Tango in Chicago

There are 11 Tango schools to choose from.
Below are listed with brief description, their addresses and quick links to help you in choosing the right class and schedule.

Tango Para Todos
In brief: Tango is FUN! Tango classes help students develop a strong foundation based on techniques of the embrace, balance, walking and most importantly - the connection between you and your partner.

Address: Mariposa, 1803 W. Byron, Chicago
How to get there: 2 blocks south of Irving Park Road, 2 blocks east of Lincoln Avenue.
Weekly Program: Sundays, 5 - 7 pm, 6 hours classes

Argentine Tango Club University of Chicago
In brief: Lessons and practica in University of Chicago – beginners welcome,intermediate and advanced

Class location:
1212 E 59th Street, Ida Noyes Cloister Club, First Floor

Weekly Program: Beginners: Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
Intermediate and advanced: Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

American Tango Institute
Description: Tango: One of the most beautiful expressions of the human kind. Tango is a form of art; it allows people to express their most profound sentiments towards themselves and towards others.

Address: 325 N. Hoyne Ave., Ste. C-404, Chicago, Illinois 60612, (312) 771-1226
Weekly program: See schedule in the site

Tango Life's Dance and Education center

Mission: "To create a new Tango community in every neighborhood in the Chicagoland area
and in neighborhoods within major metropolitan cities across the country. "

Address: 601 N Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60612 (corner Ohio)
Program: for next months Classes: for children

Tango Chicago
Description: Al & TangoChicago

Address: 408 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd fl. Chicago IL. 60605
Program: click here for the program

Recuerdo Tango Club
In brief: We strive to provide you with a Tango experience that is as genuine and authentic as possible, night filled with passion, emotion and dance.

Address: 6137 North Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631
How to go there: 1/2 block from the Metra Commuter train station,
Norwood Park stop on the Chicago/Harvard line. Or The CTA Blue Line

Weekly Program: Please see schedule.

Tango in Chicago - Tango Sentido Production
In brief: Main objective to promote authentic culture through dance, music, art and fashion.

1535 N Dayton St. Chicago,
Druker Center (tel:312-296-1955)

How to go there: only 3 minutes from Red Line @ Clybourn & North Ave Stop
Program: web

Tango Una Emocion
In brief: Teaching others how to dance salsa, swing, ballroom, Latin dances and creating a healthy learning and social environment is our priority and we do it very well.

Address: 1803 W. Byron St, Chicago, IL -“Mariposa”
How to get there: 2 blocks from the Irving Park stop on the Brown Line.

Classes: Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Practica: Thursdays 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Entrance $10

May I Have This Dance
In brief: This is not just a dance this is a life style…
The good one that gives respect for a man, love for a woman and joy for a couple.

Address: Many locations to choose from (info in the web site)
Program Class schedule and Dance Practice Parties

Chicago Tango Project
In brief: Chicago Tango Project was founded by Misha Goro and Sarah Graff. They aim to promote Argentine tango to a wider audience through public and private performances, teaching and running the independent tango newsletter TangoNoticias.

Address: 3117 North Clybourn
How to go there: just south of the intersection of Clybourn, Belmont and Western
Program: Class schedule

Dance Center Chicago
In brief: Dancing together helps couples stay in touch with each other. If you are looking for a way to meet people, ballroom dancing provides a wonderful opportunity to make new friends.

Address: 3868 North Lincoln, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60613
How to go there: On the southwest corner of Lincoln and Byron, above Chase Bank
Program: Class schedule

Paoul dance shoes

Paoul is a brand of dance shoes 'Made in Italy'.
On their website you can find a fine selection of dance shoes plus something interesting about the process of making a dance shoe - from the design to the realisation.

Although the manufacturer does not offer on their website the option to buy online and receive the shipping, you can check the Paoul world map for a retailer near you.
In addition, there are some ebay stores where you can find the matching pair.

For USA distributor is Worldtone Music in New York.

For Canada distributors are Addicted 2 Dance shoes in Toronto, and Prodance in Longueuil

Related topic:
Tips on buying dance shoes online

Hugo Diaz Radio

Buying Tango Shoes Online

Buying shoes online could be an exciting adventure.
The web offers large choice of brands, models, and colors. Although the choice is great and the prices can be very attractive, the main concern is how to buy shoes that you have never touched. What if they do not fit?

Buying shoes online may be the only choice for those who have a non-standard feet or for those who have exclusive preferences for the make and the model.

Here are some tips:
first, check out with your dance instructor. Often, dance studios offer a wide selection of shoes, and even if they do not have the one you like to have, they are likely more experienced in buying shoes online and knowing how to make the right selection and to order the shoes online for you.

Read the return policy on the shoes website. A good shop will offer you guaranteed satisfaction - you can return the shoes if you you find that they are not what you expected.

