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

Milonga Epoca – at Regent Ballroom

 

 

 

Milonga Epoca at Regent Ballroom
1406 Regency Dr West, Savoy, IL 61874
217-359-5333

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
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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.

 

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

Get details and register at erwinstangoweekend.com.

 

Erwin’s Birthday Party and Milonga – Friday Oct 19

Followed by two days of workshops with these amazing tango artists Saturday and Sunday Oct 20-21:

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

Get details and register at erwinstangoweekend.com.

 


 

Practica

Tango Practica

YOU GOTTA LOVE IT!

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


OPEN TANGO PRACTICE FOR ALL LEVELS
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)


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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  • Upcoming Tango Events

    • September 23, 2018
      1:00 pmBloNo Practica
      The CoffeeHouse 114 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { Map }
      Details...

    • September 23, 2018
      5:30 pmVALS/MILONGA
      Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA { Map }
      Details...

    • September 23, 2018
      6:30 pmPractica
      Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA { Map }
      Details...

    • September 24, 2018
      7:30 pmTANGO LAB
      Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA { Map }
      Details...

    • September 24, 2018
      9:00 pmQUICK START
      Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA { Map }
      Details...

    • September 26, 2018
      7:30 pmFree lesson
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor Street, Champaign, IL { Map }
      Details...

    • September 26, 2018
      8:00 pmCowboy Monkey Tango Night
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. Champaign, IL { Map }
      Details...

    • September 27, 2018
      7:00 pmB’ton Quick Start

      Details...

    • September 27, 2018
      8:00 pmB’ton Tango Lab

      Details...

    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.