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Donnie Burns and Heidi Burns

Aida’s Newest Members and Examiners Emeritus Donnie Burns Donnie BurnsMBE has been cited in the World’s Top Ten Most Influential Dancers of the last century and is a 16 -time World Latin Champion with his former partner Gaynor Fairweather. Donnie was undefeated in the World’s most prestigious events for over 20 years of continuous competition, a world record in Latin […]

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Aida’s Newest Members and Examiners Emeritus

AIDA, the American International Dancers Association, is proud to introduce our newest members and Examiners Emeritus,  Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko Riccardo and Yulia began dancing together in the fall of 2007, taking the ballroom world by storm and captivating audiences with their unique Latin style. They ascended to the finals of every major world […]

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Victor Fung & Anastasia Muravyeva

Aida’s Newest Members and  Examiners Emeritus For those of you who may not be familiar with Victor and Anastasia, following are some highlights from their illustrious career in Ballroom dancing. Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyeva began their professional partnership in November 2009. In a very short time they began performing shows and competing at the highest, […]

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Rudolf Trautz

Aida’s Newest Member and Examiner Emeritus AIDA, the American International Dancers Association, is proud to introduce our newest member and Examiner Emeritus, Rudi Trautz. His “The Art and Technique of Ballroom Dancing” along with “The Viennese Waltz, the Austrian-German revised Technique”, which he co-wrote with Ferry Polai, will be the basis of the new and unique […]

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Transition from USISTD to AIDA

Dear Fellow Members,In the coming weeks the USISTD will be transitioning to AIDA ( American International Dance Association ). We hope all our members will continue this journey with us. This will be an automatic transfer of membership and credentials unless you choose otherwise. The NDCA has already been notified of our impending name change. ISTD […]

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USISTD Members Voted

Dear Fellow Members,The results of the Member Referendum, regarding the ISTD final offer of terms for updating the license agreement between ISTD and USISTD, concluded with just 23% of the opened ballots voting in favor of the ISTD proposal.I reported the results to Ginny Brown, CEO/ISTD. We made a last ditch proposal on the dues […]

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Introducing our newest Latin Examiner

Ms. Aleksandra ‘Sasha’ Spitchka Sasha Spitchka is originally from Ukraine. She started dancing at age of 7 first with ballet and folk dance, but later fell in love with ballroom dancing. Very soon she was training and competing in Standard and Latin. After obtaining her Bachelor of Education, she started to teach Ballroom and Latin in […]

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