Tango is not only a fascinating dance but also a fascinating philosophy, culture and lifestyle. The search of tango is the search of connection, love, unity, beauty, harmony and humanity, i.e., an idealism that is not consistent with the dehumanizing reality of the modern world. The world divides us as individuals, but tango unites us as a community and people. In tango we are not individualists, feminists, nationalists, liberals, conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, etc., but interconnected and interdependent members of the human family. Tango calls us to tear down the walls, to build bridges, and to regain humanity through connection, cooperation, reconciliation and compromise. It is a dance that teaches the world to love.

September 8, 2018

Champaign Milongueros Group Charter

Champaign Milongueros is a group of local tango dancers who regularly meet here to study and dance the milonguero style of tango. 

Our mission is to gather like-minded local tango dancers to promote the milonguero style of tango and to lead the trend with our authentic tango style, refined dance skills and distinct milonga culture. (See Never Forget Why We Started.)

We meet here under the spirit of fraternity, solidarity and teamwork.

We observe the tango protocols practiced in the milongas of Buenos Aires, including milonga etiquette, personal hygiene, dress code, separate seating, cabeceo and navigation rules.

We ask members to be responsible team players in our collective efforts to build an intimate, strong tango community.

To secure the quality of our milonga, this group opens only to selected dancers. Group members must have the following qualifications:

1. Dedicate to the milonguero style of tango.

2. Commit to long-term participation.

3. Are fit for tango dancing and have the potential to grow.

4. Are eager to learn and can regularly attend classes.

5. Are responsible team players.

. Newcomers need to complete the training and meet our standard to become a member and attend our milongas.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like the Champaign First Congregational Church of Tango is now open. ;)