Music Workshop April 6

TANGO ORCHESTRA WORKSHOP 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. REGISTERTo sign up for workshops, use this registration form.You will then get parts and updates about locations and times. REPERTOIRE• Union Civica (D’Arienzo) • Negracha (Pugliese) EVENING PERFORMANCE & MILONGA9:30 pm At Refinery Events Center, 2302 W John St, Champaign, IL$10 admission / free for U of I students … [Read more...]

Milonga with Members of Cuarteto Tanguero

April 6 - THE "ZONE OF PROXIMAL TANGO" MILONGA AT REFINERY9:30 - 12:00 pmLive music sets start at 10:00DJ: 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 pmAt Refinery Events Center, 2302 W John St, Champaign, ILAdmission: $10 (free for students) … [Read more...]

Milonga Epoca – at Regent Ballroom

  Milonga Epoca at Regent Ballroom 1406 Regency Dr West, Savoy, IL 61874 217-359-5333 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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]


Tango Practica YOU GOTTA LOVE IT! Join us every Sunday for the “You Just Gotta Love It” Tango Practica. 6:30-8:00 pm 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. … [Read more...]

Milonga at Channing-Murray

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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 … [Read more...]


From the Yang Sheng newsletter of Tai Chi and Chi Gong practices, comes an article by Chen T'ai Chi teacher Yang Yang called "Overview of Best Practices in T'ai Chi." In this article I read many aphorisms that seem relevant to Tango practice.  If you study something—anything—in an efficient way, you can learn it in a fraction of the time.   (-Chinese Proverb, literally “half the work, double the result.”)                 Many other traditional gems of wisdom concerning physical training are, in my view, directly applicable to learning a dance form such as tango. 苦练十年,不如名师一点: Ku lian shi nian, bu ru ming shi yi dian. One word from a knowledgeable teacher will save ten years of hard practice. 诀窍奥秘, 须经明师口传心授:Jue qiao ao mi, xu jing ming shi kou chuan xin shou. Tricks of the trade and secrets of practice must be passed on by sincere instruction from a teacher who understands the art. However, it is also said that, ultimately, a teacher can only point the direction for student—it is up to the student to make the journey. (Shifu ling jin men, xiu xing zai ge ren, 师父领进门, 修行在个人, which literally means “the teacher will lead you to the door, but it is up to the student to improve.”) Much of the importance of the teacher is to outline efficient curriculum for the student. The single best question a student can ask is “what should I be practicing, and what percentage of my practice time should be spent on each exercise?” How do you formulate your approach to learning tango?   … [Read more...]