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Will Kiki Nyemchek Make it to the Finals of "So You Think You Can Dance" in his AIDA Ballroom Dance Shoes?

Wow, what a year! Not only did Kiki, along with his partner Magda Fialek, make it to the semi-finals of the Blackpool Dance Festival, but next week he will find out if he can become a “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist! Out of the thousands of people who have auditioned for the show this year, Kiki has made it to the Top 20 dancers of the field and is the only ballroom dancer to be featured in that field!

This year, So You Think You Can Dance took a bit of a different approach to the show by welcoming back past “All-Stars” of the show. They invited past winners and finalists to train and choose the best 10 dancers from The Academy. The Academy consisted of the Top 100 dancers from the nationwide auditions, and included a record breaking 17 ballroom dancers! After a week of grueling 6 AM practices, all day choreography learning, and multiple performances in front of judges, the field was narrowed down to the Top 20. Each All-Star now has a choice to make between two dancers.

 

Kiki is on All-Star, Jenna Johnson's team, and will be looking to make it to the finals next week. The show starts to go live next week where Kiki will be awaiting his fate and hopefully becoming the first ballroom dancer to be in the top 10 since Season 10! This will be a huge milestone, not only for Kiki, but for AIDA Dance as well, as we have never had an #AIDAChampion make it this far on the show! We want to wish Kiki the best of luck next week and know that we will be rooting for him all the way. 

Wearing an AIDA Dance Robe with Your AIDA Ballroom Dance Shoes Can Help You Win Your Next Competition!

All Professional Ballroom dancers have their own warm-up ritual. It usually involves listening to music, stretching, practicing with your partner, and getting ready mentally through meditation and conscious focus. While going through these preparatory steps, what you wear has a lot of bearing on how well you get yourself prepared. From feeling like a champion to getting the blood in your body warmed up, it’s important to wear something that will help you take your dancing to the next level on the dance floor. It’s no wonder why so many people wear robes that allow them to achieve both of these effects.

As much as dancing is physical, it is also mental. It is important to feel like a million bucks and la champion before you take the dance floor, because a lot of the competition is won and lost before the first step is even taken. Wearing an AIDA Dance robe to warm-up and get yourself focused before taking the competition dance floor could be the difference that your mental and physical preparation needs. It’s designed with high quality material to ensure that the fabric sits on your body smoothly. It is also created to provide maximum warmth to your neck, body, and leg area.

But the benefits aren’t only physical. Wearing the AIDA Dance robe before your competition will help take your preparation to the next level because you will already feel like a champion wearing the robe. You will create the necessary mental state in your head that is hard to achieve artificially. Paired with your favorite ballroom dance shoes, the AIDA Dance robe WILL make you feel like a true champion. What you wear and how you conduct yourself before taking the competition floor will determine the outcome the competition.

So wear something that will give you on edge over your competition, wear the AIDA Dance robe!

Get Your Favorite Ballroom Dance Shoes at a Discount through the AIDA Rewards System!

Since the inception of the AIDA Points system in 2015, we’ve had customers save thousands of dollars off their AIDA Dance shoes and accessories. It is no secret that AIDA Dance shoes are one of the more expensive brands in the market, but when you want quality, you have to pay a premium. So just how can you get a $200 pair of shoes for under $150? Well to get a $50 discount on a pair for shoes, you would have to accrue 5,000 points. There are three distinct ways to earn points that lead to discounts:

Signing up! Yes the simplest and easiest way to get you started on earning your points/discounts is by simply signing up for the program itself. You get 500 points ($5 value) just for signing up.

Referring friends! If you send one of your friends a referral link and they simply sign up for the AIDA Points system, both you and your friend will earn 500 points. That means if you refer 10 friends, you can get that $50 discount on your next order!

Completing orders! Once you complete an order, you will receive 5 points for every dollar you spend. That means if you buy a pair of $200 shoes, you will accrue 1,000 points or $10 in savings.

Being a smart shopper has its rewards! You can save money not only on shoes but accessories, shoe stoning, and apparel. We have created this system to reward loyalty. The more you shop and refer to our online store, the more you save! Saving on your next pair of AIDA dance shoes has never been easier! So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the AIDA Points System here now: https://aida-dance-us.myshopify.com/account/register

Luka Wolf and Jenalyn Pacheco are Showing the Nation how Ballroom Cabaret is Done on NBC's Hit TV Show, World of Dance, in the Best Ballroom Dance Shoes!

Luka Wolf (19) and Jenalyn Pacheco (16) have been burning up the floor in the past few months on the hit TV Show, World of Dance! They have made it through grueling auditions, never ending practices, hard-fought preliminary rounds, and most recently, a heavily contested "Duel" with former Amateur Latin National Champions, Denys Drozdyuk and Antonina Skobina. They've done all this before the age of 20 and while representing the industry's best ballroom dance shoes, AIDA dance shoes!

So how is it that a pair of teenagers are having so much success on the national stage of dance? Well the answer is quite simple, they are doing something unique and progressive. The ballroom dance style, Cabaret, has been around for decades but only recently has it gained enough traction to become one of the more distinguished dance styles in the ballroom world. And this is in part thanks to dancers like Luka and Jenalyn, who have been redefining this style. With a slew of lifts and eye-popping dance moves, Luka and Jenalyn have been able to mix in these tricks with quality dancing to create a new age of Cabaret. A lot of people have gone on to coin this style of dance as "Acrodancing," mixing in dancing with acrobatics. But their dance style is much more than just a a series of tricks, lifts, and jumps. Look closely and you will see the balance, technique, body control, and stamina required to pull off their routines from beginning to end:

At such a young age, they are already starting to master their body control and solidify themselves as technically sound dancers. But how did they evolve into this new age breed of dancers? This can be accredited to their coach and mentor, Craig Smith. Craig was AIDA's first sponsored Cabaret dancer, and with his level of expertise in dancing, it was quite easy for us to spot this talent years ago; as it was easy (and a no brainer) to have him coach Luka and Jenalyn. Together, this trio began pushing the limits of what Cabaret dance is about, creating new lifts, tricks, and lines, all whilst holding true to the quality of their dancing. A lot of Luka and Jenalyn's success on World of Dance can be attributed to Craig constantly flying out to LA (all the way from South Africa we have to add) and coaching, mentoring, and even re-choreographing their routines. Oh what a sight it is for us to see #AIDAChampions working together.

The AIDA Dance USA team spotted the talent of Luka and Jenalyn from the very beginning (we pride ourselves in spotting talent early), and boy were we right! Luka and Jenalyn continue to push the envelope of dancing and captivate new audiences from around the world to understand just how much talent and hard work it takes to pull off their routines and dance moves. They even got Jennifer Lopez as a new convert who retweeted the dance battle between Luka/Jenalyn and DNA and had her screaming from excitement during their performance. And although some people are skeptical about Cabaret and Acrodancing being pure forms of dance, these skeptics have never tried doing multiple spins after tumbling in mid air and making it look graceful AF. It takes an enormous amount of focus, body control, and balance to pull something like that off!

So we want to thank Luka and Jenalyn on their impressive performances on the World of Dance and for representing the industry's best ballroom dance shoes on the national stage. We are proud to have such a talented and amazing couple representing our shoes! We wish them continued success in the later parts of the show. Stay tuned for when the show is over (finale is scheduled for August), as we chronicle Luka and Jenalyn's progress during the show. Let the world welcome Luka and Jenalyn, because they are here to stay!!!

The Importance of Massage and Its Benefits for Your Dance Body and Feet!

Ever wake up with an ache or pain, can't remember how it happened, and then trace it back to yesterday's practice? You know, the one with the crazy new trick, new tango snap or perhaps just some new technique you are not used to? "I should do something about this terrible feeling," you say to yourself. That's where therapeutic bodywork comes in.

Massage & corrective exercise can have great benefits for dancers. Firstly, a great deal of tension tends to accumulate in your body from the vigorous training that is required for competitive dancing.  That tension serves as an impediment to the dancer's ability to fully express themselves on the dance floor: releasing that tension becomes paramount.  Stretching and foam-rolling can help; however, nothing is quite as effective as a skilled manual therapist when it comes to releasing musculoskeletal tension.  The radiant energy emanated from the hands, coupled with a precise anatomical knowledge and the focused intention of a qualified practitioner, can release deeply held tensions and unwind fascial ties in the body giving the recipient a profound, psycho-somatic healing experience.  This experience comes from both a deep systemic relaxation activated through the bodywork, along with a possible shift in holding patterns.  To better understand how this may occur we must have a clearer understanding of what fascia is. 

