Measures against the spread of COVID-19 are easing in the Czech Republic, and we are looking forward to holding our festival together with you in the beautiful premises of the Žofín Palace. Based on our experience from events at the time of Covid, we will have the necessary preventive measures in place to protect the health of all involved and at the same time organize the event under all conditions.
On the weekend 20.-21.11. the truth dance celebration in the form of the festival will take place in Žofín. There will be world-class Pro-Am competitions, the WDC AL World League, the Czech Amateur League and the Czech Wheelchair Dance Championship. At the same time, there will be sports competitions for everyone: Hobby Dance, the inter-school finals of the Roztančená Praha project, and the Senior StarDance.
A spectacle is prepared for visitors through the daily part of the competitions, but also within the program of the Žofín Gala Ball, Žofín Salsotéka, Senior StarDance Ball and Dance Masters Ball.
For those who purchased tickets last year, these remain valid and do not need to be updated in any way. We look forward to seeing you in Prague.
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
Under the Czech Dance Teacher Association will take place two championships of the Czech Republic (Pro-AM, Para Dance) and one championship of Central Europe (professional), sports competitions for all – Hobby dance and high class categories will take place within the festival. Ptize money in total amount of 6.700 EURO will be awarded.
SATURDAY 20.11. 2021
Pro-Am competitions will be open to foreign and domestic dance couples. Registration is already running and for those already registered from last year, they have the opportunity to edit their registered entries in our information system while maintaining their number. There will be a new Czech Open Pro-Am Standard Championship as well as Czech Open American Smooth Championship.
One of the festival’s highlights will be the Central European Championships for professionals in Latin American and standard dances, including the WDC AL World League. The first rounds will be part of the daily program, the finals during the gala evening. The three-time world champions Marek Kosaty and Paulina Glazik and the European champions Michael Le and Sandra Jablonska confirmed their participation.
On Saturday, the Czech Para Dance Championship will take place, which will be a preparation for the World Championships in Korea. The final is scheduled for 12:00 on Saturday 20.11. 2021 at the Small Hall.
On Sunday, leisure entertainment and sports projects will be presented. The final of the Roztančená Praha inter-school competition for secondary school pupils will take place from 10:00.
The finals of the Senior Star Dance competition will take place from 14:00 as part of the Senior Star Dance Ball. The whole day will culminate in a competition of the Czech Amateur League within the Ball of Dance Masters.
During the festival, we have prepared a wide range of balls for you. If you have already purchased tickets from last year, they are still valid, and you do not need to update them.
Žofín Gala Ball – 19:00
Gala ball for the general public in the unique historical premises of the Žofín Palace. Visitors can look forward to an incredible orchestra, a fashion show, demonstrations by the winners of the StarDance dance competition and especially a show of three-time world champions or much more.
Žofínská Salsotéka – 20:00
A unique opportunity for lovers of salsa, bachata and merengue rhythms to dance in the Žofín Palace. During the evening, the finals of the Czech Championships will take place in salsa; the band Carisma will play for the dance, and visitors can look forward to demonstrations by the winners of the StarDance competition.
Senior Star Dance Ball – 14:00
The program will include the finals of the senior StarDance, where nine selected seniors will dance their prepared dances. StarDance stars will sit on the jury. Jan Onder, a multiple StarDance winner, will perform throughout the afternoon, and you will dance to the music of the Big Band.
Ball of dance masters – 19:00
A ball for the general public, which will be performed from the stage by 3 dance masters. The Big Band will play for the dance, which guarantees great music for the whole evening. There will be four exclusive dance performances, and above all, visitors can look forward to the original concept of individual dance masters, who will entertain them throughout the evening.