Competition EN


Friday 12 April 

Practice (18:00 – 21:00)

Alternating latin and standard dances. Showdance, on demand.

Saturday 13 April

8:30 – Doors open for competitors
9:00 – Doors open for the audience
9:00 – 10:00 – Warming up

Morning (10:00 – 15:00)

10:20 – 11:45Equality Open latin
11:45 – 12:00 – Showdance
12:00 – 14:30 – Women’s latin and Men’s ballroom

14:40 – 15:00 – Awards ceremony

Lunch break (15:00 – 16:00)

Afternoon (16:00 – 21:00)

16:00 – 17:45Equality Open ballroom
17:45 – 18:00 – Fun competition (tango / cha-cha-cha)
18:00 – 20:30 – Men’s latin and Women’s ballroom

20:40 – 21:00 – Awards ceremony

Evening (20:30 – 22:00)

20:30 – 22:00 – Social Dancing

👉 Rates and Registration 👈


Competition rules are the ones of the ESSDA, in their current version at competition time, that can be consulted here.

Ballroom, Latin and 10-Dance competitions

Dancers may participate to several competition categories with different partners. However, for a given category, all dances should be danced with the same partner.

Ranking for the 10-dance combined competition will be established for couples consisting of the same partners and who have taken part to both latin and ballroom competitions.

Dancers should wear clothes conforming to standards of decency.

Couple show-dance competition

For this category, each competitor consists of a couple of two dancers.

During its entrance on the dance floor, its performance and its exit, the couple shall be alone on the dance floor.

The music should last between 2 minutes 15 seconds and 5 minutes 30 seconds, including entrance and exit.

The fun competition

The fun competition is primarily made for the audience. Anyone can register on the spot, till the last minute, to feel the thrill of competition in either latin dance and/or ballroom dance.

The competition dance will be Tango and Cha-cha-cha.

The objective is not to confront the most experienced dancers (A and B classes dancers are kindly requested to give up their place), but to have fun, to enjoy, to feel the stress that precedes the entry on the dance floor, and so many other things.
The couples will be marked by judges present at the competition, according to the same criteria.

👉 Rates and Registration 👈



Only one category is proposed: Open 18+


Equality Open competitions include the following couples on the floor:

• Couples of women
• Couples of men
• Mixed couples
• Non-binary couples

After each competition, only one ranking is established. There will not be a ranking per couple type.


Participants should register in the level that corresponds most to their usual level. For ballroom and latin dances, preliminary rounds will be organized so as to determine participants’ level. After participants’ level is defined, couples with the same level will compete in the same category, so as to have a balanced competition.

After preliminary rounds, if a level category includes more than 8 couples, elimination rounds will take place.

Level categories are as follows:

  • Ballroom dances
    • Level A : Slow waltz, Tango, Viennese waltz, Slow foxtrot, Quickstep
    • Level B : Slow waltz, Tango, Slow foxtrot, Quickstep
    • Level C/D : Slow waltz, Tango, Quickstep
    • Level Starter : Slow waltz, Quickstep
  • Latines dances
    • Level A : Cha-cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso doble, Jive
    • Level B : Cha-cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive
    • Level C/D : Cha-cha-cha, Rumba, Jive
    • Level Starter : Cha-cha-cha, Jive


👉 Rates and Registration 👈