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Registration and dancers

Registration for competitors for:

Competition > Deadline 08.10.2022. Last minute registrations will be accepted.

Dinner. Online registration ended. Some meals will be available a la carte.

Registration for the weekend program on Sunday:

Farewell brunch  Online registration ended.  Contact us here >, if you still would like to join the list. Last chance is on the competition day at Info-desk at 15h.

Tourist tour  Online registration ended.  Contact us here >, if you still would like to join the list. Last chance is on the competition day at Info-desk at 15h.

List of competitors:

here >

Couples that appear twice have registered for Ballroom and Latin.

(C) Carole Edrich

Weekend program

In order to make your stay in Vienna an unforgettable experience we have arranged a pleasurable social program around the dance competition.


Friday 21.10.2022

18:00 – 19:00  Practice  at Fred Astaire Studio,  Kriehubergasse 9/2, 1050 Wien, maps>

(The end of the practice has been changed.)

19:00 – 21:00   Welcome Meet Up Cafe Savoy, Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Vienna. Gay cafe & restaurant, one of the most beautiful Cafes in Vienna. maps>

Check-In will only take place on the competition day at the venue and ends always 30 minutes bevor the start of a discipline.


Sunday 23.10.2022

12:00 - 14:30  Farewell Brunch  CHANGE! Cafe Savoy, Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Vienna. Gay cafe & restaurant, one of the most beautiful Cafes in Vienna. maps>

Please pre-order (the latest on the competion day 3pm) to secure your seat on the day.

14:30  Queer City Tour with Andreas Brunner. He will ask you for a voluntary cash donation for QWIEN>. Starts from the venue of the brunch. Please pre-order (the latest on the competion day 3pm)  to help with planning.


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Registration for hosted housing:

has ended

Hotels, Bed& Bedbreakfast (Pensionen) and private:

Klimt Hotel Vienna (very close to Welcome-Drink and Farewell-Brunch) 

It is a lesbian and gayfriendly hotel close to the Naschmarkt. 

Hotel Ibis Wien Mariahilf or Ibis Wien City our recommendations (very good quality, reasonable prices, close to the centre, only 35-40 minutes door to door to the competition venue. Ibis Mariahilf has direct connection by bus from and to the airport - bus station Westbahnhof, plus 1 station by tram). Futhermore 

Hotel Ibis budget Wien Messe or 

Ibis budget Wien Sankt Marx  excellent travel and tourist information, accommodation

AirBnB private to private

Entry fee

The entry fee for dancers is € 30 per person for Ballroom,Viennese Waltz Contest and/or Latin.

If you enter only the Viennese Waltz Competition, the entry fee is € 12 per person. To be paid in cash at the check-in.

The entry to the Pink Dance Night is free for competitors in Ballroom, Viennese Waltz or Latin.

Participation in the Cha Cha Fun Competition is free-of-charge for those who have paid entry fee for the Ballroom, Latin, or Viennese Waltz Contest or for spectators who have paid for a spectators entrance ticket.

Competition dancers pay the entry fees and pre-ordered dinner at the check-in desk on the competution day at the competition venue. This year we offer on Friday a Welcome Meet-Up, but no pre-check-in.

Registration >

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Dance partner search

Are you looking for a dance partner for the Vienna Dance Contest? On this page you can publish your search or look for a partner (at the end of this section).

Please COPY and PASTE all the following text block into our contact form, fill in ALL of it and send.

I am: (f, m / female, male) 

First name:



Role you're looking for in your dance partner: (leader and/or follower)

Competition discipline(s): (Ballroom, Latin, Viennese Waltz Contest, Cha Cha Fun)

Competition level: (A,B,C,D)

Your short text: 


We will then publish what you filled in on this site (except we might have a reason not to publish it or to shorten it).