Fascia is a gelatinous, connective tissue that runs continuously throughout the entire body, ensheathing every muscle and organ along its path.  This connective tissue is what ultimately gives the internal components of our bodies their shape, by holding everything in its place.  Furthermore, this connective tissue has viscoelastic properties, which basically means, it can be manipulated when heated.  This is what allows a well-trained bodyworker to essentially remold your body; by applying sustained pressure in a very specific manner, the body reaches a new set point and tends to remain there after several sessions.  This is one friend's comments after receiving a deep myofascial release, "It's as if I have a new body"!  Which makes sense: feeling rejuvenated, the body is rife with a new sense of awareness and freedom, new ways of expressing yourself become clear and possible, this may also be due to the emotional release often experienced after a deep bodywork session.  It's now a known phenomenon that emotions, as well as emotional traumas, can, and often are, stored in the body, manifesting themselves as: holding patterns, chronic tension, and trigger points throughout a person's physiology.  When these maladies are properly released, people often experience: deeper sleep, greater mobility, and more springiness in their bodies as a result.     

After a particularly hard session or a competition, deep therapeutic bodywork can provide with relief you need increasing your resilience and enhancing your overall well-being so you can return to doing what you love sooner. 

Secondly, there are often times when you wake up after a workout and the soreness is from more than just a new technique. Perhaps you were practicing a new trick that you put into your rumba routine and all of a sudden you hear a pop from behind your knee or you were practicing a new position in smooth or standard and you felt a rip in your back. For these serious injuries you may need physical therapy. Physical therapy allows a trained professional to help you rebuild your muscle strength using various methods including corrective exercise. Corrective exercise is an exercise program which takes into consideration your specific shortcomings and imbalances.  Several assessments are conducted and based on the results, a dynamic program is designed to systematically: reduce the tension in overactive muscles; lengthen chronically shortened muscles, which prohibit you from moving efficiently; activate under-active muscles; and integrate all of those components by challenging the body with dynamic and functional movements to capitalize on all of the interventions previously made.  Athletes from all backgrounds report less injuries, as well as greater strength and resilience after adhering to a corrective exercise regimen.    

The worst thing a dancer can do is ignore an injury. This could make the injury worse. It also leads to increased recovery time. For example, instead of a two week recovery time for a strained back muscle, you may be looking at a six week period. Although six weeks may not seem like a long time, for a dancer, it is too long to be off the dance floor. Champions never quit working hard, except when they are injured.


So, you may be wondering, "Who do I call if I need a massage or if I injured myself and need to do some corrective exercise to properly rehabilitate my muscles and restore balance in my musculature?" The answer is Daniel BraverDaniel received his training as a massage therapist from the College of Health Science at the Swedish Institute. He also holds a bachelor of science in pre-med from SUNY and is certified as a NASM personal trainer with a Corrective Exercise Specialization.  His extensive knowledge and background in the field make him particularly effective in treating sports related injuries as well as any sports related pain. Daniel specializes in deep myo-fascial release. 

This type of manual therapy has been shown to free up restrictions in the body, thus increasing blood circulation, enhancing detoxification by the movement of the lymph, as well as nourishing cells with freshly oxygenated, vitamin-enriched blood. All of these benefits will improve your ability to perform at your highest capacity.

If you are feeling sore and achy, or your body is just not in the zone, make an appointment with Daniel Braver for a treatment. He will help your body get its groove back!

 

 

 

AIDA Dance Couples Represented the Best Ballroom Dance Shoes at the Millennium DanceSport Championships in Orlando, Florida with Three Gold Medals

This year marks the sixth year that AIDA Dance US made its way to the Millennium DanceSport Championships and the third year in a row that we are vending at the event! We are excited to be here showing the ballroom dance world the beauty and comfort of AIDA Dance Shoes! This year's theme of LOVE was perfect for AIDA Dance USA couples to show just why they are considered the best in the world, because they LOVE what they do!

Three Champions, three Silver Medalists, and countless finalists! The best ballroom dance shoes, AIDA, made its mark at the 2017 Millennium DanceSport Championships with our sponsored couples having some of their best results ever! One thing that really stood out though, is the fact that AIDA Dance had at least one #AIDAChampion in all 4 of the major categories (Amateur Latin, Amateur Ballroom, Professional Latin, and Professional Ballroom), including 4 finalists in the Professional Latin! What is the secret to their success? Why dancing in the industry's most comfortable ballroom and latin dance shoes of course, and lots of hard work! Here are the detailed results, with our AIDA Dance USA Champions couples coming first:

  • Nino Langella and Andra Vaidilaite - 2nd in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Mikhail Bilopukhov and Anastasiia Shchypilina - 3rd in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Manuel Favilla and Natalia Maidiuk - 4th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Andrey Tarasov and Yulia Kuznetsova - 6th in the Open Professional Latin Championships

  • Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova - 2nd in the Open Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Andriy Mykhailov & Anna Bohachova - 6th in the Open Professional Ballroom Championships

  • Shane and Shannon Jensen - 1st in the Cabaret Championships and 4th in the Open Professional Rhythm Championships
  • Vard Margaryan and Inga Demetra - 3rd in the Open Professional Rhythm Championships

  • Nick Cheremukhin and Vika - 1st in the Open Professional Smooth Championships

  • Sergey and Dasha Chyslov - 1st in the RS Professional Latin Championships
  • Vlad Astafiev and Annie He Xiao - 4th in the RS Professional Latin Championships

  • Tal Livshits and Ilana Keselman - 2nd in the Open Amateur Latin Championships
  • Allen Rudman and Svetlana Lesnaya - 3rd in the Open Amateur Latin Championships



    If you want to see why #ChampionsChooseAIDA, stop by our booth for a fitting at next week's Manhattan DanceSport Championships! See the difference for yourself!
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    Stand out on the floor with a custom stoning accent!

    Ever see the dancers with bling on their shoes? Ever wonder how or why they do it? This little article is for you! Read on, and educate yourself on the art of glamorizing your Aida Shoes!

    Everyone knows that the ultimate way to stand out on the dance floor is not only dancing your best, but also looking your best. Whether it is ballroom, latin, smooth or rhythm, a great way to add another dimension to your look on the floor is by stoning your shoes. 

     

    Stoning is great way to show off all the hard work and practice that have gone in to making your footwork perfect. There are many different places on your shoes that you can stone. You can cover your entire show or just simply a small part to make the perfect design. The heel and the straps are great places to start if you're new to the stoning experience and just want to experiment with a little bit of sparkle. If you're a more experienced stone artist or just want to add more sparkle to your look, opt for stoning not only the straps and the heel but also the outside of the cup. This will add the most sparkle and be the most visible on the floor. If you are going for something more unexpected, you can also stone the underside of the shoe and heel. This adds a surprise element every time you pick up your foot. Men can even get in on the action by stoning the heel of their shoes, that way your partnership stands out even more on the floor. 

    There are many different color and design options that you can go with, but most people choose crystal or crystal ab rhinestones because they match the most dresses, making your investment in your shoes go even further. 

     

    Speaking of price, stoning can be expensive. There are two reasons for this: the cost of stones and the labor behind it.

    Rhinestones have an eight facet unique cut on them that allow them to pick up the stage lights and make them shine bright. They are also super light weight and won't make your shoes heavy.

    Stoning is very labour intensive. In order to stone shoes, it is necessary to have a lot of patience, time, a wax tipped pen, and the stones themselves. Sometimes a bottle of wine and Netflix help, if you are able to concentrate and adhere to the design that you have in mind. To be able to glue the stones to the shoe, the wax on the candle or the wax tipped pen must be warm. Picking up each stone and placing it on the small drop of glue that is on the shoe takes precision and practice. After repeating this many times for many hours, the shoes must sit and dry for at least twenty-four hours to ensure that all the stones stay in place and do not fall off. 

    Although it is an investment, stoning your shoes can add a gorgeous advantage to your dancing. The sparkle and shine that it adds to your look, as well as having the judges notice your impeccable footwork is worth every dollar that you spend.

    You are welcome to play around with it yourself, or you can hire us to stone the shoes for you! This option is available when ordering any pair on our website, but you can also request that we stone something that you already own. Stoning can range from $150 to $300, based on what exactly you want done.

    Beauty requires sacrifices!

    Check out some of our designs, and follow us on Instagram to see what our regular clients come up with!

