The TangoHelena community reaches beyond Helena to tango dancers across Montana and the Northwest with workshops and festivals.

The TangoHelena community reaches beyond Helena to tango dancers across Montana and the Northwest with workshops and festivals.

TangoHelena, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit public benefit corporation and was founded in 2008. That means any donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.   Our mission is to foster a community that enjoys, learns, and celebrates Argentine tango dancing (and has fun in the process! )

We have a staff of part-time teachers and a very part-time bookkeeper.  Everything else that we do is done by volunteers, so we stretch a dollar a long way.  TangoHelena is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The Board delegates a lot of work to committees, and we are always looking for volunteers to join with us on these committees.  For more info, call Phil or Grace at 449-5541.

Board Members:

  • John Gatchell, President Co-Chair
  • Shawnee Farnum, Treasurer
  • Emily Hinz, Secretary
  • Jeff Blend
  • Art Powell
  • Janet Hedges
  • Jorge Villalva

Contact TangoHelena Committees:


Studio Rental

The TangoHelena Studio

The TangoHelena Studio

We offer a beautiful space to conduct your dance, fitness, or motion arts activities! Hourly rate at $15/hr. Discounts may apply.  

The highlights of our space include:

  • A beautiful solid bamboo floor with 640sqft (40ft x 16ft) of open space
  • West wall has 120sqft of mirrors (currently 6ft tall x 20ft wide)
  • Wall mounted speakers (no floor space sacrificed) for the sound system
  • Sound system input compatible with any standard headphone jack
  • CD; cassette, & radio input available onsite
  • Great lighting with flexibility to accommodate more or less light
  • Two ceiling fans provide great air circulation
  • Private restroom facility
  • Storage/Pantry cabinets available for supplies/items you want to keep onsite
  • Easy to find location

For those in our Tango Community – ask about private practice rates or small group instruction rates