Welcome to CU-Tango, Your Guide to Tango in Central Illinois

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is one of the liveliest centers of Argentine tango in the Midwest. You will easily find tango lessons, tango classes and tango workshops to learn this amazing dance. And our calendar of tango dances, milongas, and other tango events is a bonanza of creativity and friendly socializing. Below are some featured recent news and announcements.

Latest News

Fall 2018 Tango Class Schedule

Tango 1 – Quick Start. Begins Monday Sep 10 at 9:00 pm
For beginners.
Location: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana

Tango 3 – Tango Lab. Begins Monday Sep 10 at 7:30 pm.
Pre-requisite Tango 2.
Selection of topics changes based on interests and needs of each class.
Location: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana

Tango 2 – Milonga / Vals. Begins Sunday Sep 16 at 5:30 pm.
Pre-requisite Tango 1.
Location: Rm 314 Illini Union

Details and Pre-Register

(For classes in Bloomington-Normal go here)



Erwin’s Tango Weekend Oct 19-21

Erwin competing in the Champaign, IL “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser 2013.

(click to see awesome video)

Save the date for an exciting tango weekend hosted by Erwin Goldfarb!

Erwin’s 89th Birthday • The Best Friday-Night-Tango-Club-Birthday Party Ever • Dance Performances • Complimentary Banquet • Milongas • Workshops • And More!

Two days of workshops with these tango artists:

  • Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert
  • Ariel Leguizamón & Yesica Esquivel
  • Hernan Prieto & Daniela Roig

You won’t want to miss it.

More details and register at erwinstangoweekend.com.




Tango Practica


Join us every Sunday for the
You Just Gotta Love It
Tango Practica.

6:308:00 pm
(mini lesson at 7)
Illini Union Rm 314B
1401 W. Green St, Urbana

Teachers available for guidance. We encourage you to bring a practice partner. Feel free to invite your friends who are new to tango and we will help get them started.

No Charge.

  • Use the time to reinforce things you are learning in your tango dance.
  • Unlike a Milonga (tango dance party), the practica format allows you to stop and talk things over.
  • Teachers are present to answer questions.
  • And if you want to learn something new, we usually throw out a new step for people to try.
  • Feel free to bring your friends who are curious about tango.
  • Beginners welcome.

Show your tango some love, and it will love you back.

(Preceded by Flamenco dance lesson at 5:30 pm)

Milonga Epoca – at Regent Ballroom




Milonga Epoca at Regent Ballroom
1406 Regency Dr West, Savoy, IL 61874

9:30 pm – 1:00 am
$10 admission (students $8) – Cash only

Dance with us on the following Saturdays in Fall Semester 2018.
  • August 25
  • September 22
  • October 13
  • November 3
Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere!
  • DJ
  • Live music with Bandoneon Massacre!
  • Cash bar til 11 pm; $10 corking fee for BYOB
  • Suspended (floating) oakwood dance floor
  • Air conditioned
  • Dress to impress
  • Preceded by West Coast Swing dance (7:00 pm) — {WCS, Salsa, 2 Step, Bachata and more} $10 for the whole evening.


Milongas of Buenos Aires 1990s

Patricia Muller said she found these videos that a traveller left behind at her house. They show dancing in Buenos Aires in the early to mid 1990s.

These videos are very clear and good quality, and one can see the style of tango that is danced in the milongas of Buenos Aires not only in the 1990s but also today in the 2010s

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  • argentinetangoradio.com/ (Programmed by Balazs Gyenis, Budapest. The only online tango radio 100% dedicated to danceable tangos.)
  • Upcoming Tango Events

    • August 22, 2018
      7:30 pmFree lesson
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor Street, Champaign, IL { Map }

    • August 22, 2018
      8:00 pmCowboy Monkey Tango Night
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. Champaign, IL { Map }

    • August 25, 2018
      9:30 pmREGENT MILONGA
      Regent Ballroom and Banquet Center, Savoy IL { Map }

    • August 26, 2018
      12:00 amno Urbana practica


    • August 26, 2018
      1:00 pmBloNo Practica
      The CoffeeHouse 114 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { Map }

    Wednesday Tango Night

    Join Us Every Wednesday
    For Argentine Tango Dancing
    At Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St., Champaign, IL

    • 7:30-8:00 pm Free tango lesson
    • 8:00-10:00 pm Tango dance

    No cover charge. Followed by salsa until 2 am
    More details: see Calendar

    Monthly Channing-Murray Milonga

    A full night of dancing in the inspiring atmosphere of the chapel at Channing-Murray Foundation.

    1209 W. Oregon, Urbana, IL

    9 pm - 1 am

    Typically on 2nd Saturday of each month.
    Please check Calendar for last-minute changes.