Helaine Treitman has danced Argentine Tango since 1994, and spends several months each year dancing in Buenos Aires. Having researched the evolution of tango’s music and dance from its early, primitive forms through contemporary innovation, today Helaine is a dancer of close-embrace Salon Style Tango, and a specialist in Tango Musicality.
In 2008, Helaine founded the “Permission Seduction™ Tango Learning System”, a guide to teaching tango effectively and getting gratifying results for students, while cultivating the full expression of their masculinity or femininity. Helaine also created the revolutionary “Tango Improvisation Mastery™” series of integrated, online home study programs, which currently has members in more than 30 countries around the world.
Since 1994, Helaine has trained in the US, Europe and Buenos Aires with many legendary tango masters, as well as with younger, world-class Argentine artists. But the most important aspect of her trips to Buenos Aires has been her dancing nightly in the milongas with the milongueros – natives of Buenos Aires with 40-50+ years of tango experience – who conveyed to her their authentic and deeply-felt interpretation of the music.
A resident of Italy for 20 years, Helaine was presented frequently in the Italian media as “the woman who brought Tango to Umbria”. Her school “UmbriaTango” (January 2001 – November 2008), with headquarters in Perugia, reached enrollments of 150 students per year. She then relocated to Naples, Florida and established the “Naples Tango Club”, teaching local and visiting tangueros and tangueras with her unique curriculum. In 2012, she closed the studio to dedicate her full attention to creating and delivering her online home study series, teleseminar trainings, and virtual, all-day intensives (called “VIP Days”).
Since 2013, tango enthusiasts from North America and Europe have flown to Buenos Aires for private coaching retreats with Helaine. In her 16 years as a full-time tango professional, Helaine taught thousands of people to dance tango and get closer to fulfilling their highest potential as dancers, as they experienced greater confidence in both their tango and their masculine or feminine identities, on and off the dance floor.