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

New Tango Classes Start in January

Tango 1 – Quick Start.
Begins Monday Jan 21 (MLK day) at 9:00 pm

For beginners.
Location: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana

Tango 3B – Tango Lab: The Science of Turns.
Begins Monday Jan 21 (MLK day) at 7:30 pm.

Pre-requisite Tango 2 or consent of instructors.
Planned topic: Turns with sacadas, sweeps, colgadas and embellishments.
Selection of topics changes based on interests and needs of each class; we welcome your input and requests.
Location: Channing-Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana

Tango 2C – Club Style Tango. Begins Sunday Jan 6 at 5:30 pm.
Pre-requisite Tango 1.
Topic: Tango moves suitable for small dance floor.
Location: Rm 314 Illini Union

Details and Pre-Register

(For classes in Bloomington-Normal go here)

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.

 


Milonga at Channing-Murray

Wednesday Tango Night at Cowboy Monkey

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

    • December 19, 2018
      7:30 pmFree lesson
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor Street, Champaign, IL { Map }
      Details...

    • December 19, 2018
      8:00 pmCowboy Monkey Tango Night
      Cowboy Monkey, 6 Taylor St. Champaign, IL { Map }
      Details...

    • December 23, 2018
      2:00 pmBloNo Practica
      The CoffeeHouse 114 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761, USA { 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.