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 January  2017.  Express your interest now, so as not to miss out. Singles and couples welcome.

Halifax MILONGA Schedule FALL 2017

 Fall *Milonga calendar for Halifax/2017

squeeze-box-argentina_11322_600x450Saturday, Sept 23 : Tomas Howlin Milonga/ St George Round Church Parish Hall, entrance on Maitland, 8:30-11:30 pm. Organized by Lesley and Michael.

Saturday, Oct 7 = Milonga 1313/Tangonova

Saturday, Oct 21  = Milonga YouTwoCanTango/ Ft Massey

Saturday, Nov 4 = Milonga 1313/Tangonova

Saturday, Nov 18 = Milonga 1313/Tangonova

Saturday, Nov 25 = Milonga YouTwoCanTango/ Ft Massey

Saturday,  Dec 2 = Milonga 1313/Tangonova

Thursday, Dec 7 = Milonguita  with YouTwoCanTango/ Ft Massey

Saturday,  Dec 16 = HOLIDAY Milonga 1313/Tangonova

*The word Milonga has two meanings, often confusing for beginner dancers! 1) Milonga, as in a gathering/ tango dance party: an event where people are dancing tangos, vals or milongas. USE: I am going to the milonga tonight. 2) Milonga, as in a dance type  = here milonga refers to a type of 2/4 musical rhythm and dance form  in the tango genre (tango, vals, and milonga). Historically the milonga as a dance form pre-dates tango, and has more Afro- Caribbean roots.  USE: Let’s take that milonga class so  we can dance the milonga set at next Saturday’s milonga.

Locations by Host, unless otherwise listed: 

Tangonova : 1313 Hollis St, parking lot north side. Usually 9- midnight or 8-11 pm. Check this site calendar for details re start time and pre-milonga class offerings.

You Two Can Tango : Ft Massey Church, corner of Tobin and Queen. Check their web site for details.

MUSIC & Other Tangnonova Milonga Details

Regular DJ = Leggy Peggy (mostly traditional tango recordings  from the golden age of tango with  a few contemporary sets. Requests honoured, especially from guests, so not always predictable.)

Guest DJs : Michael Scott, Kirill Rosen, occassional  out of town visitors.

Tangonova COST = $10 at the door/$7 students. Start time = Varies/ 8:30-11:30 or 9-midnight/check web events listing before coming/FB/or get on email list.

BYOB (glasses provided)

Help with set up always appreciated. Call Margaret for more info/lessons/ etc.