Spring is here, its time to start dancing! Check out our latest Technique books by Rudi Trautz and Donnie Burns.
We have lost one of the last great gentlemen of dance, Rudy Trautz.
Donnie and Heidi Burns join AIDA as examiners.
Exciting news! Please welcome our newest Examiners Emeritus. -- Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyeva.

From the President of AIDA:

In the coming weeks the USISTD will be transitioning to AIDA -- The American International Dance Association. We hope all our members will continue this journey with us!

At the core we are the same organization with the same ideals and quality that we have always been known for. But you will soon begin to see some exciting new things become part of the AIDA experience and membership. We have some very bold plans to make AIDA the most progressive, innovative and most desirable dance organization in the United States and the World.

Current USISTD members' credentials and membership will be automatically transferred to the new organization. The NDCA has been notified of our name change. We will continue to provide training for dance teachers and examiners, enabling teachers to enter their students for examinations, develop new techniques and spread the joy of dance.

As a registered educational non-profit and membership association, AIDA’s mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms, to promote knowledge of dance, to provide up-to-date techniques for our members, and to maintain and improve teaching standards. We support our members through updated teaching syllabi and techniques, plus a wide variety of courses, summer schools and congresses.

Whether you are planning to open a new studio, become a qualified dance teacher, enter candidates for examinations, or run an event in your region, we are here to support you to achieve your goals!


Steve Hadley
Steve Hadley
President, American International Dancers Association