner to tango or you have not danced for many years.

You’ll learn:

  • about creating a great tango embrace,
  • your first figures,
  • a brief bit about the history of tango and its cultural context,
  • and how to be a good tango citizen!

The two hours will be split into learning time (explanations, demos) and practicing (and learning how to practice for retention). All students will learn both roles from the beginning.

Venue: 61 Main Street

Price: $80 per person for 4 classes. As this is a progressive class, no drop-ins.

To register for classes, please use this form. Thank you!

We are offering a 10% discount on this beginner series to anyone who living in Centretown, specifically to those living in the Red Zone. As a Centretown resident in the middle of everything, I know how difficult the February 2022 occupation was for many people. It was amazing to see the sense of fight and mutual support that the Ottawa community showed. THESE are the people I want to see in our tango community!

Tango 103
Sundays from 6 to 7:15 PM, May 29, June 5, 12, 19

Prerequisite: Tango 101 and 102

In this class you will continue to develop your social tango skills!

You’ll learn:

  • how to create pivots for ochos,
  • how to catch your partner’s feet to create paradas (stops),
  • simple musicality for tango.

Your class fees include entrance to the Sunday Práctica, so you can stay and practice what you have learned.

If there is space in Tango 101, and you would like to take Tango 101 again, you can do so for free!

Venue: 61 Main Street

Price: $100 per person for 4 classes. As this is a progressive class, no drop-ins.

To register for classes, please use this form. Thank you!

We will continue to offer a 10% discount on this beginner series to anyone who living in Centretown, specifically to those living in the Red Zone.

Improver Series on Thursdays
Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM, June 9, 16, 23, 29, and July 7

By popular demand, I am creating a progressive class for intermediate dancers. This will take place on an uninterrupted stretch of Thursdays!

The content will be progressive in nature and there will be more of a traditional class format for the first 45 minutes. The latter part of class will be more of a Lab.

We’ve covered a lot of ground during Tango Lab, but the Improver Series will be an opportunity to fill in some holes in your knowledge when it comes to social tango. The embrace, lead and follow, walking technique, pivots, turns, and musicality will all be addressed, as these are the issues that make the most difference for dancers of all levels.

This class is open to advanced beginners and up! If you have not danced in a while, this is an especially good choice for you. If you are learning the opposite role, this is a good choice for you, too!

Venue: 2 Daly Avenue

Price: $100 per person for 5-class series. Drop-ins ($25) allowed only at the teacher’s discretion.

To register for classes, please use this form. Thank you!