    AIDA Couples Show the World Why they are Considered Champions at the Blackpool Dance Festival in Blackpool, England

    Three Champions, three Silver Medalists, and countless finalists! The best ballroom dance shoes, AIDA, made its mark at the 2017 Blackpool Dance Festival with our sponsored couples having some of their best results ever! One thing that really stood out though, is the fact that AIDA Dance had an #AIDAChampion in all 4 of the major categories (Amateur Latin, Amateur Ballroom, Professional Latin, and Professional Ballroom), including 6 finalists in the Professional Latin! What is the secret to their success? Why dancing in the industry's most comfortable ballroom and latin dance shoes of course, and lots of hard work! Here are the detailed results, with our AIDA Dance USA Champions couples coming first:

  • Stefano Di Fillipo and Dasha Chesnokova - 2nd in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Nino Langella and Andra Vaidilaite - 6th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk - 6th in the Open Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova - 1st in the RS Professional Ballroom Championships and 20th in the Open Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Shane and Shannon Jensen - 1st in the Cabaret Championships
  • Nick Cheremukhin and Vika - 1st in the Open Professional Smooth Championships
  • Tony Cooperman and Rickie Taylor - 4th in the Under-21 Latin Championships
  • Justinas Duknauskas and Anna Kovalova - 12th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Manuel Favilla and Natalia Maidiuk - 16th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Andrei Kazlouski and Asta Sigvaldadottir - 18th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Karaulova - 2nd in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 43rd in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Ilya Maletin and Polina Mayer - 3rd in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 
  • Nikita Malakhov and Nadezda Vlasova - 6th in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 30th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Francesco Bertini and Sabrina Manzi - 33rd in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo - 7th in the RS Professional Latin Championships 
  • Tal Livshits and Ilana Keselman - 14th in the Open Amateur Latin Championships
  • Alexander Chernositov and Arina Grishanina - 19th in the Open Amateur Latin Championships
  • Nikolai Tarasov and Sarah Nolan - 12th in the RS Amateur Latin Championships 
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    AIDA Dance Finalists: 

  • Morten Lowe and Roselina Doneva - 8th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Klemen Prasnikar and Alexandra Averkieva - 2nd in the Open Amateur Latin Championships
  • Damir Haluzan and Anna Mashchyts - 3rd in the Open Amateur Latin Championships
  • Anton Nesterko and Dariya Maryuschenko - 6th in the Open Amateur Latin Championships
  • Nikita Brovko and Olga Urumova - 7th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Diego Arias Prado and Ekaterina Ermolina - 3rd in the Open Amateur Ballroom Championships
  • Kirill Belorukov and Polina Teleshova - 5th in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Dorin Frecautanu and Marina Sergeeva - 3rd in the Open Professional Latin Championships
  • Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk Announce Their Retirement From Competitive Ballroom Dancing Becoming AIDAs Longest Sponsored Couple Ever!

    Wearing the best ballroom dance shoes for over two decades, Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk strived to make the final of the most prestigious competition ever, Blackpool Dance Festival. After becoming Professional in 2011, Marat and Alina have been constantly in 7th place a few marks away from the so coveted final. Then on the last competition that they decided to announce their retirement, Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk made the final of the Blackpool Dance Festival!!! What a special day for this partner as they culminated their career in spectacular fashion. Fighting for that final spot, they even placed fifth in two dances!

    Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk are truly a rare breed of dancers and we are not sure if we'll ever see such a dynamic couple in the dancing world again. From being Ten-Dance World Champions to becoming Blackpool Finalists in all 4 major ballroom categories, their career has been nothing short of brilliant. It can really be broken down into 3 different eras: Ten-Dance domination, Amateur Ballroom finalists, and striving for that Blackpool final.

    Marat and Alina have been the longest sponsored AIDA couple to date, with their sponsorship spanning an incredible 17 years! Now that is what we call brand loyalty. 

    Ten Dance Domination

    Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk began their dance career together in Moscow, Russia in the year 1999. Both Marat and Alina have Bachelor Degrees in Ballroom Dancing: Marat graduated as a “Teacher of Modern and Old-Time Ballroom Dancing” from the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts in 2003, while Alina graduated as a “Physical Culture and Sports Specialist” from the Russian State University of Physical Culture in 2000. They quickly became IDSF Ten-Dance World Champions in 2001. They completely dominated the field becoming one of the youngest ten dance champions ever! They were one of the few couples who excelled in both styles of dance, and it showed when they made the final of the Under-21 Latin at the Blackpool Dance festival in 2000, the same year they became Ballroom World Semi-Finalists. This is quite impressive that a couple was able to compete at the elite level in both categories making it easy to see why they became 3 time World Ten-Dance Champions and 4 time Russian Ten-Dance Champions. 

    Rise in Ballroom

    After so much success as ten dancers, Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk yearned to be at the top without the asterisk that ten dancers so often get. Since Blackpool and the other most prestigious competitions such as the UK Open and The Internationals never host ten dance championships, it was time for Marat and Alina had to decide whether to hang up the ballroom dance shoe or the latin dance shoes. In choosing Ballroom, Marat and Alina had to forego a lot of amazing results they were able to achieve in Latin, including becoming semi-finalists of the UK Open in Amateur Latin. While most couples would be ecstatic to be in that position, Marat and Alina wanted to be the best. And within a year they became finalists of all major competitions in Amateur Ballroom. 

    Professional Finalists

    In 2011, Marat and Alina made two of the biggest career decisions they could've made: turning Professional and moving to America. In their first competition as Professionals, they WON the RS Professional Ballroom at the Blackpool Dance Festival. In joining Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova in Brooklyn, New York at the Brooklyn DanceSport Club, Marat and Alina joined forces with one of the most influential couples and studios in America. They culminated many champions and wonderful dancers, including the first American born Junior World Champions, Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski. Domestically, they quickly solidified themselves as the third best couple in America, behind World Champions Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova and World silver medalists Victor Fong and Anastasia Muravyova. But even with so much success domestically and in coaching they were still missing that coveted Blackpool Open Pro final appearance. Marat and Aline were constantly in 7th place, missing out on the final by a few marks every year. Until 2017. In 2017, not only did they make the final, but they also placed 5th in two of the dances, Waltz and Foxtrot! What a fantastic career for this couple and we are truly proud to have such an amazing couple represent AIDA Dance for the past 17 years. No couple will ever be as classy as Marat and Alina!

    Marat and Alina have enjoyed much success in both their Amateur and Professional Dance careers, and have been an inspiration to many younger couples in the USA, Russia, and all over the world. Their Results include:

    • 2001 World Amateur Ten Dance Champions
    • 2002 World Amateur Ten Dance Champions
    • 2003 World Amateur Ten Dance Champions
    • 2003 European Cup Amateur Standard Winners
    • 2004 European Cup Amateur Standard Winners
    • 2008 European Amateur Ballroom Silver Medalists
    • 2009 European Amateur Ballroom Silver Medalists
    • 2000 Russian National Amateur Ten Dance Champion
    • 2001 Russian National Amateur Ten Dance Champion
    • 2002 Russian National Amateur Ten Dance Champion
    • 2003 Russian National Amateur Ten Dance Champion
    • 2001 World Amateur Ten Dance Champion
    • 2002 World Amateur Ten Dance Champion
    • 2003 World Amateur Ten Dance Champion
    • 2005 World Game Finalist
    • 2011 Blackpool Dance Festival RS Professional Ballroom Champions
    • Medalists of all Major Championships including Blackpool, International, and UK Open
    • IDSF Grand Slam Standard Winners

     

    Good Luck to all the AIDA Couples at this Year's Blackpool Dance Festival Next Weekend!!!

    Next week, the culmination of the ballroom dance season will take place, the Blackpool Dance Festival at the world famous Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England. Every couple has been training hard for this moment for a whole year, and are all excited to put it all out amongst thousands of others dancers. Last year, AIDA Dance had 3 major champions and 16 finalists! We are wishing our couples similar success this year.

    AIDA Dance USA is so proud of all the hard word our couples put into their dancing all year round and we couldn't have asked for harder working couples. Every improvement from competition to competition is a testament to all the hours they put onto the practice floor!

    Best Ballroom Dance Shoes Winning on Both Coasts of the Country this Weekend

    AIDA Dance Shoes had 6 first place finishes this part weekend across two different competitions. Congratulations to the couples who competed past weekend at the Atlanta Open and Portland Open DanceSport Championships:

    • Roman Malhasyan and Kat Wagner: 1st in the Open Pro Smooth (Atlanta)
    • Shane and Shannon Jensen: 1st in the Open Pro Rhythm and 1st in the Open Pro Cabaret (Atlanta)
    • Andriy Mykhailov and Anna Bohachov: 1st in the Open Pro Ballroom (Portland)
    • Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo: 1st in the Open Pro Latin (Portland)
    • Nikolai Tarasov and Sarah Nolan: 1st in the Open Amateur Latin (Portland)

    These are fabulous results right before the culmination of the season at this year's Blackpool Dance Festival next week! We are so excited to see our AIDA Champions firing on all cylinders at the perfect time.

