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

Summer Tango Classes Starting


New tango classes for summer are starting soon.

  • Beginner Class – Starts Thursday June 9
    7:30 pm – Rm 314 B Illini Union
  • Intermediate/Advanced Class – Starts Sunday June 5
    7:00 pm – Rm 314 A Illini Union
  • New! Tango class in Normal, IL – Starts Tuesday June 7
    8:00 pm – Normal Parks and Recreation, Normal, IL

Get Details and Pre-Register Here




Live Music w/ Folias at Cowboy Monkey

The stellar guitar-flute duo Folias will play for our Tango Night at Cowboy Monkey.

Wed June 1
8-10 pm
Cover: $3




Milonga Epoca June 4 (at Regent Ballroom)


Milonga Epoca at Regent Ballroom
1406 Regency Dr West, Savoy, IL 61874
Saturday June 4
9:30 pm – 12:30 pm
$10 admission (students $8)
Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere!
  • DJ Sahand
  • 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



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




Joe Grohens interviewed on National Joe Day


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




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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

    • June 4, 2016
      9:30 pmREGENT MILONGA


    • June 5, 2016
      7:00 pmInt-Adv Tango Class
      Room 314A, Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana IL { Map }

    • June 7, 2016
      8:00 pmNormal, IL Tango Class
      1110 Douglas Street Normal, IL { 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 3rd Saturday of each month.
    Please check CU Tango calendar for last-minute changes.