Monza Lui is an Argentine Tango teacher, performer, and organizer. She has been dancing since 9 years ago and has just moved to the Bay area to pursue her tango dream. She started her dance journey studying ballroom dancing and has won many metals and trophies in competitions. Now dancing Tango exclusively, Monza is very devoted to sharing her love of Tango. She believes Tango brings connection among people, who are needing it more than ever before.
Monza has studied Tango in Buenos Aires, the birth place of Tango, and many festivals. The most influential teachers of her Tango are masters such as Damian Lobato, Diane Cortes, Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno, Lucila Cionci and Joe Corbata. Her dance is characterized by its fluidity, playfulness, and her calming embrace.
Jonas Aquino has been teaching tango for the past few years, primarily in the East Bay but periodically in San Francisco as well. His strengths in teaching are in introducing the dance to new beginners, working on fundamentals and skills needed to enjoy the dance socially. As an active tango dancer in the San Francisco local tango scene, he has been nicknamed “Mr. Wonderful” by his friends and students, and called an “ambassador” of tango by some. Encouraged to teach by other local tango teachers, he was awarded a scholarship by a tango community nonprofit to encourage him to continue to work on his teaching and has been invited to teach regular group classes locally. He has studied tango in it’s diverse flavors from teachers in the US and in Argentina, competed in the world tango competition in Buenos Aires in 2013, travels multiple times throughout the year to tango festivals and events throughout the country, Argentina, and even Asia, and is an active volunteer, organizer and DJ in the SF Bay Area tango community.