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

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

Dance with us on the following Saturdays in Spring Semester 2019.

  • January 12
  • February 23
  • March 16 (TBD)
  • April 20
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.

New Tango Classes Start in January

Tango 1 – Quick Start.
Begins Monday Jan 21 (MLK day) at 9:00 pm

For beginners.
Location: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana

Tango 3B – Tango Lab: The Science of Turns.
Begins Monday Jan 21 (MLK day) at 7:30 pm.

Pre-requisite Tango 2 or consent of instructors.
Planned topic: Turns with sacadas, sweeps, colgadas and embellishments.
Selection of topics changes based on interests and needs of each class; we welcome your input and requests.
Location: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana

Tango 2C – Club Style Tango. Begins Sunday Jan 6 at 5:30 pm.
Pre-requisite Tango 1.
Topic: Tango moves suitable for small dance floor.
Location: Rm 314 Illini Union

Details and Pre-Register

(For classes in Bloomington-Normal go here)


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.


Milonga at Channing-Murray

Wednesday Tango Night at Cowboy Monkey

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Tango Radio

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

    • February 21, 2019
      7:00 pmB’ton Quick Start
      Normal Community Activity Center, 1110 Douglas St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { Map }

    • February 21, 2019
      8:00 pmB’TON TANGO LAB
      Normal Community Activity Center, 1110 Douglas St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { Map }

    • February 23, 2019
      9:30 pmRegent EPOCA
      Regent Ballroom, 1406 Regency Dr W, Savoy, IL 61874, USA { Map }

    • February 24, 2019
      2:00 pmBloNo Practica
      The CoffeeHouse 114 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { Map }

    • February 24, 2019
      5:30 pmTANGO 2A
      Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA { Map }

    • February 24, 2019
      6:30 pmPractica (Illini Union)
      314 B Illini Union { Map }

    • February 25, 2019
      7:30 pmTango Lab


    • February 25, 2019
      9:00 pmQuick Start


    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.