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EuroGames 2024

Start date: July 19, 2024
End date: July 20, 2024
All-day event
Location: Vienna

The team of the popular Vienna Dance Contest is organising the Dancing Tournament and will welcome you with love. We proudly announce that we are in the final stages to agree the European Same-Sex Dance Championships 2024, licensed by the European Same-Sex Dance Association (ESSDA). The event will be judged according to their rules.

For this special occasion, we have found the perfect venue: the Sofiensäle in Vienna, a stunning historic ballroom with a fantastic wooden sprung floor, pillars, a grand staircase, a bar with mirrors, and a gallery. Johann Strauss I performed there regularly and conducted at the opening ball of the house in 1848. You’ll be dancing where many of the Strauss family’s waltzes were first performed.

A glamorous Ball (creative black tie) will be held on the last evening of the tournament for which the ticket will be included in the competitors fee. For visitor tickets come back here later.

The Ballroom Dancing/Dancesport categories of the tournament are Open and Senior Standard, Latin (both international style) and Showdance Couples and Teams. For male* (*=self identified) /nonbinary couples and female*/nonbinary couples, the Standard and Latin competitions will be held as separate Open (+18) or Senior competitions. There will also be a combined Latin and Standard ranking.

During an initial qualification round the couples will be classified A, B, C, or D. We still ask you to provide your estimate of your level during registration so that we have a general idea how many participants from each level are attending.

The dance floor will measure 15m x 20 metres.

To compete as a Senior couple, the combined age of both partners must be at least 90 whereas the younger partner must be at least 40 years old on the day of the competition.

For Showdance Teams the registration has to be started by a team captain through filling in the registration form and choosing ‘team captain’ additionally or instead of ‘athlete’. The team captain creates the team and invites the other team members by filling in their email addresses.

Non-binary competitors may choose to enter either the Men’s or the Women’s categories, but the chosen dance-category gender must remain consistent throughout the competition. We recognise that the chosen dance-category gender of non-binary competitors does not necessarily reflect their gender identity, but rather reflects the competition in which they prefer to take part.

We are sorry that we cannot offer 10 Dance and Mixed Couples competitions as we are limited to 2 days.

DRAFT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY 19 July

Senior Female* Standard
Senior Male* Latin
Open 18+ Female* Latin
Open 18+ Male* Standard
Showdance rehearsals

SATURDAY 20 July

Senior Female* Latin
Senior Male* Standard
Open Female* Standard
Open Male* Latin
Showdance Couples and Teams
Viennese Ball (Creative Black Tie)

For The Boys

Start date: June 14, 2024
End date: June 17, 2024
All-day event
Location: Torquay

The ballroom and Latin dance holiday for men who dance with men!
Please join us on the English Riviera for a weekend of dancing with 3 ballrooms, 3 levels of tuition, 3 teachers:
Malcolm Hill - Ballroom and Latin
Axel Zischka - Ballroom
Torben Doose - Latin
DJ Gary Malden
And a glorious group of dancing men!
We'll have morning and afternoon classes at the improver, intermediate and advanced levels and social dancing in the evening. There is also time in the afternoon to use the spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools or take a dip in the sea.
£390 includes round trip train fare from London Paddington, a shared double/twin room with ensuite and all meals. There are also a limited number of single rooms available for and additional £45.
There were 60 of us last year and this year there is room for 75, so bring your dancing buddies!
For more info: michaelmsandwick@gmail.com

Equality Dance Weekend

Start date: June 1, 2024
End date: June 2, 2024
All-day event
Location: Bristol

Join us for a weekend of dance and fun in Bristol this summer! As well as our tea dance on Sunday there will be events on Friday and Saturday.

The Gala Ball

Start date: March 9, 2024
End date: March 10, 2024
All-day event
Location: Porchester Hall W2 5HS

The Gala Ball London is a 2 day dance competition with the Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday.
We are expanding the event and are inviting equality dancers to join our Open and Senior sections.
It's a beautiful event with world class judges at a historic building in London.

Majestic Dance Tournament

Start date: March 23, 2024
End date: March 28, 2024
All-day event
Location: Brighton Centre

This tournament has Same Sex Categories - please see their registration page

Charles’s Jukebox at the Rivoli

Date: May 4, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Rivoli Ballroom

Continuing the grand tradition of Jacky’s Jukebox, the Ballroom night returns to the beautiful Rivoli dancefloor.

The legendary night for the LGBTQ+ community and everyone else was started in 1995 by Jacky Logan B.E.M. It’s a glamourous night of dancing in a friendly, inclusive and fun environment. DJ Charles will keep you on the floor with music from Standard Ballroom and Latin dances to Alternative Club rhythms ranging from Argentine Tango to Salsa. There will also be a selection of traditional and modern Line and Sequence dances to get everyone involved.

Mentored and endorsed by Jacky, DJ Charles Chan is no stranger to the Rivoli crowd. He is a popular DJ and compere as well as a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. He DJ’s regularly at the Pink Jukebox, London Dance Studio and Dance Lab. His mix of new tunes, classics and surprises appeals to dancers of all generations and has taken him to venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Grafton Dance Centre and Cheek2Cheek Ballroom in Brighton.

Women’s Dance Weekend

Start date: September 27, 2024
End date: September 30, 2024
All-day event
Location: TLH Victoria Hotel, Torquay

Latin, ballroom and salsa lessons at a fabulous English Riviera location. Evening parties and Sunday afternoon tea dance. Large sprung floor with stunning views. Pool and Spa available. Lots to do nearby and only 5 minutes from the beach. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.