About Us

Monika’s dance career began at the age of twelve in Warsaw, Poland when her mom signed her up for a ballroom dance group class at the Syrena dance studio. From that moment on, her life has been a sparkling adventure full of make-up, hairspray and mountains of bobby pins. Monika went on to compete in over 300 dance competitions. At age fifteen, she became one of the youngest dancers in Poland to earn the class S designation- the highest champion level in international ballroom dancing. Monika is the proud recipient of the coveted Grand Prix of Poland. 

In 2008, Monika moved the United States to further her career. She worked for ten years in Chicago before moving to Florida in 2019. 

Monika loves to share her love of dance with both very young and with more mature dancers. She is an expert instructor in all styles for all ages from beginner to more experienced dancers. 

Artur started dancing in 1996 at the age of seven in his home country of Poland. After winning numerous national juvenile and junior dance competitions, he earned the highest possible dance class designation “S”. In 2013, Artur and his former partner Kamila Wierzynska ranked 1st in Poland in the ten dance category (a combination of Ballroom and Latin American Dancing). In 2012, They represented Poland at the European Union Championships in Tallin, Estonia where they took the fourth place overall. 

Artur’s ballroom competition experience spans 20 countries around the globe, including England, France, Germany, Japan, Phillippines and Australia. 

Back in Poland, his home country, Artur studied mechanical engineering, simultaneously with ballroom dancing. In 2017, after completing his Ph.D. at Lodz University of Technology, he moved to the USA to continue independent research on biomechanics, kinetics, kinesiology, gait analysis, efficiency of human movement and mental preparation for athletes and performers.

As conditioning for ballroom dancing, he obtained fundamental training in ballet and jazz technique. From 2016 to 2021, Artur studied Rudolf Laban’s Effort-Shape and Labanotation and their application to ballroom dancing. One of the outcomes of this project was the translation of the book “Latin: Thinking, Sensing and Doing in Latin American Dancing” by Ruud Vermey. It was officially published in Polish in 2021.

As a kid and later as a teenager, Artur participated in several different sports on an amateur level, including tennis, karate, long jump, high jump, skiing, windsurfing, sailing, soccer, volleyball and basketball.

He’s been continuously passionate about understanding the human body in motion and using his knowledge to help people achieve their peak potential in dance and sport as well as in daily activities.  

In 2021, Artur discovered the GYROTONIC® method, which provides not only phenomenal theoretical foundation but also practical application of healthy and efficient movement. Since then, he has countinued his education by learning from several GYROTONIC® Master Trainers in the USA, Germany, England, Italy and Brazil. 

Artur and Monika, since they started dancing together in 2018 were the finalists of several Professional Ballroom Dance competitions in the USA such as Platinum Dancesport  Miami FL, South Open Orlando FL, First Coast Classic St. Augustine FL, Florida Superstars Orlando FL. In 2023 they became quarterfinalists of the Professional Rising Star Competition at famous Blackpool Dance Festival. In 2022 they were ranked world no. 42 at Open Professional Championships at Blackpool Dance Festival. 

By combining several coaching methods Artur and Monika helped several students to progress from a beginner to champion level in pro-am division. In 2022 their student Beth King became the finalist of Blackpool Dance Festival and US National Champion at bronze level, Dominic Calabro became US National Champion at silver level.  In 2023 their student Tessa Kolaczenko became US National Champion at open level and Beverly Courtney became US National Finalist at bronze level.

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