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 Master Certification Program we are developing.    Soon he will have a new book published on teaching social dance classes. The first two are available in our online store, as will the new one, as soon as it is published. Rudi has graciously consented to do some examining for AIDA. For those of you who may not be familiar with Rudi, following are some highlights from his illustrious career in Ballroom and Latin dancing.  
28 times German Champion and German International Champion in Modern, Latin, 10 Dance 3 times World Cup Winner 10 Dance 2 times Star and UK Champion Latin and 10 Dance 7 times European Latin Champion 1 time European Modern Champion Runner up World Modern Championship 4 times World Latin Champion Finalist British Open Modern Championship  4 times British Open Latin Champion   Instructor of Dance Congresses all over the world Trainer of many German and International Champions   Organizer of many European and World Championships
  President of the German Professional Dancesport Organization for 10 years Vice-President of the WDC  Honorary Member and Honorary Vice-President Chief Examiner WDC Owner of Dance Schools in Augsburg, Germany   2 times awarded with the Carl Alan Award 2 times Award of the Ballroom Dance Federation   Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Silver Laurel highest award for sports awarded by the state of Germany) presented by the Bundespräsident of Germany Prince Mikassa Award of Japan Bill and Bobby Irvine Award Federal Cross of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany   Author of the books “The Art and Technique of Ballroom Dancing” and “The Art of Teaching Social Dancing”