     

    Red Sole AIDAs Take the Market by Storm!

    AIDA Dance USA prides ourselves in the fact that we offer the industry's most comfortable and flexible dance shoes. But now we've added the most stylish shoes to that list! Introducing AIDA's Red Sole dance shoes!

    Now you can customize any shoe to include a red sole bottom. Just choose the option when adding your shoe to the shopping cart:

    Stand out on the dance floor with the new AIDA red sole!

    AIDA Points System Can Save You Up to $100!!!

    The AIDA Points system has been around for 2 years already, and has saved people hundreds of dollars on AIDA dance shoes and accessories. You can earn up to $100 in discounts for your purchases in three simple ways. Earn up 500 points ($5 value) just for signing up for the system and another 500 points for referring a friend to make their first purchase! You can also earn up to 10,000 points ($100 value) through purchases. You will receive 5 points for every dollar spent on the website. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the AIDA Points System here now: https://aida-dance-us.myshopify.com/account/register

    Aleksandr Kamniev and Ekaterina Perevoznik are Sponsored by AIDA Dance USA, Best Ballroom Dance Shoes

    Best ballroom dance shoes adds more #AIDAChampions to our team! Aleksandr Kamniev and Ekaterina Perevoznik are the newest couple to be sponsored and their list of credentials are quite impressive!

    • Masters of Sport of International class
    • Masters of sport of Ukraine;
    • IDSA World Champions of 2014;
    • EDSF European Champions of 2015
    • The finalists of the Ukrainian Championships
    • Winners of the Ukrainian Open Championship 2015
    • Winners of Dance Star Festivals, 2015/2016
    • Winners of California Star Ball 2016
    • Winners of California Open Championship 2017
    • Silver medalists of USA Dance National DanceSport Championship 2017
    • Blackpool Dance Festival 2016 Amateur Latin - top 29
    • UK Open Championship 2016 Amateur Latin – top 48
    • UK Open Championship 2016 Amateur Rising Star Latin – 10th
    • UK Open Championship 2015 Amateur Latin – 43 place.

    Aleksandr and Ekaterina are the first couple we will be sponsoring who is part of the USA Dance organization. We are excited to spread the best ballroom dance shoes to the largest dance organization in the country!

    Best Ballroom Dance Shoes, AIDA Dance, Made its Way to the USA Dance Nationals in Baltimore, MD

    The best ballroom dance shoes are making its way to the USA Dance world! After visiting USA Dance Nationals, AIDA Dance USA was left with a very positive impression of the event, the organizers, and the dancers. Having been given one of the center spots in the vendor area, we enjoyed seeing an eclectic and diverse group of dancers, and made many new friends.
    Everyone was very friendly and although at WDSF events, AIDA Dance is well known, we introduced the best ballroom dance shoes to a number of dancers at the event. Several people came over and expressed how thrilled they are that we finally made it out to see them, instead of them ordering online or chasing us at comps we usually go to. The USA Dance community consists of amateur dancers of all ages, and is essentially one of the cornerstones of the future for the ballroom dance world. AIDA Dance USA will certainly be on the look out for more events within the organization.

    Luka Wolf and Jenalyn Pacheco and AIDA Ballroom Dance Shoes Featured on the New Show, World of Dance!

    Our youngest cabaret #AIDAChampions, Luka Wolf and Jenalyn Pacheco, have made it to the first season of the brand new show, World of Dance! We are so excited to have our shoes featured and spotlighted on such a hit show and we can't wait to have Luka and Jenalyn show the world what they got!



    Wishing Luka and Jenalyn the best of luck!!! Check out their first performance below:

    Ballroom Dance Shoes Making a Difference in your Dancing and Results? Our Couples' Results from the San Francisco Open and Philadelphia DanceSport Championships Seem to Suggest YES!

    From the East Coast to the West Coast, AIDA Dance USA had four champions this weekend! From the Pro Smooth to the Amateur Latin, AIDA Dance USA couples made their mark at the San Francisco Open, Philadelphia DanceSport Championships, and the Indianapolis DanceSport Championships: 

    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler:  1st in the Amateur Latin (SF Open)
    • Nick Cheremukhin and Vika: 1st in the Professional Smooth (SF Open)
    • Vlad Astafiev and Annie He Xiao: 2nd in the RS Professional Latin and 3rd in the Professional Latin (Philly)
    • Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Karaulova: 2nd in the Professional Latin (SF Open)
    • Sergey and Dasha Chislova: 1st in the RS Pro Latin and 3rd in the Pro Latin (SF Open)
    • Igor Usymovych and Briana Santiago: 3rd in the Professionla Rhythm (SF Open)
    • Cristian Radvan and Kristina Kudelko: 3rd in Professional Ballroom (SF Open)
    • Nikita Malakhov and Nadia Vlasova: 2nd in the Professional Latin (Philly)
    • Nikolai Tarasov and Sarah Nolan: 4th in the Amateur Latin (SF Open)
    • Roman Malhasyan and Kat Wagner: 1st in the Pro Smooth (Indianapolis) and 3rd in the Pro Smooth (SF Open)

    More strong results from our AIDA Champions and we wish them the best of luck and hard practice in the coming months before the Blackpool Dance Festival!!!

    Replacing your Heel Tips on your AIDA Dance Shoes Can Save you $200!

    Save $200 and hold off on buying those new AIDA Dance shoes if the heel tips is the only thing that is needs to be replaced. Taking off and putting on a new pair of heel tips can be done in less than 30 seconds and costs only $5! The only thing you really need is a pair of tongs to take off the old heel tip and a hard surface to "nail" in the new heel tip.

    Step 1: Take off the old heel tip by pulling on it with a set of tongs. Chances are you will take off the heel tip without the metal support. Simply use the tongs to take the metal nail support off as well.

    Step 2: Once the heel is completely clear, align the new heel tip on actual heel and using a hard surface nail it in. This should be done with 2-3 hard hits. Make sure it is done perpendicularly to the surface, otherwise you run the risk of breaking the actual heel!

    Step 3: Put on a pair of heel protectors!

    Watch the instructional video below:

    And there you have it; you just saved yourself $200. Simply buy the heel tips and heel protectors on our online store! #LearnWithAIDA

    Dye Your White Satin AIDA Dance Shoes in Any Color

    The best ballroom dance shoes, also happen to be one of the easiest ballroom dance shoes to dye! In fact, dyeing your shoes is quite simple and could be done in under 5 minutes if you take the necessary precautions. 

    Things you will need include white satin AIDA Dance Shoes, paint sponge, fabric dye, plain paper, tape, cup, and warm water.

    Step one: cover the parts of the shoe that you would like to avoid coloring. Put paper and tape around the edges smoothly and make sure they are completely covered!

    Step two: pour choice of color dye and warm water into a cup in equal parts. Stir with sponge brush

    Step three: use the paint sponge to color your shoe. You can do as many coats, so apply even amounts everywhere!

    Step four: let them dry!!! It should take at least an hour to dry, so don't be to hasty to put them on.

    Step five: repeat step 3 and 4 if necessary.

    Watch the full video here:

     

    Best Ballroom Dance Shoes Really Rings True this Week!

    From the East Coast to the West Coast, AIDA Dance USA had five champions this weekend! From the Pro Ballroom to the Amateur Latin, AIDA Dance USA couples made their mark at the Tri-State DanceSport Championships and the Royal Star Ball Ball:

    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler:  1st in the Amateur Latin
    • Nick Cheremukhin and Vika: 1st in the Professional Smooth
    • Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk: 1st in the Professional Ballroom
    • Vlad Astafiev and Annie He Xiao: 1st in the RS Professional Latin and 6th in the Professional Latin
    • Cristian Radvan and Kristina Kudelko: 5th in Professional Ballroom
    • Ilya Maletin and Polina Mayer: 2nd in Professional Latin
    • Nikita Malakhov and Nadia Vlasova: 5th in the Professional Latin
    • Andrew Escolme and Amy Louis-Baker: 4th in the RS Professional Latin
    • Nikolai Tarasov and Sarah Nolan: 1st in the Amateur Latin at the Royal Star Ball in Los Angeles!

    More strong results from our AIDA Champions and we wish them the best of luck and hard practice in the coming months before the Blackpool Dance Festival!!!

