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.

Summer 2017 Milonga Schedule

Saturday, June 24- Sept 2: Milonga Del Puerto on the Halifax Waterfront/every Saturday weather permitting/ see list for black-out dates.

Location:  Boardwalk/foot of Morris St/Trellis area, by  Cunard Parking lot and Nova Scotia Power. Between Seaport Market and Bishops Landing.

Schedule dependant on volunteer help – I will always require 1-2 assistants. If  no one volunteers, the milonga may be cancelled. To assist, email, call or text  me: 902-229-8585.

Inclement weather back up location = 1313 Hollis. This back-up may not be for every Saturday, so check announcements and web site  on the date.

I will post any cancellations by 5 pm, in case of iffy rain situation.

Cost: Outdoor = $5 / Indoor = $7

June 24 = Opening Waterfront milonga .

July 1 Canada Day – let’s celebrate our diversity – so many tango  dancers are immigrants to Canada!

July 8 & 15 more Milonga Del Puertos  and another birthday vals!

July 22 – NO WATERFRONT = special Rhapsody Quintet concert/Milonga, with You Two Can Tango.

July 29 – NO WATERFRONT MILONGA: Tall Ships take over the harbour.

July 30 – Tangonova House Tango Party & Potluck 5-8 pm, call 902-229-8585 or email for details.

Aug 5. 12, 19 = More Milonga Del Puertos.

Aug 26 = Seeking another host/DJ for this Milonga Del Puerto. I will be in Cape Breton!

Sept 2 = Last Milonga Del Puerto (unless we are rained out and Sept 9 is drop-dead gorgeous warm!)


Halifax MILONGA Schedule Spring 2017

Tentative Spring Milonga calendar for Halifax

Note:  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 musical rhythm and dance form  in the tango genre (tango, vals, and milonga). Historically the milonga as a a dance form pre-dates tango, and has more African Caribbean roots.  USE: Let’s take the next milonga class so we can dance when they play one at the Saturday milonga.

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

You Two Can Tango milongas are held at Ft Massey Church, corner of Tobin and Queen.

NEXT = Thursday, March 9:  Milonguita with Lorne and Martina (Ft Massey) = a friendly introduction to the etiquette and structure of the milonga (tango dance party) for  YouTwoCanTango beginner students and others/all community members welcome.Time TBA. DJ = Lorne

Regular Milongas with Tangonova or YouTwoCanTango

Saturday, March 11 = tentative/Tangonova

Saturday, March 18 = Ft Massey/YouTwoCanTango

Saturday, March 25 = Milonga 1313/Tangonova

Saturdays, April 8= Milonga Serpentine with Michael Scott (new location) details TBA

April 15  & April 22 NO Tangonova MILONGAS  (on Vacation)

Saturday,  April 29= Milonga 1313/Tangonova

May, 13 & 27 =Milonga 1313/Tangonovoaa

June 10 & 24* =Milonga 1313/Tangonova

*June 24  Possibly on the waterfront, weather permitting.

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.

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.


Spring Milongas at Ft Massey with You Two Can Tango = Please  google their web site for their spring dates. They may still be working out details.