Following the viral spread of a video featuring an elderly German couple showcasing their boogie-woogie dance skills, Dietmar and Nellia gained widespread admiration from fans worldwide. The couple wowed the audience with their performance at a gala for the Horn Dance School in Linz, Austria.
The Horn dance school, boasting 111 years of existence, holds a prestigious reputation as one of Europe’s finest dance schools. Offering instruction in various dance styles like the Viennese Waltz, Slow Waltz, Foxtrot, Boogie, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, and Samba, the school caters to beginners through short courses lasting a few hours or more extensive courses spanning 12 evenings.
Dietmar and Nellia Ehrentraut, a couple married for nearly 50 years, have been professional dancers for over three decades. Their illustrious dance career includes multiple victories in competitions, including the prestigious Austrian and German national dance championships. Specializing in the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug dances from the 1940s and 1950s, the couple continues to showcase their exceptional skills.
In the featured video, set to the tune of “Down the Road Apiece” by Johan Blohm & The Refreshments, Dietmar and Nellia deliver a captivating boogie-woogie performance that lives up to their reputation.
Attendees at the gala were astounded to witness the older couple perform with the vigor and enthusiasm of much younger dancers. The remarkable energy and skill displayed during their performance provided a clear explanation for the numerous dance competition victories Dietmar and Nellia Ehrentraut have achieved over the years.
Engaging in dance is a delightful way for individuals of all ages to maintain fitness and enjoy themselves simultaneously. The infectious love for performing displayed by Dietmar and Nellia is so inspiring that it might just ignite the desire to dance in anyone who watches the video below.