    AIDA Dance USA Couples Prove Why We Are Considered The Best Ballroom Dance Shoes at the USA Amateur National Championships in Provo, Utah!

    Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler and Tony Cooperman and Rickie Taylor both took home the silver medals at the USA Amateur Nationals in Provo, Utah! It really feels like the industry's best and most comfortable ballroom dance shoes are truly helping our couples achieve their best results! You can check out our couples' results here:

    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler:  2nd in the Amateur Latin Nationals
    • Nikolai Tarasov and Sarah Nolan: 5th in the Amateur Latin Nationals
    • Allen Rudman and Svetlana Lisnaya: 7th in the Amateur Latin Nationals
    • Tony Cooperman and Rickie Taylor: 2nd in the Amateur Ten-Dance, 5th in the Under-21 Ballroom, 10th in Amateur Ballroom, 7th in the Under-21 Latin, and 13th in the Amateur Latin
    • Mike Monokandilos and Sophia Brodsky: 3rd in Under-21 Latin Nationals

    Our couples had fantastic results at this year's Nationals and we wish them the best of luck in continuing their 2017 season on the right foot, or shall we say shoe!

    As you may have noticed, the best ballroom dance shoes come with perfectly fitted dance heel protectors.  But since they are so perfectly fitted, taking them off can be hard, if not utilizing the proper technique. To take the heel protectors off as smoothly as possible, use a knife and...

    Taking Heel Tips Off your Favorite AIDA Dance Shoes is Simpler than you Think

    As you may have noticed, the best ballroom dance shoes come with perfectly fitted dance heel protectors. 

    But since they are so perfectly fitted, taking them off can be hard, if not utilizing the proper technique. To take the heel protectors off as smoothly as possible, use a knife and run it along the heel of the shoe to loosen the heel protector. 

    Once it started to be peeled off, it'll be easier to take it off completely!

    Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler, Nick Cheremukhin and Vika, Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk, and Anrei Kozlovsky and Asta Sigvaldadottir all took home gold medals at the New York Dance Festival in New York, NY! It really feels like the industry's best and most comfortable ballroom dance shoes are truly helping our couples...

    Best Ballroom Dance Shoes on Display at the New York Dance Festival Last Week!

    Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler, Nick Cheremukhin and Vika, Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk, and Anrei Kozlovsky and Asta Sigvaldadottir all took home gold medals at the New York Dance Festival in New York, NY! It really feels like the industry's best and most comfortable ballroom dance shoes are truly helping our couples achieve their best results! You can check out our couples' results here:

    • Nick Cheremukhin and Vika: 1st in the Professional Smooth
    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler:  1st in the Amateur Latin
    • Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk: 1st in the Professional Ballroom
    • Andrei Kozlovsky and Asta Sigvaldadottir: 1st in Professional Latin
    • Vlad Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova: 5th in the Professional Standard
    • Allen Rudman and Svetlana Lisnaya: 6th in the Amateur Latin
    • Tony Cooperman and Rickie Taylor: 3rd in the Under-21 Ballroom and 7th in Under-21 Latin
    • Cristian Radvan and Kristina Kudelko: 6th in Professional Ballroom

    Our couples had fantastic results at this event and we wish them the best of luck starting off their 2017 where they left 2016 off!

    Best ballroom dance shoes only stands up to its name when the fit is perfect for you. Many people ask us for advice on what's a good fit. We always repeat the same three things:1. Your toes have to be right at the edge. 2 The straps over the toe box...

    How Should Your AIDA Dance Shoes Fit to Ensure that You Get the Best Ballroom Dance Shoe Fit

    Best ballroom dance shoes only stands up to its name when the fit is perfect for you. Many people ask us for advice on what's a good fit. We always repeat the same three things:

    1. Your toes have to be right at the edge.
    2 The straps over the toe box must be tight.
    3. No room in the heel cup.



    If one of these three is missing, you probably are wearing a wrong size, whether it's AIDA Dance USA shoes or some other brand!

    Some other useful tips:

    1) It's okay if your toes are hanging over the toe box, some even prefer it!
    2) When deciding between a Square or Round Toe Box, if your index toe is bigger than your big toe, then chances are you would need a Round Toe! This is NOT an exact science and there are exceptions to this rule.
    3) NEVER get a shoe that is too big. You can always stretch a shoe, but you can never shrink one.

    AIDA Dance shoes will be well represented at the first major competition of 2017, the UK Open. Last year our couples had phenomenal results, with a finalist in almost every major competition! This year, our couples will be looking to build on their amazing results. We want to wish them...

    Good Luck to All AIDA Couples Wearing the Best Ballroom Dance Shoes

    AIDA Dance shoes will be well represented at the first major competition of 2017, the UK Open. Last year our couples had phenomenal results, with a finalist in almost every major competition! This year, our couples will be looking to build on their amazing results. We want to wish them the best of luck when representing the industry's best ballroom dance shoes. 
    The best ballroom dance shoes will be making over 15 stops this year to set up the #AIDABooth. The competition schedule for 2017 is finalized and out! These are the competitions we will be making an appearance at: Boston Dance Cup - January 21 Golden Star (NJ) - January 27-29...

    Competition Schedule for 2017 for AIDA Dance Shoes, the Best Ballroom Dance Shoes

    The best ballroom dance shoes will be making over 15 stops this year to set up the #AIDABooth. The competition schedule for 2017 is finalized and out! These are the competitions we will be making an appearance at:

    • Boston Dance Cup - January 21
    • Golden Star (NJ) - January 27-29
    • Superstars (FL) - February 16-19
    • NYDF (NY) - February 23-26
    • Tri-State (NJ) - March 17-19
    • San Francisco Open (SF) - March 31 - April 2
    • Emerald (CA) - May 2-7
    • Millennium (FL) - June 21-25
    • Twin Cities (MN) - July 5-8
    • Empire (NY) - August 2-6
    • USDC (FL) - September 4-9
    • DBDC  (MA) - September 15-17
    • Paragon (CT) - October 26-29
    • Hollywood (CA) - November 1-5
    • Ohio Star Ball (OH) - November 14-19
    • SouthEastern States (FL) - November 29 - December 3

    If you are going to be at one or more of these competition and would like to have a fitting email us at info@aidadance.us with your approximate shoe size and style.

    This year was quite memorable for the AIDA Dance USA team proving once again why! From our first Blackpool Champions to our first time vending at the Ohio Star Ball, 2016 was a year of milestones for AIDA Dance USA. Check out these headline stories from our "2016 Year-In-Review": Maurizio...

    AIDA Dance Shoes - 2016 Year-In-Review for the Industry's Best Ballroom Dance Shoes

    This year was quite memorable for the AIDA Dance USA team proving once again why! From our first Blackpool Champions to our first time vending at the Ohio Star Ball, 2016 was a year of milestones for AIDA Dance USA. Check out these headline stories from our "2016 Year-In-Review":

    • Maurizio Vescovo Retires from Competitive Dancing - Maurizio was, and always will be, one of the most charismatic and entertaining dancers to grace the dance floor. Throughout his partnership with Andra, they became undefeated Canadian Champions and Silver medalists in Blackpool and World Championships. 

     

    And there you have it. 2016 was quite eventful and successful for AIDA Dance USA and we hope in 2017 we bring even more joy to people's feet! (Also, you can check out our "2015 Year-In-Review")

    Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler, Nick Cheremukhin and Vika both took home gold medals at the Holiday Dance Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada! It really feels like the industry's best and most comfortable ballroom dance shoes are truly helping our couples achieve their best results! You can check out our couples'...

    More Winners at the Holiday Dance Classic for the AIDA Dance USA Team Sporting the Industry's Best Ballroom Dance Shoes

    Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler, Nick Cheremukhin and Vika both took home gold medals at the Holiday Dance Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada! It really feels like the industry's best and most comfortable ballroom dance shoes are truly helping our couples achieve their best results! You can check out our couples' results here:

    • Nick Cheremukhin and Vika: 1st in the Professional Smooth
    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler:  1st in the Amateur Latin
    • Andrey Tarasov and Yulia Kuznetsova: 3rd in the Professional Latin
    • Vlad Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova: 3rd in the Professional Standard
    • Allen Rudman and Svetlana Lisnaya: 3rd in the Amateur Latin
    • Roman Malkhasyan and Kat Wagner: 5th in the Professional Smooth

    Our couples had fantastic results at this event and we wish them the best of luck starting off their 2017 where they left 2016 off!

    AIDA Dance couples had amazing results at the Ohio Star Ball, including three new couples! Take a look at the detailed results here:  Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler - 2nd in the Amateur Latin Championships Nikita Malakhov and Nadezda Vlasova - 7th in the Professional Latin Championships Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova - 6th in the Professional...

