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 May 7 (at Regent Ballroom)

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Milonga Epoca at Regent Ballroom
Live Music by Bandoneon Massacre
1406 Regency Dr West, Savoy, IL 61874
217-359-5333
Saturday May 07
9:30 pm – 12:30 pm
$10 admission (students $8)
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Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere!
  • Tango Orchestra: Bandoneon Massacre
  • DJ TBA
  • 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.

 

 


 

Tango Featured in Smile Politely

 

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Recently Joe and Carlota were interviewed for the online magazine “Smile Politely”, and you should totally check it out!

In the conversation, we get to hear a little cultural history of the tango, and experience personal reports about what really turns them on as teachers.

“I love to see a person, who may have no dance skill or training, achieve the ability to create a dance on the floor with any man or any woman they choose. I do love that.” -Carlota

http://www.smilepolitely.com/arts/tengo_el_deseo_de_tango/

 


 

Joe Grohens interviewed on National Joe Day

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CU-Tango’s very own Joe Grohens celebrated during ‘National Joe Day’, hosted by Current.

 

 


 

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Inside Illinois Features University Tango

 

Inside Illinois magazine (3/15) has an entertaining article about tango on our campus. Here’s an excerpt.

Ask Claire Barker how she became a tango dancer and she tells a story that begins when she became a nun. Barker – a professor of internal medicine at the University of Illinois – had a friend who was staging a production of “The Sound of Music” at a local theater and needed more holy sisters for the abbey scenes. Barker auditioned, and was cast not only as a nun but also as a dancer in the ballroom scene.

Dance coaches for the production noticed Barker’s knack for the Viennese waltz and encouraged her to continue dancing. She enrolled at the Regent Ballroom in Savoy, Ill., and soon fell in love with the Argentine tango.

Full Story: Professors, partners share passion for Argentine tango.

 

 

 

 


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

    • May 10, 2016
      7:00 pmTango Class Springer
      Springer Recreation Center, Champaign Park District, Church & Randolph { Map }
      Details...

    • May 11, 2016
      7:30 pmFree Lesson
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor Street, Champaign, IL { Map }
      Details...

    • May 11, 2016
      8:00 pmCowboy Monkey Tango Night
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. Champaign, IL { Map }
      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 3rd Saturday of each month.
    Please check CU Tango calendar for last-minute changes.

    BBQ Milonga



    BBQ Milonga at Erwin's House.
    1314 Curt Dr., Champaign IL

    Typically on the 1st Saturday of each month.
    Please check CU Tango calendar for last-minute changes.