Ballroom Dancing

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Ballroom Dancing

The tournament for Ballroom Dancing will take place Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 August 2021 at Hal C in Copenhagen.

The tournament offers five different Dance categories:

  • Standard
  • Latin
  • 10 Dance
  • Show dance
  • Handidance

For male couples, female couples, or mixed/ non-binary couples the Standard and Latin categories are danced as seperate Open (+18) or Senior competitions. Based on qualification rounds the couples will compete within classes (A, B, C, or D). The winning couples of the D class will be invited to dance the C class and so on.

The 10 dance competitions are danced as seperate competitions for male couples, female couples, or mixed/ non-binary couples. However, the Open and Senior competitions will be danced together as an Open competition for male. The combined age of the dance partners, however, will be automatically calculated for Senior competition results as well as for the Open. This means that within a gender category you can only have one partner. The 10 dance competitions are not divided into classes.

In Show Couples or Show Groups with 3 dancers or more there are no gender and age regulations.

Handidance requires that at least on the dancers in the couple be physically disabled. In the registration you are invited describe your level of ability and to specify which competitions you wish to participate in. The program will be made according to this input.

The tournament will be judged according to the ESSDA rules. You can find them here.


Tuesday 17 August
Morning and afternoon session
Mixed/ non-binary adult Standard
Female 10-Dance
Male 10-Dance
Show Couples
Wednesday 18 August
Morning session
Mixed/ non-binary 10-Dance
Male senior latin
Mixed/ non-binary senior Latin

Afternoon session
Female adult Latin
Male adult Standard
Fun Competition
Thursday 19 August
Morning session
Female senior Latin
Mixed/ non-binary senior Standard
Show Groups (presentation)

Afternoon Session
Show Groups
Female adult Standard
Male adult Latin
Friday 20 August
Morning session
Mixed/ non-binary adult Latin
Female senior Standard
Male senior Standard

Afternoon session
Social Dancing/Ball

*We welcome handi Dance, and we will schedule it according to the requirements of the dancers, who register.

*The combined age of the Dance partners will be calculated for the senior competition results as well as for the adult. Senior couples will not need to compete twice.


The participation fee for EGLSF members is €90, and for non-members €120. 

When you sign up as an athlete for EuroGames 2021, you will enjoy the broad benefits of participation in the whole of Copenhagen 2021, including 

  • Participation in a professionally organized tournament 
  • Joining the EuroGames Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 18 August 
  • Taking part in the WorldPride Parade and Copenhagen 2021 Closing Ceremony on Saturday 21 August 
  • Activities in the Sports Village 
  • Access to pre-sale tickets for nightly Signature Parties in Copenhagen and Malmö 
  • You have access to more than 200 sports, human rights, arts, and cultural events in Copenhagen and Malmö from 12-22 August! 


The Ballroom Dancing competition will take place at Hal C in central Copenhagen. The venue has a beautiful view and is located just next to the canals of Copenhagen.


Copenhagen 2021 is organising the tournament in cooperation with the Nordic Open organisers, Kasper Bang Jensen and Niels Henrik Hartvigson from Pan Dans.


If you’ve got questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Facebook Event

Join the Facebook event for the Ballroom Dancing and meet other competitors and spectators!

Key Facts

Tournament dates
17 – 20 August

Hal C
Arsenalvej 6

Distance from Copenhagen City Hall Square
3,0 km (approx. 10 minutes on bike)

Public Transport
Metro and Bus

Standard, Latin, 10-dance, Showdance, and Handidance

A, B, C, and D.

Gender Categories
Male-identified, Female-identified and All Genders

Expected participants


Participant Fee
EGLSF members: 90
Non-EGLSF members: 120
Supplementary sports fee: 15

Partners and Sponsors

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