    AIDA Dance USA Have Amazing Results at the Ohio Star Ball Representing the World's Best Ballroom and Latin Dance Shoes

    AIDA Dance couples had amazing results at the Ohio Star Ball, including three new couples! Take a look at the detailed results here: 

  • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler - 2nd in the Amateur Latin Championships
  • Nikita Malakhov and Nadezda Vlasova - 7th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova - 6th in the Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo - 1st in the RS Professional Latin Championships
  • Andrey Voloshko and Kateryna Kyrylenko - 2nd in the RS Professional Latin Championships
  • Allen Rudman and Svetlana Lesnaya - 3rd in the Amateur Latin Championships
  • Andrew Escolme and Amy Baker - 5th in the RS Professional Latin Championships
  • Shane Jensen and Shannon Jensen - 3rd in the Professional Rhythm Championships and 1st in the Professional Cabaret
  • Vard Margaryan and Inga Demetra 2nd in the Professional Rhythm Championships and 2nd in the Professional Rhythm Showdance
  • Nick Cheremukhin and Vika 1st in the Professional Smooth Championships and 1st in the Professional Smooth Showdance
  • Roman Malkhasyan and Kat Wagner - 5th in the Professional Smooth Championships and 5th in the Professional Smooth Showdance
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    AIDA Dance couples had amazing results at The Internationals, including our first ever Professional Ballroom finalist at The Internationals!!! Take a look at the detailed results here: Maurizio Vescovo and Andra Vaidilaite - 2nd in the Professional Latin Championships Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk - 6th in the Professional Ballroom Championships Stefano Di Filippo and...

    Couples Representing AIDA - Best Ballroom Dance Shoes - Have Incredible Results at The Internationals at the Royal Albert Hall

    AIDA Dance couples had amazing results at The Internationals, including our first ever Professional Ballroom finalist at The Internationals!!! Take a look at the detailed results here:

  • Maurizio Vescovo and Andra Vaidilaite - 2nd in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk - 6th in the Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Stefano Di Filippo and Dasha Chesnokova - 3rd in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Nikita Brovko and Olga Urumova - 6th in the Professional Latin Championships 
  • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler - 18th in the Amateur Latin Championships
  • Nikolai Voronovich and Maria Nikolishina - 17th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Karaulova - 2nd in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 29th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Nikita Malakhov and Nadezda Vlasova - 4th in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 31st in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Francesco Bertini and Sabrina Manzi - 19th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Morten Lowe and Roselin Doneva - 1st in the Amateur Latin Championships
  • Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova - 2nd in the RS Professional Ballroom Championships and 31st in the Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo - 3rd in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 44th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Jake Davies and Alyona Kalinina - 12th in the RS Professional Latin Championships
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    One of the most charismatic and passionate dancers to ever grace the dance floor is retiring from competitive dancing! Maurizio Vescovo has been a competitive dancer for the past 30 years and has had an enormous amount of success throughout his career. From being a National Champion in Italy, Hungary,...

    Maurizio Vescovo, 4-Time World Silver Medalists, is Retiring from Competitive Dancing and Will Represent the Best Ballroom Dance Shoes as an AIDA Dance Legend!!!

    One of the most charismatic and passionate dancers to ever grace the dance floor is retiring from competitive dancing! Maurizio Vescovo has been a competitive dancer for the past 30 years and has had an enormous amount of success throughout his career. From being a National Champion in Italy, Hungary, and Canada to being a European finalist and 4-time World Silver medalist in Professional Latin, Maurizio's accomplishments are honestly too long to list.

    But what truly made him so unique on the dance floor is his energy. Nobody rivaled his passion on the competition floor. He made it a joy to watch him and feel an emotional connection to his dancing. Maurizio has influenced multiple generations of dancers and is truly going to be missed on the dance floor. Maurizio is a true class act and he will undoubtedly have success in the next phase of his career. We wish him nothing but success in his future goals and to continue to inspire young dancers all over the world!

    If you ever wanted to try on to see for yourself why AIDA Dance shoes are the most comfortable ballroom dance shoes, then check out our schedule for the rest of the year! 10/8 - Fantasy Ball - Virginia 10/14 - Autumn Classic - San Francisco, California 10/20 - Paragon...

    The Best Ballroom Dance Shoes Will Be Taking Over the US Circuit of Competitive Ballroom Dance Competitions!

    If you ever wanted to try on to see for yourself why AIDA Dance shoes are the most comfortable ballroom dance shoes, then check out our schedule for the rest of the year!

    • 10/8 - Fantasy Ball - Virginia
    • 10/14 - Autumn Classic - San Francisco, California
    • 10/20 - Paragon Open DanceSport Championships - New Jersey
    • 11/4 - Caribbean DanceSport Championships - Puerto Rico
    • 11/6 - Commonwealth DanceSport Championships - Boston, MA
    • 11/18 - Ohio Star Ball - Ohio
    • 12/2 - King's Ball - New Jersey

    If you will be at any of these competitions and want to try something on, email us at info@aidadance.us with your shoe size and style preference. Happy dancing in the industry's best ballroom dance shoes!!!

    Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler won the Rising Stars Amateur Latin Championships at the Blackpool Dance Festival earlier this year! They were one of three champions AIDA Dance had at this year's most prestigious competition. Check out their interview from DanceSportInfo.

    AIDA Dance USA's First Best Ballroom Dance Shoes Sponsored Dancer, Pasha Stepanchuk, and Gabriella Sabler Have Their First Blackpool Interview Up

    Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler won the Rising Stars Amateur Latin Championships at the Blackpool Dance Festival earlier this year! They were one of three champions AIDA Dance had at this year's most prestigious competition. Check out their interview from DanceSportInfo.

    http://dancesportinfo.net/Articles/8302

    AIDA Dance USA couples ended up taking home 3 National Champion titles, 5 Gold Medals, and almost every couple became a finalists in at least one category. Our couples represent the best ballroom dance shoes because they are the best couples in the country! Take a look at the detailed...

    AIDA Dance USA Couples Have Amazing Results Repping the Best Ballroom Dance Shoes

    AIDA Dance USA couples ended up taking home 3 National Champion titles, 5 Gold Medals, and almost every couple became a finalists in at least one category. Our couples represent the best ballroom dance shoes because they are the best couples in the country! Take a look at the detailed results here:

  • Shane and Shannon Jensen - 1st in the Cabaret Championships and 4th in the National Professional Rhythm Championships
  • Nick Cheremukhin and Viktorija - 1st in the National Smooth Championships
  • Igor Ustymovych and Briana Santiago - 8th in the National Professional Rhythm Championships 
  • Roman Malakhasyan and Kat Wagner - 1st in the National RS Professional Smooth Championships and 10th in the National Professional Smooth Championships
  • Nikolai Voronovich and Maria Nikolishina - 3rd in the National Professional Latin Championships, and 2nd in the WDC Open to the World Professional Latin Championships
  • Andrei Tarasov and Yuliya Kuznetsova - 5th in the National Professional Latin Championships
  • Francesco Bertini and Sabrina Manzi - 1st in the National RS Professional Latin Championships, 1st in the WDC Open to the World RS Professional Latin, 9th in the National Professional Latin Championships, and 7th in the WDC Open to the World Professional Latin Championships
  • Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk3rd in the USA National Professional Ballroom Championships and 2nd in the WDC Open to the World Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler - 1st in the Open to the World Amateur Latin Championships
  • Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova - 9th in the USA National Professional Ballroom Championships and 8th in the WDC Open to the World Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Karaulova - 2nd in the National RS Professional Latin Championships, 3rd in the WDC Open to the World RS Professional Latin, and 13th in the National Professional Latin Championships
  • Sergey Chislova and Dasha Chislova - 5th in the National RS Professional Latin Championships, 5th in the WDC Open to the World RS Professional Latin, 9th in the National Professional Latin Championships
  • Andrey Voloshko and Kateryna Kyrylenko - 6th in the National RS Professional Latin Championships, 6th in the WDC Open to the World RS Professional Latin, and 10th in the WDC Open to the World Professional Latin Championships
  • Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo - 3rd in the National RS Professional Latin Championships and 4th in the WDC Open to the World RS Professional Latin
  • Jake Davies and Alyona Kalinina - 13th in the WDC Open to the World Professional Latin Championships
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    In honor of former WDC World Champion from 2005-2008, Mirco Gozzoli, we've rebranded the 119F in his honor! The 119F - Mirco offers both style and comfort with a full patent leather toe box and crepe satin arch support for added flexibility. If you have not tried out one of...

