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
  • Showdance
  • Handidance

In Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance, you can participate by dancing in a male couple, a female couple, or mixed/ non-binary couple. In Showdance, you can participate as couple or as a team with 8-20 on each team (in showdance there are no gender regulations).

If you participate in Handidance, you must have a dance partner and one of you must be physically disable and in need of a wheelchair.

All leagues will be divided into Open and Senior.

For the first round of the tournament, all participants will be competing against each other in their category. All participants will qualify for a class and be divided into A, B, C, or D. After that, you will be competing in your given class.

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

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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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