JulY 17 – 20, 2024



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.


FRIDAY 19 July

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



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


Marxergasse 17
1030 Vienna


We recommend that the team captains register first and create the team name.  Then the team members can be invited to the team.

If you are a team captain and an athlete too you do not have to register as an athlete for the team competition cause you can do that already as team captain.

For Ballroom Dancing Showdance Team competition you have to register separately in Ballroom Showdance – only for the TEAM.


Tournament dates

Friday, July 19th, 2024
Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Creative black tie ball on Saturday evening


A, B, C, D


  • Open Female* Standard (18+)
  • Open Male* Standard (18+)
  • Open Female* Latin (18+)
  • Open Male* Latin (18+)
  • Senior Female* Standard
  • Senior Male* Standard
  • Senior Female* Latin
  • Senior Male* Latin
  • Showdance Couples
  • Showdance Teams

Registration fee

€ 90 for EGLSF members
€ 110 for non EGLSF members

Additional sports fee
€ 60 for Dancing

Registration deadline and spectator information will follow