    Rebranding the 119F - AIDA Dance Shoes' Most Popular Men's Ballroom Shoe - to the Mirco!

    In honor of former WDC World Champion from 2005-2008, Mirco Gozzoli, we've rebranded the 119F in his honor! The 119F - Mirco offers both style and comfort with a full patent leather toe box and crepe satin arch support for added flexibility. If you have not tried out one of the hottest Men's Ballroom Dance Shoes, then you can order yours today!

    Thank you to Mirco Gozzoli and his partner Edita Daniute for being such great Brand Ambassadors!

    If you want to add flare and charisma to your AIDA ballroom dance shoes, then there is no better way than covering them with your favorite Preciosa Rhinestones. AIDA Dance USA is offering a service where we will stone your shoes for $150 with labor and materials all included in...

    Get your AIDA Dance Shoes Stoned with Real Preciosa Rhinestones!

    If you want to add flare and charisma to your AIDA ballroom dance shoes, then there is no better way than covering them with your favorite Preciosa Rhinestones. AIDA Dance USA is offering a service where we will stone your shoes for $150 with labor and materials all included in the price. We'll even ship the shoes back to you for free!

    Whether you want an elegant and intricate design, or a plain and simple design, AIDA Dance USA will make your dream shoe come true! You can see the different possibilities and order your custom stoning on our website. There are limitless possibilities, so we are certain we'll be able to create the perfect stoned shoe for you!

    So what are you waiting for? Order your pair of custom stoned AIDAs today!

     

    Nikolai Tarasov is a USA National Champion in Ten-Dance and a National Semi-Finalist in the Adult Amateur Latin division. But even with these titles and accomplishments, what makes Nikolai stand out from so many dancers, is his desire to give back to the world. Nikolai is one of the only...

    Dancer Spotlight - Nikolai Tarasov

    Nikolai Tarasov is a USA National Champion in Ten-Dance and a National Semi-Finalist in the Adult Amateur Latin division. But even with these titles and accomplishments, what makes Nikolai stand out from so many dancers, is his desire to give back to the world.

    Nikolai is one of the only two dancers whom we have sponsored with multiple partners. In 2013, he became our second sponsored dancer ever and when he switched partners a year later, the choice was simple for us: sponsor Nikolai with his new partner, Amanda Marie Herrschaft.

    We firmly believe that a dancer's character is not measured by what he does on the dance floor, but rather what he does off the dance floor. Nikolai is a prime example of compassion, loyalty, and good-will. From his unsolicited, but highly appreciated, help during competitions we vend at to his will to spread love through dance on the streets of San Francisco, Nikolai's character of the floor is what makes his truly unique.

    He has worked on projects with various organizations dancing with strangers on the street and with under-privileged kids in various dance studios. He has offered his home to us and to his fellow competitors when there is a dance competition in San Francisco! He has bought shoes for one of his younger students with his own money, on at least two different occasions. He is literally the perfect representative of our brand and that is why we are so happy to have his as part of our team!

    Thank you Nikolai for being such an amazing sponsored dancer!

    Catch the #AIDABooth next weekend at the Twin Cities Open Ballroom Championships in beautiful Minneapolis, MN. See for yourself why so many #ChampionsChooseAIDA! Schedule a fitting my emailing us at info@aidadance.us! Check out the rest of our scheduled competitions for the year.

    Next Comp - Twin Cities Open

    Catch the #AIDABooth next weekend at the Twin Cities Open Ballroom Championships in beautiful Minneapolis, MN. See for yourself why so many #ChampionsChooseAIDA! Schedule a fitting my emailing us at info@aidadance.us! Check out the rest of our scheduled competitions for the year.

    Dear Dancers, as announced a month ago, our factory has temporarily stopped production as we close for our 1 month maintenance. Please continue to place your orders, but understand they will not be started until August 1st. We appreciate your loyalty and understanding! AIDA Dance USA is still open for...

    Factory Closed until August 1

    Dear Dancers, as announced a month ago, our factory has temporarily stopped production as we close for our 1 month maintenance. Please continue to place your orders, but understand they will not be started until August 1st. We appreciate your loyalty and understanding! AIDA Dance USA is still open for business the entire month of July, so feel free to contact us even though we can't make any new shoes!

    Have a wonderful summer and rest well!
    #championschooseaida
    This weekend, from July 1st to July 5th AIDA Dance USA will be holding a 10% off sitewide sale! Get your favorite ballroom dance shoes, practice shoes, accessories, heel tips, hairspray, for 10% off! Combine it with your AIDA points and the savings can pile on! 

    Independence Day Sale Off Your Favorite Ballroom Dance Shoes!

    This weekend, from July 1st to July 5th AIDA Dance USA will be holding a 10% off sitewide sale! Get your favorite ballroom dance shoes, practice shoes, accessories, heel tips, hairspray, for 10% off! Combine it with your AIDA points and the savings can pile on! 

    This year marks the fifth year that AIDA Dance US made its way to the Millennium DanceSport Championships and the second year in a row that we are vending at the event! We are excited to be here showing the ballroom dance world the beauty and comfort of AIDA Dance...

    AIDA Dance US is Back at the Millennium DanceSport Championships for the 5th Year in a Row!

    This year marks the fifth year that AIDA Dance US made its way to the Millennium DanceSport Championships and the second year in a row that we are vending at the event! We are excited to be here showing the ballroom dance world the beauty and comfort of AIDA Dance Shoes! Check out this video for the Millennium DanceSport Championships:

    If you want to see why #ChampionsChooseAIDA, stop by our booth for a fitting! See the difference for yourself! This is out booth:

     

     

    Since beginning their dance partnership a little bit over a year ago, Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova have already won a major RS Professional Ballroom title! Earlier this year they made the AIDA headlines by #winning their first competition as an AIDA Dance USA Sponsored couple, the RS Professional Ballroom...

    Vlad Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova Give an Interview to DanceSportInfo.Net After their Gold Medal in the RS Professional Ballroom at the UK Open

    Since beginning their dance partnership a little bit over a year ago, Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova have already won a major RS Professional Ballroom title! Earlier this year they made the AIDA headlines by #winning their first competition as an AIDA Dance USA Sponsored couple, the RS Professional Ballroom at the UK Open! 

    After winning the event, they sat down with the team of DanceSportInfo.Net for a more personal interview. Getting into questions like previous partners and who is the cook in the partnership, Vlad and Ekaterina give us an intimate portrayal of their life together!

    Read the full interview!

    Three Champions, Four Silver Medalists, and countless finalists! The best ballroom dance shoes, AIDA, made its mark at the 2016 Blackpool Dance Festival with our sponsored couples having some of their best results ever! One thing that really stood out though, is the fact that AIDA Dance USA had a sponsored couple in...

    Congratulations to All AIDA Dance Couples Who Competed in the 2016 Blackpool Dance Festival

    Three Champions, Four Silver Medalists, and countless finalists! The best ballroom dance shoes, AIDA, made its mark at the 2016 Blackpool Dance Festival with our sponsored couples having some of their best results ever! One thing that really stood out though, is the fact that AIDA Dance USA had a sponsored couple in 8 of the 10 major finals (and the two finals we missed out on, we had couples in 7th position)! Here are the detailed results, with our AIDA Dance USA Champions couples coming first:

  • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler - CHAMPIONS in the RS Amateur Latin Championships and 18th in the Amateur Latin Championships
  • Adam Hathazi and Morgana Lakatos-Hayward - CHAMPIONS in the Under-21 Latin Championships and 3rd in the RS Amateur Latin Championships
  • Maurizio Vescovo and Andra Vaidilaite - 2nd in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Stefano Di Fillipo and Dasha Chesnokova - 3rd in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski - 2nd in the RS Amateur Ballroom Championships and 5th in the Under-21 Ballroom Championships
  • Vladislav Shakhov and Ekaterina Popova - 3rd in the RS Professional Ballroom Championships and 31st in the Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Shane and Shannon Jensen - 3rd in the Cabaret Championships
  • Nikolai Voronovich and Maria Nikolishina - 16th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Francesco Bertini and Sabrina Manzi - 23rd in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk - 7th in the Professional Ballroom Championships
  • Sasha Altukhov and Cheyenne Murillo - 7th in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 
  • Nikita Malakhov and Nadezda Vlasova - 13th in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 56th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Jake Davies and Alyona Kalinina - 18th in the RS Professional Latin Championships and 55th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Tal Livshits and Ilana Keselman - 22nd in the Amateur Latin Championships
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    AIDA Dance Finalists: 

  • Morten Lowe and Roselina Doneva - CHAMPIONS in the Amateur Latin Championships
  • Klemen Prasnikar and Alexandra Averkieva - 3rd in the Amateur Latin Championships
  • Evgeni Smagin and Polina Kazatchenko - 6th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Nikita Brovko and Olga Urumova - 7th in the Professional Latin Championships
  • Anton Lam-Viri and Anastasiya Savinskaya - 2nd in the Under-21 Latin Championships
  • Diego Arias Prado and Ekaterina Ermolina - 3rd in the Amateur Ballroom Championships
  • Kirill Voronin and Tatyana Kosenko - 2nd in the RS Amateur Latin Championships 
  • This year AIDA Dance USA will have over a dozen sponsored couples representing us at the world's most prestigious competition, the Blackpool Dance Festival. With our couples continuing to show their true class domestically, they will continue to progress in the world rankings internationally.  With our couples representing all the...

