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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Music Workshop April 6


With Ben Bogart and Winnie Cheung of Cuarteto Tanguero
billboard top 10 recording artists


Saturday April 6 • 10am – 2pm • Location: Rm 25 Smith Smith Memorial Hall

• String players (violin, viola, cello, contrabass), guitarists, pianists (limited) and bandoneonists are invited to participate in this free workshop.

• No previous experience in tango is required.

• Musicians and non-musicians are welcome to audit the session.

To sign up for workshops, use this registration form.
You will then get parts and updates about locations and times.

• Union Civica (D’Arienzo)
• Negracha (Pugliese)

9:30 pm
At Refinery Events Center, 2302 W John St, Champaign, IL
$10 admission / free for U of I students

Milonga with Members of Cuarteto Tanguero

9:30 – 12:00 pm
Live music sets start at 10:00
DJ: Individual Uno

Guest artists from Cuarteto Tanguero will perform w/ Bandoneon Massacre.

Musicians who participated in the music workshop earlier that day will perform new pieces that they learned.

Milonga 9:30 – 12:00 pm
At Refinery Events Center, 2302 W John St, Champaign, IL
Admission: $10 (free for students)

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
  • 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)
    Location: Rm 314 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St, Urbana, IL
    Parking: Mathews St. and John St. usually have parking spaces available, and the meters are not enforced on Sunday


Tango Practica


Join us every Sunday for the
You Just Gotta Love It
Tango Practica.

6:308:00 pm
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.

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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

    • April 28, 2019
      5:00 pmBloNo Practica
      DR. McKay's, 909 N Hershey Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704, USA { Map }

    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.