new dates of our event – 24.10.2020!
Similar to other locations around Europe, restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are slowly easing in the Czech Republic. In terms of the newly set date of the Prague Dance Championship, this fact gives us hope that everything will go as planned.
As we have already announced, the dance festival is set to take place from the 24th of October 2020 in the Žofín Palace, Prague. Despite all our efforts to maintain the original program, due to the remaining pandemic measures still in place in other places around the world, not everthing will be fully implemented.
The PRO-AM, SUT and evening ball competitions remain unchanged. Unfortunately, the WDC Amateur League competitions will not take place this year. We are very sorry and we are looking forward to these taking place in the year 2021 where we expect that the premiere participation of WDC Amateur League dancers will take place in the originally planned format. We will contact the registered dancers for this year’s WDC competition and discuss the return of the entry fee or entrance fee with them individually.
On a more pleasant note, we are excited to announce that visitors can look forward to the Open Amateur Trophy Competitions and the Czech Salsa Championship, which will take place on Saturday, October 24, with finals on live music orchestra.
We thank all the fans for understanding the whole situation and we look forward to seeing you at Žofín Palace in the Autumn of this year.
ŽOFÍN PALACE, PRAGUE
Come and dance at the most prestigious venue where the most exclusive events take place in the Czech Republic! The Neo-Renaissance Žofín Palace is known as a hallmark of exclusivity and stands out for its rich history and elegance. It is located on Slovanský ostrov (Slavonic Island), an island on the Vltava river in New Town, Prague.
The event is sure to include five star service, VIP refreshment tables and a high standard of hospitality. Two large parquet floors are being prepared for dancing: The main hall dimensions are 14×24 meters and the smaller hall is 10×15 meters. A third hall will be open for practice for the duration of the competitions. Relax and recharge at the snack bar or at the Žofín restaurant.
How to get there?
Car: Parking is recommended in the garage under the National Theater, which is directly adjacent to Žofín.
Tram: Catch a tram numbered 2, 9, 18 or 22 and get off at the stop “Národní divadlo”.
List of Events – 24.10.2020
Pro/Am consists of professionals dancing with professionals. For the first time we will be offering PRIZE MONEY for amateur dancers. Categories include Newcomer, Pre-Bronze, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond in both Standard and Latin-American dances. There will also be competitions in Salsa, Polka, Caribbean Mix, American Styles as well as Argentine Tango. As fresh news, we are opening scholarship competition “Prague Open Championship” where you pay the competition fee once and you can dance on two dance festivals – ours on 24.10. and Prague Dance Festival on 31.10. Click here for a detailed breakdown.
PRIZE MONEY FOR AMATEURS DANCING PRO-AM: 1 150,- EUR
AMATEUR TROPHY COMPETITION
In the absence of competitions for amateur couples and especially senior couples, we decided to open trophy competitions judged by world-famous capacities. The competitions will take place in the categories of youth, adults, seniors over 30 and 40 years. The finals will take place with live orchestra music in the large hall of the Žofín Palace. Membership in any dance organization is not a condition of participation.
Professional Trophy Event
A competition for invited Professional couples. The event will take place as part of the entertainment during the Gala Evening, so guests will have the opportunity to watch the highest level of dancing. Confirmed couples include the participation of three-time Standard World Champions – Marek Kosaty & Paulina Glazik, as well as Massimo Arcolin & Laura Zmajkovicova, who are currently the 4th couple in Europe in Latin American dances.
Total Prize Money: 2700,- EUR
Open Czech National Championship in Para Dance Sport
The competition in Latin American and standard dances is organized by the Association of Dance Teachers. Implemented for the first time in the Czech Republic. We are honoured to host this unique event and introduce this discipline to our professional and lay public. This premier competition will be freely followed by a congress dedicated to wheelchair dancing on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Open Czech National Championship in Salsa and Bachata
Open competitions for junior age groups up to 15 years and adults in salsa and bachata. The championship is organized by the Association of Dance Teachers. The final rounds will take place as part of the evening Salsa party to live music by the band Carisma. Beginning in the afternoon on October 24, 2020, in the Žofín Palace. Membership in any dance organization is not a condition of participation.
Žofin Gala Evening
24 Ocotber 2020
Žofín Palace is a well-known venue for all exclusive balls in Prague. Accordingly, we will be hosting a Gala Evening in the main hall after the competition day is over. Almost 80% of the tickets are already sold out, so don’t miss you chance.
The evening will be filled with exuberant entertainment with live music provided by the amazing Big Band Vladislava Brože orchestra. You can also look forward to the Central European Professional Championship finals, dance demonstrations by Pro-Am winners and wheelchair dancers, a captivating performance by StarDance winners: Jan Onder and Mark Zelinka, a fashion show by the fabulous designer: Amelia Petrillo, and much more.
Admissions within several categories are being prepared for the event. These include VIP seating tickets with bevarages and to seating tickets at the balcony. Ladies who love to dance but don’t have someone to dance with will certainly appreciate our next novelty: Tickets to our special “Dancing Tables” feature professional dancers that will dance with you all night long!
Žofin Salsa Party
24 October 2020
A unique opportunity for lovers of salsa, bachata and merengue rhythms to dance in the beautiful premises of the Žofín Palace. During the evening will be presented finals of the Czech Championships in Salsa dancing accompanied by the great band Carisma. One of the highlights of the evening will be demonstrations by the winners of StarDance. Great dancing, music and unique atmosphere will make you dance throughout the entire night.
Jan Dvořák will be speaker of the event, and capacity is a maximum of 200 people. In case of an order of the hygienic service to cancel the events, we will refund your money.
Senior StarDance Ball
25 October 2020
In cooperation with Prague 1, an interesting, dance-filled afternoon will take place in the beautiful premises of the Žofín Palace. The program will include the finals of senior StarDance, where 10 selected seniors will dance their prepared dances. The jury will include dancers from StarDance: Marek Dědík, Andrea Třěštíková, Jan Kohout, Eva Bartuňková and the director of the Charter 77 Foundation / Božena Jirků Barriers Account.
Guests can also look forward to performances by seniors, the well-known Petr Veleta. The band Allegro will play for dancing and listening. The afternoon senior ball starts at 14:00, the expected end is 17:00. Capacity is maximum 500 visitors.
Ball of Dance Masters
25 October 2020
A grand ball for the general public in the large hall of the Žofín Palace. There will be 4 exclusive dance performances, 3 dance masters will guide you throughout the evening, 2 dance orchestras will play for you to dance and above all you can look forward to a unique event that has not been in Prague for a long time. You will witness world champions in ballroom dances, world vice-champions in formations and Czech show dance champions and many others will perform.
VIP tickets include refreshments. The ball is co-organized by the Association of Dance Teachers. The event is designed for a maximum of 500 people. If the event will be cancelled due to the hygienic service of Prague resolution, we will refund you your money.