The Tanguero Workshop brings together students and renowned Argentine Tango professionals from around the globe for an immersive educational experience in the heart of Urbana, IL. Each day will provide a variety of activities, including classes, private lessons, small ensemble coachings, orquesta típica rehearsals, master classes. Additional community activities provide a diverse immersion in tango music, dance, culture, and history —

past and present.


See our Classes page for an example of a typical day at the workshop.



July 24-30, 2022


Open to adults and youth on Bandoneón, and Strings - Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. (Piano is closed - all seats filled.) The Tanguero Workshop has a place for all levels of musician. Seasoned tangueros come to share ideas with others from around the globe, to get access to unique tango resources, and to play and study with tango maestros. Those newer to tango are introduced to a multifaceted tango experience, learning solid idiomatic tango technique for their instrument, and participating in different elements of tango culture in a supportive, community environment.

All attendees, amateur to professional, are matched with people of similar levels. Although we do not require a formal audition to be accepted to this workshop, newcomers are asked for a 10-15 minute video chat so that we can assign you the right materials.


The workshop takes place in historic downtown Urbana, Illinois. Our main facility will be the Community Center for the Arts, 202 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801. In walking distance are restaurants, cafés, and entertainment venues.


“Tanguero” refers to both tango professionals and people who are passionate about any part of tango culture, including history, music, dance, lyrics, theater. If any of these aspects describe how you feel about tango, or if you are interested in learning, this workshop is for you!


Tuition: $800 USD

* Housing and travel costs are not included in tuition. Options and more information on these can be found below.

** Refund policy: 25% until June 15; no refunds after June 15, credit can be applied to TW 2023.


There are several airports within 3 hours of Champaign-Urbana:


CMI - Willard Airport (Champaign-Urbana - 15 minutes from venues in downtown Urbana)

BMI - Central Illinois Regional Airport (Bloomington, IL - 45 minutes from CU)

PIA - Peoria International Airport (Peoria, IL - 1 hour 30 minutes from CU)

IND - Indianapolis International Airport (Indianapolis, IN - 2 hours from CU) please note IND is EST, Champaign-Urbana is CST

MDW - Chicago Midway International Airport (Chicago, IL - 2 hours 30 minutes from CU)

ORD - O’Hare International Airport (Chicago, IL - 2 hours 30 minutes from CU)

STL - St. Louis Lambert International Airport (St. Louis, MO - 2 hours 45 minutes from CU)


Greyhound is available on a limited basis from Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis. Amtrak is available from Chicago O’Hare; requires CTA transit from airport to Union station. Peoria Charter bus is available from Chicago O’Hare and Midway. Rental cars are available at all airports.


We are pleased to offer rides to and from BMI on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 31. Please email amanda.m.ramey@gmail.com for more information.

Champaign-Urbana has many hotel and Airbnb options.


The public transit system (MTD) is accessible in many parts of town, as are Lyft and Uber. 


If you have questions about housing and/or travel options, please contact amanda.m.ramey@gmail.com.


All workshop faculty and participants are required to show proof of up-to-date vaccination for their country of origin upon arrival at the workshop. TSW will follow current CDC and IDPH guidelines for safety and quarantine. In addition, faculty and participants may be required to take a COVID-19 test prior to or during the workshop.