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.

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Thursday Tango II Class in Normal, IL

Still time to join this great class in Normal, IL

TANGO II – INTERMEDIATE TANGO
Thursdays
7:30 – 8:30 pm
March 29 – April 26

This 5-week, spring session will build on tango fundamentals by improvising with turns and ochos.

It will also introduce dancing to other rhythms (vals, milonga). No partner required.

Pre-requisite of Tango Lab/ Quick Start or consent of current instructor.

Register through the park district (see flyer / registration form)
Or register on the first day of class.

Full session: $50 / five weeks
Drop-in rate: $12 / one class

 


 

Looking for a Tango Class?

Our next set of tango classes in Champaign-Urbana will start in May or June. (Schedule TBD.)

Until then, new dancers who want to start tango now should come to Sunday Tango Practica.

Instructors can get you started on tango basics, and you can practice with some of the more experienced dancers.

Bring a friend and you can learn tango together.

 


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)


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 Spring Semester 2018.
  • January 20
  • March 31
  • April 21
  • May 19
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Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere!
  • DJ
  • Live music with Bandoneon Massacre! (no band Jan 20)
  • 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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  • Upcoming Tango Events

    • April 19, 2018
      7:30 pmB’ton Tango II
      1110 Douglas St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { Map }
      Details...

    • April 21, 2018
      9:30 pmRegent EPOCA

      Details...

    • April 22, 2018
      1:00 pmPractica - BloNo
      Green Top Grocery, 921 E Washington St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA { Map }
      Details...

    • April 22, 2018
      5:30 pmFlamenco
      Room 314B, Illini Union { Map }
      Details...

    • April 22, 2018
      6:30 pmPractica
      Room 314B, Illini Union { Map }
      Details...

    • April 25, 2018
      7:30 pmFree lesson
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor Street, Champaign, IL { Map }
      Details...

    • April 25, 2018
      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 2nd Saturday of each month.
    Please check Calendar for last-minute changes.