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Looking for a dance partner: 

Name: Penny Johnson


Female leader looking for a female follower


I am a female leader keen to dance in the Vienna Dance Contest & looking for a female follower to partner me in: Ballroom B/C class and Cha Cha Fun. I live in London. Last minute practice on Friday evening would be possible. If you would be interested in dancing with me for any or all of the above, please get in contact with me

Dance floor, rules 
non-binary, procedure

Dance floor:

We offer a dance floor size of ca. 20 m x 12 m.

Rules & non-binary

In the Ballroom and Latin disciplines, the competitions will be held according to ESSDA's Same-Sex Dancesport Competition Rules), with the addition of solo dances in the A class finals.

Female and male couples will dance separately in the Ballroom and Latin categories and together in the Viennese Waltz and Cha Cha Fun Competitions. In the latter also mixed couples are welcome. All of this refers to self-identified female and male dancers. Non-binary dancers > are welcome to join according to the rules we specified; follow the link.

Participation is at your own risk.


The couples need to confirm their registration and pick up their starting numbers latest 30 minutes before each competition block. At the beginning of a Ballroom or Latin categorie all couples will dance a general look (overview of the overall dancing level) and at least one classification round (allocation into the various classes by the adjudicators). Depending on the number of couples per class, the competition will be carried out in several rounds up to the finals. The winners will be invited to dance in the next higher class.

We will try to let the couples dance as often as possible, but have to make some compromises due to the extensive program.


We invite you to join in the Viennese Waltz and Cha Cha Fun Competitions. We reserve the right to merge classes or to let different classes dance together (judged separately), depending on the number of couples.

All finals of the competition will finish by about 7:30 p.m. Right after the competition, dinner will begin; the Pink Dance Night will begin at 8:30 p.m., which you will be able to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere with music, dancing and shows. 

(C) Regina Courtier

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Classes, Dances in Ballroom Latin

There will be four classes, from dancers competing for the first time up to those who have been intensively training and competing for a long time.

To help you find the right class:

Level D:     Persons dancing for the first time or those who only practice once in a 
Level C:     Persons who dance for fun and work on improving their dancing.
Level B:     Advanced dancers who practice regularly. 
Level A:     High-level dancers who have been training intensively.

The dances:

The following will be danced in the classification round:
Ballroom: English Waltz, Tango, Quickstep
Latin: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive

D class: English Waltz, Tango, Quickstep
C class: English Waltz, Tango, Quickstep 
B class: English Waltz, Tango, Slow Fox, Quickstep
A class: English Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Fox, Quickstep


D class: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive
C class: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive
B class: Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive
A class: Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive 


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Viennese Waltz Contest (WWC)

All couples will dance in the class that they registered for. There are two classes that comprise two levels each.

Please register either for:
Level C and D:
Those dancing for the first time and those who are working on improving their dancing.
Level A und B:
Advanced dancers and high-level competition dancers. 

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Fun Contests

The Fun Dance motto is "Mix and have fun!" So mingle a little and dance with someone else for a change: visitors with competitors, Latin with Ballroom dancers, B class with D class, volunteers and guests, cashier with check-in, female couples with mixed couples (man-woman couples are allowed!), LGBTQ people with heterosexual people ...

Everybody and any constellation is welcome (except in Cha Cha Fun)

  1. Six Leg Jive (one dancer leads, two are following)

  2. Tango Argentino Fun

  3. Partner Change Boogie/Jive (Come with a dance partner  - one capable of leading, one of following - , we mix you and you dance with someone else, only the role stays the same)

  4. Cha Cha Fun (no A or S class dancers please)

A Fun contest will only happen if there are at least 3 couples entering.

Entry is free of charge, anonymous and open to anybody who has paid for a visitors ticket or the competitors entry fee in the Ballroom, Latin and/or Viennese Waltz. Registration is only possible at the Check-in/ Info-desk on the day. Simply pick up a starting numbers at the info-desk. Tell you fans, your hosts, you friends to bring their dance shoes. There will be chances to practice on the dance floor in beween the main competitions. 

Cha Cha Fun
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