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 Feb 6 (at Regent Ballroom)

regent milonga Feb 2016

Milonga Epoca at Regent Ballroom
Live Music by Bandoneon Massacre
1406 Regency Dr West, Savoy, IL 61874
Saturday Feb 06
9:30 pm – 12:30 pm
$10 admission (students $8)
Join us for a night of tango dancing in an elegant atmosphere!
  • Cash bar til 11 pm; $10 corking fee for BYOB
  • Suspended (floating) oakwood dance floor
  • Air conditioned
  • Dress to impress
  • Tango Orchestra: Bandoneon Massacre
  • DJ Clint Popetz
  • Preceded by West Coast Swing dance (7:00 pm)
    {WCS, Salsa, 2 Step, Bachata and more} $10 for the whole evening.




Winter Tango Classes w Joe & Carlota

We’ve got three new tango classes starting at Channing-Murray Foundation.

  • T 1 Quick Start – 7 pm Mondays, beginning Feb 8
  • T 3 Intermediate – 8 pm Mondays, beginning Feb 1
  • Tx Tango Topics Advanced Technique and Practica –
    9 pm Mondays, beginning Feb 1

Click here to get details and pre-register.



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.




Workshops at CU-Tango

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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.