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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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) (cancelled)
  • 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.

Tango Classes March – April

New Tango Class

  • T.x- Tango Topics
    Sundays 5:30 pm – March 17 – April 14 2015
    Five week series on different topics of importance in tango, including: • essence of the embrace (arms) • the sensation of sacadas • mastering the dance floor (navigation) • the exquisite beauty of ochos • why cadencia is more important than steps • how he and she blend with la ronda (the others on the floor) • what makes another person want to dance (with you) • volcada • colgada • the milonguero salida • oops that’s more than five topics already

    Followed by Practica 6:30 – 8:00 pm

    Fee: $10 / class ($5/students) per class
    Pay for five weeks in advance, $5 discount ($45 / $20)


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

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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Tango Radio

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

    • March 23, 2019
      12:30 pmtango@krannert
      Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820, USA { Map }

    • March 24, 2019
      5:00 pmBloNo Practica
      The CoffeeHouse 114 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { Map }

    • March 24, 2019
      6:30 pmPractica
      Illini Union, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA { Map }

    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.