When choosing where to buy shoes online you can explore the following
  • What is for sale - promotions can vary from price discounts to free shipping.
  • Price range - the average price for specialized tango dance shoes is above $100 but you can find some pairs for almost half that price as well as other shoes with almost double that price.
  • Shipment - most brands ship worldwide. It may take between few days up to couple of weeks depending on your location.
  • Return policy- as we mentioned above, this is an important one.
  • Customer service - check out if you can reach a representative of the store who can answer your questions.
  • Check out what are the recommendations for measuring the size and fit of the shoes.
After all, the excitement of stepping on the dance floor with new pair of fancy shoes and feeling your feet graciously moving is worth it.

Paoul Dance Shoes

The Tango Lesson

Pablo Veron & Sally Potter
Music: La Yumla

Tango in the movies >>

El Tango De Roxanne

From the musical Moulin Rouge

"First there is desire
Then... passion!
Then... suspicion!
Jealosy! Anger! Betrayel!
Where love is for the highest bidder,
There can be no trust.
Without trust,.
There is no love!
Yes, jealosy... "

Escena del Tango de Ronxanne, de Moulin Rouge en Español >>

More excerpts from tango scenes in films >>


Tango is fun. Sometimes, a lot of fun. Tanguito by Rosario Cartoon [www.rosariocartoon.com.ar] is a 5:27 min animation to prove it. If you attempt to apply some of the figures and dance techniques shown in the video, you really should be a skilled acrobat. Enjoy!

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En Tus Brazos (In Your Arms)

Tango Animation - En Tus Brazos (In Your Arms)

The story of a famous tanguero who has survived an accident but has to be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In this short movie, his partner helps him to revive in a dream moment the bright fascinating moments from the past.
Wonderful animation. Visit the original website for enhanced visual experience and information about the authors of the movie here

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Argentine Tango in New York

Dance tango in New York
In brief: Tango is not about fancy figures but more a connection with the music,with your partner and a way of walking.
Address: 325 Bowery @ 2 st NYC
How to get there: Subways: B,D and F trains Braodway-Lafayette 6 train Bleeker St. N, R Prince St.
Program: classes & supervised practica and milongas

Dance Manhattan
In brief: The ideal Social Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Tango studio
39 West 19th Street,
5th Floor Manhattan, NY 10011
Program: Class schedule; Pricing & policies;
About the studio

Description: Founded in 1985, Paul Pellicoro’s DanceSport has grown from humble beginnings to become the largest ballroom and Latin dance studio in New York.

22 west 34th street, New York, NY 10001
How to get there: (Next to the Empire State Building )
Weekly program: Schedule and Programs & rates - how to begin

Stepping out Studios
In brief: STEPPING OUT Studios offers a unique fusion of excellence, quality, and cutting edge instruction within a creative and fun environment.

37 West 26th Street, 9th Floor*, New York, 10001
How to get there: (Betw. 6th Ave & B'way)
Program: Schedule and Events

Pierre Dulaine Dance Club

In brief: Pierre Dulaine Dance Club is a school for social dancing , but we don’t just teach, we also help capture the spirit of dancing, the excitement, fun, romance, grace, confidence.

25 West 31st Street, Fourth Floor, NY 10001
How to get there: (between 5th and Broadway)
Program: Group classes and Events

The Tango Company

In brief: Tango, is a completely improvised dance between two. If you allow it to, it can be one of the most intense experiences of your life.

520 8th Avenue, 16th Floor
RIPLEY-GRIER STUDIOS (between 36th/37th St.)
Weekly Program:

In brief: The study of the tango can improve your balance, focus, sensitivity, and particularly your ability to work with and respond spontaneously to a partner.
In addition, tango is a fun way to meet and get to know people.
135 West 20th St, #301
(btwn 6th & 7th Aves), NY, 10011

Program: Classes, Milongas / Prácticas and Workshops

Sandra Cameron Dance Center

In brief: For 27 years the Sandra Cameron Dance Center has been a major innovator and influential trendsetter on the Ballroom dance scene in New York City.
199 Lafayette Street
, one block south of Spring Street,
between Kenmare St. & Broome St., NY
Program:Tango classes, Practices and Events

Danel y Maria
In brief: The parents of Argentine Tango in NYC

Classes in Westchester, New York;
At the Mount Vernon West Train Station;
156 Mt. Vernon Ave over the Chase Bank

Program: Classes and Milongas


Description: The best of Argentine Tango from Buenos Aires to New York City and New Jersey;

Angeles Chanaha and Michael Nadtochi - highly skilled professional performers
with years of experience and unique dance program, based in New York City.

Program: Classes

Tango movie - the Recuerdo scene

The movie Tango written and directed by Carlos Saura is about the creative quest of a movie director (In the film - Mario Suarez) who wants to create the ultimate tango film. In this particular scene called La Milonga most likely because of the place where it is danced.

The music is Recuerdo by Osvaldo Pugliese.

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The Tango Lesson - Libertango

In brief about the film: Sally Poter who is writer and director of this movie features the story of her trip and how she meets with Pablo (Pablo Veron)who teaches her to dance the tango.

Music:Liber Tango

Another look at The Tango Lesson: Stage Performance

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