    Good Luck to all the AIDA Dance USA Couples Competing at this Year's Blackpool Dance Festival in Blackpool, England!

    This year AIDA Dance USA will have over a dozen sponsored couples representing us at the world's most prestigious competition, the Blackpool Dance Festival. With our couples continuing to show their true class domestically, they will continue to progress in the world rankings internationally. 

    With our couples representing all the major categories in the competition, and even more AIDA Dance International couples competing at the event, you are sure to see at least one AIDA Dance couple in each of the major finals*! Time to put our money where our mouth is and prove once again that Champions Choose AIDA!!!

    *With the exception of Professional Ballroom

    It is no secret that the Top Amateur couples practice, compete and work just as much as the Top Professional couples! Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Semenova are no exceptions to this rule, but now they have solidified their standing as Professionals by "turning Pro". Earlier this month, Alexey and Vlada decided...

    Congratulations to Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Semenova for Becoming Professionals!

    It is no secret that the Top Amateur couples practice, compete and work just as much as the Top Professional couples! Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Semenova are no exceptions to this rule, but now they have solidified their standing as Professionals by "turning Pro". Earlier this month, Alexey and Vlada decided to take the next step in their dance career and registered as "Professionals" in the International Latin category! They already competed in their debut competition at the American Star Ball this past weekend, claiming the Silver Medal in the RS Pro Latin and 5th place in the Open Pro Latin! We would like to wish this couple the best of luck in their new journey and at their first International competition next week, the Blackpool Dance Festival! This couple has a true mark of champions and we know they will not disappoint!

     

     

    This year's Dance Legends show at the Hammerstein Ballroom had a lot of exciting performances and AIDA Dance is proud to have had a number of performers as par to our team. The most prominent name being our brand ambassador of over a decade, Karina Smirnoff. Karina, along with her partner...

    Dance Legends Feature Two AIDA Couples and our Brand Ambassador, Karina Smirnoff!

    This year's Dance Legends show at the Hammerstein Ballroom had a lot of exciting performances and AIDA Dance is proud to have had a number of performers as par to our team. The most prominent name being our brand ambassador of over a decade, Karina Smirnoff. Karina, along with her partner Slavik Kryklyvyy, were World Silver Medalists in Professional Latin in the early 2000s and headlined this year's Dance Legends show!

    Starring alongside our Legends of the Past were Legends of the Present, Maurizio Vescovo and Andra Vaidilaite, and Legends of the Future, Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski! Maurizio and Andra, current World Silver Medalists in Pro Latin, brought the house down with their amazing charisma and energy while Patryk and Anna, current Under-21 Ballroom World Champions, made us excited at the prospect of what the future of ballroom has to hold for us.

    Overall, the two-day show featured the best couples in the world, and AIDA Dance USA was glad to have been represented in that field!

    This past weekend, AIDA Dance USA was traveling coast to coast, with our couples showing their true class at three different competitions. While the #AIDABooth was setup coast to coast at the San Francisco Open and the Diva DanceSport Championships, our couples were #winning all their events from Baltimore to...

    One Weekend, Three Different Champions - Including the USA Dance Youth National Champions in Ballroom and Latin!

    This past weekend, AIDA Dance USA was traveling coast to coast, with our couples showing their true class at three different competitions. While the #AIDABooth was setup coast to coast at the San Francisco Open and the Diva DanceSport Championships, our couples were #winning all their events from Baltimore to Michigan to San Francisco! In fact, one of our couples became a double NATIONAL CHAMPION in their age category in both Latin and Ballroom and will be representing the USA at the World Championships in Riga, Latvia! See who they with the full results below:

    • Mike Monokondilos and Sophie Brodsky: 1st in the Youth Ballroom and Youth Latin Championships at the USA Dance National Championships
    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler: 1st in the Amateur Latin at the Michigan Dance Challenge
    • Nikolai Tarasov and Amanda Maria Herrschaft: 1st in the Amateur Latin at the SF Open
    • Andrey Tarasov and Yulia Kuznetsova: 2nd in the Professional Latin at the SF Open
    • Francesco Bertini and Sabrina Manzi: 4th in the Professional Latin at the SF Open

    Ilia Kolosov, founder of AIDA Dance USA, the official distributor of AIDA Dance shoes in the US, gives a revealing interview about the company's humble beginnings. He talks about how AIDA Dance shoes made its way to the US market and what makes AIDA Dance shoes so special (in case...

    AIDA Dance USA Gives an Interview as to What our Humble Beginnings Are - Both Domestically and Abroad

    Ilia Kolosov, founder of AIDA Dance USA, the official distributor of AIDA Dance shoes in the US, gives a revealing interview about the company's humble beginnings. He talks about how AIDA Dance shoes made its way to the US market and what makes AIDA Dance shoes so special (in case you don't know already)! Check out the video here:

     

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    Exclusive interview with Ilia Kolosov of Aida dance shoes!

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    In the competition's biggest year to date, the USA National Amateur DanceSport Championships did not disappoint and neither did our couples! Our couples had amazing results that propelled AIDA Dance USA to 3 national titles (out of a possible 6)! Our 6 couples competed in 6 different events and besides...

    AIDA Dance USA Couples Make their Mark at this Year's USA National Amateur DanceSport Championships with 3 National Titles!

    In the competition's biggest year to date, the USA National Amateur DanceSport Championships did not disappoint and neither did our couples! Our couples had amazing results that propelled AIDA Dance USA to 3 national titles (out of a possible 6)! Our 6 couples competed in 6 different events and besides #winning 3 National Titles, we also had 1 National Runner-up Title, 3 Finalists and one Semi-finalist! See the detailed results here:

    • Tal Livshitz and Ilana Keselman: 4th in the Amateur Latin
    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler: 5th in the Amateur Latin
    • Nikolai Tarasov and Amanda Maria Herrschaft: 9th in the Amateur Latin
    • Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski: 4th in the Amateur Ballroom
    • Mike Monokandilos and Sophia Brodsky: 1st in the Youth Latin and 2nd in the Youth Ballroom
    • Erik Linder and Rickie Taylor: 1st in the Junior Latin and 1st in the Junior Ballroom

     

    National ballroom champions in Junior, Youth and Adult Amateur Latin and Standard will be crowned this week at the USA National Amateur DanceSport Championships in Provo, Utah! AIDA Dance USA sponsored couples will be in full flight for the most important domestic competition of the year. We have a total...

    Good Luck to All Our AIDA Dance Amateur and Youth Couples Competing at this Year's National Championships in Provo, Utah

    National ballroom champions in Junior, Youth and Adult Amateur Latin and Standard will be crowned this week at the USA National Amateur DanceSport Championships in Provo, Utah! AIDA Dance USA sponsored couples will be in full flight for the most important domestic competition of the year. We have a total of 7 couples competing at this year's event and we are wishing them the best of luck:

    • Pasha Stepanchuk and Gabriella Sabler (Adult Amateur Latin)
    • Tal Livshits and Ilana Keselman (Adult Amateur Latin)
    • Alexey Karaulov and Vlada Karaulova (Adult Amateur Latin)
    • Nikolai Tarasov and Amanda Marie-Herrschaft (Adult Amateur Latin)
    • Patryk Ploszaj and Anna Kaczmarski (Adult and Under-21 Amateur Ballroom)
    • Erik Linder and Rickie Taylor (Junior II and Youth Amateur Ballroom and Latin)
    • Mike Monokandilos and Sophia Brodsky (Youth and Under-21 Amateur Ballroom and Latin)

    These couples will be looking to improve from their previous results where 6 of these 7 couples were finalists in their respective divisions and three of them ended up being the champions!