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.
One of the biggest birthday dance parties of the year. Erwin would love for all tango dancers to come and celebrate his 85th birthday.
All tango dancers are invited.
Friday October 24
6:30 pm to 2 am
DJ Joe Grohens
Cocktails 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Dinner at 8:00 pm
Mix of pop and salsa music from 8:30 – 10:00 pm
Traditional Tango music 10 pm – 2 am
Please contact Refinery (see below) to RSVP. Indicate whether you are coming for dinner at 8:00 pm, or ONLY for dancing (munchies provided) at 8:30 pm. We need to let the caterer know.
Events at Refinery
Hope you can come!
Guest parking is along the east side of the parking lot.
New Class Starting!
Our Fall 2014 Tango Festival will feature the amazing teachers and tango dancers Jesica Arfenoni & Maximiliano Cristiani, first-place winners World Championship of Tango, Buenos Aires.
October 31 – Nov 2, 2014
At University of Illinois Campus, Urbana-Champaign.
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Join one or more of the following channels for festival announcements:
Festival mailing list (Click to join this mailing list manually. Although you should be added automatically when you register with a valid email address.)
Tajal’s Tango 1 class completed it’s four-week session recently.
Here is a photo of the group at the end of the last class. Look at those smiles!
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.
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 […]
Dance exhibitions 1940-1980 Raúl Bravo y Haydée Antonio Todaro y Tití (su hija) Pedro Villafañe y Alejandra Kalisay y Tita Oscar y Beatriz Omar Boragno y Marta El […]
This biographical documentary on Troilo is very good. It includes many excerpts from performances throughout his career, and has interesting interviews with his fellow collaborating musicians from various eras. One […]
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 CU Tango calendar for last-minute changes.
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