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 Czech Salsa Championship, which will take place in the afternoon evening on Saturday, October 24, 2020!
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 – 28.03.2020
Pro/Am consists of professionals dancing with professionals. 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. The afternoon program will be accompanied by live music performed by Vladislav Brož Orchestra. Click here for a detailed breakdown.
TOP TEACHER AWARDS: 1st place $1100 USD, 2nd place $650 USD, 3rd place $450 USD
WDC AMATEUR LEAGUE
International Dance Federation competitions for Amateurs in Standard and Latin-American styles within the following categories: Junior 2, Under 18 Youth, Under 21 Youth, Adults, Seniors 1, 2, 3.
Total Prize Money: $1800 USD
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: $3000 USD
Para Dance competition
The Latin American and Standard Dancing Cup Competition is organized in cooperation with the Prague Wheelchair Sports Club. This type of competition will be the first of its kind in the Czech Republic. We are honoured to be hosting this event, and to introduce the discipline to both dance professionals and the general public. The premier of this competition will be followed by a congress dedicated to wheelchair dancing on the 29th of March 2020.
Žofin Gala Evening
28 March 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!