Welcome to Tangonova


“This is how to dance the tango!
Feel the blood rise to your face with every beat;
While an arm winds like a snake
Around a waist that is about to break.
This is how to dance the tango!”


Founded by dance instructor Margaret Spore, Tangonova is dedicated to establishing an authentic tango presence in Nova Scotia. Intimate, improvisational and challenging. Argentine tango is truly the dance of fearless passion.

To inquire about classes at any level in Argentine tango, contact Margaret at 902-229-8585.  Tangonova will offer a new session  for beginners starting in September 2018.  Express your interest now, so as not to miss out. Singles and couples welcome.

Level II Tango: Better Basics/More Options


Tango Level II : Better Basics/More Options
Pre-requisite: 6 weeks – 3 months of beginner tango, or by permission of instructor.
1313 Hollis
6:30-7:55 pm
Cost: $85 per person/students $75
Registration and more information email or contact Margaret 902-229-8585.

Tangonova Level II Training Offers:
  • Small classes/personal guidance
  • Encouragement via perceptive feedback
  • Experiential Learning
  • Emphasis on improvisation, not simply memorization
  • Better dance habits from the start.
  • Usable social dance skills before fancy figures.
  • Sound structural vocabulary that supports progressing into tango’s classic close embrace, rhythmic play, turns, leg kicks, foot catches and so forth.
Above all, I aspire to make you a dignified, respectful, delightfully curious tango dancer, attentive to your partners, and comfortable in your body.



A Taste of Tango & Beginner Level I Tango Fundamentals (Fall 2018)

NEW: A Taste of Tango! See if tango is for you.  Take any or all of these classes!

Sept 1,  Waterfront 

Sept 15, Sept 19 & Sept 26  = 7  pm /1313 Hollis.

Each Taste of Tango session  will introduce an essential flavour of Argentine tango using only  walking as a base : Connection, lead/follow exchange, tempo, improvisation, axis & the free leg.  The purpose is to wet your appetite before you commit to the full meal deal! Cost (promotional)$10 per person/$15  per couple.

If  you like the taste of tango, then sign up for: Beginner Level I Tango Fundamentals! Wednesday, Oct 3- Nov 7/ 1313 Hollis/ 6:30-8 pm. For description of this 6 week series, & costs, see events listings.

For more information, contact Margaret 902-229-8585




Milonga Del Puerto : Summer Tango on the Halifax waterfront/starting Saturday, June 30

Waterfront k & EEvery summer since 2011 Tangonova has organized tango dancing on the waterfront one evening a week, weather permitting!  The opportunity to dance on the waterfront is granted  by the Waterfront Development Corporation.

From Saturday June 30-Sept 9, 2018 Milongas will be held at:  Tall Ships Quay, 1325 Lower Water St, foot of Morris St by Nova Scotia Power, across the Cunard Parking lot. See in events posting for location and details.

We dance on sheets of rolled out vinyl taped together. The floor is soft and easily punctured.  No spike heals are permitted.  This is a hard and fast rule. 

A set-up crew of 3-4 people is required. To volunteer for a specific date, please contact Tangonova founder, Margaret, by email or text/phone 902-229-8585.

Weather Back-up and/or cancellation: Every two weeks, a back-up location is available at 1313 Hollis. On other weekends, in the event of  bad weather, a cancellation notice will be posted in the events section of this website no later than 5 pm.

The Milonga Del Puerto on the waterfront runs approximately 6:30-9:30 pm (or dew fall). Floor fee=$5

The indoor milonga at 1313 Hollis runs 8-11 pm. Entrance Fee = $10/students $7.

Milonga details will be posted each week in the events section of  this web site, on Tangonova FB page,  and to group subscribed Tangonova Newsletter email list . To subscribe to the newsletter, contact Tangonova.